Jennifer Chase

Jennifer Chase holds a bachelor degree in police forensics and a master’s in criminology.  In addition, she holds certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling.  She’s a member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists.
Jennifer is an author, freelance writer, and a criminologist.  She has authored four thriller novels and one screenwriting workbook.
Jennifer was born and raised in California where she currently resides with her husband, two dogs, and two incorrigible cats.   She developed a love for books and writing at an early age.  
She has an intense curiosity about crime and the varied connections between the actual crime and the criminal mind.  This propelled her to return to school and earn her master’s degree in 2008.  Her academic background has helped to prepare her to write in the thriller and true crime genres.


1. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
The love that I have for books and writing began with weekly trips that my mom would take with me to the local library. I would load up my arms with books and spend the week pouring over them until the next visit.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in police forensics and a masters in criminology. Academic pursuits that developed out of my curiosity about the criminal mind as well as from my own experience with a violent sociopath, provided me with a deep personal investment in every story I write. I also hold certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling and I am a proud member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists.

2. Describe your book 'Dead Burn' in 30 words or less. 
Vigilante detective Emily Stone hunts serial killers and child abductors, covertly and under the law enforcement radar, with her intrinsic skills of criminal profiling and forensic investigation.

3. What was the hardest part of writing your book?
I love the writing process.  Research is my favorite part because I love to learn something new.  The most difficult part of writing is more personal – I find that I can be a procrastinator.  With that in mind, it makes me stick to a schedule to help stay motivated.    
4. What books have had the greatest influence on you?
I read a variety of books in both fiction and non-fiction.  Many of the wonderful crime and thriller authors such as Jeffrey Deaver, Dean Koontz, David Baldacci, Vince Flynn and many others have influenced me.  You can learn so much from great authors in regard to pacing, plot development, and exciting character portrayals. 

5. Briefly share with us what you do to market your book?
Marketing is definitely the most difficult aspect to writing a novel. I find that writing blog posts relating to books and crime, staying updated on social media, promoting new books and giveaways, and interacting with fans helps to market my crime thriller series.

6. How do you spend your time when you are not writing?
I love to get outdoors, gardening, hiking, walking at the beach with my dogs, and dabbling in amateur photography. 

7. What are you working on next?
I am just about to release the latest book in the Award-winning Emily Stone Thriller Series, DARK PURSUIT.  In addition, I will be releasing another series in the spring, BODY OF THE CRIME, which is a forensic mystery series.  New projects and appearances are always updated on my blog:

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