Chapter One Tuesday 23:00 Hours The cold Monterey Bay quickly surrounded her petite body as she eased herself further into its icy grip. She unconsciously took a deep cleansing breath and slowly let out an exhalation.
Fog deftly floated across the boat harbor at Gulls Landing, and then headed…
Police officers are great characters to develop in any crime fiction story. I have enjoyed creating these types of characters and conducting background research with various law enforcement agencies to add depth and realism to the storyline.
What makes a great police officer? Who are these men and women that want to protect the rest of us? What does it take… Continue
One of the most exciting and rewarding experiences that I’ve had as a crime fiction writer was the opportunity to participate in a police ride-along. I have observed patrol, K9, and detective investigative duties for various police agencies throughout the state of California. For those of you that aren’t familiar with a police ride-along, it’s a…
Yesterday we were all horrified by yet another incident of senseless murder in our country. This time, a 48-year-old man named George Sodini walked into a neighborhood gym just outside of Pittsburgh with at least two handguns hidden in his gym bag. He walked into an aerobics studio, opened fire, and left…Continue
In my thriller novel Compulsion, I introduce readers to Emily Stone. She is a determined woman who uses her amazing intuition, careful study of criminal behavior, and effective use of technology to track violent predators and gather evidence against them. When Emily encounters a killer who does not appreciate her interference… Continue
You are taking a leisurely walk through your neighborhood park and you witness a man who is engaged in a heated fight with his girlfriend and roughly pushes her to the ground. Do you step in and tell him to back off? While watching your young daughter laugh with glee as she flies down the slide by herself for the very first time, you overhear another mother screaming at… Continue