Would you like to ask a criminal profiler a question about his business? This week on my blog, guest writer Pete Klismet (retired FBI criminal profiler and consultant to other LE agencies) is…Continue
Started Jul 26, 2013
Any discouraged writers out there? Just read a great interview with crime novelist James Lee Burke. Here is what he wants you to remember:“Don’t ever quit. Never quit. Never show anybody you’re hurt.…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Hunter Emkay Jan 6, 2012.
Here is another opportunity for me to demonstrate my ignorance ... again! Those of us who are indie authors/publishers offer our novels both as eBooks and print. Since I must do pretty much…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Benedict J Jones Oct 24, 2011.
F iction writers are always trying to figure out what makes a cop tick. What makes cops run toward danger rather than fleeing from danger? Are there any psychological motivations and stresses that might make a law enforcement officer crack or cross the line between law abider and law breaker? How far can their characters be pushed in the novel until their world…Continue
Posted on January 14, 2014 at 4:19am
By Mark Young
After chasing crooks for a number of years as a cop, I forget that some writers might break out in hives trying to figure out to write about the slimy side of life—interaction and investigation of the criminal world. Some writers’ life experiences might not have afforded them the opportunity to have a gangster in their face telling…
Posted on March 30, 2013 at 2:17am
It has been more than two years since New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart visited us here on Hook’em & Book’em. There has been a least one major change in his writing career since that time which we will cover in the Q&A section below. It has been too long. Join me as we find out what has been happening in John’s literary world since we last…Continue
Posted on March 21, 2013 at 7:10am
By Mark Young
One of my favorite authors is Ernest Hemingway. As I prepared to interview our guest—international bestselling novelist Vincent Zandri—I could not help but make comparisons between these two men. Both men traveled extensively in Europe, loved to write, spent an awful lot of time in cafes and bars, and enjoyed the…
Posted on February 23, 2012 at 2:00am