Tag Archives: suspense

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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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

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Gearing up for the BOUCHERCON 2014 #Mystery #Thriller Conference in Long Beach, California

BOUCHERCON is the Annual World Mystery Convention, where every year readers, writers, publishers, editors, agents, booksellers and other lovers of crime fiction gather for a long weekend of education, entertainment, and fun. What a fantastic event! This is the first … Continue reading

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DEAD GAME is on the Menu

A BOOK AND A DISH featured Dead Game with a review and one of my favorite recipes.  Thank you Martha A. Cheves! It’s a wonderful site with authors, their books, and a recipe to boot.  If you’re looking for a … 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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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

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