Guest Post: Burt Weissbourd – INSIDE PASSAGE

Good day, my bookish peeps. There are many perks to have a book blog, other than free advance copies of books, including getting the opportunity to meet and host visits from new-to-me authors as well as authors I know. It always amazes me when these incredibly talented authors agree to visit my little blog. Today, I’m pleased to welcome a noted novelist, screenwriter, and producer. Please help me welcome Burt Weissbourd, author of Inside Passage, the first book of the Corey Logan trilogy, and more. Mr. Weissbourd discusses the difficulty in writing a credible yet compelling psychiatrist character in this series. I hope you’ll read what he has to say about this process, and perhaps follow the blog tour to learn more about this book and author. Thank you, Mr. Weissbourd for taking time away from your writing to visit with us today, I now turn the blog over to you.

Corey Logan was set up. She knows Nick Season’s terrible secret. Coming home from prison, all Corey wants is to be with her son. To get him back, she needs to make a good impression on the psychiatrist evaluating her. But Dr. Abe Stein doesn’t believe she was framed–until his well-heeled mother falls for the charming state attorney general candidate, Nick Season. 


As the dogs of war are unleashed, Corey and her son run for their lives–taking her boat up the Pacific Northwest’s remote Inside Passage. Inside Passage is the first in Weissbourd’s haunting, heart-stirring Corey Logan trilogy.

Writing a Psychiatrist For Inside Passage 

by Burt Weissbourd

One of the challenges in, and motivations for, writing Inside Passage was creating an original and compelling psychiatrist as a protagonist.


Early on, I made several decisions about Abe Stein, my protagonist:


Abe has worked very hard to be comfortable with who he is. He’s self-aware. He really doesn’t worry about what others think – about how he looks, how he thinks about things, what he does in his spare time.


Abe has an intense inner life. He may not have an easy time with practical tasks – he’s always having trouble lighting his pipe; he often tosses his spent match into the wastebasket only to find that it’s still burning and he’s started a fire – but he’s a master at navigating his way through psychological complexity. He gets what makes people tick and often thinks about people in unexpected, especially insightful ways.


Abe is often preoccupied and distracted. Because his inner life is so intense and interesting, Abe will often lose his focus as he follows a train of thought down some winding back road. The judge has taken away his driver’s license because he keeps getting distracted with some thought and sideswiping parked cars.

Abe focuses intently on his patients and genuinely believes that it’s on him to help them in real and meaningful ways. He’ll be sitting in his office staring at the ceiling apparently not listening to what his patient is saying. In fact, he’s turning over every word, doing everything in his power to get inside his patient’s skin, feel what he or she is feeling. He has remarkable empathic capacities.

So I paired this self-aware, inwardly oriented, not-at-all good at negotiating his way in the world, master of emotional complexity with a tough, self-reliant, not so self-aware, literally able to navigate on her own in wild country, extremely able-in–the-world woman, and as they fall in love, we find that there’s very little they can’t do together. 

I gave an early draft of Inside Passage to a psychiatrist friend and was touched and honored that she asked if she could give the passage about Abe’s personal experience in therapy to her patients.

The passage read, in part:

“At first, you work to understand why you feel what you feel. There’s lots of talking about that. Then there’s one failure after another. It’s discouraging. But you just keep after it. The fear is still there, and it’s real, but at some point, you’re ready to take a chance again, try a worrisome thing. And little by little you begin to do things you thought you could never do. There are lots of setbacks, but when that happens, you talk about what’s holding you back and how you could handle it differently, and eventually, you try it again… And then sometime later, you begin to see how you’ve grown stronger. It’s incremental change, baby steps, but the time comes when you know you can do hard things, even if you make mistakes…”   

  



Inside Passage

Book 1 of the Corey Logan Trilogy
by Burt Weissbourd

November 1-30, 2020 Tour


Synopsis:


Corey Logan was set up. She knows Nick Season’s terrible secret. Coming home from prison, all Corey wants is to be with her son. To get him back, she needs to make a good impression on the psychiatrist evaluating her. Dr. Abe Stein doesn’t believe she was framed — until his well-heeled mother falls for the charming state attorney general candidate, Nick Season. As the dogs of war are unleashed, Corey and her son run for their lives — taking her boat up the Pacific Northwest’s remote Inside Passage.


“A stunning, fast-paced thriller that took me on an intense ride and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire way through … If you love beautifully executed thrillers that will play with your mind as well as your heart, this is the book for you.” ~ Midwest Book Review

 


Inside Passage is the first in Weissbourd’s haunting, heart-stirring Corey Logan Trilogy.


Click here to find out more about the Corey Logan Trilogy.


Book Details:

Genre: Crime Thriller
Published by: Blue City Press
Publication Date: October 20th, 2020
Number of Pages: 290
ISBN: 1733438246 (ISBN13: 9781733438247)
Series: A Corey Logan Thriller, #1 || STAND ALONE MYSTERY
Purchase Links:  Amazon | Barnes and Noble | IndieBound | Goodreads


Author Bio:

Burt Weissbourd is a novelist, screenwriter, and producer of feature films. He was born in 1949 and graduated cum laude from Yale University, with honors in psychology. During his student years, he volunteered at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris and taught English to college students in Thailand. After he graduated, he wrote, directed, and produced educational films for Gilbert Altschul Productions. He began a finance program at the Northwestern University Graduate School of Business but left to start his own film production company in Los Angeles. He managed that company from 1977 until 1986, producing films including Ghost Story starring Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, John Houseman, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Patricia Neal, and Raggedy Man starring Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepard, which The New York Times called “a movie of sweet, low-keyed charm.” In 1987, he founded an investment business, which he still runs. Burt’s novels include the thrillers Danger in Plain Sight, The Corey Logan Trilogy (Inside Passage, Teaser and Minos), and In Velvet, a thriller set in Yellowstone National Park.



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Book Spotlight: GIRL WITH A ROSE by Leslie Wolfe



Girl With a Rose
Tess Winnett Book 6
by Leslie Wolfe
Genre: Thriller, Crime Suspense




Her body is frozen, unable to move. Her eyes are locked on the blood leaving her body in a steady string of droplets, collecting in the bone ash porcelain bowl engraved with intricate gold leaves. Her parted lips let out a shriek that no one hears. He just smiles and wipes her tears with cold fingers.


“Wow. I think I just fell head over heels in love with a fictional character. Tess Winnett is one of the smartest FBI agents and profilers I have come across yet and with analytical skills to rival Sherlock Holmes. Hats off to Leslie Wolfe for easily the best thriller I have read in this genre for many, many years!” – Manie Kilianon, five stars review on Amazon.



The girl: missing

After fifteen-year-old Kaylee disappears without a trace, FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett is assigned to the case that falls outside of the normal purview of the FBI. With every lead she uncovers, more questions are posed with only one possible, terrifying answer: there are others like her who have vanished, never to be seen or heard from again.

Is there a pattern in these disappearances? What happened to the others who have vanished? Is there a connection, or is Tess chasing shadows?

The first twenty-four hours: critical

Frantic for answers and painfully aware of each passing moment, Tess has a choice to make, one that could save the life of a young girl: was Kaylee’s disappearance a singular event, or was she the latest victim of a serial killer no one knew existed?

The odds of finding the girl alive drop with every second passing by and making the wrong choice would seal her fate. Her blood would be on her hands.

The best-selling author of Dawn Girl is back with another suspenseful, gripping crime thriller. If you’re a fan of David Baldacci, Melinda Leigh, and James Patterson, you will enjoy Leslie Wolfe’s enthralling police procedural that will keep you reading until the last page.



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Leslie Wolfe is a bestselling author whose novels break the mold of traditional thrillers. She creates unforgettable, brilliant, strong women heroes who deliver fast-paced, satisfying suspense, backed up by extensive background research in technology and psychology.

Leslie released the first novel, Executive, in October 2011. It was very well received, including inquiries from Hollywood. Since then, Leslie published numerous novels and enjoyed growing success and recognition in the marketplace. Among Leslie’s most notable works, The Watson Girl (2017) was recognized for offering a unique insight into the mind of a serial killer and a rarely seen first-person account of his actions, in a dramatic and intense procedural thriller.

A complete list of Leslie’s titles is available at http://wolfenovels.com/order.

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Book Spotlight: DIRTY DEEDS Series by Armand Rosamilia



Dirty Deeds 

by Armand Rosamilia 

Genre: Crime Thriller 


I get paid to erase problems. 
Did your extramarital affair produce an unwanted complication? Family problems? Just want to enjoy your midlife crisis by yourself? 
That’s where I come in. For a fee, I’ll take care of it. A big fee. 
Only, I’m not going to do what you think. I’m not going to save you from them, I’m going to save them from you. 

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Dirty Deeds 2 


Everything was going smoothly until my past caught up with me.
Now I’m being taunted by a madman who knows more about me than I do.
He’s kidnapped the closest person in my life, and he is using it to get my attention.
Trust me… he has it. Now I just need to figure out where he is and when he’ll strike again.
Things were easier when I was only kidnapping children. 

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Dirty Deeds 3 


Philadelphia. City of Brotherly Love.
Unless you have the Philly mob trying to kill you and the FBI wanting to sit you down for an interview about your connections to organized crime.
Not to mention being wanted for your own illegal business ventures.
Did you guess I was in trouble?

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Dirty Deeds 4 


The Big Easy. The Crescent City. Birthplace of Jazz. Mardi Gras City. NOLA. New Orleans.
Even in a fun place like this, I find myself being chased, shot at, coerced and abused by the FBI, organized crime and Reggie Keane, who used to spend his days trying to arrest me.
Did I also mention a serial killer is in the mix as well?
One of these days I’m going to spend time in a city and enjoy the tourist sites.
The fourth book in the crime thriller series from author Armand Rosamilia 

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Dirty Deeds 5 


Marisa Paige, assistant to James Gaffney’s legal and illegal endeavors, just wanted to spend time in Florida.
Sunny beaches. Baseball games. Sightseeing in St. Augustine.
When Marisa stumbles upon the dead owner of a baseball card store, her vacation plans change.
Can she solve this cozy mystery before someone else dies?
Will she get to see a few Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp baseball games and work on her tan as well? 

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Dirty Deeds 6 


The Sixth Book in the crime thriller series!
Being a guest on a sailboat should be the most relaxing thing. Ever. I can’t think of what else would make someone happier. A gentle breeze over the water. The sun shining. Someone else steering the boat and asking if you’d like another grilled shrimp or noticing your glass is nearly empty.
The problem I have is simple: someone getting shot and blood splatter on my shrimp puts a damper on this picturesque scene, and it isn’t a lazy dream I’m having, either.
Once again what should be an idyllic scenario becomes a bloodbath because…well, because of who I am.

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Dirty Deeds 7


The next chapter in the Award Winning crime thriller series!
What started out as a simple kidnapping and trip to Texas has turned into a typical week for me: dead bodies, being shot at, changes in my life, too much heat, lots of great food, and sparring with the local sheriff and the FBI.

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Dirty Deeds 8


I have a plane. I use it for pleasure. To fly to exotic locales and eat great food, watch sporting events and sell sports cards.
Except when a Philly mobster I owe a favor to has me use it to go to Brazil and kill a woman.
Never a dull moment for me.
The next part of the Award Winning crime thriller series!

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Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he writes when he’s not sleeping. He’s happily married to a woman who helps his career and is supportive, which is all he ever wanted in life…
He’s written over 150 stories that are currently available, including horror, zombies, contemporary fiction, thrillers, and more. His goal is to write a good story and not worry about genre labels.
He not only runs two successful podcasts…

  • Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast – interviewing fellow authors as well as filmmakers, musicians, etc.
  • The Mando Method Podcast with co-host Chuck Buda – talking about writing and publishing
But he owns the network they’re on, too! Project Entertainment Network
He also loves to talk in third person… because he’s really that cool.
You can find him at http://armandrosamilia.com for not only his latest releases but interviews and guest posts with other authors he likes! And e-mail him to talk about zombies, baseball and Metal: armandrosamilia@gmail.com

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