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Valerie Webster of Boulder, Colo. draws readers into the shadowy worlds of crime and crime fighters by using her 30+ year career in cyber and real-life security.
The result is riveting fiction based on real cases and policing applications with the main character Rita Mars—an ex-investigative reporter fighting crime around Washington D.C.’s beltway and beyond.
Webster’s debut novel Driven: A Rita Mars Thriller received critical accolades from readers.
Her second book in the crime fiction series, Objects of Desire publishes in late 2022.
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Rita Mars Thriller Series | Twisty Crime Thrillers | Timely Stories Based on True Experiences Valerie Webster of Boulder, Colo. draws readers into the shadowy worlds of crime and crime fighters by using her 30+ year career in cyber and real-life security. The result...
Slate of Macavity nominees for 2023. Winners announced in San Diego at Bouchercon, August 30 – September 3.
Author T..J. Newman, former flight attendant, is now known for the international success of her very first book, “Falling”, The book was named “Best Book of the Year” many organizations and hit #2 on the NYT Bestseller list at its debut.
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I fought my way into this world backward – my mom reminded me of that til the day she died. I made quite an impression on her. It made such an impression that I’m surprised she had any more children.
To friends and fellow authors who carry their dream like a talisman, I saw a moment in history this weekend. It could be a history for any of us. I captured the video of a woman who did the work every day, who dared to aspire and who saw her work transport her beyond...
Tina Turner was an unstoppable artist and performer who made her way into people’s hearts across the globe.
Writing can be a dalliance or a commitment. The test of attainment is consistency and self-motivation.
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No better way to spark a fire storm than change. There is a proposal to sanitize works of long-dead authors. Whether the cause of anti-censorship, history preservation or the fever dreams of conspiracy addicts, people have protested against editing out...
Francelia Belton’s “Siren Song” appeared on April 1, 2023 in Stone’s Throw, A Rock and Hard Place Publication.
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