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Researching the Thriller

I get asked quite a bit about what it's like to write a thriller, or how do I write a thriller.'s a good question.  Out of all the genres that I do write in, I really enjoy writing a dark thriller the best. Not sure what that says about me, but it's true. I totally love 48 Hour Mysteries, Dateline, anything that involves a dark mystery. When I sit down to write a thriller, just like anything that I write, I always start with the what if... Once I have that initial what if down, I create characters and a plot around the question. Creating a killer is daunting. Let's face it...murderers are really, really bad, heinous individuals--especially the ones that I write, and they can be exhausting to write. When I have a character semi-developed and a plot line moving along, that's when I bring in the experts. Let me just say that it is true that fact is stranger than fiction. While working on my new thriller The Preference, which is a part of the Holly Jennings

It's Been Awhile....

Wow! So, I haven't blogged here since 2012! A lot has happened in three years! If you know me, then you know that. I am no longer a full time writer. The passing of my Dad in June 2012 prompted me to go back to work at our family business--Professional's Choice. However, that has not meant that I've given up writing. In fact, I am still putting out two to three books a year, have worked with some co-authors including the great JR Rain, and try very hard to keep myself entrenched in the writing community. I'm currently working on the third novel in the Holly Jennings series. It's titled The Preference and in a few days, I will be posting the first chapter here. The book will be out in July! Here is the cover, which I love. For those of you who have not been in Holly's world at all, I'm going to share a little bit here. My international bestselling thriller DADDY'S HOME is where it all started, so for today, I'd like to