Beyond ‘Lady Bird,’ When Torment Turns Inward

By |March 13th, 2018|

Beyond 'Lady Bird,' When Torment Turns Inward “Trauma is to mental health as smoking is to cancer,” says Steven Sharfstein, past president of the American Psychiatric Association. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2017] THE IMPACT of childhood trauma was the topic Oprah Winfrey chose to discuss on 60 Minutes. Informed by a study in 2017, [...]

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Olivia’s Turn: When a Novel Becomes a Journey

By |January 16th, 2018|

Olivia's Turn: When a Novel Becomes a Journey “If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell the truth about other people.” - Virginia Woolf SOMEWHERE ALONG the experience of creating Olivia's Turn everything changed. The women I've created since I turned to fiction have battled misogyny in the entertainment [...]

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Olivia and the Abducted Girl: Be Careful, A Mind Can Seduce

By |December 13th, 2017|

Olivia and the Abducted Girl: Be Careful, A Mind Can Seduce Coming January 10 IT SEEMED liked a good idea. Olivia Stark had something to prove. She had been the highest paid teen actress in Hollywood. That was yesterday. Now she was in her mid-twenties and there was no time to waste. So, [...]

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Ambition, Deceit, and Diabolical Mind Games

By |November 10th, 2017|

Ambition, Deceit, and Diabolical Mind Games A voyage into stark memories and closed spaces. TO CONTROL the machinations of your own mind takes vigilance. Meditation helps. It takes practice... and sometimes you lose it. Olivia Stark has reached her mid-twenties. For a Hollywood teen star, it's a formidable point. Pressure builds for her [...]

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Olivia’s Turn: ‘Mind games start. Torment becomes the seduction.’

By |October 26th, 2017|

Olivia's Turn: Mind games start. Torment becomes the seduction. IT'S THE cover reveal of my new psychological thriller. It's available for pre-order through Amazon, with publication date January 10, 2018. How far would you go to get what you want? Olivia Stark was the highest paid teen actress in Hollywood. Now she's in [...]

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Why Niger Enters Plot of ‘Beltway Betrayers’

By |October 22nd, 2017|

Why Niger Enters Plot of Beltway Betrayers The aide said questions are being asked about whether the U.S. soldiers were intentionally delayed in the village they were visiting. He said they began pursuing some men on motorcycles, who lured them into a complex ambush. The enemy force had "technical" vehicles — light, improvised [...]

How Meryl Streep Led Me to Writing Arousing Psychological Thrillers

By |June 13th, 2017|

THE QUESTION from SolaFide Publishing focused on how I came up with the idea for Beltway Betrayers. I’ve been a writer, and journalist for many years, starting my journey into fiction in 2015. In fact, the switch to fiction was sparked by a screenwriting competition funded by Meryl Streep. In 2015, Streep announced “a screenwriters [...]

Top 10 Reasons I Knew I Wanted to Be A Writer

By |May 29th, 2017|

Book Blog Review... “Hold on for the ride you so have been looking for. This one was full of it, all that you could imagine. … The characters were rich, at times intense, possessive, delusional, confused, and deceptive. I guess that should encompass the characters that you are reading in a romantic psychological thriller.” - [...]

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‘So We’re Both Dating a James Bond…’

By |April 20th, 2017|

“So we’re both dating a James Bond.” -- “T.J.’s more of an Ethan Hunt.” - From Beltway Betrayers, Coming May 13th “So we’re both dating a James Bond.” -- “T.J.’s more of an Ethan Hunt.” Beltway Betrayers (Book 2): A Heart-Thumping Modern Romance, A Powerfully Inventive & Edgy Novel A Genuine Action Adventure [...]