JOANNA ELM, Author, Journalist, Attorney

February 3, 2018
by joanna

How A.J. Finn Landed At #1 On The New York Times Bestseller List

You may not be instantly familiar with the name A.J. Finn. But I bet you’ve heard of his book,The Woman In The Window¬†? Yep, that’s the one that catapulted straight to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list the … Continue reading

January 27, 2018
by joanna

8 Great Thriller Plot Twists — Why 4 Of Them Are Perfect

They’re called plot twists. You’ll recognize them almost immediately because one minute you’re reading, happily turning the pages faster and faster, and then suddenly, wham!¬†You have to read the sentence again. You re-read the paragraph. You go back a couple … Continue reading

January 20, 2018
by joanna

The Good & Bad News About E-Books: An Indie Author’s Tips For Success

If you’re a reader nothing beats the ease of downloading a book to your Kindle. No matter that you prefer to hold the real thing in your hot little hands. When you hear about a brand new thriller, and you … Continue reading

January 13, 2018
by joanna

New Serial Killer Thriller Is Must-See TV

If you binge-watched the fabulous true crime drama Mindhunter , and you’re now wondering where your next serial killer thriller fix is going to come from, wonder no longer. A TV series, La Mante (The Mantis) airing on Netflix is … Continue reading

November 25, 2017
by joanna
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The Trouble With Holidays If You’re A Writer (Or Live With One)

Most writers want to write. They don’t like interruptions to their writing routines. However painful it is to sit in front of a laptop or computer staring at a blank screen, it is more painful NOT to be sitting in … Continue reading