Monday, July 21, 2008

Off to See a Haunted Castle!

Hi all!

I'm taking a quick break from writing to fly off to Ireland to see castles and ghosts - my favorite thing to do besides writing! One of our stops will include Leap Castle, purported to be the most haunted castle on the Emerald Isle. I'll let you know if I see anything!

In the meantime, a reader named Natalie sent me this message:

Hey! Ms Alane,My name is natalie and i absolutly love to read one day i came across your book The Angle of Death and decided to read it. I ABSOLUTLY LOVED IT!!!!!! Then i read The Christopher Killer. I LOVED IT SO MUCH! After that i read the third one and holy crap Kyle freaked me out soooooo much! I was reading it at night around 11and i finished it then man was i freaked out but i am sooo obsessed with this series now i can not wait for the fourth! When do you think the fouth one will come out i have been waiting since Febuary when the third one came out! Als how many more do you tihnk you will right i hope this series never ever ends!! This series and the TV Bones inspired ne to go into forensics. Do you watch Bones? What about NCIS?You Are So Awsome,Natalie

First of all, I want to thank Natalie for her kind comments - I'm smiling right now! And second, I wanted to address a question I get a lot, which is if I watch forensic programs on television, like Bones or NCIS. I usually don't watch fictionalized shows because I catch mistakes and they make me crazy, but I DO watch Cold Case Files and Forensic Files and shows that follow REAL cases. One of my favorites follows the cases of Dr. Baden - it shows actual autopsy photographs and follows real cases. So those are the shows I never miss!

Well, I'd better get packing since I've got a plane to catch. I'll be back August 2nd and then I'll finish up the last chapters and we'll have The Dying Breath DONE. Whoo hoo!


Alane Ferguson

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Forensic Tip of the Day!

Hi everyone! It's been crazy/busy with all the killing going on in THE DYING BREATH, but I wanted to take a quick minute and assure everyone it will be done soon! I was just asked if Kyle will kill anyone else, and the answer is YES! He is such a scary character and so much fun to write! Thanks so much for all of you emails and blog quiestions - it really means the world to me. Now, for the tip of the day! After a body has been autopsied, the diener has to scrub the skin with a degreasing soap. This is done with a Scotch Brite sponge, followed by a rinse with a hose. You can't make this stuff up!