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Tony Jannus piloting the Benoist flying boat

The next time you board a flight, tip your hat to Florida

A lot of the books I write take place in Florida, and there’s good reason for that. Part of the reason we read is because we love escaping to another world, so why not escape to Florida? The gorgeous weather here is the perfect setting for Judge Willa Carson in my Hunt For Justice Series, for […]

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Drones

Eagles Are Being Trained… To Do WHAT?!

We talked recently about how drones are a real threat to aircraft. In the United States, from the end of August 2015 until the end of January 2016, there were “519 incidents involving passenger aircraft and unmanned drones”! It’s a topic we brought up in False Truth: A Jordan Fox Mystery, that ended up leading […]

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Who Do You Think You Are

Genealogy Hunters on Television

Have you ever seen that TV show called Who Do You Think You Are? It’s a television reality program that traces the family histories of celebrities. It’s based on a popular show in the UK by the same name. In the show, the celebrities come along for the journey as genealogists help them trace their family […]

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Virtual Plane Tour

Virtual Plane Tours: How Cool is That?!

Okay, so this is really cool. Airbus is using something they’re calling “smart glasses” — they’re more like goggles, really — that allow people to use their mind, eyes, and head to explore new plane models. After strapping on the virtual reality device, the users can move their head to navigate around the plane. And, […]

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Fatal Demand by Diane Capri

Why I’m Keeping An Eye On Corruption In Italy

If Jess Kimball wants to head back to Italy anytime soon to put her investigative skills to work again, she might be in luck. A prominent judge in Italy recently declared that corruption in Italy is on the rise. As a thriller writer, what that means to me is that Italy might be a hotbed for […]

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Drones

Drones: London Close Call Reveals Dangers

Did you hear the reports last month that a drone hit a plane? The British Airways plane was flying from Geneva to Heathrow, when it reportedly collided with something 1,700 feet in the air 10 miles away from Heathrow. According to The Wall Street Journal, the London Metropolitan Police said they believed the plane hit […]

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Rainy Reading Nook 1

Why I Love Florida: The Rainstorms

I know, I know. Florida is nicknamed the Sunshine State and that’s what we love about it, right? The abundance of warm, sunny days are perfect for reading on the beach, or for Judge Willa Carson to drive down Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard in her convertible with the top down. Well, yes, Florida is called the […]

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Puppy Reading

Celebrate May (Get Caught Reading Month) With Us!

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 […]

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Forensic Genealogy

My Worlds Are Colliding!

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 […]

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Undershaw Conan Doyle

Revealing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Home

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 […]

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