Tag: JD Crighton

H. H. Holmes, the Clodhopper Who Almost Didn’t Graduate

Herman Webster Mudgett, M. D., known as H. H. Holmes, barely squeaked by as a medical graduate of University of Michigan in 1884. Mudgett held a horrific record among University graduates–he was the first ‘arch villain’ executed for murder. Mudgett,

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Holmes’ Own Story: Holmes Confessed 27 Murders – Lied Then Died

Holmes’ Own Story: Confessed 27 Murders – Lied Then Died features eighty-seven (87) restored and sourced rare historical illustrations and photographs. Holmes’ Own is a fascinating look into the mind of one of America’s first serial killers. Born as Herman Webster Mudgett,

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Unsolved Mystery: Novelist Georgi Markov Poisoned With Deadly Ricin

News reports of envelopes tainted with the deadly biological agent, Ricin, got me thinking about the 1978 assassination of a Bulgarian dissident, Georgi Markov, who was an acclaimed novelist and playwright. Why was Markov murdered? Markov was outspoken of the

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What are Bioterrorism Agent Categories?

Bioterrorism, one of the five types of terrorism that come from the acronym CBRNE (see CBRNE article), is the intentional release of a biological agent. There are four types of biological agents: bacteria, viruses, rickettsia and toxins. Bioterrorism agents are

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You Got This!

A quote I wrote for my son in Army Basic Combat Training. Background photo source: pixabay.com

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What The Heck is CBRNE?

What the heck is CBRNE and what does it stand for? CBRNE is an acronym used to describe types of terrorist weapons, which stands for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives. CBRNE is often described as Weapons of Mass Destruction.

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District Attorney Ray Gricar: Mystery is Still Unsolved

Ray Gricar Missing (Source: FBI)

Ray Gricar, the Centre County district attorney who failed to prosecute Jerry Sandusky in 1998, is missing and his case is still unsolved. Conflicting theories proliferate the Internet about what happened to Gricar. Some say he intentionally disappeared. Others say

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Do you think Albert DeSalvo is the Boston Strangler?

Boston authorities announced a break in the Boston Strangler case. New DNA evidence linking Albert DeSalvo to one of the unsolved Boston Strangler victims, Mary Sullivan, nineteen, is key in exhuming DeSalvo’s body to determine once and for all his

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Bring Michaela Garecht Home – Missing Since 1988

Michaela Joy Garecht (Source: FBI)

On the morning of November 19, 1988, Michaela Joy Garecht was nine years old when she was abducted by an unknown male in the Rainbow Market parking lot in Hayward, California. Michaela was trying to retrieve her friend’s scooter that

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Training and Motivation Quote

“Enthusiasm is highly contagious, so what are you waiting for? Contaminate your students” -JD Crighton  

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Training Motivation Quote

“You have the power to motivate and inspire. Let your enthusiasm shine.” -JD Crighton  

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Character Bio and Backstory Form

Character Bio and Backstory Form by JD Crighton

Seasoned authors as well as new ones know that if you are not careful you can loose track of your characters biographies and backstories when writing a novel. While there are many different ways to keep track of characters, some

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Is Madeleine McCann Still Alive?

The disappearance of Madeleine McCann captured headlines in 2007 when she vanished from the family’s vacation apartment in Praia da Luz on the Algarve coast, nine days before her fourth birthday. Numerous sightings of Madeleine were reported over the years.

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Quotes From Famous Authors About Writing

Stephen King (Source: Wikipedia Commons)

To stay motivated and devote time every day to writing, I found some quotes from famous authors. Some are right on the money and others are downright funny. If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time

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