Where Did This Idea Come From? INSTRUMENT OF THE DEVIL


Readers and book clubs often ask: “How did you get the idea for this book?” 

In response, I’ve written brief answers for each book in the Tawny Lindholm Thriller series.



Kicking off with #1Instrument of the Devil


Was I really dumber than my new smartphone? My struggles with its unpredictable antics made me wonder if it was possessed.

At the same time, I was researching news stories that revealed how vulnerable the power grid was. A cyberattack by a smartphone could, in fact, trigger massive blackouts. Scary thought!

I combined those two elements–my personal struggles with my phone and the real-life danger to the grid–into this thriller, Instrument of the Devil.

Yes, a smartphone can indeed be possessed by a devil—a terrorist whose mission is darkness and death.

Instrument of the Devil is available at Amazon and major online retailers. Or ask your favorite independent bookstore to order it.

Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *