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The Devil Inside Me–snippet #3

When I asked a few weeks back what YOU would like to see on this blog, some kind souls requested more from my work-in-progress, The Devil Inside Me. Allow me to introduce you to one of my favorite suspects, Elyse Baxter. … Continue reading

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The Murderous Mystery Tour…

The Murderous Mystery Tour is coming to take you away… (My apologies to Paul and John. I couldn’t help myself.) If you’re simultaneously creeped out and fascinated by the likes of H.H. Holmes, take a trip to Chicago for two … Continue reading

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Excerpt #2 from The Devil Inside Me

Another excerpt from The Devil Inside Me! Meet Detective Davis Dunleavy, our protagonist, as he encounters the first crime scene. I’d love to hear your feedback via comments, and if you’d like to read more, sign up for my emailing list here! Detective … Continue reading

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What Makes a Serial Killer?

On April 4th, Fourth and Sycamore published my short story, “Downright Devilish,” which is the first in a series of shorts to re-imagine the childhood of Dr. H. H. Holmes, Chicago’s (allegedly) first serial killer. Continue reading

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Just Submit the Story Already!

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An Excerpt from The Devil Inside Me

In honor of the blog being around for two months, an April publication date for a short story, and finally beginning the last third of The Devil Inside Me, here’s an excerpt, introducing Ephraim Trueworthy Webster, our antagonist (though he doesn’t … Continue reading

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Bootcamp for Writers!

A few people inquired about the bootcamp I mentioned in a previous post, so here are a few details! Once I decided to treat this writing endeavor seriously, I knew I would have to push myself outside of my comfort … Continue reading

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The Devil Inside Me

Love mysteries? Crime novels? Whodunnits? Read on. If you like history as a basis for fiction, even better. AND if you like the psychology behind why people kill, especially serial killers, The Devil Inside Me is right up your alley. I’ve dedicated … Continue reading

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What Harriet the Spy Taught Me

A couple of posts back, I flippantly said that if Harriet the Spy was my favorite book in fourth grade, why would I ever deviate from that genre when writing?  To my surprise, a few of you messaged and said … Continue reading

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Murder Your Darlings

Earlier this week, I focused on the argument of editing while writing versus writing without stopping. Part of that struggle includes editing out pieces that you love but just don’t fit. I first stumbled across that concept in Stephen King’s book … Continue reading

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