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Writing a Novel is Like Training a German Shepherd

Five months ago, I rescued a year and half-old German shepherd named Odin and added him to my family. He is an amazing dog, high drive, sweet and intelligent, and he can be trained to do any type of service … Continue reading

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Why Write about Serial Killers?

One of the most common questions that I receive from readers is, “What made you want to write about serial killers?” To answer that question, I must first answer the question of what made me study and obtain degrees in … Continue reading

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Can Being Barefoot Improve Your Writing?

You know that exhausted and tired feeling after a long day of standing on your feet?  You come home and immediately kick your shoes off and peel off your tired old socks.  Ahhh, now that’s relief.  You even feel a … Continue reading

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Writing in the Moment

A few years ago, I discovered the term “mindfulness” and incorporated it into my everyday life.  It has help me to combat my anxiety issues.  It basically means what it implies.  On one level it means paying attention to details … Continue reading

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Vigilante Detective Emily Stone is Blog Hopping with Some Awesome Authors

I heard from a very reliable source that Emily Stone is calling in for some serious back up – for the first time ever.  She is going to be blog hopping with some amazing mystery and thriller authors.  It’s ten … 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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Former Homicide Detective Shares How He Got Criminals to Talk

It is always exciting to come upon an article about someone whose career offers me insight and inspiration as I constantly strive to learn more about criminal psychology and use that knowledge to be a better writer. For this reason, … Continue reading

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