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Ghost of Christmas Past

After a hearty breakfast overlooking the ocean and watching the spinner dolphins (and seeing my first whale of the season), I trotted home and saw an old blog post on Facebook. The original seems to be gone, but I dug it out of my files and decided […]

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Have You Ever Been Through a Big Storm?

Remember watching the recent hurricanes on the news as they swept across Texas, Florida, the British Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico? Or maybe you didn’t just watch them, maybe you hunkered down in your home or in a shelter and watched them firsthand. I watched it on the […]

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Things Writers Talk About: Coolest Ways to Kill a Character?

I’m part of a group of mystery writers in the Dark Crimes Storybundle, and I put this question to them: ‘what’s the coolest way you ever killed someone?’ I followed that up with ‘in a book, of course, in a book.’ None of them were the slightest […]

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Top 10 Smartest Women on Star Trek

I just got back from Hawaii Con, where Kandyse McClure challenged the audience to write a blog post about the 10 smartest women on Star Trek. Never one to back down from a writing challenge, and agreeing that such a thing should exist in the world, I […]

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What If The Patriots Hired This Crime Fiction Hero To Investigate Their Next Draft Choice?

Today I’m putting up a guest post from the talented mystery writer, Bruce DeSilva, winner of both the Edgar and Macavity awards also know by the less fancy title of “that guy who did the photo series of writers reading his books.” His latest novel, The Dread […]

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Demon of Rock and Roll

This blog is going to have quite a soundtrack! In your novel, Wannabes, you talk about the lack of good music in Hell and how it drives a bureaucratic demon named Murmur to come to Earth to do bad things. In the spirit of that, what song would […]

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Speakeasy: What’s Your Favorite Song?

I’ve been humming the tunes from Speakeasy all week, and I can’t decide which one is my favorite. I’ve narrowed it down to three. Which one do you like best? First one: Speakeasy I like this one because it pulls you into the show and gives you […]

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Speakeasy: A Musical Trip Down the Rabbit Hole

Remember that time that you met someone who seemed cool in high school but then didn’t see him again for twenty years? And he wasn’t cool anymore? This is NOT that time. I’m happy to have a chance to interview my still-cool friend, Danny Ashkenasi, about his […]

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Too scary?

Too scary?

The latest in the in the Joe Tesla series, The Chemistry of Death, comes out in one week, and I’ve been receiving positive advanced reviews. Readers are really responding to the story, but a few have said that the prologue is too scary. I’m posting it below, […]

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Nikola Tesla: Visionary, Man, and Myth

Nikola Tesla: Visionary, Man, and Myth

Today I’m lucky enough to be interviewing Michael Krause, a well-known actor, director, and author. He has appeared in several movies and television shows, written books on science and scientists, and most recently completed a documentary of Nikola Tesla entitled Nikola Tesla: Visionary of Modern Times. He […]

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