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The third Sarah Armstrong mystery, named a best book of the year by Library Journal!
The second Sarah Armstrong mystery "a strong sequel," says BOOKLIST, now available in stores and on the Web!
The first in the Sarah Armstrong mystery series, BOOKLIST MAGAZINE picked SINGULARITY as one of the Best Crime Novel Debuts of 2009!
A minister, his mistress, and a heartless Texas murder
A mother's love, a husband's betrayal, and a cold-blooded Texas murder
An Altar Boy, a Cheerleader, and a Twisted Texas Murder.
Murder, Revenge and Two Texas Sisters.
Sex, Murder, and a Texas Millionaire
Obsession, Lies, and a Killer Cop
Seen on Oprah! A courageous woman married to a dangerous psychopath.
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August 1, 2010
I had an interesting Sunday morning this week; two producers, a sound and a camera man from Investigation Discovery dropped in to interview me. They shuffled around my living room furniture, set up lights, hooked up cameras and the sound equipment, then sat me in a chair and drilled me with questions. What about? Did I get caught doing something illegal? No, thank goodness. They wanted to talk about the case in EVIL BESIDE HER, that of James and Linda Bergstrom.
It seems that ID is introducing a new series this coming fall. They don't have a set title yet, but it'll be on women who've married men only to find out later that they're criminals. That, of course, fits Linda to a "T." She married a shy young man who worked in a paint factory, one who blushed when shown Playboy and who wanted to wait until after marriage to have sex. Only later did she discover that he was a dangerous sexual predator. By then, she was pregnant and worried that if she left him he'd attack other women and, on visitation days, molest their own daughter.
At first Linda tried to change James. Then, when presented with evidence that she couldn't, she worked to get police to stop him. I have so much respect for Linda. If it weren't for her, many more women would have suffered. She hit so many roadblocks, but kept pushing. It was a long battle, full of heartbreaking twists and turns.
Anyway, it was quite the morning. Linda, the producer, drilled me with questions the way I usually do those I'm interviewing. Some I expected, others really made me think. But in the end, it was fun. I'll be sure to let y'all know when the show begins airing, and I've posted a photo of myself with the crew in the right hand column of this page.
But through all of this fun, there was the heart of the issue. I will talk to anyone who's willing to talk to me about James Bergstrom. I need to get the news out. I don't go around protesting paroles very often, but this is one very sick guy, someone who needs to be kept behind bars. And the scary thing is that he occasionally comes up for parole.
For those of you who haven't protested James's parole, there are instructions on my update page. Remember: This guy's the real thing, a true psychopath and a sexual predator. We don't want him out of prison. We really don't. So make your wishes heard, and let's keep him behind bars.
50 Shades innocent fun? I hope so, but be careful whom you trust.
Bananas Foster ala Brennan's. It's so good. Such a great restaurant. Try the recipe in the blog, and visit their restaurants. Wonderful food!
Bouchercon 2011: Here I am on the left with the wonderful Sara Paretsky and my friend author Diane Fanning. We had a blast!
Crawfish etouffee, a Louisiana classic. Love this recipe!
Kari fell in love with Matt Baker, but was he the man she believed?
They appeared the perfect family, but was Matt Baker hiding Deadly Little Secrets?
Was Matt Baker really a loving husband? Here at his wife's grave with their two daughters, Grace and Kensi.
My niece Beth, Dad, my sister-in-law Linda, and yours truly!
Dad's birthday cake, what a grand day!
Nice smile? I am the Cheshire Cat.
Jamie Ford, yours truly, Kathy L. Patrick, the Pulpwood Queen!
Here I am with Fannie Flagg and Karen Harrington
On the day of my panel with Robert Leleux
Alice's Kingdom: Marsha Toy Engstrom, our leader, as the Red Queen.
My main character, Sarah Armstrong, is a Texas Ranger/Profiler.
My special reindeer ornament, the one that's always front and center on my Christmas tree
Don't miss me on All Things Southern talking about the third Sarah Armstrong mystery!
The cover for the upcoming German edition of Singularity
Here I am with the Investigation Discover TV crew. Left to right: Scott, Eric, yours truly, Linda and Kaia!
Here I am with the legendary Kinky Friedman.
Introducing the rest of our panel: Ben Rehder (left) author of Holy Moly and other mysteries; Frances Ray, who writes women's fiction; that's me in the background, and on the right, Kathleen Kent, author of The Heretic's Daughter
It's up to us to mount a protest, to keep James Bergstrom locked up.
Meet our puppy, Ozzie Nelson. Don't let his sweet appearance fool you. Send help!
Here's proof that Ozzie Nelson is a handful!
This past January, 2010, the theme of the Pulpwood Queen's Girlfriend Weekend was Over the Rainbow. This is the head queen, Kathy Patrick, dressed as a tornado.
The southwest LA pulpwood queens as witches!
Years ago, before her diagnosis, here I am with my mom.
Here I am with Pulpwood Queen founder and author Kathy L. Patrick at the 2009 Girlfriend Weekend. I had a blast! (Notice the tiara? It's my first!)
Murder by the Book
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