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Writing Challenges

Before I began to create fiction, I anticipated that the hardest thing for me would be writing believable dialogue and — for this series of novels — creating a credible romance between Dylan Hunter and Annie Woods. I worried about … Continue reading

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Interview with Mark Dawson — Hot-Selling UK Thriller Master

  Prolific UK writer Mark Dawson is the bestselling author of the John Milton, Beatrix Rose, Isabella Rose, and Soho Noir thriller series. He’s currently ranked among the top 50 hottest-selling “Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense” authors on Amazon, and his … Continue reading

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Interview with John Clarkson — Author of Crime Thrillers

  Back in the 1990s, browsing in a bookstore, I happened upon an intriguing-looking thriller titled And Justice for One, written by some fellow named John Clarkson. The back cover copy opened with an irresistible teaser: “If someone you loved was the … Continue reading

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How I Write Fiction — A Talk

In this videotaped talk, recorded on April 16, 2015 at the Grasonville, Maryland, Senior Center, I discussed the art and craft of storytelling with a local audience of avid readers and budding writers. I addressed such questions as: * Why … Continue reading

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A Candid Explanation of An Author’s Motive

  “I want to write about people I love, and put them into a fictional world spun out of my own mind, not the world we actually have, because the world we actually have does not meet my standards.” — … Continue reading

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Interview with Steven Konkoly — Writer of Post-Apocalyptic Thrillers

  Whenever I write fictional scenes featuring “special ops” personnel or exotic military hardware, I have to consult and rely on actual experts. Thriller writer Steven Konkoly doesn’t have to. That’s because he is such an expert. Steven graduated from … Continue reading

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Interview with Wayne Stinnett — Bestselling Adventure Novelist

The Self-Publishing Revolution has produced a lot of rags-to-riches stories. One of the most recent and inspiring is the success story of Wayne Stinnett. Reviewers are comparing Stinnett and his nautical protagonist Jesse McDermitt to the likes of author Clive … Continue reading

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Interview with Tim Stevens — Master of Action Thrillers

  British novelist Tim Stevens is described in reviews as “one of the best writers of thrillers working today” and “the new master of the genre.” Even though he began publishing only about four years ago, Tim already is the … Continue reading

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Helpful Links for Authors

  I am constantly approached by authors — especially those contemplating self-publishing — with requests for how-to information about writing and publishing. That includes questions about resources, such as lists of cover artists, editors, proofreaders, where to buy ISBNs, etc. … Continue reading

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Music to a Novelist’s Ears

  One of my favorite Amazon customer reviews of BAD DEEDS is by fellow (is that term appropriate for a woman?) author Rose Robbins. On the Amazon product page, it’s the second one down on the left. What I like … Continue reading

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