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Could psychological testing be a deterrent to future crimes?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert K. Foster Apr 19, 2007.

Perils and Pleasures of One's Own Website
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert K. Foster Apr 23, 2007.

 

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Hometown:
Humboldt County California
About Me:
I am a former mystery writer, now semi-retired, best known for the Fremont Jones series. My last book, a standalone, was published in 2002. Currently I write book reviews for Mystery Scene Magazine and am working on a new novel, but truthfully, not very hard..
I Am A:
Writer
Website:
http://www.thecompassionatecurmudgeon.blogspot.com
Books And Authors I Like:
Too many! But for starters, favorite authors are PD James, Ruth Rendell, SJ Rozan, Laura Lippman, John Sandford, Ian Rankin ... the list goes on. A new favorite CJ Sansom.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Law and Order any version. Anything on BBCAmerica's Mystery Monday. Movies lately? Not so much.
Kindness and Compassion could solve a whole lot of problems.

Dianne Day's Blog

Where I am and What I'm Doing...

I think I just lost a blog post due to a slip of the little finger, right hand. Dang, I hate when that happens!

OK, the thing is, Nikki sent me an email asking the questions I put in this subject line, and when I came to Crimespace to look for her post so that I could reply to it in the most direct place, I couldn't find it.

I admit to having problems with what I guess you'd call technical aspects of managing my Crimespace page. I did manage to get my photo…

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Posted on August 8, 2007 at 7:16am — 7 Comments

Compassion

I have a quote on my Crimespace page: "Kindness and compassion could solve a whole lot of problems." Somebody asked me the other day what's the context, why do I have that there? So after a while, when the fact that somebody had asked was still on my mind, I decided to blog about it.

First off, it's not really a quote, nobody has said exactly those words that I know of, except me. It's there because a saying on a web page is sort of like an epitaph -- it should be something…

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Posted on July 11, 2007 at 8:18am — 7 Comments

On blogging...

I have a personal blog, on the Google blog site, but I'm not going to keep it up. I'll be removing the link from my personal page here on Crimespace soon, end of this month.

Blogging is weird. Not so much here, where the focus is mystery and I have some credentials and a lot of history in the field; once in a while I do seem to have something to say that's probably worth saying. But in general I am not a good blogger. I do like to read some other people's blogs, and there are…

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Posted on May 29, 2007 at 8:47am — 1 Comment

Beware that book you "always wanted to write"

I think I've learned a lesson, which just goes to show that no matter how long you've been writing, or how much you've been published, it's never too late to learn. There are always surprises.

Case in point: A while back, when I finally crawled up out of my depression over no longer having a current book contract, I was actually kind of exhilarated. Even given that my track record is so poor that my agent said I'd have to write under a pseudonym. I thought "I can write anything I want…

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Posted on May 16, 2007 at 7:53am — 6 Comments

Far from the last word on Young Cho...

... but because it's not possible to sustain the intensity with which I've felt this whole matter, this is likely to be the last word from me. Today's New York Times has a definitive article on what happened at Virginia Tech last week. Cho's whole life seems to have been a silent cry for help, up to the point where he decided to fight back. Unfortunately, this being Ammurrica, the way he decided to fight back was by arming himself. However long he may have had violent thoughts, we now know…

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Posted on April 23, 2007 at 8:23am — 2 Comments

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At 5:48am on February 16, 2008, Gigi Vernon said…
What a great owl photo! Love birds of all kinds.
At 7:00am on October 4, 2007, Dianne Day said…
hi --yes, that was a long time ago. I trst you're well etc. I've been slowed down, WAY down. by a broken right elbow. Typing left hand only so not very prolific right now.
At 4:41am on October 4, 2007, Lo Monaco said…
Hi, Dianne,
Remember me? I'm Lo Monaco and I used to correspond with you from Italy. I lost track of you and just found you again today. I've been back in CA since 2002. I'm really glad I found you again. =)
At 7:33am on June 15, 2007, Nikki Leigh said…
I've found that lighthouses are great for mystery and suspense stories :) Lots of possibilities and there is so much rich history to use :)

Nikki Leigh
At 7:07am on May 16, 2007, Dianne Day said…
Hi Lois. I got tired of the snarking on DL. Seemed to me like everybody had lost their sense of humor. It's nice to see you here, and thanks for the kind words.
At 9:08am on May 14, 2007, Lois Reibach said…
It's good to see you online again. I was sad when you left DorothyL because you were the first author I ever got a personal email from, and I loved your books. Hope you are healthy.
At 9:49am on April 19, 2007, Dianne Day said…
Hi Robert. Thanks. It's good to know people still remember Fremont!
At 8:05am on April 19, 2007, Robert K. Foster said…
Greetings Diane. I too am a fan of the Fremont Jones books. Nice owl picture also.
At 6:20am on April 16, 2007, Dianne Day said…
Amanda, I don't think the Fremont Jones books are still in print, are they? Anyway, thanks for the memories. For the record -- I don't think she's keeping it a secret -- when Amanda was at Bantam she was one of my Fremont Jones editors, and truth is, she was the best editor I ever had. I was very sorry to see her leave, though I totally understood why she did.
At 2:35am on April 14, 2007, Amanda Clay Powers said…
I'll chatter back! I love finding old friends online. So much fun to see you again here...even as an owl. I still recommend Fremont Jones to anyone needing a good mystery.
 
 
 

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