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My Favorite Day of the Year

Thanksgiving! My number one, all time favorite day of the year! Ever since I was just a little kid growing up on Duxbury Road in Great Neck, New York, I’d wait for this day, the third Thursday in November, with anticipation and joy. I remember my mother getting ready for the holiday—picking up a turkey…

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The Kennedy Mystique

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Congressman Joseph Kennedy at the Barrington Stage Company here in the Berkshires. Kennedy is running for the US Senate in Massachusetts, hoping to unseat Ed Markey, who’s been the state’s junior senator since 2013 and a member of Congress since 1976. They’re both Democrats, and it promises to…

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The Chinese Tong

With the publication of my new Ethan Benson thriller, Live to the Network, I thought I’d write about the villain in my new novel, and explain why I chose the notorious Chinese gang, the Tong. For those of you who are unfamiliar with these thugs, the Tong is an underworld crime syndicate that rules the…

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My Tick Bite Nightmare

The fall foliage has been particularly beautiful this year here in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, the colors particularly vibrant, the weather warm and mostly dry, the sky a rich, deep blue almost every day. I have spent quite a bit of time outdoors—walking through the woods, snapping pictures, enjoying the last of the warm weather…

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Creating a Nightmare

How do you write about a psychopath? How do you create a stone-cold killer? How do you conceptualize the demons that drive his or her personality? Many of my friends and readers have asked me these questions, curious to know how the inner workings of my mind dream up the dastardly crimes that are committed…

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Welcome to Ethan Benson World

My name is Jeffrey L. Diamond, and I am a writer, producer, and director with forty years of experience in television news. I am also the author of the Ethan Benson thriller series that you can read all about here on my new blog on my new author website. My novels are all set in…

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