Inspired by my experience working as a legal researcher for the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, work that often took me inside the Penitentiary of New Mexico, I began writing a novel that I hoped would have series potential. Two major book deals later—featuring forensic psychologist Dr. Sylvia Strange—I wrote the fifth novel in the series, DARK ALCHEMY.

After that, I took a hiatus from the darkest of subjects to focus on family, the challenges of parenting, and the joys of raising my daughter, Pearl. She was just shy of her 6th birthday when I got the call from my agent asking if I would be interested in meeting with Valerie Plame Wilson. The resulting collaboration with Valerie took several years to get fully airborne and now BLOWBACK is out in paperback and the next book, BURNED is just released in hardcover (October, 2014/Blue Rider Press) in what we hope will be a long-lived series featuring Vanessa Pierson, CIA covert operative.

For me, writing novels fulfills two essential needs—my hunger to absorb and process new information about the world, and my curiosity with regard to human nature, especially the volatile interaction of desire and choices made in pursuit of said desire, and the resulting (often astounding) actions and outcomes.

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You can now read all five forensic-psychological thrillers in the Dr. Sylvia Strange series by Sarah Lovett in ebook format on your favorite device! I loved working with artist Linda McCarthy on the brand new cover designs for the newly available Dr. Strange ebooks. She makes the process so easy and fun!

Sarah Lovett and Valerie Plame collaborate to produce Burned, the second in a series of contemporary international thrillers.
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