Jon, an adventurous reader, took my thriller Instrument of the Devil on an extended sailing cruise. This morning, he sent beautiful photos from Split, Croatia and also shared the book with shipmate Dina. A big thank you to Jon and Dina! I’m so glad you both enjoyed the story! Here’s Jon on the high seas. And here’s Dina. Only my book accompanied them, not me personally (darn!). To see what I missed, I researched Split, Croatia. What an…
Jon, a reader from Annapolis MD, took my thriller on his sailing cruise through the Mediterranean. Here he is in Crete. Next stop, Venice. Thanks for sending this beautiful photo, Jon! Smooth sailing!
This morning, while driving away from my house on the way to the gym, I met my neighbor in her car coming home. We stopped, rolled down windows, and chatted for a moment. She’d been to a garage sale in a nearby town about 15 miles away, didn’t find much worth buying, and only spent $5. We said bye and went about our business. Just an ordinary Saturday morning, right? This small incident nearly brought me to tears of joy.…
Grab a cold drink and a hot thriller for your summer reading pleasure. Instrument of the Devil is on sale for 99 cents from July 7th to July 14th. Winner of the Zebulon Award and the Kindle Scout contest. After her husband’s death, Tawny Lindholm isn’t looking for romance but it finds her when she meets Kahlil Sharivar, a charismatic psychologist with the charm and good looks of Omar Sharif. Embarrassed by her dyslexia and intimidated by technology, Tawny welcomes…
Spending too much time using your “sit” muscles? Here’s a cool way to roll out the kinks on my recent post for The Kill Zone.
Debbie Burke talks about her bestselling novel Instrument of the Devil on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 2 p.m. at The Villas in Kalispell, Montana. Learn how a tricky smartphone inspired the exciting thriller that won the Zebulon Award and Kindle Scout contest. Debbie will share the story of her overnight success…that took only 30 years! Join her for a reading, questions, and a chance to win a signed copy of Instrument of the Devil.
Join me on a recent trip to British Columbia where I got to hang out with writers at a beautiful, historic hotel with a river flowing past, amid snow-tipped mountains. Here’s a link to the post I wrote for The Kill Zone.
Memo to criminals: If the statute of limitations hasn’t expired, don’t send your DNA to 23andMe. Learn how law enforcement solves crimes using DNA databases like 23andMe, Ancestry.com, Family Tree, My Heritage, etc. Check out my post today on The Kill Zone.
Paying it forward is important in writing and in life. Please check out my tribute to a great writing mentor and friend, Dennis Foley on today’s Kill Zone.
If you grew up reading Nancy Drew books, check out the fun history I discovered about the beloved sleuth here on The Kill Zone. Only two weeks left to download Instrument of the Devil for the bargain price of 99 cents! Here’s the link.