Monthly Archives: October 2011

Would You Help or Keep Walking?

Emily Stone, a character who is featured in my first two published novels, Compulsion and Dead Game, is a woman who takes it upon herself to get involved and bring criminals to justice.  She risks her own safety and, for … Continue reading

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Trudging Through the Gauntlet to Finish a Novel

I’m surviving the novel gauntlet!  Falling down every once in a while! Patience, hard work, and a lot of humor helps me to get through the writing and editing part of my current Emily Stone novel Dark Mind.  Writing entails … Continue reading

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When is a Crime Scene Staged?

There are many reasons why a crime scene has been staged.  The most difficult task is to recognize some of the subtle appearances to indicate that a crime scene has been indeed staged. Fires are an example of a type … Continue reading

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31 Things That Scare Me

It’s Friday and I wanted to have a little fun!  Who said criminologists don’t have a sense of humor?  I want names… I thought in keeping with the upcoming October holiday season with Halloween rapidly approaching, I would list some things … Continue reading

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Missouri Baby Now Missing for a Week

A couple in Missouri is experiencing what is certainly every parent’s worst nightmare as their baby girl has now been missing for a week.  Lisa Irwin’s father discovered that she was not in her crib when he returned from work … Continue reading

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What Scares You?

I enjoyed scary movies growing up, basically anything with a tormented monster intent on revenge or some crazed guy wielding an ax.  I was one of those fearless little kids never afraid of the dark.  I had to be because … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Scariest Month with a FREE Kindle Copy of COMPULSION

I love October!  It’s fall and the holidays are just around the corner.  It’s also a perfect time to read a thriller.    Compulsion When Serial Killers Terrorize a California Beach Community, One Woman Stands in Their Way  Emily Stone doesn’t … Continue reading

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