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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Do You Use Ancestry.com? The popular genealogy website isn’t paying me to write this article, scout’s honor. So tell me honestly. I’m curious as to whether or not you use ancestry.com, and if so, why? I ask because I’ve gotten sucked into the power of online genealogy tracing while doing research for my new books […]
As a mystery and thriller writer, my books require extensive research on DNA. DNA is so packed with data that it’s no surprise DNA has been the key to solving countless mysteries. But DNA isn’t always the whole story, is it? And you know I’m interested in justice, because of my background as a lawyer, and as a human […]
When do you do your best work? For me, it’s any time AFTER morning. Or, as my friend Lee Child famously said, “Nothing of value happens before noon.” I totally agree! Does this make me a bad person? Does it mean I’m lazy or weak? Of course not! It’s just that we owls operate a […]
If you’ve read my books, you know how important air travel is to many of my storylines. You might also know that FBI Special Agent Kim Otto, the star of my Hunt for Jack Reacher series, fears flying. She boards the planes and flies because it’s the most efficient way to find Reacher — and to […]
This week — April 7, 2016— is National Beer Day. And craft beer is one one of the reasons I love Florida. A good craft beer captures the heart and soul of a place. I love Florida’s heart and soul, so that must be why I love Florida’s craft breweries. The U.S. now has more craft […]
I love Disney World as much as the next gal. I really do. I especially love the holiday lights shows. But, as any reader will note in my Florida-based mysteries and thrillers, there’s much more to central Florida than Disney World. When most people mention Disney World, they are referring to the Magic Kingdom park. […]
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