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Writing a Sequel

Katie Lennox, the teen star of my first book has been very busy. The problem is, I’m the only one who knows this. She’s back to the future. Well, back to the present time that is. Before I even finished … Continue reading

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Playing Fair with the Reader

I’ve been an avid reader of murder mysteries since I was ten. That’s when I first read He Wouldn’t Kill Patience by my grandfather John Dickson Carr.  I was hooked. I’ve read so many mystery novels that it’s a rare … Continue reading

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Who’s Katie in Real Life?

“How did you create the main character of Ripped?” “Is Katie based on someone you know?” “Are you Katie?” These are just a few of the questions readers have asked me about the real-life identity of the fictional heroine of … Continue reading

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Finalist for IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award

I just got some wonderful news. RIPPED is a finalist for a national book award, in the mystery/suspense category. This is the 25th anniversary of the Benjamin Franklin Awards, which was created by the Independent Book Publishers Association. The awards … Continue reading

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What’s Next

After I had written a healthy chunk of my first draft of Ripped, it was time to steel myself for getting other people’s opinions. My three daughters are my first readers; they made lots of helpful suggestions, especially when they … Continue reading

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