For a thriller book/horror book lover and writer, researching monsters like Bigfoot, Moth Man, the Jersey Devil and more is something I call fun. Usually I conduct my research online…like when I found the ultimate Bigfoot encounter site, Pacwest Bigfoot.
I don’t fit in anywhere. I like dark, macabre things which, if you haven’t noticed, most Christians don’t. I also have an incredibly deep faith in God…which most horror-lovers don’t. Most of the time I feel like the proverbial fish out of water. Not only here online, but in my real life too.
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?
I quit writing thriller novels in 2015. I had published four books by then: Epidemic, Dark Circle, Subversion, and its…
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.
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.
Learning basic wilderness survival skills is a good idea. No matter what type of outdoor activity you enjoy one thing is certain: in nature things change.