Posts Tagged ‘The Savannah Project’

LOVE IS MURDER!

LOVE IS MURDER, edited by Sandra Brown, is the latest showcase from the tremendous talent of the members of International Thriller Writers: from Lee Child and Heather Graham, to Allison Brennan and Sherrilyn Kenyon, the stories in this anthology will appeal to any thriller reader. LOVE IS MURDER is so important to International Thriller Writers because…

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8 RULES FOR SUCCESSFUL WRITING

I originally wrote this as “A writer’s guide to New Year’s resolutions.” The intent was to help kick-start the new year off right, but I realized from comments and emails received that these guidelines hold true regardless of when you start writing. So, this is most of the original post with a little extra thrown…

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Thriller Authors Share Secrets — "How to Write the Thriller"

 Thriller authors share secrets — “How to Write the Thriller” Readers of thriller novels are literary adrenalin junkies, addicted to the plot-driven roller-coaster rides and white-knuckle suspense. That’s why the thriller has become one of the most popular forms of contemporary fiction today. A panel of area thriller writers will provide tips on “How to…

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A Day at Andersonville

Last Monday, November 14, 2011, I went to Andersonville National Historic Site, which includes the National Prisoner of War museum, the prison site, and National Cemetery…a trip I highly recommend for everyone. What started as a research trip for my 3rd novel turned into so much more—a memory I’ll never forget. Our timing was perfect,…

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Release Announcement of THE TOYMAKER

  I am pleased to announce the upcoming release of the second Jake Pendleton thriller, THE TOYMAKER. As you know from The Savannah Project, Jake’s world was turned upside down, he shot the assassin Ian Collins in the Friars’ Chamber in Ireland, but the killer got away. Now he’s returning to the United States and…

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NO TIME LEFT TO WRITE!

  AS strange as this sounds, it seems I had more time to write when I had a full time job. I retired on May 31 after 26 ½ years as an air traffic controller. The first 2 books were written in their entirety while I was working full time. After I retired, I spent…

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The Other Side Of Entitlements

August 20, 2011 08:00:00 AM By CHARLES BARRETT LYNN HAVEN It gets a little aggravating to be constantly bombarded by the media with accusations and innuendos that the elder population is greedy and is intentionally ruining the future for the younger generations. Apparently those critics aren’t acknowledging that participation was not optional in those programs which…

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August 3—30 Years Later and Still in the News—WHY?

On August 3, 1981, 85% of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) members went on strike against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Within hours, President Ronald Reagan ordered them back to work or lose their jobs. Roughly 10,000 thought he was bluffing and lost their jobs—permanently. I’m not going to argue whether PATCO was…

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HOW TO TALK LIKE A SPY—PART 1

We’ve all watched movies or read books where spy terms were used. It’s commonplace. I’ve used several of these words myself, not to be cool (even though some of them sound cool) but to add an air of realism to the story. If nowhere else except in your mind. Because let’s face it, that’s where…

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