1. When a Broken Detective Is Still Being Stalked By Her Kidnapper: An Inside Perspective into Mystery Thrillers with Award-Winning Author A.K. Ramirez Maccabee and Chelsea 51:32

Join hosts Maccabee and Chelse as they delve into the fascinating world of character perception with the acclaimed author A.K. Ramirez. Discover how understanding a character’s perspective can transform your writing. Dive deep into the complexities of the Marissa Ambrose Witness Series and its portrayal of characters and their worlds.

Learn how to create compelling connections in your thriller writing that resonate with readers in A.K.’s first book, “Photographs and Secrets.”

Uncover the secrets of leaving your readers hanging on to every word by giving them false hope at the end of your book and how it can be more gripping than traditional cliffhangers for thriller and mystery series. We’re even shedding light on how local police programs can be a goldmine of inspiration for your writing. Explore the real-life aspects that can enhance the authenticity of your stories and captivate your readers with intriguing mysteries. All this and more in this episode of Beyond the Pen.

Maccabee is a husband of 19 yrs, father of two boys, Army vet, voice actor, writer, and podcast co-host of Beyond the Pen. Growing up in the theater and working as a voice actor, script analysis has been a critical skill he's been perfecting over the years. This skill has allowed him to look past what the author wants you to see and discover the truth between the words and the printed paper. Every story is unique, and so are the authors.

Marccella, a self-proclaimed bookworm, is an advocate for authors and their unique voices. Since learning to read at aged 6, Marccella could be found in the library with her nose in a good book. As an avid reader, Marccella recognized that there was untapped potential in the author community and was decidedly committed to creating valuable spaces to have conversations with writers of all genres. As a result, Marccella united with Maccabee (her brother from another mother) to further her vision of expanding the reach of authors and their audience.