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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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August 2018

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Blood and Wisdom by Verlin Darrow

Aaron Paul Lazar:

No Reviews this month.

Virginia Lo Monaco:

No Reviews this month.

July 2018

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Burning Ridge: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery by Margaret Mizushima

Aaron Paul Lazar:

No Reviews this month.

Virginia Lo Monaco:

Guilt by Amanda Robson

June 2018

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

No Reviews this month.

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Death by Opera by Erica Miner

Virginia Lo Monaco:

A Last Goodbye by J.A. Jance

May 2018

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

No Reviews this month.

Aaron Paul Lazar:

The Scrolls of Gideon (The DeathSpeaker Codex Book 7) by Sonya Bateman

Virginia Lo Monaco:

No Reviews this month.

April 2018

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Death al Fresco by Leslie Kars

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Dead Mule Swamp Druggist (an Anastasia Raven Mystery) by Joan H. Young

Virginia Lo Monaco:

The Walnut Tree by Charles Todd

 

March 2018

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

No Reviews this month.

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Eden’s Legacy (Eden Rising Trilogy, book 3) by Andrew Cunningham

Virginia Lo Monaco:

Double Daggers by James R. Clifford

February 2018

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
Watch Me by Jody Gehrman

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Magpie Murders (Audiobook) by Anthony Horowitz

Virginia Lo Monaco:

No Reviews this month.

January 2018

Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

No reviews this month

Aaron Paul Lazar:

Eden Lost (Eden Rising Trilogy Book 2) by Andrew Cunningham

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