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News & Views with author Valerie Webster

 

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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.

Webster is a member of Mystery Writers of America and the national and Colorado chapters of Sisters in Crime.

Purchase Your Copy of Driven on Amazon Here.

Our June Winner!

Our June Winner!

I am so pleased to announce the June Amazon gift card winner at  www.valeriewebster.com.  That winner of our monthly all-subscriber pool drawing is Charlotte Krasnoff.  Charlotte is an avid reader and a fan of classical music.  She herself...

Book Review: Pratibha Malav

Book Review: Pratibha Malav

“Driven,” by Valerie Webster is a page-turning story. The story revolves around Rita Mars, an ex-investigative journalist. Bobby Ellis, one of her longtime friends had a piece of important information to give to Rita but when she arrived he was dead. Later learns that...

Rocky Mountain Writers WOTY Award

Rocky Mountain Writers WOTY Award

Each year the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (RMFW) present a Writer of the Year (WOTY) award.  Here are 2022’s three finalists. Amy Rivers is an award-winning novelist and writer of short stories and personal essays, as well as the Director of Northern Colorado...

Terror as Theater

Terror as Theater

Is slaughter our new entertainment?  The Buffalo supermarket killer live-streamed from a camera mounted on his helmet  — an up close and gruesome first-person view as he fires into 10 people, some of them crawling on the supermarket floor. That's what we excitedly...

Ninth Annual Online Thriller School

Ninth Annual Online Thriller School

In their ten-week program, International Thriller Writers Organization sponsors online programs led by a master in the craft of thriller writing.  Each instructor will teach some aspect of thriller creation during a two-hour Live Zoom session, will provide...

I AGREED TO WHAT?

I AGREED TO WHAT?

Is Your Tax Info Being Sold? Do we ever read the privacy policy statements of sites?  How about terms and conditions?  The answer is probably no – and that includes me.  Courtesy of the Washington Post here are the reasons why we need to start. You may...

February Contest Winners

February Contest Winners

I am so pleased to announce our two winners at www.valeriewebster.com.   Winner of the monthly Mystery "WHO IS" Quiz is Jaclyn Garland.  Jaclyn correctly identified Patricia Cornwell as our celebrated mystery author.  Congratulations on...

Where to Donate Safely to Ukraine

Where to Donate Safely to Ukraine

Civilians and veterans of Ukraine suffer injury, displacement and the need for the basics of life.  In this brief we offer ways to #StandwithUkraine and support the people, soldiers and sovereignty of the country. To Date 2.5 million people have fled Ukraine...

Driven - Rita Mars

"A Real Page Turner!"

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