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Saturday Special: What To Do After Over-Indulging

Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving? I hope so! Mine was fantastic, but now… Please tell me I’m not the only one who had a second slice of pumpkin pie! It’s times like these that I ask myself, “What would Jess Kimball do?” Easy. She’d go for a run. She’s an investigative journalist, you know. […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from Diane Capri

Warm Thanksgiving Wishes from Diane Capri

I’m thinking of you this Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., and am sending a little court humor your way: Just hoping to make you smile. It’s one way this Thanksgiving that I can give back to YOU, the best readers in the world, for making my job possible. Wishing you many smiles, delightful aromas, […]

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Magazine Investigations: Jess Kimball’s Serious Business

As an investigative reporter for a magazine, Jess Kimball is a serious journalist. Someday, she could even receive a Pulitzer Prize. Who knows? The Pulitzer Prize celebrates excellence and public service in American journalism. In 2014, eligibility for the Pulitzer was expanded to include investigative reporting for print and online magazines. Which is exactly what Jess Kimball […]

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DNA Fact

5 Recent, Weird, and TRUE Pieces of DNA News

As a crime writer, I love DNA to the moon and back. Seriously— DNA is so valuable for clues and evidence in the books I write, I don’t know what I’d do without it. Well, no one would exist without it. But you know what I mean. DNA is frequently the subject of mind-bending news […]

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DNA Books

Your Memories Might Not Be As Private As You Thought

I’m fascinated by DNA. It answers so many questions about our origins and development. To me, DNA proves that nature trumps nurture, almost every time. Do events shape us or do we shape our world by who we are and how we engage? You probably can guess which way I’m leaning. Doing research for my most […]

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Kobo Aura H2O Giveaway

Have you entered the H2O eReader Giveaway?

November begins the season when I feel even more grateful to all of you than usual. You are the best readers in the world, and I never, ever forget that. You make it possible for me to write and to make a living doing work I love. Which is why, this November, I wanted to […]

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When One Book Closes, Another Opens

When I was writing earlier this week about how Dominick Dunne went from novelist to investigative journalism, it reminded me that my friend, Lee Child, worked in television production at Granada Television before becoming a novelist. Lee was a fan of crime novels, but had never been completely happy with the ones he read. He once […]

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Oxford Exchange

One Of The Coolest #Coffee Shops in Florida

What’s your favorite place to get a caffeine fix? Your kitchen? Starbucks? Or some other spot? FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar, like Jack Reacher, will take coffeee wherever they can get it. Usually it’s a diner, or some office building where they’re meeting someone for an interview that they learned would be […]

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Scales of Justice 2

Dominick Dunne: Before He Was A Journalist

I’ve been working on a couple of new Jess Kimball novels, and am reminded of her strong connection to Dominick Dunne. You know who Dominick Dunne is, right? I’ve written about him before, and about the reasons Jess Kimball admires him: http://dianecapri.com/2014/08/lunch-dominick-dunne/ Like Kimball, Dunne was an investigative journalist. He wrote essays and articles for Vanity […]

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Am I Going Down Travel App

Flying? Coffee? Reading? There’s An App For That

You saw this week that I told you about 4 of Kim Otto’s Rules, right? One of her guiding principles is to never sleep on an airplane. Her theory is that in any airplane disaster, you have a better chance of surviving if you’re awake. So I found this app that I’m thinking Kim Otto […]

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