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A Passion for Story

Writing for me boils down to one thing:  passion, the drive to tell my stories. To stay authentic, to keep being myself, that passion has to drive all my writing decisions. With my boys gone, I’m devoting most of my free time to writing–and savoring every moment of living in this story world. Perhaps not being able to write for a while made me appreciate … Continue reading A Passion for Story

Distortion

A Kindle Top Ten Murder Mystery Feb. 2014and Kindle TopDec. 2013, thanks to YOU! Distortion is a dark crime novel told from the point of view of the “bombshell” who isn’t stupid, evil or blonde. An artist, Adele Proust paints  a crime scene in reverse perspective and turns a murder investigation backwards—onto her friends. Much appreciation to: Reviewers are saying:“Riveting”“The intrigue and lies pull you … Continue reading Distortion

Imagination and research

As I dive more fully into my next book, I savor the chance to do more research.  Y’all have no idea how much fun it can be to write a book.  Ride-alongs with police, going out to the country to shoot an AK-47, figuring out just what it feels like to come back from a coma.  While most authors tend to base our work in … Continue reading Imagination and research

On Voice

“I’ll be so annoyed if our speaker talks about ‘voice,’” said a writer-friend. Sort of amazed me. At the same time, I understand how frustrating hearing about voice can be. It’s like saying a romantic interest has that certain je ne sais quoi. Turn on a radio. If you’re lucky, an old-school dj will be playing a rockin’ tune. If you’ve heard that artist before, … Continue reading On Voice