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You're not really evil until you've killed more than once?
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Least Favorite Son at Untreed Reads

My short story Least Favorite Son has now been published by Untreed Reads.  It previously appeared at Darkest Before the Dawn in May 2009. 

Support Bo Fexler!  ;-)

Second Fall

This Bo Fexler story was previously published at Muzzle Flash way back in February of 2007.  It's now been reprinted at A Twist of Noir.  Being able to tell what people want gives Bo an advantage; however, being willing to say anything to exploit that makes her dangerous. 

My Town Monday: Small Towns

The towns in Livingston County have tried to retain that small town feel, particularly around holiday or festival-type events.  There are parades on holidays like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July (so don’t try to make your way down Main Street.)  And each town has a handful or more of special celebrations intended to draw people into town. 

Though, I would argue that there’s one big thing missing in today’s small town-style celebrations.  It’s the sense of community.  We don’t know everyone in town any more.  And these days, most people will enjoy an entire parade or downtown block party without ever talking to someone  they don’t already know.  They’ll wave their little American flags at the passing parade, trying not to make eye contact with the Strangers on either side, before shuffling the kids back into the car to drive the few blocks home.  And this is in an exceptionally safe community. 

With any luck, though, people will continue to attend these events and maybe, just maybe, use them as a way to build community and make new friends.  I’m looking forward to being able to walk or bike into town in coming years with my son—not just for the event, but the chance to mingle.  If people will mingle in return… so far, my outings to the park have only resulted in discussions with grandparents, who apparently are more willing to chat with an “outsider.”  


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Author of Bo Fexler short stories-- between teaching alternative high school and other jobs. Bo Fexler is a sexy, modern female private investigator who knows how to use her mind, her fists, and her body.
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Books And Authors I Like:
Raymond Chandler, Robert Fate, James M. Cain, r2, Frank Zafiro, Patti Abbott, and most anyone who writes dark prose or plays with words.
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Star Wars 4-6, Kill Bill, Toy Story, the Incredibles, Over the Hedge, Erin Brockovich, Strong Medicine (TV show), Unwrapped (on Food Network), Ever After, Big Trouble, Stranger than Fiction, GalaxyQuest

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There are quite a few stories about Bo Fexler, though you shouldn't believe all you read.

If you don't know her, you should. She's the sort of woman that will bring you to your knees. If you're good, she's do it with her mouth. If your bad, she'll do it with her fists. Or maybe it's the other way around. ;-)

She's good to have on your side. It's kind of like being on the right side of a gun.

She's been skukling around for a while, taking in the scenery. She… Continue

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At 10:18am on July 4, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Clair, I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a paranormal, murder, mystery thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 5:36am on February 12, 2009, B.R.Stateham said…
There are always . . . always . . . exceptions to every rule!
At 5:44am on November 24, 2008, Sylvia Hubbard said…
saying hello to my michigan family

if you want to keep up with other michigan's literary community, join

I'm also a blogger at Michigan Murder & Mayhem.

At 8:20am on July 8, 2008, Yvonne Mason said…
I applaude you in the courage you have to teach alternative school. That takes great character. Get my book Tangled Minds- I think you will relate to it very well.
Also get Stan's Story, A Touch of Love- you will see why I admire your profession. Thank you for being a teacher and for having the courage to go above just teaching.
At 3:07pm on July 5, 2008, Jean Henry Mead said…
Happy to have you as a friend, Clair. We writer wallflowers have to stick together. :-)
At 3:07pm on July 5, 2008, Jean Henry Mead said…
Happy to have you as a friend, Clair. We writer wallflowers have to stick together. :-)
At 1:28pm on June 30, 2008, Clair Dickson said…
Thank you joylene.

I hope you enjoy Bo as much as I do. =)
At 10:02am on May 29, 2008, carole gill said…
I love your little blog--I can so relate to that!
You're okay Clair! Your sense of humor is terrific and if there's one thing that anyone needs in a creative field--it's a sense of humor!

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