“Where do you get your ideas from?” This question is posed by readers more than any other. While in part my overactive imagination plays a big role in writing my Vermont-based thriller novels, there is also a fertile supply of ideas right outside my front door.
Do you ever pick up a thriller novel and just know you’re going to love it? That’s what happened to me recently. I was browsing at the library looking for a copy of Jane Harper’s, The Lost Man. I’m a big fan of Ms. Harper’s, as you might remember from this post and this Thriller Book Recommendation segment.
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?
Really looking forward to sharing two new thriller books with you guys! Before I dive in I wanted to let you know about a new group I’m creating via social media: #thrillerbooktribe. If you’re creating a new blog post, tweet, Instagram post or anything else online that you think other thriller readers would enjoy, please use the tag. I hope it will bring together like-minded readers so that we can better spread the word on great thriller novels.
I’m excited to announce the release of my latest thriller novel, Silence in the Woods. This is the second in a new series I’m writing called, “Monsters in the Green Mountains”. The series explores the darker side of the idyllic Vermont landscape, one that is dotted with Bigfoot, giant snakes, demonic dolls, man-eating bats and other folkloric tales.
Reading thriller books can be such a captivating experience. When you’re “down deep” into the book, coming out of it and back to reality is disconcerting at best, nearly paralyzing at worst. I’m excited to offer two new thriller book recommendations to you, along with the third “bonus” suspense recommendation…just for fun.
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.