Did you know that May is Get Caught Reading Month? It’s definitely something to celebrate. So that’s exactly what we’ll be doing all month long! Stay tuned to my blog here for weekly giveaways, and you can subscribe to my bi-monthly newsletter, called the NewsFlash! for even more opportunities for book-lovers to win great prizes. Get […]
Author Archive | Diane
As a crime fiction author and lawyer, DNA is involved in a lot of what I’m thinking and writing about all the time. DNA especially took the spotlight in my Thriller Award Finalist novel Jack and Joe, which explores the connections between Jack Reacher and Joe Reacher. Since then, I’ve been blogging occasionally about true […]
Have you ever taken a moment to imagine where the creator of Sherlock Holmes might have lived? Surely someplace truly mysterious and magical and of course very British, right? The residence of Sherlock himself — 221B Baker Street — is so famous (even though it’s a fictional place…) that I think many of us picture Sir Arthur Conan […]
Lee Child and Jack Reacher and I have blue eyes. Do you? If you have blue eyes, we might be cousins. Who knew, right? A recent study, reported by LiveScience.com, claims that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. “[W]e can conclude that all blue-eyed individuals are linked to the same ancestor,” Eiberg said. […]
Do You Use Ancestry.com? The popular genealogy website isn’t paying me to write this article, scout’s honor. So tell me honestly. I’m curious as to whether or not you use ancestry.com, and if so, why? I ask because I’ve gotten sucked into the power of online genealogy tracing while doing research for my new books […]
As a mystery and thriller writer, my books require extensive research on DNA. DNA is so packed with data that it’s no surprise DNA has been the key to solving countless mysteries. But DNA isn’t always the whole story, is it? And you know I’m interested in justice, because of my background as a lawyer, and as a human […]
When do you do your best work? For me, it’s any time AFTER morning. Or, as my friend Lee Child famously said, “Nothing of value happens before noon.” I totally agree! Does this make me a bad person? Does it mean I’m lazy or weak? Of course not! It’s just that we owls operate a […]
If you’ve read my books, you know how important air travel is to many of my storylines. You might also know that FBI Special Agent Kim Otto, the star of my Hunt for Jack Reacher series, fears flying. She boards the planes and flies because it’s the most efficient way to find Reacher — and to […]
Jack and Joe is an ITW Thriller Award Finalist! How Cool is That?! I’m sooo excited to tell you this news! I’m nominated for the Thriller Award for Jack and Joe! Thanks so much to the International Thriller Writers Organization and the Awards Committee for this honor! The Thriller Award is our “Oscar,” and I can’t tell you […]
Happy spring, readers! It’s already April and I think I’ve failed to wish you a happy spring so far. I’ve been chained to my desk finishing my book about Michael Flint, The Heir Hunter… which makes me really appreciate the high patience level of good friends on days when I have to put writing deadlines […]
“Full of thrills and tension – but smart and human too.”
Lee Child, #1 World Wide Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers
- Celebrate May (Get Caught Reading Month) With Us!
- My Worlds Are Colliding!
- Revealing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Home
- Who’s Your Blue-Eyed Mommy?
- Are You An Amateur Heir Hunter?
- True Crime: Sweatshirt DNA Releases Father of Family Murders
- Owl or Lark? Why It’s Okay to NOT Be A Morning Person
- Before We Board, Jets Are Tested to the Max