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Which is harder to write … true crime or crime fiction?

ByByRon FranscellJan 26, 2023

My true crimes like SHADOWMAN and THE DARKEST NIGHT are the product of old-school research and investigation. I’m an old-fashioned reporter who believes in first-hand, up-close sensory experiences that tell…

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I’m gonna miss you, Elsie Mae

ByByRon FranscellJan 19, 2023

I never met Elsie Mae but I wish I had. I don’t know too much more than last week’s obituary tells me: She taught grade school for most of her…

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Hollywood veteran Jim Meskimen breathes life into DEAF ROW

ByByRon FranscellJan 14, 2023

When you read a printed book, you might imagine the different characters’ motivation, feelings, and emotions. You might even envision funny little mannerisms. But when you listen to an audiobook,…

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New book trailer for DEAF ROW!

ByByRon FranscellDec 23, 2022

Get a taste of the new thriller that suspense superstars Anne Hillerman, CJ Box, and John Lescroart are raving about! Then go pre-order DEAF ROW at your favorite bookstore and…

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It was fun to be watching an old "NCIS" episode when up pops my friend Jim Meskimen, who narrates our upcoming DEAF ROW audiobook! Good work, man! ... See MoreSee Less
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The colossal liar George Santos, now a New York congressman, is a reflection of a news media that has abandoned its duty to protect the public interest. Understaffed newsrooms run more by MBAs than editors, reporters who interview by text and tweet, and the monetization of editorial bias are doing as much to damage democracy as the cartoon characters they work so hard to get elected. Shame on them all. ... See MoreSee Less
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One of the real joys for me (and probably most writers) is direct contact with readers—without messaging from middleman agents, editors, publicists, or critics. Last night, I was the guest of the Converse County (WY) Library's Books and Brews book clubs, which read "ShadowMan" for January, although the conversation ranged widely into some of my other books, even the toll of true crime-writing on the writer. Thanks to Tamara Lehner, Cindy Glaze Moore, and the members of the library's book clubs for the marvelous conversation, and to my old friend Joslynn Garcia Newton for dialing-in from Houston! ... See MoreSee Less
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