Category Archives: A Thriller Novel

Mysteries vs Thrillers

A few years ago, mysteries were the hot genre. It seemed as if everyone was reading a mystery novel. The thrill of guessing “Who done it!” was the excitement that kept me, and many others, reading book after book. More … Continue reading

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LADY KILLERS’ PHARMACEUTICALS

 ~ Female Murderers are the Exception! ~ That’s what I found out when an author friend asked me to guest blog on her “Profiles of Murder” blog site this week. Diane Kratz is a crime fiction writer who holds three … Continue reading

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ALMOST DEAD – A Gift To My Readers

No, No, No . . . I don’t want my faithful readers almost dead. I want you very much alive and reading my novels! What I mean is that my new novel Almost Dead debuts today and my special gift … Continue reading

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Author Extraordinaire — James Osborne

Today I want to introduce a most interesting gentleman that I met because of this weekly blog I write. A couple of years ago I started getting comments from James Osborne with each and every blog. His comments were always … Continue reading

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COMING SOON – New Short Stories!

It’s been an exciting summer! In July I published one of my favorite short stories—Cuffed. It’s a true story about a frightening yet entertaining event that happened one night long ago when I worked the graveyard shift in a local … Continue reading

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A Forged Prescription!

Many years ago, while working on my advanced degree, I earned a living as a retail pharmacist on the “graveyard shift” of a 24-hour pharmacy located near a major medical center. Seven area hospitals, each with an emergency room, provided … Continue reading

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FRESH OFF THE DIGITAL PRESS!

I don’t often shout about my successes. I tend to blog about things that help OTHER writers create THEIR successes—either through a new, interesting method of murder or suggestions for writing a better murder scene. Today, however, is one of … Continue reading

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