The Oliana Mercer Series by Marguerite Ashton

Ms. Ashton said, "I'm so happy that Oliana's story is being told episodically. Now it's time to time to see what the readers think." 

Blog Tour: Q and A with Jen Med's Book Reviews

On June 6th, I stopped by Jen's blog - Jen Med's Book Reviews for a Q and A about my Road to Publication. At the end of the post, there will be a chance to enter and win one of the two signed ebooks for 'Promised Lies.'

Thanks for hanging out with me during the tour.

Blog Tour: Book Review for Promised Lies by School Runs and Shopping Trolleys

Here's an excerpt from the review: "I was quickly sucked into the story of the somewhat maverick female detective and her tangled personal life..." For more head on over to her page to see what she had to say.

Blog Tour: Q and A with Short Book and Scribes

On June 5th, I stopped by Nicola's blog - Short Book and Scribes for a Q and A. Also, at the end you'll see a chance to enter a book giveaway!

Hope you enjoy and thanks for reading.


Interview With Actor & Comedian Bill Cannon

It has been a while since Crime Writer's Panel has done a show. When I found a break in my schedule, I caught up with a good friend of mine, Ret. Sergeant Bill Cannon. He's hosted shows with me and written blog posts for Criminal Lines. Now he has added to his resume. Acting and stand-up comedy. 

Congrats, Bill!



Ways to Enter the $50.00 Starbucks Gift Card Drawing!


Also, all ebook downloads are automatically entered into the Starbucks gift card drawing!


Autopsy Protocol for Investigators

The autopsy is one of the most important steps in the death investigation, especially when the case is equivocal – a fancy investigative term meaning, “I have no idea what happened.”

The Miranda Rule

Joseph Giacalone and Bill Cannon took a moment to help writers understand The Miranda Rule.

1:03 Why do we Have The Miranda Rule
7:35 When Miranda Doesn't Apply
8:14 In Custody + Interrogation = Miranda
10:30 Exception to The Rule
12:10 The Miranda Sheet
18:54 Writers Beware
23:10 Court Cases = Research
25:10 Losing Your Audience Pt 2
27:26 Television vs Novel
29:54 Literary License with Miranda?
33:50 Television Scene w/Lawyer and Client
35:24 If he's not in Custody...
37:06 From the Writers Standpoint
43:25 Nov 15th - Interview and Interrogation

Fallen in the Line of Duty: A Crime Writer’s Lesson

Talk about research. This round was heart wrenching and educational.

In my upcoming book, one of the detectives is shot and killed in the line of duty. At first I was going back and forth on whether or not to let her live.

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