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My Free Mystery Thriller

I’m happy to say that, for those of you unfamiliar with the Sam McRae mystery series, here’s your chance to find out about my second novel, a mystery thriller called Least Wanted! Would you like to try a sample? Then, here you go! :) LEAST WANTED by Debbi...

The Crime Cafe Crowdfunding Project Continues

So in the interest of keeping this short, I’ll simply refer you back to the post I put up on Friday. At that time, I mentioned that the Crime Cafe crowdfunding project had 23 days left in the campaign. Well, now we’re down to 20 days. Other than telling you about my...

Support the Crime Cafe Crowdfunding Project

Today is Friday, August 19, and in a matter of 23 days, the Crime Cafe crowdfunding project will hit the deadline. It’s my sincere hope that we can get more supporters before the “drop-dead date” of September 11. The deadline date is an odd coincidence of...

My Crime Cafe Interview with Denise Wallace

You may recall that last week I had a Crime Cafe guest post and short story giveaway from Denise Wallace. Click the link to check it out! :) So this week, for your watching and listening pleasure, I present my Crime Cafe interview with true crime author and...

Sam McRae’s Love for Pop Culture

One of the things that some reviewers have noticed about the Sam McRae mysteries is my tendency to frequently reference various types of pop-culture, such as music, movies, and TV shows. For instance, Identity Crisis makes an overt reference to this movie. I decided...

Blogging and Disaster Relief

Even though I blog here for the purpose of telling the world about me, my books and other writing, I’m more than just a fiction author and screenwriter (not to mention aspiring filmmaker). I’m also a Howard County blogger. Howard County, Maryland, to be...

A Crime Cafe Guest Post by Denise Wallace

It’s Wednesday and time for another Crime Cafe guest post. This week, I have Denise Wallace, a fellow WildBlue Press author, who’s written a most unusual true crime story. Her post will give you a taste of what the book is like. Denise will be my featured...

How to Keep a Mystery Series Up-to-Date

One of the perennial questions mystery series authors must consider when writing the books is how to depict the passage of time. For instance, in my first novel Identity Crisis, Sam McRae is 36 years old. Keep in mind that I wrote that story back in the 90s. So I had...

Legal Fiction Authors Should Sweat the Details

You know how people in certain professions can’t stand watching certain shows, because the details are all wrong? I go through this all the time with legal fiction on TV shows. But you know what really gets me? When authors write about legal details in fiction...

My Crime Cafe Interview with C.L. Shore

It’s Wednesday and time again for another Crime Cafe episode. This week we have an interview with mystery author C.L. Shore. You may recall that Cheryl (for that’s what the “C” stands for) did a guest post and giveaway last week. Click the link...

Today’s Small Success Story

I’m extremely happy to report that the Crime Cafe Stories Project crowdfunding effort has enjoyed a small, but significant, measure of success over the weekend! We actually managed to hit that up-until-now elusive $300 mark! Now, all we have to do is raise another...

A Sample of My New Thriller

In yet another example of things I never expected to do, the next book I’m publishing will be a thriller. I got the idea for the story from something I saw on TV, a show about a scientist who challenged Einstein’s theory that the speed of light was a constant....

A Crime Cafe Guest Post by C.L. Shore

Our next Crime Cafe guest blogger is C.L. Shore, who’s written a most intriguing mystery about the dangers lurking on the Internet. A highly relevant topic of our times. Not only that, but the book has an unusual narrative structure. I think you’ll see...

And the Crime Cafe Begathon Rolls On!

Well … as my good friends at World O’ Crap would say, we’re still busy conducting the big crowdfunding campaign, aka, The Begathon! :) In any case, just to remind you … please lend your support to this awesome endeavor! There’s really...

Final Sample From the Crime Cafe Stories Project

Thanks God it’s Friday, huh? Because I now have the final sample from the Crime Cafe Stories Project, aka, the Crime Cafe Crowdfunding Campaign. In the interest of not stretching this out needlessly, simply because some algorithm tells me this post isn’t...

Announcing My Thriller and a SELF-e Chat!

I’m happy to say that my upcoming novel, a thriller called THE PLANCK FACTOR, is now being featured on Wattpad! Isn’t that awesome? I embedded this in the sidebar, too. But for some reason, you can’t see the whole thing. So here’s the whole...

Episode Two of the Crime Cafe, Season Two

As you may know, I’m in the midst of crowdfunding the production of two ebooks: one nine-book set and a short story anthology, both to be issued under the Crime Cafe brand. I hope you’ll do me (and the other 13 authors involved) the great favor of lending...

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