Statistics regarding crime consistently bear out the fact that illegal activity is higher during the warmer months of the year. It could be that the hot temperatures have everyone irritated and on edge, so violence is more likely. Some blame the fact that…Continue
Added by Jennifer Chase on January 27, 2013 at 8:38am — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Chase on January 27, 2013 at 8:37am — No Comments
Thank you to everyone who has visited and subscribed to my blog – it doesn’t go unappreciated. When I first decided to create a blog, I was apprehensive at first. Well let’s get serious, I was terrified. I thought I’d be writing articles just for myself and no one would care about the posts I wrote, but I was…Continue
Added by Jennifer Chase on January 11, 2013 at 7:19am — No Comments
Every week seems to bring a new story of how advances in forensic technology are bringing closure to cold cases that had been held in police files without leads for ten years, twenty years, or longer. The scientific community and law enforcement are working together to bring closure to families who just a few years ago may have thought the ability…Continue
Added by Jennifer Chase on January 11, 2013 at 7:18am — No Comments
The Westwood Strangler is dead.
Or so everyone believes.…Continue
Added by Patricia Gligor on December 14, 2012 at 12:55am — No Comments
At an author event last week at the Logmark Bookstore in Cheboygan, MI, I was talking with two other writers about how completely we become absorbed in the book we're writing. It wasn't a new conversation; authors often speak of being immersed in a world of their own creation. When we finish a book, it's like waking up and becoming re-involved in the world outside our heads.We're probably lucky if we find that our significant others still live in the same house and our children haven't…Continue
Added by Peg Herring on December 10, 2012 at 11:15pm — No Comments
From time to time, people argue about whether writers can evoke something they've never experienced. I have friends in the writing community who take classes in how to shoot a gun, sign up to go rock climbing, and (of course) travel to faraway places in order to write realistically about a subject.
We know, though, that writers must also use their imagination to create scenes and characters they can't actually visit: battles are pretty much out for me, as is being a teen-aged boy…Continue
Added by Peg Herring on November 26, 2012 at 10:47pm — No Comments
Emily Stone is a woman with three independent novel adventures and a growing list of captured serial killers to prove it. Every case, every missing child, and every serial killer stalking victims on the west coast…Continue
Added by Jennifer Chase on November 16, 2012 at 1:27pm — No Comments
None of us started where we want to be in our chosen profession. We have to take courses, practice a skill, develop a good reputation with clients, or a variety of other activities that…Continue
Added by Jennifer Chase on November 16, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments
I'm thrilled to announce that, in just five days, on Tuesday, November 20th, Unfinished Business, the second novel in my Malone mystery series, will be released,…Continue
Added by Patricia Gligor on November 16, 2012 at 12:17am — No Comments
Crime scenes aren’t as cut and dry as one might think. There are many variables and each one should be carefully identified, searched, documented, and processed correctly. The process doesn’t flow like the…Continue
Added by Jennifer Chase on November 7, 2012 at 5:06am — No Comments
How much prison time should be considered appropriate for the murder of an infant? Yes, there must be consideration for intent, maliciousness, premeditation of this act . . . but what is the ballpark? Five years? Ten years? Twenty? Maybe life?
Well, how about ninety days in prison for the death of a six-month-old girl? That is the sentence handed down to a teen dad in Colorado after…Continue
Added by Jennifer Chase on October 25, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
Fingernails slowly dragged down a chalkboard, a shrieking woman, or that high-pitch sound of a drill makes us cringe on the spot and cower in disgust. Even pressing your hands against your ears does not seem to help. Okay, I admit it, I like to find weird and unusual science stuff in addition to my crime…
Added by Jennifer Chase on October 25, 2012 at 6:59am — No Comments
You probably have seen an episode of Law and Order: SVU or Criminal Minds during which the police psychologist explains a brain scan of an accused criminal to a packed courtroom. It makes for great television, but does this premise reflect real…Continue
Added by Jennifer Chase on September 29, 2012 at 6:49am — No Comments
My new suspense thriller The Diamond Seekers is now available from all online stores and selected private book sellers as well as Archimedespresse.co.uk In its first few days it received 12 reviews; 8 Five star and 4 four star here is a link
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When I outline bad guys for my novels, it often reads like a police rap sheet and a psychological profile. I can’t overstate the effectiveness for research and outlining in fiction writing. There’s always those little pieces of nuggets that you can weave into the story that gives it the added realism and authenticity. These nuggets are like pieces of gold for me and I love hunting for…Continue
Added by Jennifer Chase on August 22, 2012 at 3:31am — No Comments
As we approach the end of the summer movie season, I’ve had some thoughts about what makes a classic on-screen villain. I’ve often heard interviews with actors who say that the bad guy is the most fun to play, and I understand why. They are fascinating!
There are the villains…Continue
You caught me. I admit it. I’m a huge Die Hard movie fan (see photo above of Bruce Willis as John McClane from Die Hard).
I love to write action and fight scenes in my novels. I’m not quite sure what that actually stems from, but I thrive on ways to figure out interesting and sometimes very physical ways to get my main character…Continue