Category: Jessie Black Legal Thrillers

Listening to my own audiobooks

If you ask most writers, they will probably agree that it’s hard (and often painful) to read or listen to their own books. No matter how well a project may be received by readers, it rarely measures up with the

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Interview with audiobook narrator Xe Sands

This week I am excited to present an interview with Xe Sands, the narrator of the Burnout audiobook and the upcoming Informant and Deadly Evidence audiobooks. Xe is an accomplished narrator with a number of awards to her credit, including

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Audiobook Release Schedule and other News

Time for another update. If you are a fan of the Jessie Black Legal Thriller series, there is a lot to be excited about right now! Here are some highlights. The First Three Jessie Books in Audio Jessie Black is

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Thoughts on the Fatal Defense book launch

Fatal Defense, the new book in the Jessie Black Legal Thriller series, launched on Friday, April 7. It’s still a little early to evaluate the success of the launch, but I thought it might be interesting to share some of

Quick Update

I’m currently neck-deep in the final edits to the next Jessie Black book, so I don’t have time for a full-length blog post this week. However, I wanted to check in, if for no other reason than to maintain my

The Pain and the Glory of Editing

Forgive me the melodramatic blog title. I’ve been editing the fourth Jessie Black legal thriller since December of 2016, when I finished the first draft. At this point, I’m a little punch-drunk. Does over three months of editing seem like a

Nervous Laughter—Humor in Thriller Novels

One reason thrillers are often compared to roller coaster rides is that a great thriller grabs hold of your heart and mind and rockets you through many emotions at a whiplash-inducing pace. A great thriller hits several emotions at once—excitement,

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A Thriller Writer’s Thoughts on Book Series

I’ve written both series and standalone books. The series books are more popular. A quick look at Amazon shows that this is a general trend. The bestseller charts are dominated by series books across most genres, including romance, mystery/thriller, and

Where I Get My Story Ideas—Informant

Look, I’m not gonna sugarcoat it. Die Hard in a courthouse. That was the original idea for Informant. Well, okay, there’s a little more to it than that. I was also thinking a lot about witnesses, and the relative importance

New Release: Web of Lies

I am excited to announce that my new thriller, Web of Lies, is now available! Losing the trial is just the beginning… When criminal defense attorney Dylan Wood returns from a defeat in the courtroom, he thinks the worst is

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