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My Idea of a White Winter

Science Says… Go to the beach.

Have you gotten to spend any time at the beach or near a body of water this summer? As a snowbird, I’m fortunate to live near the water at my home in Michigan as well as my home in Florida. It’s great not only for kicking back and sipping a glass of wine as the […]

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DNA Generated Faces

Bad News For Criminals Who Left DNA Behind

The science news I’m about to tell you about is really, really bad news for criminals who haven’t been caught yet. Imagine there was a break-in at your home, and all the burglar left behind was a drop of blood. Scientists are now fine-tuning technology that would allow them to create a computer-constructed image of the […]

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Siesta Key Florida

Happy 100th Birthday, John D. MacDonald!

The great author John D. MacDonald would have turned 100 years old this coming Sunday, July 24th. If you love thrillers like me, one obvious way to celebrate is by reading a John D. MacDonald book or short story. But it’s also appropriate to celebrate by reflecting on his life, his influences, and his legacy. […]

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Bookworm Problems

Why #BookLovers Should Clean for 15 Minutes

The horrors! 😀 But it’s true, isn’t it? For book lovers, waiting for a new release is almost as annoying as scrubbing the bathtub. And the wait is especially agonizing when you’re reading books as part of a series. In that case, waiting becomes part of a complete emotional roller coaster, starting with the thrill of […]

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ThrillerFest 2016

Reflections from my trip to NYC for ThrillerFest

So? What did I miss? I’m back home now, and I’ve just finished unpacking my bags from a thrilling trip to New York City! The 11th annual ThrillerFest was held July 5-9, and this year’s conference of thriller writers was especially exciting for me. My Hunt for Jack Reacher novel Jack and Joe was a Thriller Award Finalist for Best E-Book […]

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iBooks Sneak Peek thriller

We Couldn’t Wait Any Longer- Grab Sneak Peek of New Thriller!

Deep Cover Jack is the upcoming new novel in my Hunt for Jack Reacher series. But because I’m so excited about it and just couldn’t wait any longer, we’ve put a sneak peek of the book on iBooks! Download Sneak Peek of Deep Cover Jack You’ll need to open the iBooks app, search Deep Cover […]

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Bat Drone

That Flying Insect Might Be A Camera

Take a look at these 2 images. One is a bug, and one is a mechanical flying drone with a camera. Can you tell which is which? Maybe you could. But if you weren’t looking for the differences, you may have been fooled. The one with the camera (the one on the right) is called […]

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Key Lime Pie at Festival

Why We NEED To Attend The Key Lime Festival Next Year

Key West holds a Key Lime Festival every year. How did we miss this?! This year it’s July 2-4, 2016… but I wonder if it’s too early to sign up for next year?! As a snowbird, I spend much of the year in Florida, which means I’ve taken my fair share of trips to Key […]

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Freebies

10 Freebies To Look For On Flights

FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar of my Hunt for Jack Reacher Thriller Series travel all the time on less than a moment’s notice. For them, price is hardly a factor. But for many of us, we appreciate a good freebie! Air travel can be confusing, especially when it comes to understanding what […]

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Fatal Error Quote Italy

How Do You Like Your Coffee?

Something all great coffee drinkers have in common — we know how we like our coffee. How do you like your coffee? I like it hot. FBI Special Agent Kim Otto of my Hunt for Jack Reacher Thriller Series takes it black. Agent Gaspar likes his with heaps of cream and sugar. Investigative journalist Jess […]

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