Blog, Personal Notes, Psychology

Reading Thriller Books: Is It Good for You?

Sure, you love reading thriller books. But is it good for you? What if I told you that yes, reading fiction is actually as beneficial to reducing stress as meditating? What if I proved to you that reading for fun is not only good for your mental health but also your physical health?

Blog, Personal Notes, Research

Behind the Scenes: Thriller Books, Mental Asylums & Stranger Things 3

Research that goes into writing thriller books such as Silence in the Woods, fascinates me. In fact, if I’m not careful, it can overtake the writing process completely. But researching the Vermont Hospital for the Insane was a remarkable and eye-opening experience. Where to begin? I started at the very beginning: a visit to the Vermont State Archives.

Blog, Personal Notes

Thriller, Mystery & Suspense: For Your Ears

One of the main reasons people give for not indulging in their passion for reading great thriller books? Lack of time. It makes sense. We are busy people these days and taking the time for a fiction reading fix sometimes doesn’t happen as frequently as we’d like.