Monthly Archives: March 2013

Visine as a Deadly Poison?

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog: “How to Write a Bloodless Death Scene”. The purpose was to stimulate ideas about how to write interesting murder scenarios. I had listed the most obvious ones and a couple of … Continue reading

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The Deadly Invasion of CRE

In last week’s blog I discussed “superbugs”, a term given to bacteria that evolve to become resistant to some of the most commonly-used antibiotics. Drug resistant bacteria are a growing concern among healthcare professionals and the causes are partially related … Continue reading

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Super Bugs = Super Killers

We perceive bacterial infections to be little more than a nuisance—with a simple fix of taking an antibiotic for a few days and then we’re back to feeling one hundred percent. Fortunately, that’s usually the case. Certain bacteria, however, have become … Continue reading

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Author Interview and Excerpt: “The Clearing” by Thomas Rydder

Today I’d like to introduce a fellow writer and friend, Thomas Rydder, who has just launched his debut novel: The Clearing. The following is some information about him and his novel. Check out his various sites in the “Stalk The … Continue reading

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How To Write a Bloodless Death Scene

The storyline for the novel I’m currently writing calls for one of the characters to be murdered. Simple enough! Shoot or stab the person, or use a dozen other ways to kill off the character. But that didn’t fit with … Continue reading

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