Crime in Paradise is a frequent theme of my books. I’ve written eight books set in the Sunshine State. Partly because I live in Florida and know it well. But also because the statistics show that Florida’s weather may influence crime rates and the types of crime found in the state. When we think of […]
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You know who Frank Abagnale is, right? He was the trickster and imposter who posed as at least eight different professionals when he was between the ages of 15 and 21 in the 1960’s. He spent a few years in prison, then took a job working for the federal government. (No jokes about government workers, […]
There’s a reason a lot of my books take place in Florida. Lots of reasons, actually. But one reason? The weather. The stars of my books are smart women. Why wouldn’t they live in Florida??! 😉 Willa Carson loves the weather in Tampa. She drives a convertible named Greta, and she can’t understand why anyone […]
Monday, February 8, 2016 begins the Lunar New Year. It’s the Year of the Fire Monkey, also called the Year of the Red Monkey. Chinese astrologists tell us it looks like it’s going to be an unpredictable year, though not necessarily in a bad way. They tell us there’s no sense in planning too elaborately […]
What happens when a child goes missing? I wrote recently about the steps law enforcement, families, and nonprofit organizations take to find a missing or kidnapped child. Unfortunately, often finding a missing child requires a lot of patience and a lot of luck. Jess Kimball of my Jess Kimball Thriller Series is still trying to […]
If you’re like me, Downton Abbey coming to an end was not happy news. The last season is underway. With every episode, we’re one step closer to the end. But the creator of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes, has another project waiting for us in the wings. The project is called Belgravia, named after the district in […]
When you have eliminated the impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. —Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes is one helluva detective, so I give a healthy dose of respect to his philosophies. I’m guessing you do, too. In many ways, Jess Kimball channels Sherlock in her desperate hunt for her kidnapped son. Peter was kidnapped […]
The False Truth Mystery Serial is on sale for $2.99 for National Chocolate Cake Day!!! Let me explain. First of all, yes, there’s such a thing as National Chocolate Cake Day. It’s January 27th. I know Jordan Fox has it on her calendar. She celebrates it like it’s her birthday! Do you know Jordan Fox? […]
You never know what you’re going to learn when you start reading a book. It’s true, isn’t it? The same is true for writing a book. In my new release in my Jess Kimball thriller series, Fatal Demand, investigative journalist Jess Kimball goes to New Orleans. This time, my New Orleans research took me to a […]
The books I’ve wanted to bring you for 10 years are finally here! I explained recently why I wrote Fatal Demand and Fatal Error. Basically, I had the idea back in 2006, on a trip to Italy. I’d seen a fellow while touring Pompeii who looked like a good villain to me. Of course, I […]
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