OPM Addiction

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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ROBIN LYONS, AUTHOR, WEBSITEBLOG POST #257: OPM Addiction

Since this is the biggest shopping week of the year, I thought it would be fitting to share research on a true-crime involving a school district’s chief financial officer (CFO) who had an apparent addiction to “Other People’s Money” (OPM). Read More

BLOG POST #256: EASY MONEY

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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ROBIN LYONS, AUTHOR, WEBSITEWhen a Special Agent with the United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is investigating you, big trouble may knock on your front door.

When one ex-con does odd jobs for another ex-con you’d assume they were up to no good. And you’d be partially correct. Read More

The Glass Man

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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ROBIN LYONS, AUTHOR, WEBSITEThis is one of those cases where you think—really, you thought you’d get away with that?!

BLOG POST #255: Research on a true-crime involving a man who tampered with a consumer product. Read More

Bullying 101

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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ROBIN LYONS, AUTHOR, WEBSITEAs National Bullying Awareness Month 2020 comes to a close, I thought I’d share a little about bullying in general rather than a summary of a specific true-crime case. Perhaps if we understand the bully, we may be better equipped to council our children and grandchildren so they don’t become a bullying victim. Read More