by | Oct 1, 2020 | Rogue Roundup | 2 comments

Here’s what we Rogues talked about, researched, and revealed in September…

 Z.J. Czupor brings it with his latest Mystery Minute, The Butler Did It! Do you know who the icon phrase is most attributed to? We were surprised.

A US Navy veteran, nuclear engineer and former submarine officer, Brian Andrews is the perfect co-author for Tier One, a military thriller with co-author Jeffrey Wilson. Andrews talks collaboration, and knows a thing or two about teamwork.
Gayle Lynds reveals her sure-fire 10 rules for writing a best-selling thriller. You can do it, you can do it!
Can you use humor during these difficult days? Of course you can!  Karna Small Bodman gives great cartoons and great novels as examples.  


When Rogue Gayle Lynds’s first novel, Masquerade, was published, she crashed into a bulwark of sex discrimination in the exclusive male spy genre—and it wasn’t just men blocking her path. How did the book become a “thriller classic” & NYTimes bestseller?
Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp is back, and The Real Book Spy will be the first to recommend Kyle Mills’ latest thriller, Total Power. He reveres Flynn (and tells us why), then admits Mills has pulled off the impossible.
Our Rogue Lisa Black uses insider information from her day job as a CSI to inform her novels. In “Looking for Clues,” a write up in Florida Weekly, she even introduces us to her sidekick, a forensic mannequin named Bob.
Smith Henderson and Jon Marc Smith went Rogue to tell us how a character in their screenplay pushed forward and demanded to become the protagonist of their novel, Make Them Cry
Our Rogue Karna Small Bodman wins a medal from the Military Writers Society of America – check out the book, the review and the award here
In honor of the anniversary of women’s suffrage, Rogue Lisa Black told us about an early rogue of American political history, how Soledad Chavez de Chacon became the first acting governor of a U.S. State. 
Icons among thriller readers, guest blogger Heather Martin shares comparisons between Lee Child and Jack Reacher as she discusses her new biography of Lee Child, The Reacher Guy.


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  1. Jenny Milchman

    I loved those 10 Rules and getting to know Soledad especially! Such a great month to go Rogue.

  2. Lisa Black

    This has been a busy month!! I love seeing all this activity–and our new header!!