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Saturday Special: American History Quiz

Heads Up: I know birds can read. If you’re a bird, don’t bother reading this blog, though. It’s about road trips, which are irrelevant to you since you can fly (for free, I might add… jealous!!) and it’s about fireworks which you probably want to steer clear of. Oh and I’m starting off with a quiz, […]

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Fireworks

Trailing Otto & Gaspar in Search of Fireworks

Here in the U.S., we’re preparing to celebrate our Independence Day July 4th One of the most appropriate ways to celebrate is with fireworks, since, on the first anniversary of our independence, Philadelphia celebrated with fireworks in the year 1777. I love fireworks! Don’t you? Traverse City, Michigan, which is where I spend my summers, […]

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From Fort Bragg to Nashville

A Hunt-for-Jack-Reacher Themed Road Trip

Are you taking any road trips this summer? Part of my next Hunt for Jack Reacher thriller takes place in North Carolina, including the Great Smoky Mountains and a jaunt to Tennessee. North Carolina and Tennessee are so beautiful in the summer, I started thinking what fun it would be to take a Jack Reacher-themed […]

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World Time

How Will You Use Your Leap Second?

Jack Reacher has a clock in his head. For the rest of us, on June 30th, 2015, at 23:59:60 UTC, the world clock will gain an extra second. As best I understand it, this happens because Earth’s rotation around its own axis is slowing down. Very, very, VERY gradually. But still, enough that it makes the […]

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Fence

Unusual Prison Escapes

If you’ve read the first thriller in the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series, Don’t Know Jack, you know that a jailbreak of sorts plays a role in the story. When I’m writing a new book, like now, stories such as these are never far from my mind. As we’ve seen this month in the New York […]

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Man Cave

Man Caves Are Really Reading Nooks

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got men on my mind… Because of Father’s Day, of course. And because I’ve been working on writing the latest Hunt for Jack Reacher thriller — which means I’ve been trying to get into the mindset of Jack Reacher himself. In that vein, I thought you might get […]

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Coffee Squirrel

Who are you having #coffee with this weekend?

Happy Father’s Day Weekend from Traverse City, Michigan! I’m here in Michigan for the summer now, spending my mornings with creatures like this: A coffee-drinking, purse-toting squirrel? That must be one very successful little lady! I wrote this week about why coffee helps us get stuff done. To read my blog post on the magic of java, CLICK HERE. Who are […]

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Special Bonus! $0.99 Books Weekend Special!

What’s better than one $0.99 book? FOUR $0.99 books! Fill your e-reader for less than $4! Readers often ask me what books and authors they might read next. So when I was asked to participate in this Weekend Bonus offering you 4 books on sale for a limited time only at $0.99 each from me […]

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Coffee Beans

Why Coffee Helps You Get Stuff Done

  In the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series, FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar drink a lot of coffee. I mean a LOT. So much that in Get Back Jack, we find Otto measuring intake not by the cup, but by the pot. “Kim took one last mental tour through her plan and […]

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NYPD Helicopter

FBI Spy Planes: Secrets Revealed?

Reading the Hunt for Jack Reacher thrillers can send us down a slippery slope of curiosity. As we follow Otto and Gaspar’s efforts to track Jack Reacher, we become aware of how much power they could have as FBI Special Agents. And how much access to data they could have as FBI insiders – if only […]

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