We’re back today with therapist and writer Louise Behiel, author of the terrific new release Family Ties, discussing the Psychopaths Among Us, and particularly the villain in my latest thriller, Fatal Distraction. This is Part Two of the series. If you missed Part One, you’ll want to read that first. Louise Behiel: Before we start, [...]
Archive | May, 2012
Because the stronger the villain, the better the story, I chose a true psychopath for Jess Kimball’s Fatal Distraction nemesis. A villain with no conscience is one of the most difficult to vanquish because their behavior makes no sense to the rest of us. We simply don’t jump to that conclusion at the start. Instead, [...]
Fatal Distraction, like the rest of my books, is about strong women who never, never, never give up until they triumph over life using their inherent gifts – and sometimes, humor and an equalizer. Jess Kimball and Helen Sullivan don’t have to bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan, but they know [...]
Have you read The Tell-Tale Heart? Edgar Allen Poe, perhaps the father of the modern thriller, published this short story in 1843. It has fascinated and stood the test of time partly because of its narrator. He’s a cold, rational, calculating killer. But he’s not a psychopath. Why? Because what drives him insane is guilt. Psychopaths are without [...]
The Bestselling Author of Don’t Know Jack Introduces Jess Kimball EARLY READERS RAVE Five Stars: Too Exciting to Put Down! Five Stars: Compelling, Scary Read! Five Stars: Electricity in Print! Buy the eBook or download a sample now! Click Here: Amazon Buy the eBook or download a sample now! Click Here: Nook Relentless victims’ rights advocate Jess Kimball and [...]
Before Don’t Know Jack, before Agents Otto and Gaspar began their Hunt for Reacher, another story nagged to be written. A story and a cast I really hope you’re going to love. Especially Jess Kimball. Let me introduce you to them now and the book we’re launching tomorrow. I was writing Florida crime fiction and [...]
I’m a Florida writer. I love my adopted home because, well, what’s not to love? We live in paradise. We wear flip flops year round, drive convertible cars, drink margaritas by the pitcher, and get invaded by pirates once a year (in addition to Yankees, Cardinals, Tigers, Braves, Bears, Seahawks, etc.). Everybody wants to escape [...]
What do Charlemagne, the Romanovs, and Templar Knights have in common? Exactly! New York Times Bestselling thriller author, Steve Berry. When I first met Steve, we were both practicing lawyers and published authors. He was living in South Georgia, but so close to Florida he might as well have been a Floridian, too. Later, we [...]
We’re kicking off a new feature today called Beyond the Covers. The plan is to branch out a bit. Be a little frivolous. Make a splash! Get down with guest posts, movies, genres, travel, wine, coffee, beaches, dogs, photography and whatever strikes our fancy. If you have suggestions for topics or if you’d like to [...]
As regular readers know, we’re snowbirds. Birdwatchers know snowbirds, right? Now’s the time when all of this stuff should be gone from our neighborhood, with luck. Time when a Florida snowbird’s thoughts turn to Michigan’s lilacs and strawberries and Cherry Festival. We’re hoping this year’s flight north is much, much better than last year’s. In [...]
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