DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
Ex-investigative journalist, Rita Mars loses an old friend to what looks like suicide. She’s convinced he was murdered to cover unethical maneuvers and save reputations in the abyss that is Congress. Back stabbings inside the beltway sometimes extend beyond metaphorical. She’s going to butt heads with the local good ole boy authorities and navigate the deliberately stoked smoke screens of the duly elected, but she is never going to give up.
Valerie Webster has been a triathlete, a writing instructor, a crime reporter and later spent a career developing law enforcement applications. As a writer, she honed her skills through the Mystery Writers of America Mentoring Program and Sisters in Crime. In DRIVEN: A Rita Mars Thriller, Valerie weaves her professional experiences into the fine art of a fast-paced tale that sweeps readers into the action. Valerie makes her home near Boulder, CO.