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I don´t consider myself a queer writer although I am however a writer who is queer. I consider myself first and foremost as a mainstream crime writer and a novelist. I write, as most writers who are considered belonging to the Nordic Noir genr…

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This blog essay will not sit well with some. The more in love you are with rigidity, the less my chaos is going to sound like sense over madness. I can’t really do much about that. If it gives any comfort, I’m a weirdo, and the things I …

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               It is 1984 and in between episodes of the Cosby Show and Murder She Wrote a campaign ad pops up on my television screen. An authoritative announcer tells me why I s…

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My newest book, Being John Church, combines my interest in gay protagonists with my love of the cozy or traditional mystery. Here’s how I brought those two sub-genres together. I’ve written gay mysteries and thrillers, where the protago…

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The tagline of my debut crime thriller Premonition is: "If you're not paranoid, you're not paying attention." I've gotten great feedback on it and most people seem to relate to it. Although my novel is fiction, I incorporated more than twe…

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Seven years ago, after my first two books, CRIMINAL GOLD and TARNISHED GOLD, were published, I mused on what it means to be a crime and mystery fiction writer. What does it mean creatively? What does being a crime and mystery fiction writer have to …

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My father had a small business which I thought imprisoned him, so when I was growing up I swore I would never “do retail.” Boy, was I wrong.  As an author, I wound up owning my own small business and it’s as vulnerable to com…

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Thank you, Brad, for giving me the excuse to read some crime novels, though I hardly needed it because this genre—and mystery—are my favorites. One consideration I faced when reviewing these books: how to balance the fast-forward eagerne…

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One question I’m often asked is how I got started writing and when. That’s a good question, but I think the better question may be, why didn’t I ever stop writing, after so many rejection letters over so many years.  Believe m…

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One of the factors that drove me to write Whereabouts Unknown was the idea of including disability in the narrative.  While crime fiction does have some representation of crime fighters with disabilities, I wanted more.  My reasons were p…

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