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My day with the TV crew

Monday was a big day for me. I left my office! Writers spend a lot of time locked up in our home offices, shutting out the rest of the world. But this past Monday, I departed my Houston home mid-morning for a drive to Katy, Texas, the location of the house where David Temple murdered his wife Belinda. The Temple case is the subject of my true crime book SHATTERED. The reason for my drive to Katy? A producer for the ID TV series DEADLY SINS wanted to interview me about the case for an upcoming episode.

What's it like doing television interviews about crime cases? That's what a Facebook friend asked when I mentioned my experience on social media. Well, it's usually pretty interesting. The process actually starts long before the day of the filming, when the producer, in this case a woman named Tania, conducts a pre-interview on the phone, asking  Read More 
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My morning with the Discovery TV crew

Hi All,

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.  Read More 
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