Guess where I’m traveling to?

  • June 24, 2019

I love reading and writing books that take place in far away places.    There is something about an exotic backdrop that seems to lend itself so well to mystery and intrigue.  Maybe it’s just me.  This week I’m going to be traveling back to one of the main settings in Indicted: Croatia!  I’ll be traveling from […]

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The reason you love some books, and feel cheated by others.

  • March 4, 2019

Carl Jung coined the term “collective unconscious” and this and his other concepts are increasingly becoming en vogue, again.  I think it’s not surprising that the concept has become more relevant in the age of social media.  The unconscious mind is anything that is not currently conscious.  That is, those experiences, memories, or objects that have […]

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Bad Ass Characters

  • February 25, 2019

A confession: I’ve never seen Die Hard.  ​ So when a friend gave me a copy of Roderick Thorp’s NOTHING LASTS FOREVER to read, I didn’t have the blockbuster movie to compare it to.  I couldn’t put the book down. ​ Joe Leland, retired cop, goes to visit his daughter at her company Christmas party in a skyscraper.  Terrorists […]

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Are you a “Plotter” or “Pantser”?

  • February 18, 2019

I’ve started writing a new book, a sequel to INDICTED.  I plan my novels a fair bit before opening the word document and typing ‘Chapter 1’.  For this one, I’m trying a slightly different approach.  I already know the characters, and I’ve roughed out a plot.  I don’t have a chapter by chapter breakdown.  I’m […]

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