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Classic Cop Movies: The Real Stories Behind the French Connection and Serpico

Photo courtesy of lifed.com. We are fascinated by police movies. Since the dawn of Hollywood, we have been intrigued and entertained by films that depict the trials and tribulations of these defenders of justice. Although many of our favorite cop … Continue reading

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Do Movies Influence Novels?

I love movies.  I have always enjoyed all genres of movies – especially mysteries, suspense and thrillers. Oh, and cop thrillers of course.  I’ve often wondered if my movie enthusiasm has helped to shape my writing style and subject matter … Continue reading

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Match Book Covers to Photo Inspirations CONTEST: Win a FREE Emily Stone eBook of Your Choice!

Photography has always been a passion of mine and I always carry my camera with me when I leave the house.  It’s a great way that I unwind and take a break in between projects.  There are many times where … Continue reading

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What Inspires My Writing

I love writing action thrillers, but I find it necessary to take breaks to clear my mind and just relax. This is especially true when my mind is full of serial killers and crime scenes! Everyone should find something that … Continue reading

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Alaska Rallies to Raise Awareness of Sexual Assaults in the State

Something that has been important for me to advocate through the development of my Emily Stone character is the notion that women are strong and deserving of respect. Emily takes it upon herself to become a vigilante member of law … Continue reading

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I Took a Walk in a Graveyard at One of California’s Most Haunted Locations

Curiosity persuaded me.  Inquisitiveness overpowered me.  These feelings called out, or rather screamed out, to my writer’s imagination.  I just had to stop and take some photographs of this particular spot at San Miguel Mission, which gave me the opportunity … Continue reading

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Quirkiness of Writers Woven into Novels

There is no doubt that the daily routine of a writer has its ups… and… downs.  I keep my eye on the prize of completing another novel and really (and honestly), I try to enjoy the challenge of the journey.  … Continue reading

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