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I’m in New York for ThrillerFest and was privileged to have dinner last night with one of my sources for Bomb Squad NYC.

We went to Gradisca, about an eight-minute walk from Bomb Squad headquarters. (Ten minutes from the fictional headquarters.) The owner comes from read more

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A Stop on the Blog Tour

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The talented and interesting writer Don Mitchell, whom I met years ago through the Nervous Breakdown literary website, has roped me into an informal author blog tour, connecting me to Carol Houlihan Flynn, who officially passed the ball to me.

As often happens, I soon read more

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Shared Pain and an Artist’s Tragedy

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The following post originally appeared on the Venture Galleries website.

The actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and I were neighbors in the way many New Yorkers are neighbors, which is to say: I never met him, never spoke a word to him. Our apartments were four read more

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I Walk the Line

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Someone all too recently explained to me that reposting the same content in two places (as I’ve been doing between here and Venture Galleries) offends the Google gods. Who knew? So go here for the latest post. read more

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3 Storytelling Lessons from American Hustle

As a novelist, I’m always looking to learn from the storytelling of others, no matter the medium.

For example, during a recent blizzard in the Brandywine Valley l watched All Is Lost, the cast of which consists entirely of Robert Redford. He’s on a solo read more

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