A Greek demigod, an English mermaid, and an ICU patient walk into a bar... I woke sometime around 3 a.m., not the scan-the-room-for-threats-and-the-nightstand-gun bolt, but the relief of being back in your own bed. It was just a dream. It was a dream, right? I spent much of last night in Purgatory, and it wasn't… Continue reading God Told Me I Would Die
The folks who’ve been following me for a while might remember my writing trip to Austria in 2017. I joined a diverse group of authors, spent a week in a 12th century castle, and ate Thanksgiving dinner in a dining hall that was last furnished four hundred years ago. Oh, and I started and finished… Continue reading The Castle Goose and Holiday Recipes for 2021
The second year of my master’s program started a few weeks ago, and I’m buried in Global History until mid-December. Exciting stuff on the Cold War that my fellow history nerds might be interested in. Hit me up if you'd like some recommended nonfiction reads! We just got pics from our Colorado family that the leaves… Continue reading BIG NEWS & CHANGING SEASONS!
Image credit to KC Green and her long-running comic series Gunshow. I haven't been a good friend of late, or a good brother or son. At best, a mediocre husband, and I'm sorry for all that. In the last week, separate conversations with two close friends forced me into two uncomfortable conclusions. The first is… Continue reading It’s All On Fire
When a colleague asked me to join a crime-focused box set early last year called Dead Silent, I felt flattered and humbled to have again made some of my peers’ list of worthwhile crime writers. Then, I saw the other names attached to the project and knew I would probably have to write my best… Continue reading Help Solve Cold Case Murders in Your Spare Time and From the Comfort of Your Own Home!
The safety of many countries depends on their ability to defend themselves during times of war, which often requires transporting secret messages. Each country have their own spies who are responsible for obtaining and transferring this information securely. As technology has advanced, much of this secret information is stored in password protected systems. Computers often… Continue reading The Future of Spying – Chemically Created Passwords
Juana Barraza is a criminal in Mexico who is also known as the "Old Lady Killer" due to the murders she had committed. She was sentenced to 759 years in prison for killing 42 to 48 older women. The press estimates her murders to be in between 29 to 49 women. Barraza was born in… Continue reading Juana Barraza – The Old Lady Killer
Ironic situations are one of the most gripping parts of any detective story. One of these occurred in real life in December 1926, when popular mystery writer, Agatha Christie, disappeared under suspicious circumstances. The author wrote a note stating that she was going on vacation and drove away from her home in Berkshire, England. Shortly… Continue reading Agatha Christie – An Author’s Mysterious Disappearance
Judy Buenoano, whose birth name was Judias Welty, was a notorious murderer in America and was known as the Black Widow. She killed many of her loved ones in the name of greed. She was imprisoned for a total of 3 murders, which got her on death row. Buenoano was one of the first women… Continue reading Judy Buenoano
The number of men that commit murder is significantly higher than the number of women that do. There are some females that have been responsible for crimes that are so horrific, however, that there can be no comparison. Like many other big cities, New York has had its fair share of horror, and the female… Continue reading Mistresses of Murder