The Things You Learn Doing Research

Guest Blogger: DP Lyle Writers are constantly doing research to make the story at hand more realistic, or at least more believable. That “willing suspension of disbelief” thing. One false move can yank the reader right out of the story and that’s never good. The reader loses confidence in the …

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Hope and Resources Expand for Innocent Women

Guest Blogger: Diane Fanning The problem of wrongful conviction is two-fold.  On one hand, an innocent person is torn away from family and friends, deprived of freedom and liberty and subjected to the depersonalization and abuse that is the hallmark of our prison system.  Secondly, the real perpetrator, emboldened by …

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Fact/Fiction: The beautifully blurry line – in writing, life, and religion

  Guest Blogger: Jon Jefferson, the “writer” half of Jefferson Bass Medieval mystery meets modern murder in Jefferson Bass’s latest Body Farm thriller     Writing THE INQUISITOR’S KEY– a crime novel set in France – required a research trip to Avignon, a walled city in Provence, nestled in a …

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Modern Crime Fiction: Cool Science or Hot Characters?

Guest Blogger: D.P. Lyle Over the past decade I’ve answered literally thousands of medical and forensic questions for fiction writers. I think last count was somewhere north of 6000. One of the questions I’m often asked is: How much do I need to know about forensic science? The short answer …

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Funny Search Engine Terms

To throw something a little fun into the mix, I decided to blog about the funniest, unique or most interesting search engine keywords/phrases that brought people to my site and to include others. Here’s what we discovered. From Jen Forbus at Jen’s Book Thoughts, a book blog that covers the world of …

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Overturning Convention

Guest Blogger: Joe McKinney Zombies are the monster world’s equivalent of a good pair of blue jeans: they go well with just about anything.  In recent years, they’ve gone up against everybody from the police and the military to superheroes, the cast of Star Wars, vampires and unicorns.  They’ve even …

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Picking Favorites

Guest Blogger: J.T. Ellison At nearly every event I do, someone asks me which book in my Taylor Jackson series is my favorite. That question is nigh on impossible to answer, because you’re always in love with the book you just finished, because its done, and you’re always in love …

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Guest Blog: The Psychology of a Serial Killer

I’m honored to be a guest blogger at the Writer’s Forensics Blog.  Jonathan Maberry and I discuss the psychology of a serial killer with comments from many of the experts we interviewed for  WANTED UNDEAD OR ALIVE. Check it out at here.