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Michael Parker’s Guest Post and Book Giveaway

Today, mystery author Michael Parker is my guest blogger, in anticipation of his appearance on my next Crime Cafe podcast. As part of his appearance, he’s giving away a copy of his latest novel WHERE THE WICKED DWELL. If you’d like to enter the giveaway,...

Do You Enjoy Journaling?

I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy journaling. Keeping a journal is a great way to organize your thoughts, establish goals, and plan how to achieve them. Being able to put pen or pencil to paper is just a great way to keep track of anything, without the...

The Crime Cafe Interview with Peg Brantley

Good day to all and sundry! 🙂 I’m thrilled to have as my guest on the Crime Cafe the awesome suspense/thriller author (take your pick! 🙂 ), Peg Brantley! Peg lives in one of the most awesome states in the Union: Colorado! That puts me in the mood for a song. But...

Chapter Five of My YA Novel and a Giveaway

Happy Monday! Here’s another chapter reading of my YA novel, Invisible Me. Plus, I’m doing a giveaway, which you can read about below. If you enjoyed the reading, you might want to check out a sample of the story in writing! Just click here and fill out...

Peg Brantley’s Guest Post and Book Giveaway

It gives me great pleasure to tell you that I’ll be having thriller author Peg Brantley as my next guest on the Crime Cafe podcast. Toward that end, Peg’s doing a guest post this week and giving away three Kindle copies of her third novel, THE SACRIFICE. I...

I’m Like Crazy Eddie (Without the Fraud)

How many of you remember Crazy Eddie? For those of you who might enjoy a bit of 80s retro, here’s Crazy Eddie! Too bad for Crazy Eddie that he ended up convicted of fraud. Probably should have called Saul! 🙂 Well, starting this Sunday, March 5 and running through...

The Crime Cafe Interview with James P. Carse

Hello all! 🙂 This week on the Crime Cafe, I get to interview thriller and crime fiction author James P. Carse. His latest book, PhDeath, is his first novel! James has written non-fiction up to this point, because … well, he’s an academic. That’s what...

A Sample from My Feature Film Screenplay

For those you interested in reading an excerpt from the feature film screenplay I wrote that made the Semi-Finals in last year’s Scriptapalooza contest, well … here’s a sample: THE ENEMY WITHIN by Debbi Mack FADE IN: EXT. WASHINGTON, DC – DAY...

Friday Flashback Reading: Ross Macdonald

Ross Macdonald was nothing if not a gifted stylist when it came to writing prose. THE IVORY GRIN starts off with a tension-filled meeting between the protagonist, private eye Lew Archer, and an unpleasant (in attitude and looks), but well-dressed, woman who wants to...

What it’s Like to Be a Mock Trial Judge

On Saturday, I took part in what’s becoming an annual tradition for me—serving as a scoring judge in the regional mock trial competitions for undergraduate students at the University of Maryland Law School (now called, strictly speaking, the University of...

Interview with Paul D. Brazill, Crime Writer

Due to technical problems, I was unable to feature crime writer Paul D. Brazill on the Crime Cafe podcast. However, in lieu of a recorded interview, I have today a guest interview that I hastily threw together  from the man himself. So … without further ado,...

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