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A World War II Scientific Thriller

In last week’s blog post, I mentioned several of the podcasts I listen to mainly for pleasure, including Science Friday. In one of life’s cool twists of fate, a couple of days after that post, I listened to a back episode of Science Friday. One of the segments was an interview with Sam Kean, the […]

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My Favorite Non-Writing Podcasts

I listen to a lot of writing and publishing related podcasts, many of which are listed on my resources for writers page. But sometimes I want to listen to something different.  Here are the non-writing and non-business podcasts I listen to the most: Science Friday – My go-to podcast for when I’m driving. Sometimes the science […]

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Characters Do the Darnedest Things

The other night I was writing a chase scene for my latest book. The hero had stolen a box from the bad guys and was running away from them on foot. ​I’d planned to have an exciting chase through the streets, with the heroine joining ​in at some point.  I was writing this just before bed and […]

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August Issue of The KierDevil News Is Out!

The August edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, August 1st. It includes an update on my latest research. If you’re a subscriber and don’t see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam or Junk folder. For Gmail users, it might also be on your Promotions tab. If my emails are consistently ending up […]

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Toe (not tow) the line

Recently, as I was reading a novel published by a well-known New York publishing house, I came across a sentence about how the heroine was not the type of person to tow the line. Um, no. The expression is to toe the line. The mistaken phrase pulled me out of the book and it took a […]

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Library Book Weeding

Last week our county library system held its annual book giveaway, where they take the books they’re weeding out of their collection and offer them to the public for free. I’m ashamed to admit that I had no idea this event existed. The only reason I found out about it this year was that I […]

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Authors of Mass Destruction Podcast

Thanks to a mention on the Writer’s ​Detective Bureau podcast, I’ve added yet another podcast to my research​ playlist. It’s called Authors of Mass Destruction​ and is hosted by national security expert ​Dr. Natasha Bajema​. ​As anyone who has read WAR: Disruption will remember, I mention a new weapon of mass destruction in the book. I’m […]

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Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale

For the month of July, Smashwords is holding their annual Summer/Winter sale. All of my books, except for Vengeance, which is free, and Undercover, which is $0.99, are 50% off.  Here’s the link to my Smashwords page. Scroll down to see my books and the promotional pricing. The sale ends July 31st. Enjoy! Share0 Tweet0

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The Creepy Crawly Earring

One evening not too long ago, I turned my head and noticed an irregular shadow underneath my chest of drawers. I could tell from the shape that it wasn’t a spider. But I had no idea what kind of insect would have that sort of wiggly, oval shape. Some kind of beetle? I prepared to get […]

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July Issue of The KierDevil News Is Out!

The July edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, July 4th. It includes a new, exclusive short story called “An SSU Fourth of July.” If you’re a subscriber and don’t see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam or Junk folder. For Gmail users, it might also be on your Promotions tab. If my […]

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