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Bang! Bang! Bang!

On May 16, 2017, at half past one in the afternoon, I held a loaded pistol in my hand for the first time ever.

This may come as a surprise to those who are aware of the fact that I have occasionally featured guns in read more

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The Power of Familiarity

A week before Nelson Mandela’s funeral I am chatting on the telephone with the editor of my upcoming series, Bomb Squad NYC.

He mentions that he’s reading the work of an extremely hot contemporary mystery writer and doesn’t get it. He doesn’t mean that he read more

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Working on the Railroad Chase

In my first novel, Primacy, I set a chase scene on a Long Island Railroad train.

The protagonist, Liane Vinson, is driving to her mother’s house when she realizes that Vlad Gretch, the scary head of security at Pentalon, her old employer, is after her read more

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Birthing the Fictional Character

Creating a fictional character is a little like giving birth. You can look at all the ultrasounds you want beforehand, but you don’t really know what you’ve given the world until that person emerges into the light.

Still, he or she does come from one read more

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Know What You Write

Anyone who has been around storytelling or aspired to tell stories has heard that old saw: Write what you know. This advice usually gets interpreted as: Write from your own experience.

I’m calling humbug on that.

For years I have been repeating an obscure but read more

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