Tag Archives: crime

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

Posted in crime, Emily Stone Thrillers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Disturbing Movies that Use Psychology to Create Fear

As the weather begins to turn cooler and the official start of autumn has begun, maybe you are thinking about curling up on the couch with a scary movie as darkness falls. For me, the most frightening movies are not … Continue reading

Posted in Criminology, Film | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in crime | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in crime, Police | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sometimes a Picture is Worth More Than a Thousand Words #EmilyStone #Thriller

*** A single picture can tell an entire story.  It can inspire, frighten, enlighten, and even provoke.  Here are actual screen grabs from the upcoming Emily Stone Thriller Series “live action” trailer.  It would not have been possible without and … Continue reading

Posted in Emily Stone Thrillers, Film | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Compulsion, crime | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Preteen Who Wanted to Please a Fictional Character is Currently Incompetent to Stand Trial

I have studied criminal psychology. I am fascinated by what triggers an individual to commit horrible acts of violence against a fellow human being, and have spent countless hours in classrooms, talking to forensic psychologists, learning from members of law … Continue reading

Posted in Criminology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments