S.R.Claridge writes Mystery and Romantic Suspense novels. Her work has been said to have the energy of Dan Brown, the mystery of Mary Higgins Clark and the humor of Janet Evanovich. Claridge novels will take you to the edge of your seat, keep you guessing until the very end and ultimately warm your heart. It is on the pages of every S.R.Claridge novel that Mystery and Sensual Suspense collide.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Have you ever been taken for a ride?  I mean, totally scammed?  I have and it makes me wonder how people get away with it, both internally and externally.  If you lie, cheat and steal for a living, how do you sleep at night?  Aren’t you always looking over your shoulder, wondering if you’re about to be busted?  I would be… I would be in a constant state of fear…and what kind of life is that?!? 

When you’re the one that falls for the scam it makes you feel stupid, like a big doofus.  Hindsight is always twenty/twenty and how easily you look back and see all the red signs piled up.  They were there the whole time, but you couldn’t see them.  You weren’t looking.  You were trusting. 
It reminds me of some of the shady characters in my mafia series, Just Call Me Angel.  They live moment-to-moment, always looking over their shoulder, never at peace.

I've decided that scammers are the equivalent of a wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am.  What seems exciting at first becomes crushingly empty afterwards. ~

1 comment:

  1. Do you think that as writers, we have the empathy required to make us excellent marks? My former agent, a sociopath no doubt, scammed me out of time, hope, and enough money to lower my standard of living. My biggest complaint is that she wasted my time and negatively changed my perspective on people. Misanthropes, unite! "No, I don't hate people, but I feel better when they're not around." Thank you Charles Bukowski for that perfect line. After I got angry and a day job, I was able to pull my life back together. The best revenge is that my former agent is now a character in my first mystery novel. "Be careful or you might end up in my novel." I can't wait until she reads it when it is a bestseller (and sorely missing that 10 percent). I'm new to your blog and I like your spirit and perspective. I'm going to check out your books, too.


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