Author Archives: T.K. Thorne

About T.K. Thorne

T.K. is a retired police captain who writes books, which, like my blog, roam wherever her interest and imagination take her.

The Path to Sanity

The world fell apart in March 2020. I was at a writers conference in California on the opposite side of the country from home (Alabama). One day after the start of the conference, I flew home. Two people in the … Continue reading

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Susan: An Extraordinary Story

Susan had never told her family about her experiences. In fact, before Louisa Weinrib called her in 1990 for an interview, she she had never talked about what happened to anyone other than those who had gone through it with … Continue reading

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What to Remember Today

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. There is so much to remember, but I am plagued by two questions at the moment. How do people believe things? Why do they believe things? Let’s start here: We are humans. We are emotional … Continue reading

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Are You Really Reading this on Christmas?

Are you really reading this on Christmas? The better question might be: Am I really writing this on Christmas? Me, a nice Jewish girl? LOL! But I guess it’s time to come out of the holiday closet. I’ve been so … Continue reading

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Behind the Magic Curtain

Four men who loved the city of Birmingham, Alabama asked me to write a book. I look back on that day when I met them in the high-rise office of a prominent attorney. They were all strangers, decades older. They … Continue reading

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Defunding the Police

One of the confusing calls today is the one to “Defund the Police.” My thoughts on the subject are seasoned with a career in law enforcement, a master’s in social work, some research, and a couple of decades of contemplation. … Continue reading

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Watch Out for Falling Heroes

Heroes have toppled under the sledgehammer of truth. Continue reading

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Breaking the Code of Silence

In the beginning of my novel, House of Rose, my police officer heroine shoots a man in the back. I deliberately placed Rose in that situation, because it put her in trauma, and that is how character is built. I … Continue reading

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The Wisteria Wars or Creativity in the Time of Covid

Most people assume, as a writer, that I’m eating up the hours a little virus has bequeathed to us by WRITING. They would be wrong. Yes, I am working on a novel, but it’s in the editing stage. That means … Continue reading

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The Woman Who Danced Down the Grocery Aisle

The woman—dark hair with hints of auburn, the back scooped up in an invisible comb—dances down the aisle of the grocery store between the boxes of cereals and the baking goods. Pushing her cart, she sways to the store’s muzak, … Continue reading

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