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Elizabeth Heiter | Creating an FBI Victim Specialist and His Therapy Dog
April 19, 2021
“You have to be the calm in their chaos.”
Those are the words Jax Diallo, the hero of K-9 Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | The Allure of a Cold Case
February 22, 2021
A cold case is law enforcement terminology for an unsolved investigation that has run out of leads. Typically, when you think of cold cases Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Writing Imperfect Heroes
January 11, 2021
You know the fairy tale: a hero who’s tall, dark and handsome, coming to the rescue of a damsel in distress. The Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | A Heroine with an Impossible Choice
December 7, 2020
When I started writing the first book in my K-9 Alaska series, K-9 DEFENSE, I didn’t know it Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Researching the K-9 Alaska Series
October 27, 2020
In fiction, every detail matters. Every sentence is a chance to connect with readers, every description an opportunity to pull them into the story Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Must Love Dogs
August 10, 2020
I grew up with a menagerie: dogs (St. Bernards, Newfoundlands), cats (Persians, tabby), birds (ducks, parrot, lovebirds, cockatiel, parakeets), bunnies, lizards (iguana, bearded dragon Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Welcome to Desparre, Alaska
July 13, 2020
Ever since I visited Alaska, I’ve wanted to write a book set there. I spent several weeks traveling across the state with Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Criminal Profiling and Writing Suspense
June 16, 2020
Every time I write a book, I create character sketches for every character. They contain some basics, like a physical description, age, and profession Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Interview with Undercover Agent Davis Rogers
May 11, 2020
My latest release, SECRET INVESTIGATION, follows undercover agent Davis Rogers. Now a member of the Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Author-Reader Match: SECRET INVESTIGATION
April 20, 2020
Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match" where we Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Writing a Multi-Author Series
April 13, 2020
4 books. 4 urgent cases. One team of crime-solving experts.
That’s the premise of the Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Interview with Kensie Morgan of 'K-9 Defense'
July 1, 2019
Fourteen years ago, Kensie Morgan watched helplessly as her younger sister
was abducted in front of their house. Ever since, Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Writing an Injured Ex-Marine Hero
April 16, 2019
Meet Colter Hayes. Heâs 6â2â tall, 180 pounds of mostly muscle, with
close-cropped dark blond hair and intense blue eyes. Heâs Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Meet Rebel: The K-9 Star of K-9 Defense
February 12, 2019
In the opening chapter of my upcoming book, K-9 DEFENSE, Rebel â a five-year-old
Malinois-German Shepherd mix â saves the life Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Reflecting on Holiday Traditions and Looking Forward to the New Year
January 2, 2019
âTis the season for family, friends, and fun traditions. If youâre like me,
youâve got some that have lasted since childhood and others Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Writing Strong, Modern Heroines
November 27, 2018
Strong heroines. Deadly villains. Killer suspense. Thatâs my brand â three
things I promise to deliver readers with every book. But what does it take Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | When Life Imitates Art: Romantic Suspense in My Life
October 15, 2018
Youâve probably encountered a character in a book whoâs one hundred percent
convinced she wonât
end up with a particular person (or Read More...
Author/Reader Match with Elizabeth Heiter
September 4, 2018
Elizabeth Heiter writes both psychological suspense and romantic suspense. Her
books feature strong heroines, chillingly realistic villains, and psychological
twists. She believes every hero or Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Top 5 Reasons to Write (or Read!) a Series
July 16, 2018
In the past five years, Iâve published books in three distinct series: The Profiler Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Don't forget to chase your dreams!
June 19, 2018
For as long as I can remember, Iâve wanted to be a writer.
As a child, before I could write words myself, I used Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | An Interview with FBI Profiler Evelyn Baine
May 28, 2018
Today, Iâm sitting down with the heroine of The
Profiler series, Evelyn Baine, to find out more about how she balances her job
with Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | How I Write Suspense
April 9, 2018
At every new book launch, certain questions pop up again and again:
âWhere do you get your ideas?â
âWhatâs the process Read More...
Five Reasons to Avoid Everton, PA
March 12, 2018
Everton, PA is the fictional setting for my latest release, NIGHT OF THE FLOOD â a Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | The five suspense novels I'm loving right now
February 12, 2018
Writers all get their start as avid readers, and most of us never stop devouring
books. One of the coolest benefits of being an author Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Three Heroes Are Better Than One
January 16, 2018
I love writing series. As a reader, you get to return to favorite characters and follow along as someone
new gets center stage. As a Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Creating a Swoon-Worthy Hero
December 18, 2017
Recently, Harlequin created a calendar for 2018 full of heroes, and one of the men featured
was Kyle âMacâ McKenzie, a
secondary character in my Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Top 10 Mysteries and Thrillers Made into Movies
November 14, 2017
Always read the book before you see the movie. Thatâs my rule for any movie
thatâs been adapted from a novel, because 99 Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | When the End Is Really the Beginning
October 9, 2017
Thatâs the opening to my short story, The Second Shot, part of the
anthology Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | The One That Got AwayâŚ
July 10, 2017
Marcos Costa is used to being alone. Tossed into foster care as an infant, he
learned from an early age how to survive using his Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Hero Material
June 12, 2017
What makes a compelling hero, someone whoâs not just drool-worthy because of his
killer smile and his bulging biceps, but a man who Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Taking Your Hero Hostage
May 8, 2017
Juliette Lawson, the heroine of the first book in my new Lawmen: Bullets and
Brawn Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Top Five Things Not to Tell the FBI
April 10, 2017
As an author of suspense and romantic suspense, my Internet browser history is a
littleâŚquestionable. Itâs filled with searches for things like missing Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter introduces her FBI Profiler Evelyn Baine
March 13, 2017
The heroine of my Profiler series, Evelyn Baine, is kind of Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Getting into the Mind of a Madman with Criminal Profiling
February 20, 2017
Iâm fascinated by criminal profilers, like the heroine of my Profiler series Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Famous Criminal Profilers in Fact and Fiction
December 12, 2016
Criminal profiling is a fascinating process, a mix of psychology and criminology
that tends to create divided reactions: people seem to think itâs either Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | The âWhyâ in Crime: Creating a Behavioral Profile
November 21, 2016
In real life, when thereâs a horrible, seemingly inexplicable crime, people
crowd around the TV to watch interviews with the people who knew the Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Creating an FBI Profiler
October 10, 2016
Iâve never worked for the FBI. Never coordinated with local law
enforcement on investigations ranging from serial killers to child
abductions to terrorism. Never Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Dos and Donâts for an FBI Profiler
December 29, 2015
The third book in my Profiler series, Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Taking Down a Predator
March 30, 2015
The heroine of my latest romantic suspense, SWAT SECRET
ADMIRER (Book 3 in Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter | Getting Your Priorities Straight
February 23, 2015
I love strong heroines. I love reading them, and I really love writing them.
They donât have to be physically tough (although all three Read More...
Publishers Weekly bestselling author ELIZABETH HEITER likes her suspense to feature strong heroines, chilling villains, psychological twists, and a little bit (or a lot!) of romance. Her research has taken her into the minds of serial killers, through murder investigations, and onto the FBI Academy’s shooting range. Her novels have been published in more than a dozen countries and translated into eight languages; they've also been shortlisted for the HOLT Medallion, the Daphne Du Maurier award, the National Readers' Choice award and the Booksellers' Best award and won the RT Reviewers' Choice award.
The heroine of Elizabeth's Profiler novels was called "one of the most amazing characters created in print" by Fresh Fiction. Her novels have received praise from Lee Child, J.T. Ellison, Jeffery Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, R.L. Stine, Allison Brennan, Laura Griffin, Suzanne Brockmann, Hank Phillippi Ryan and Zoë Sharp.