Category Archives: crime

Mourning the Loss of Two Fallen Officers

As part of my academic studies and in doing research for my novels, I have had the tremendous honor of spending a lot of time with the men and women who protect our communities as members of law enforcement. I … Continue reading

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Guilt and Text Messages Lead to a Confession after Seventeen Years

I often focus my writing on individuals show no remorse for the violent acts they have committed and go to great lengths to avoid being captured by authorities. A story out of Arizona this week looks at a very different … Continue reading

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Losing Yourself in the Evil

When I sit down to write a novel, one of my primary goals is to get inside the minds of my characters. With my background in criminal and forensic psychology, I hope to place my readers within the internal dialogue … Continue reading

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Discovering the Background of a Child Killer

Whenever we see a news story about an act of violence against a child, one of our first thoughts is to wonder what could be going on inside the mind of a person who would harm one of the most … Continue reading

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Do You Escape Real Violence with Fictional Violence?

When you turn on the nightly news, there is no shortage of stories that qualify as disturbing. From world events to the way people are treating one another in our own neighborhoods, the reality that surrounds us can be difficult … Continue reading

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San Antonio Police Rethink How to Handle Mental Illness

As a student of the criminal mind, I know there are some individuals who need to be placed in prison for the safety of society. They are sociopaths who know that committing rape or murder is wrong, but simply do … Continue reading

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A Book and A Dish Compulsion Style!

I wanted to thank Martha A. Cheves from the book review site A Book and A Dish for the wonderful 5-Star review of COMPULSION, the first in the Emily Stone Thriller Series.  It’s a great blog with new book reviews and … Continue reading

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