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Review Coordinator
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 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.



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April 2020

Aaron Paul Lazar:

The War Hero’s Welcome, A Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery, book 18
by Dianne Harman

March 2020

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Tea, Anyone? (A Brooke & Abby Cozy Mystery Book 1) by S. R. Mallery

January 2020

Aaron Paul Lazar:

My Own Voice (Still Life with Memories Book 1) by Uvi Poznansky

December 2019

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Northern Echoes (Web of Echoes Book 2) by Melody Ash

November 2019

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Ellie & the War on Powder Creek (The Dolan Girls Book 2) by S.R. Mallery


October 2019

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Dark of the Moon (The DeathSpeaker Codex Book 9) by Sonya Bateman
Revelations by Robert Sells

September 2019

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Reign of Fire (Deep State Mysteries Book 1) by Casi McClean

August 2019

Aaron Paul Lazar:

A Kiss Beneath a Strawberry Moon (Daydreams & Dragonflies Rock 'N Sweet Romance 3) by Tamara Ferguson

The Hand of God: The Deathspeaker Codex, book 8 by Sonya Baqteman

July 2019

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Compelled by Inge-Lise Goss

June 2019

Aaron Paul Lazar:

CapWar Election (Capstone Conspiracy, book 1)
by Brandt Legg

May 2019

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

JORDAN by Victoria Landis