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Dedicated Readers Help Crime Novelist Give Back

by Erin Simpson

Inspired in part by the brutal murder of a fellow intern, bestselling crime novelist CJ Lyons left her medical career to write full time. With both traditional and self-published books, CJ engages her devoted readers to propel her books up the bestseller charts and ultimately give back to her community. Selling over 2 million copies of her 27 books, CJ and her readers have donated $100,000 to deserving charities and helped 70 police departments receive specialized training to solve crimes. […]