Author Archives: jchasenovelist

About jchasenovelist

Published thriller author, criminologist, and blogger.

Emily Stone’s Weaponry: Knife or Gun?

I love asking Benjamin Sobieck questions about weapons–he is an incredible resource for weapons as well as a great writer. As I begin outlining the next two Emily Stone Thrillers, I have some decisions to make as far as her … Continue reading

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INTUITION: An Underused Weapon to Fight Crime

We all have had those moments in our lives where it seemed like a little inner voice told us to avoid a situation, change our decision, or take a completely different direction. That voice goes by many names (hunch, sixth … Continue reading

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No Bones about Writing Bad Guys

Originally posted on Author Jennifer Chase:
When I outline bad guys for my novels, it often reads like a police rap sheet and a psychological profile.  I can’t overstate the effectiveness for research and outlining in fiction writing.  There’s always…

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The Bystander Effect and What it Represents in Society Today

Originally posted on Author Jennifer Chase:
In my Emily Stone Series, my protagonist is a woman who has made the decision to get involved when she knows a crime is being committed. Emily Stone uses her intelligence, her intuition, and…

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Examining the Digits: Uncovering Tough Clues in Crime Investigations

Originally posted on Author Jennifer Chase:
There are forensic scientists discovering and applying new scientific techniques to help solve cases and uncovering clues in cold cases.  Since fingerprints are the most fragile pieces of evidence in a criminal investigation and…

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I’ve Stared Into the Heart of a Psychopath

Originally posted on Author Jennifer Chase:
As with my fictional heroine Emily Stone, I have stared into the heart of psychopath.  The first book in the award-winning Emily Stone Series is loosely based on some of my experiences with a…

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Psychological Triggers and Obsessions of the Serial Killer Mind

Originally posted on Author Jennifer Chase:
“We’ve all got the power in our hands to kill, but most people are afraid to use it. The ones who aren’t afraid control life itself.”  –Richard Ramirez (The Night Stalker, Los Angeles, CA)…

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