Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold

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What role does a Klingon proverb play in the third story from the collection Spy Flash II, “Best Served Cold”? Listen and find out. Though this story’s inspiration was four years ago, it unfortunately encompasses a topic still timely today, still unbelievably making headlines today: the killing of unarmed Black people by the police. A human story, not a spy story per se, “Best Served Cold” was difficult to write and record. Please note this story was reviewed in 2016 by sensitivity readers, and I made corrections they suggested.

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Manipulation–It’s What Spies Do

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Story number two from the collection Spy Flash II. “Promise her anything” is the instruction to get an asset to agree to a marriage she doesn’t want. But some spies fulfill their promises.

“Spymaster”

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Trying to be more spontaneous instead of scripted, even when reading the excerpt. I may have, well, employed my limited ability to mimic accents. Be kind.

Second Guessing the Second Guessing

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Some thoughts on including extremist characters and their philosophy in fiction, and an excerpt from A Change for the Better.

When is History History?

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My thoughts on whether an event is history or a current event. Oh, and an excerpt from my novella, A Change for the Better. You can hear more excerpts at my website. Just click on the “Past Podcasts” tab.

The Lure of Historical Fiction

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Some insight into why I write historical fiction. 

The Dark Side of Writing Thrillers Remix

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Let’s try this again–after some much-needed tutoring on sound editing. Enjoy!

Real Spies, Real Lives (Trailer)

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