Welcome to Gregg Olsen, our guest for Murder HE Writes. I was lucky enough to “meet” Gregg on-line, and we became fast friends. Partly because he writes AMAZING books — both dark, twisty psychological suspense and dark, twisty true crime. Partly because I became his mentor through International Thriller Writers. But mostly because Gregg is one of the most genuinely nice guys you’d ever meet. You’d never know he writes about murder, mayhem and the macabre. And for those of you with YA’s in the house (or those like me who enjoy a good YA thriller) — Gregg also has a bestselling YA supernatural thriller series. (And, he’s often a commentator on the news related to true crime stories.) Enjoy Gregg’s fascinating (and scary!) blog. ~ Allison
On living in the Pacific Northwest: The serial killers around us
It’s as true as there are Starbucks on every corner. When it comes to the Seattle area and serial killers, if you swing a dead cat (fitting, right?) you’ll surely hit a body dumpsite. We’ve had so many of them here. We don’t brag about it, of course. But we don’t deny it, either. We just know that serial killers are a part of the northwest.
They just are.
When I look at the trajectory of my life I can easily see where my path has crossed that of a serial killer. More than a time or two. In fact, at least three. Of course, I didn’t know it at the time. The first serial killer that I’ll mention here was the inspiration for Fear Collector my latest thriller.