Author Archives: joesouza

About joesouza

I am a writer of crime novels

Is A Writing Group For You?

People ask me all the time about what it takes to publish a novel. What’s the best steps to take? How do I go about it? One of the first things I tell them is to join a writing group. … Continue reading

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Tornados—Nature’s Beautiful Revenge

One of the things on my bucket list is to go on a tornado chase with a team of professional storm chasers. Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve been fascinated with tornados. I think my interest started when … Continue reading

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My Squirrel Regret

I’m in a battle with the squirrels and chipmunks in my neighborhood. They’ve destroyed my patio by digging beneath it. It’s cracked and uneven now. They climb my roof and threaten to nest inside my house. Because of that, I … Continue reading

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Hunkering Down & Social Distancing

We’re hunkering down here in SoPo and waiting for the Corona Virus to run it’s course. All four of us. No work and no play. No restaurants or hitting the pub. No baseball or hockey games. My son is home … Continue reading

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Physics, Reality, Carl Jung and Why I Write

I’ve been in a tiny bit of a rut lately. So I’ve been reading some different things, trying to loosen up my mind, studying quantum physics and the cosmos, catching up on a little Carl Jung. It has interested me … Continue reading

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Staying Healthy To Be A Better Writer

How’s your health? Its winter and we’re in the midst of the serious blahs. The cold weather causes us to eat too much and stay indoors, and read, write and watch movies. Or maybe listening to true crime podcasts, which … Continue reading

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Crime Movies I Enjoyed in 2019

Okay, I admit I haven’t seen THE IRISHMAN yet. It’s nearly four hours long and I’m trying to allot time to see it one stretch, I hate watching movies in increments, so you’ll have to excuse me on this one. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! My Bests of the Year!

Dear Readers, Thank you for another amazing year. This will be my last post for 2019. Great things happened. I had a short story, ‘School Daze’ published in Landfall: New England’s Best Crime Stories. My novel PRAY FOR THE GIRL … Continue reading

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Diabetes Alert Dogs

A fellow author and friend of mine told me a few years ago about the special dog she owned that could detect the rising and falling glucose levels in her daughter.  The dog’s name was Little Bear and he was … Continue reading

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Take That Leap!

My daughter approached me with a devious smile on her face. “What’s up,” I asked. ”Do you know what I did yesterday?” Having no idea, I shook my head. ”I went skydiving.” I nearly fell off my seat. She only … Continue reading

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