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Virtual Book Tour with Former FBI Analyst S.D. Skye

Comment on the S.D. Skye Virtual Book Tour For A Chance to Win a Kindle Fire & $25 Gift CardHello Book Lovers!  I'm celebrating the release of the first book in my FBI Espionage Series, The Seven Year Itch, in which FBI Agent…See More
Mar 1, 2013
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"Hello, Am Pamilar, I really want to have a good friendship with you. i have something special i want to discuses with you. You can get back to me, directly to my e-mail. frpamilar@yahoo.co.uk"
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Writing Epiphany #2,987: Finding My Story's Voice

I'm stepping away from my FBI related blogs just to chat for a moment about craft. I had a major epiphany this week that not only will help me in turning a so-so book to a must read story. But it will also ease the process of writing the future books in the series. I can almost feel the stories coming now. I've been going through quite a bit of turmoil over this story--this J.J. McCall story. And…See More
Aug 4, 2012
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ITW-The Thrill Begins Article - Hurry Up & Wait

I recently did a fun feature piece on The Thrill Begins, an International Thriller Writers blog for debut authors. They asked me to blog about things new authors might want to know during the first year of publication. And I wrote about a topic that I wish I had known when I signed my contract... Check out the story here. Friend me on Facebook:…See More
Jul 22, 2012
S.D. Skye replied to Jed Power's discussion Need Advice on Publishing Offer
"I just took a quick look at the site and I can't tell you what to do. But I would be skeptical about this company. The main problem I see are the book prices. $18 for a paperback? $30 for a hardcover? Unless they discount them on Amazon and…"
Jul 19, 2012
S.D. Skye replied to Brian Hoffman's discussion Is writer's block the right diagnosis?
"My characters stop talking to me when I take the story line in a place they don't want to go. It's almost as if they're stomping their feet and screaming, "I'm not going there!" with their lips poked out. I've…"
Jul 19, 2012
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Jul 18, 2012
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MOLES OVER MURDER: WHY WRITE ESPIONAGE?

As a voracious reader, I've read a lot of romantic suspense and thriller novels. One thing I've noticed is that there seems to be a formula. Stories usually began with a dead body and the rest of the book took the reader on a journey to find out how the body got that way. And it's a formula that works and has worked for years with good reason. But when plotting my upcoming J.J. McCall series, I had to figure out something different because I discovered an aversion that would make the usual…See More
Jul 16, 2012
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Character Development: Who is FBI Agent Antonio Donato?

FBI Special Agent Antonio Donato is special indeed. The second part of J.J. McCall's love triangle, his character based on my 20 year love affair with all things mafia related (thanks to an obsession with The Godfather I and II and The Sopranos) and an FBI Agent I met once while visiting the FBI's NY field office on a case and later for an intra-agency counterintelligence conference.Drop. Dead. Gorgeous. Body.…See More
Jul 12, 2012
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Spy School 101: M.I.C.E Make RATS!

I haven't had many opportunities to talk about what I term "my former life" as an FBI operations specialist working in counterintelligence. I tend to not spread that around. But now that I'm writing this new J.J. McCall series all those years of experience have really become part of my writing craft, especially in terms of character development. I think it will ultimately help bring a more authentic experience to the reader. What's Counterintelligence at the FBI? When foreign intelligence…See More
Jul 11, 2012
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Sh*t My Characters Say: A Word or Three on Dialogue

Sh*t My Characters Say: A Word or Three on DialogueI see dead people.Okay. So not really.However, I do hear imaginary ones. Lots of them.They talk in my head.All. The. Time. I can barely hear myself think with the incessant jabbering going on inside my head. Characters come out of nowhere and invade my mental space. And most of them don’t pay rent. So, I carry with me, at all times, my special writing tools (fine tip Sharpie writing pens) and a variety of notebooks (one for each story idea…See More
Jul 8, 2012
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Jul 7, 2012
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Character Development: Who Is FBI Agent J.J. McCall?

I always draw on my life and career experiences when developing new characters for my novels. FBI Agent J.J. McCall is no different. She's actually very loosely based on an FBI Agent I worked with during my 12 year tenure at the Bureau. Of all the agents I worked with, and I worked with quite a few, she always stood out in my mind for many reasons. One reason she clings to my memory is that she was, at least at the time, the only African-American female agent assigned to catch Russian…See More
Jul 7, 2012
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Hometown:
Washington D.C.
About Me:
Award-Winning Romantic Suspense-Spy Novelist. Former Senior Intelligence/Operations Analyst for FBI Counterintelligence and other members of the US Intelligence Community. Hollywood Outsider (way outside). Lover of Wit, Sarcasm, the little Darth Vader kid commercials, Grey Goose, and catching spies. Proud member of the Maryland Writer's Association, Romance Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. To contact me, drop me a line at SDawnSkye (at) gmail (dot) com
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Reader, Writer, Editor
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Books And Authors I Like:
Micbael Connelly, Robert Ludlum (Bourne Series), Sandy Brown, and so many others.

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Writing Epiphany #2,987: Finding My Story's Voice

I'm stepping away from my FBI related blogs just to chat for a moment about craft. I had a major epiphany this week that not only will help me in turning a so-so book to a must read story. But it will also ease the process of writing the future books in the series. I can almost feel the stories coming now.



I've been going through quite a bit of turmoil over this story--this J.J. McCall…

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Posted on August 4, 2012 at 2:52am

ITW-The Thrill Begins Article - Hurry Up & Wait

I recently did a fun feature piece on The Thrill Begins, an International Thriller Writers blog for debut authors. They asked me to blog about things new authors might want to know during the first year of publication. And I wrote about a topic that I wish I had known when I signed my contract...

 

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Posted on July 22, 2012 at 2:23am

3 Must-Read Books On the Craft of Writing Mystery, Suspense & Thrillers

Although I'm not new to the publishing world, I am very much new to the suspense/thriller genre. Just after I finished writing The Seven Year Itch: A J.J. McCall Novel and started getting feedback from the Beta readers, I realized I might have some major revisions. While the readers said they "love, love, love" the story and couldn't wait for the next installment (and one of the Beta readers didn't know me), an agent had a less than pleasing reaction. He said that it was well written but it…

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Posted on July 18, 2012 at 11:19pm

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Hello, Am Pamilar, I really want to have a good friendship with you. i have something special i want to discuses with you. You can get back to me, directly to my e-mail. frpamilar@yahoo.co.uk

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