I grew up a voracious reader. As a child, I read everything (and still do!). But my favorite was fiction. Especially mystery/suspense/thriller. When I worked as an attorney, I not only did more than my fair share of reading, but of course wrote lots of papers. Legal stuff. All nonfiction, of course. When the tides […]
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Seriously. You could be a missing person and not even know it. Any of us could be. As you know, stories about missing people fascinate me. I’ve written about various ways people go missing in several of my books. Since I’m a mystery/thriller/suspense writer, the answers are usually crime-related, of course. But the reality is that we […]
Nigel Blackwell is my co-author on Fatal Demand and Fatal Error, the new releases in the Jess Kimball Thriller series. Jess Kimball’s pursuit of the Ficarra brothers is a big story and a long one. So I teamed up with my friend, the amazing writer Nigel Blackwell, to bring it to you. Let’s get to […]
It just occurred to me — if you aren’t subscribed to my NewsFlash!, you haven’t heard the news! Jess Kimball is getting her own series! Jess Kimball is alone in the world. Her son, Peter, was kidnapped as an infant when Jess was little more than a child herself. She’s looking for her son while […]
Are you a runner? I’m an occasional runner, but Jess Kimball is devoted to the sport. She’s the star of my thrillers Fatal Enemy and Fatal Distraction. She’s also an investigative journalist for Taboo Magazine, and a victim’s rights advocate because of a personal tragedy that shoved her in that direction. Running isn’t just a […]
I recently blogged about short and long reads and why both are challenging to write as well as terrific to read. The discussion reminded me of another, related issue I blogged about a few years ago: The End. Although I enjoy reading a good romance, I admit that the “happily ever after” ending is not […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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