Saturday, December 29, 2012

Introducing the "Find an Expert" page

It occurs to me that thriller writers tend to do a lot of research.  Credibility is key to a good story in our genre, which is why I personally know more about San Quentin prison and the botany of ancient Rome than I ever thought I would need to know in my lifetime.  As writers of thrillers and other genres, we read, we travel, and we track down experts to ask.

It occurs to me that many of us are those experts.  So I have created a new page on this site.  Please find a new tab along the top bar entitled, "Find an Expert".  Use it to ask questions of our members about whatever subject you are researching, and please let us know if you have a special skill set that can benefit other thriller writers.

I present here an open invitation, calling for specific areas of expertise commonly featured in thriller novels.  These areas include, but are not limited to...

  • Law enforcement
  • The intelligence community
  • Legal experts
  • Medical experts
  • Experts on any religion
  • Experts on any ethnic culture
  • Experts on any secret society
  • Illicit drug experts (from any perspective, anonymity acceptable)
  • Historians specializing in any area
  • Citizens/residents of any city/state/country that makes a good setting 
Show us your mad skills!

Kristen Elise


  1. Hi Kristen,
    I love reading well researched books! I have degrees in linguistics and Palaeolithic archaeology, so I'm happy to answer any questions related to the science of language, deep prehistory, and human evolution :)


  2. Cory,

    Thanks so much for the comment. I have personal interests in ALL of the fields you describe, so I have just begun stalking you on your blogs. Cheers,


  3. Good idea, Kris. How do we get on the page?

  4. Excellent question, Lance.

    Just leave a comment in the comment box on the page, including contact info. Then members can contact you directly with questions. I will also use the comments and try to keep up with adding folks to the page methodically. Cheers!


  5. Hi! I've just found your blog on Book Blogs and I'm now a proud new follower, do drop by mine @ Book a World too! :)


  6. You're brilliant! I'm currently looking for an expert in present day Scotland politics, or a resident of Scotland.

    My expertise is in single-malt scotch whisky, if anyone has a detective out there with a particularly finicky taste for his spirits.