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Gentler Pace on Sundays

What About Sundays?

 Humans are creatures of habit. We like our routines, don’t we? An accepted rule of law is that evidence of habit and routine practice is so reliable that it even overcomes objections in court. How about you? What’s your Sunday routine? You can tell a lot about a person by the way they spend their […]

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Cursive Joke

Why We Need Cursive

Should we require kids to learn cursive writing in schools? It’s a hot button issue for sure. Many schools have removed cursive writing from their curriculums. In the U.S., it’s not included in State Standards anymore in 45 states. There is a lot of debate about this, but I’m on the side of keeping this […]

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Tiny House Hunters

The Longer the Book, The Better the Story?

The longer the book, the better the story, right? Not always. All books must have a final page somewhere. (That’s why I’m a fan of the series! There’s always the promise of another book coming soon.) But for those times when shorter is better, here’s what master fiction writer Stephen King says about short stories: “There’s almost […]

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Lee Child Interview

Lee Child’s MAKE ME Tour: What We’ve Learned So Far

I love when Lee Child releases a book because, not only do we get to read a new Jack Reacher thriller — which is of course a treat in itself — but we also get to watch Lee’s media blitz. Even if from afar. There’s one conversation I had a front row seat for as […]

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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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Bayshore Wasted Justice

A Photographic Tour of Bayshore Boulevard

Do you know one landmark that’s referenced in almost every one of my books set in Florida? Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa. That’s because it’s one of the true gems of the city. So I wanted to introduce Bayshore Boulevard to those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting it. Arguably Bayshore Boulevard’s heartiest claim to […]

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Who Is Tom Clark?

Choosing names for my story people is a complicated process. Rarely does a name simply plop itself into my work and fit perfectly on the first try. Names are destiny, after all, and when a major character is coming to life, that destiny is too important to take lightly. Think about the great character names […]

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survey - pet peeves

Survey Results! (Your biggest reading pet peeves)

Thanks to all of you who responded to my survey question: What’s your biggest reading pet peeve? The Fussy Librarian conducted a similar survey of his subscribers and I wondered how you felt about the same questions. I’ve tallied up your results — each and every one of them, whether you commented here on my blog, […]

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False Truth paperback

Thanks to you, paperbacks! (And More!)

THANK YOU for your wonderful response to False Truth: A Jordan Fox Mystery. (Be sure to keep reading for more exciting news!) Because you’ve given the serial such a warm reception, the books are now available in paperback!!! Don’t they look great?   Right now, books 1-8 are available in paperback. The final three books, […]

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Carol Davis Luce Flight 12

The woman of “The Night” joins the flight!

New York Times Bestselling Author Carol Davis Luce’s Flight 12 book releases today! Allow me to introduce… Flight 12: A Jessie Night Thriller. This is Book #11 in the Flight 12 Begins Series. Each member of the group of mystery thriller authors called The Twelve has written an original Limited Edition thriller. At the end of each book, […]

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