Blog Tour Day 10: Book Giveaway and My Guest Post on Darlene’s Book Nook: “Rooting for a Flawed Protagonist”

Readers love to root for their action heroes, so even when authors endow their main characters with flaws to add depth and realism, the “defects” are often designed to make you sympathize with the character more (like a job applicant who reluctantly admits to being a workaholic). But in my new suspense novel, Frank Paine […]

Blog Tour Day 8: Book Giveaway and My Guest Post on All the Days of: “Crafting Intricate Plots: My Writing Process”

 I’m not one of those writers who can sit at the keyboard and let his characters take over completely–not that there’s anything wrong with that. Many people enjoy a fast, light-weight story, but I prefer to read more intricate plots, so that’s what I write. In today’s guest post on All the Days of, courtesy […]

Blog Tour Day 7: Review & Guest Post “Researching the Psychology of BDSM” on Owl Tell You About It

Despite the provocative image on King of Paine‘s cover, I did not set out to write a novel about BDSM. But as themes about control and its abandonment to faith and chance emerged, the BDSM elements began to predominate. In today’s guest post on Owl Tell You About It, we’ll take a peek inside the […]

Blog Tour Day 5: Guest Post on Thoughts In Progress: “Who Are You Chatting With?: The Dangers of Anonymous Internet Communications”

Ever since my two sons began using AOL’s instant messaging service in the late-1990s, I’ve been intrigued by the potential for good and evil inherent in anonymous Internet chat, a device featured prominently in both of my novels. Like every parent, I feared my kids could become vulnerable to predators if allowed to roam cyberspace […]

Blog Tour Day 4: Guest Post “Writing Thought-Provoking Suspense: Social Themes” on The Write To Make A Living And An Absolutely Amazing Review!

Like many thriller/suspense authors, especially those trained as attorneys, I craft intricate, well-researched plots, engage my characters in thought-provoking social drama and spice their lives with alluring romantic entanglements. The most challenging aspect of mastering this genre is incorporating contemporary social issues without preaching or compromising pace. I address that challenge on today’s blog tour […]

Blog Tour Day 3: My Guest Post “Researching An FBI Story” on Live To Read

Today’s event on the King of Paine blog tour is my guest post entitled “Researching An FBI Story” on Krystal Larson’s excellent blog, Live To Read. While I took a few liberties, several amazing resources helped me paint Frank Paine’s FBI with true colors, including an exhausting day spent interviewing a pair of Special Agents […]