Author Archives: joesouza

About joesouza

I am a writer of crime novels

Going Back Home

What do think when you return to your hometown? Does it make you happy? Sad? Did you grow up in a big city or a small town? For many of us, it brings conflicted emotions, especially if we have family … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays To All & Expressing My Gratitude & Best Wishes!

Happy holidays, everyone. The end of the year has arrived and many of us are celebrating our favorite holidays with our families. It’s a great time to get loved ones gifts to put under the Christmas tree. One of the … Continue reading

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So You Wanna Write A Crime Short Story? Well Do Ya, Punk? Then Just Do It!

In the spring, I challenged my friend, Tim Queeney, to write a short story for the upcoming crime anthology, Landfall. In response, he challenged me to do the same thing. So we set about coming up with compelling ideas and … Continue reading

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Miami Vice!

So I took my son to the University of Miami for his freshman year. It was only my second time in Florida. The campus at University of Miami is beautiful. Palm trees and sunshine abound. So it made me wonder … Continue reading

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Sex, Booze & Pushing Boundaries

The characters in my new psychological thriller, THE NEIGHBOR, drink a lot. And I mean a lot. How much drinking is too much in a novel? Is it a case that you’ll know it when you see it. The same … Continue reading

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My Pictures From 2018 Crimewave

MaineCrimeWave was a lot of fun this year. I got to sit on two panels. One was about writing compelling endings. The other was about conflict. Here’s a picture of me with F. Lee Bailey, the keynote speaker. What a … Continue reading

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My New Novel, THE NEIGHBOR, Set To Release

My new novel THE NEIGHBOR publishes next Tuesday. It’s been a long but enjoyable road getting to this point in the game. Two years since I finished my original draft. Then came my agent’s editorial changes (the incomparable Evan Marshall). … Continue reading

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