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Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Cynthia Lee Clark

Former Miss Chicago (Miss USA), Cynthia Lea Clark continued school, graduating from Northwestern University (multiple degreed), attended nursing school, and became a Firefighter Paramedic. After working as an actress in Chicago, she moved to Los Angeles where she worked on many television shows, such as DAYS OF OUR LIVES and STAT, while continuing her education with a Masters in Psychology and then a Doctorate of Psychology. While working on STAT, she was stalked which led her to work in Forensic Psychopathology. She has over 70 interviews with serial killers, mass murderers, etc. Today she mixes Forensics with writing and acting.  She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, Kiss of Death Chapter of RWA, International Thriller Writers, Sisters in Crime, and the American College of Forensic Examiners International.

 

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Aaron Paul Lazar

Aaron Paul Lazar writes to soothe his soul. A bestselling Kindle author of 22 books, including three addictive mystery series, writing books, and a new love story, Aaron enjoys the Genesee Valley countryside in upstate New York, where his characters embrace life, play with their dogs and grandkids, grow sumptuous gardens, and chase bad guys. Visit his website at http://www.lazarbooks.com and watch for his upcoming release, UNDER THE ICE. Aaron has won over 18 book awards for his novels and finds writing to be his form of "cheap therapy." Feel free to connect with him on Facebook or his website; he loves to connect with readers.

 

Virginia Lo Monaco:

Virginia Lo Monaco

Virginia Lo Monaco lived in Sicily, Italy for 16 years and recently returned to California. She was trained as an operatic soprano, and has worked for numerous Opera Companies in America and was director of the Schola Cantorum for the Church of Sant'Anna in the town where she lived with her two dogs (including Tim, the overgrown Fox Terrier that co-stars in the Terry Strong, P.I., series) and three canaries. In order to pay for the years of vocal study, she worked for five years as a Fingerprint Technician for a sheriff's department and five years as a Group Counselor for juvenile offenders.

She started writing fiction in November, 1998. She started her first Terry Strong, P.I., novel, "Lethal Relations," in January, 2013.

She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the Private Eye Writers of America, the Short Mystery Fiction Society and Sisters In Crime-Los Angeles Chapter.

The first Luigi Mancuso story, "Oil in a Day's Work," was published in the Oct/Nov/Dec 2002 issue of Futures MYSTERY Anthology Magazine. 

The second Luigi Mancuso story, "Hearts and Diamonds," was published in the April/May/June 2004 issue of Futures MYSTERY Anthology Magazine.

Among other short stories originally published in Futures MYSTERY Anthology Magazine were: "A Man of Honor," Feb/Mar 2001 and, "Saturday Night Reruns," April/May 2001.

She is a former editor of FMAM.

In July, 2001, "A Man of Honor" (translated into Italian), won SECOND PLACE in the Akery National Literary Competition in Acerra, Italy (V Edizione Concorso Letterario Nazionale di Narrativa "Akery"). In November, 2001, it was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Her Science Fiction short story, "Intermezzo a Cappella," won an HONORABLE MENTION in the Writer's Digest 2001 Writing Competition. It ranked 22 in a field of more than 1,600 genre short stories.


 

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January 2018

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

No reviews this month

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Virginia Lo Monaco:

Where Night Stops by Douglas Light

 

December 2016

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Lethal Relations by Virginia Lo Monaco
Written Off by Shelia Lowe

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Fatal Lies by Andrew Cunningham

Virginia Lo Monaco:

NIGHTLIFE: Hazardous Material by Matthew Quinn Martin

November 2017

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Murder in the Art Gallery: A Pet Portraits Cozy Mystery by Sandi Scott

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Marriage before Death: WWII Spy Thriller, (Book 5 in the Still Life with Memories series) by Uvi Poznansky

 

October 2017

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

The Eulogist by Jeffrey B. Burton

Aaron Paul Lazar:

The Edge of Revolt (The David Chronicles, Part III) by Uvi Poznansky
Narrated by Robert M. Sterry

 

 

August 2017

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Echoes of Terror by Maris Soule
Little Girl Gone by Margaret Fenton
The Prom Dress Killer by George A. Bernstein

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Unmaking Atoms by Magdalena Ball

 

July 2017

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Reunion by Carl Brookins
The 5 Manners of Death by Darden North
The Bronx Kill by Philip Gioffari

June 2017

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Dying to Tell by TJ O’Connor
Neurotic November by Barbara Levenson

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Eden Rising by Andrew Cunningham

 

May 2017

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Nashville: Music & Murder by Tom Carter
The Sirena Quest by Michael A. Kahn
When Bunnies Go Bad by Clea Simon

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Dancing with Air (Still Life with Memories, book 4) by Uvi Poznansky

April 2017

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

White with Fish, Red with Murder: A Frank Swiver Novel by Harley Mazuk
Casting Bones by Don Bruns

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Wisdom Spring by Andrew Cunningham

March 2017

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

A Fatal Twist by Tracy Weber
Kittens Can Kill by Clea Simon
Mania by Craig Larsen
Nantucket Five-Spot by Steven Axelrod

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Two Tocks Before Midnight by Clay Boutwell

 

February 2017

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Climatized by Sally Fernandez
Naked Alliances by S.K. Nicholls
The Conveyance by Brian Mathews

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Deadly Shore by Andrew Cunningham