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So, You’ve Published a Novel! Now What?

This is the question that many authors ask themselves each time one of their masterpieces goes to market. The writing, the editing, the cover art, the re-editing, the intensity to detail and all the other tasks of getting a manuscript … Continue reading

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THALLIUM – The Poisoner’s Poison!

It’s not often that I come across a method to kill a character in one of my novels with delightful efficiency and flair, but thallium is one of those chemicals. It piqued my interest some time ago and I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Water Poisons

“Water, water every where, and nor any drop to drink.”  This quote from The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner by English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge came to mind the other day while watching news feeds regarding a spectacular increase in TOXIC … Continue reading

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NEUROSCIENCE – A New Frontier

The term neuroscience has been given significant press in the last few days because of the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shootings.  I was fascinated with the reference for two reasons: first, it was the field of study of James Holmes, the alleged … Continue reading

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The Definition of Murder

This post initiates a new series that I’m calling Prescription for Murder.  Each week I’ll reflect on some aspect of the criminal act known as MURDER.  In most any reference, its defined as an unlawful killing with malice.  The words … Continue reading

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Pharmacists as Protagonists: Is That Weird or What?

In pitching my debut novel to agents at writing conferences, I’ve gotten a few comments like, “A pharmacist as the main character?  Why?” or “Pharmacist turned vigilante?  Really?” I never thought of my main character as being weird.  I’ll admit, though, he … Continue reading

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What Drug is the Perfect Murder Weapon?

Did I really just ask that?  You have to believe me, I’m not crazed or vindictive and don’t have a criminal streak in me.  What I am, though, is a fiction writer.  I write about murder, mayhem and medicine (usually … Continue reading

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