In part to honor the memory of my friend, brilliant True Crime Diary author Michelle McNamara, I have created a new crime blog:
True Crime Wire will be modeled after Michelle’s work in many ways. Especially in taking a deliberate and measured approach to cases, not chasing clicks by covering high profile crimes or breaking crime news just because. I fell into that trap in the distant past as a crime blogger and don’t want to again.
I’ll try and update this blog more often now, with non-crime posts, but many posts will be directing readers to True Crime Wire.
I burned out on true crime six years ago. But re-reading my friend’s work, I realized I felt a compulsion to dive back in. I’d probably been feeling it for a while, but found it easy to set aside.
Not setting it aside anymore.
I am, gladly, a working writer, so I won’t update any personal project blogs daily — but I will update, and I’ll take time with what I write.
If you follow this blog and are interested in true crime, please follow True Crime Wire.
Let’s get it started.