I meet people all the time who are interested in my journey to become a published author. Usually I get a lot of questions, such as: what writing sites do I visit; where am I getting my information for my thrillers? Here are some links you might enjoy or I might have mentioned to you in recent conversations.
Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers – Child Soldiers continue to be a global problem
Peace Matters – Children in War – Reports of children abducted by rebels and forced to fight.
Albania joins NATO – Although written prior to Albania joining NATO, in “Virgin Soldier” the Albanians are part of NATO – an important plot point.
Albania – Current news on Albania
Top 10: Weapons of the future – Eight of these weapons appear in “Virgin Soldier”
Berlin Wall Online – Chronicle of the Berlin Wall history with photos
Organized Crime in Germany – Interesting 1995 paper on organized crime in Germany
Life in East Germany – This site gives you a good feel for what life was like in East Germany during the cold war
Writing Links for Thriller and Mystery Writers
- International Thriller Writers, Inc. Just about everything you need to know or want to find out about thriller writers and information on how to join their ranks!
- Mystery Writers of American Great organization for keeping up with what’s going on in the mystery field
- Sisters in Crime Very supportive organization for mystery writers male and female. Great email list.