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Colleen Thompson

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August 12

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Tami Hoag, Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, Michael Connelly, Sue Grafton


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In 2004, Colleen Thompson's first romantic thriller, Fatal Error, launched Dorchester Publishing's new line of fast-paced, steamy romantic suspense. The book was nominated for the RITA Award for Best Romantic Suspense and won the Texas Gold for Best Mainstream Fiction. Other honors received by her books include a starred review from Publisher's Weekly, nominations from the Reviewers International Organization, Top Pick, KISS awards, and a reviewers’ choice award nomination from Romantic Times Book Club Magazine, and a Perfect Ten from Romance Reviews Today.

Now residing in the Houston area with her husband and son, Colleen works with children in addition to her writing and speaking. When she’s not on deadline, she can often be found hiking
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Colleen Thompson As a writer of suspense, I've always found stories of families who've believed their young children are reincarnated--or channeling the dead--eerily…moreAs a writer of suspense, I've always found stories of families who've believed their young children are reincarnated--or channeling the dead--eerily fascinating. I've read many, many accounts, wondering all the while how a level-headed, logic-oriented woman like myself (most days!) would deal with having a small child suddenly claim to have been murdered.

It's this nightmare scenario the begins my new book, THE OFF SEASON (link in the comments)--and story that early reviewers say will keep you turning pages until you finally figure out what's going on.

Do you believe it's possible for people to "remember" past lives or to channel the dead? Or do you, like Dr. Christina Paxton from the book, tend to think there's always a rational explanation?(less)
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Fatal Error

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The Off Season

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Beneath Bone Lake

3.83 avg rating — 566 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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The Salt Maiden

3.64 avg rating — 542 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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Head On

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Touch of Evil

3.78 avg rating — 311 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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The Best Victim

3.92 avg rating — 289 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Triple Exposure

3.43 avg rating — 509 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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The Deadliest Denial

4.03 avg rating — 236 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Fade the Heat

3.65 avg rating — 204 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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I truly wanted to love this promising start with interesting, three-dimensional characters and a compelling murder mystery. Death of victim--a near-term pregnant woman--is graphically described, which may be triggering for some readers, but for me, ...more
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Engrossing, tangled, scandal-tinged, and ultimately redemptive story of the fallout of a tragic accident that takes the lives of three high school cheerleaders from the football-mad small town of Worthy, Georgia and how it impacts the lives of those ...more
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Entertaining police procedural inspired by a bizarre but tragic real-life case. Fans of Michael Connelly's LA-set Renee Ballard series will especially love this gripping and well-researched series debut featuring smart, ambitious, and principled ...more
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“In the desert I saw a creature, naked, bestial, Who, squatting upon the ground, Held his heart in his hands, And ate of it. I said, "Is it good, friend?" "It is bitter-bitter," he answered; "But I like it "Because it is bitter, `And because it is my heart."
Stephen Crane,
"The Black Riders and Other Lines”
Colleen Thompson, The Salt Maiden

“ME’s bound to rule your sister’s death a suicide, Ms. Miller. I know how hard it is to accept—” Anger roaring in her ears, Lauren slapped her palms hard against the cushions as she pushed herself to her feet. “You’re with the FBI, right? So why are you even here, if all you’re going to do is feed me the cops’ regurgitated bullshit?” “I was called”
Colleen Thompson, The Best Victim

“If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows.”
Colleen Thompson, Touch of Evil

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“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won't have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren't even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they're doing it.”
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

“Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.”
Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign

“let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
Oscar Wilde

“As for literary criticism in general: I have long felt that any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel or a play or a poem is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae or a banana split.”
kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage




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Colleen Thompson Thank you so much, Michele! Happy to have you as a friend and I so appreciate the lovely review you've left for Triple Exposure! <3

Michele wrote: "Thank you for the add of a friend, I finished Triple Exposure last week and just left a review for it here on Goodreads. I'll be leaving the same review on Bookblub, Amazon, Library Thing and Ficti..."


Michele Lynn Thank you for the add of a friend, I finished Triple Exposure last week and just left a review for it here on Goodreads. I'll be leaving the same review on Bookblub, Amazon, Library Thing and FictionDB.


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


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Sonya Heaney Thanks for the friend invitation!


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Peg Brantley Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Colleen.


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