Crows Never Forget a Face

Blessed Mayhem

Crows are amazing birds. While writing BLESSED MAYHEM, I researched them extensively, and became so intrigued I longed to befriend a crow of my own. Let’s backtrack a bit so you can see why I became so enthralled, and then we’ll move on to the bizarre events unfolding in my…

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9 Ways To Build Suspense ~ Fiction Writing

9 Ways to Build Suspense

Last month, Staci Troilo wrote a fantastic post for Story Empire about four elements of a horror story. Which inspired this post. (UPDATE: This post inspired another Story Empire post. This time by Craig Boyack. Be sure to check it out!) I don’t write horror. Many readers think I do. But…

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Tips to Writing a Sequel

Lately I’ve been scarce. I’ve locked myself away to write two sequels, CLEAVED and BLESSED MAYHEM, prepare for the debut of Partners In Crime on Oct. 18th;, help promote a new anthology, RUN—now available for pre-order for only 99c—continue to market my books, as well as the paperback of MARRED,…

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How To Hack: The Basics

How Do Hackers Attack a Network?

The world of computer forensics is a fascinating one. Before writing Wings of Mayhem (releases 5/18/16) I took several courses on how to hack. For those who don’t know, the main character in Wings of Mayhem, Shawnee Daniels, is a hacker turned computer forensic specialist who moonlights as a cat burglar. My usual…

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I’m So Excited, and I Just Can’t Hide It…

You might remember my post Snarky characters: Love Them or Hate Them? Well, I have an update. My editor loved Wings of Mayhem so much that she insisted my publisher interrupt her holiday break and send me a contract on Christmas Eve. That’s a lot of love! Because the contract is…

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Interview With International Bestselling Author Mia Thompson

This week I had the opportunity to sit down with Author Mia Thompson. Mia is a Swedish-born author living in Sacramento, California. Her international bestsellers, Stalking Sapphire and Silencing Sapphire, were published in 2013, and followed by the third book in the series, Sentencing Sapphire. Hi, Mia. Thank you for agreeing…

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Crime Writer Boot Camp: Jurisdiction Part II

If you’re just joining us, Officer X, my CI and friend, has been instructing us on how to properly use jurisdiction in our stories. He’ still on the job, which is why I’m protecting his identity. Getting our jurisdiction correct is crucial for crime writers. So roll up your sleeves…

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Crime Writer Boot Camp: Jurisdiction

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I have a real treat for you. As I’ve mentioned before, Officer X is an avid reader of crime fiction. As crime writers, we need to make our stories ring true for everyone, but especially for those who work in the field of law enforcement. So, he’s generously offered to discuss a…

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