Writing About Guns

On this beautiful November morning, when everyone else is out hiking and enjoying nature, I’m working through several scenes in my next book that involves guns and shooting them. I came across this gem of an article by ‘Terrible Minds” and thought it was worth a share.  

The Kerrie Droban Award for Writing Excellence

Union College, where I received my Bachelor’s in English and minor in French initially accepted me as a transfer student from Emerson College where I studied theater and playwriting. Upon entrance to Union College, I was placed on a “probationary status” because I had not taken the requisite coursework or exams for admittance and the … Read more

The Mind of a Criminal

A Look At The Psychology of Some of History’s Famous Crooks A new course being offered by Maryville University.

Home on The Grange

“Home on The Grange”, wonderful day of filming with the producers and crew of Lion TV for an episode of the television series, “Diabolical”

Interview with a Sociopath, #36

Q: Hello …#36. How would you describe yourself–Narcissist, Psychopath, Sociopath, or a person with Anti-social personality disorder (ASPD) sometimes defined by experts as both Psychopath and Sociopath. Are there differences? A: I’ve been diagnosed as a Sociopath, but I actually prefer, “covert Narcissist” which is not a disorder at all, it’s a trait. Hollywood often … Read more

The Last Chicago Boss – A Twisted Podcast Interview

For those of you who have been fans of mine for a while now, you may remember I did a couple shows last year with John on his podcast, Twisted. I had the pleasure of speaking with him again for another two-part episode where we talk all things Big Pete, including the psychology behind his … Read more

A Halloween Special: Real-Life Monsters

Facts About Psychopaths Psychopaths (from the Greek root psyche and pathos meaning “sick mind” or “suffering soul”) have always been with us, among us and, some might argue, in us. But what if they are of our own making? What if we are the parent of a psychopath–think, Leopold and Loeb (and the senseless murder … Read more