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Meet My Character Blog Tour: Jess Kimball

Welcome to the Meet My Character Blog Tour! Thanks to M. Ruth Myers for inviting me to play along. Over on her blog, we met her character Maggie Sullivan. She tagged me to answer questions next, so here goes! Today we’re getting to know Jess Kimball. Jess Kimball is the star of Fatal Distraction, Fatal […]

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Olivia Munn

If Your Favorite Book Were A Movie…

It’s fun to think about, isn’t it? Who would you cast to play the characters in your favorite book? I found this website called iflist.com, and it’s encouraging my imagination to run wild. I’m okay with that. This is how iflist.com, The Imagine Film List, describes itself:  IF List is a free online platform that lets you […]

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Summertime and the Snowbird Living is Easy

Have I always been a little on the feisty side? Sure. It’s the way I’m made, I guess. You see evidence of that in everything I write, don’t you? Think about my characters Willa Carson, Jess Kimball, Jenny Lane, Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar and more. All are way more than a little on the […]

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Saturday Special: Fascinated or Frightened?

Over on my blog this week, we explored a couple of fascinating and frightening topics. 1) The idea of creating a database of faces that can be analyzed by technology is both fascinating and frightening. If a machine could scan your face to reveal your identity, banking passwords, and personal information, would you be mostly […]

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Facial Features

Could Your Face Be In A Database?

In the future, you may not need a PIN at the ATM. Technology is advancing to the point that a machine could scan your face, immediately know who you are, clear you for fraud, and allow you to make your transaction. I started thinking about this technology when I was writing Jack in the Green […]

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Jess Kimball Books

Lunch with Dominick Dunne

If he were still alive today, Jess Kimball would have lunch with Dominick Dunne, a man who inspired her. In short, although they never met, Jess views Dominick Dunne as a mentor. Jess Kimball, of Fatal Distraction, Fatal Enemy, and Flight 12: A Jess Kimball Thriller is alone in the world. Her son, Peter, was kidnapped as an infant when […]

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Miki Keeping Watch

Saturday Special: Beyond Coffee, How Did Your Week Taste?

When I’m writing fiction, it’s not enough just to narrate the action and the plot. A good book involves all five of the senses — and then some. So, for this week’s Saturday Special, let’s look at five highlights from the past week — one representing each of the main senses. Start with … TOUCH: I […]

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Entrain

The Best Travel Apps: Not A Drill

Delta recently named 85 of the top travel improvements of the past 200 years. Among the most notable improvements listed? Travel Guide Apps. Jack Reacher doesn’t need Travel Apps because he doesn’t have a smart phone. But I do. And so do Otto & Gaspar on the Hunt for Reacher. After all, this is not […]

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Guns in Airports

Loaded Rifle in Terminal Four

With air travel rules changing all the time, I needed to update my research when writing Flight 12: A Jess Kimball Thriller. The question? What are the rules for loaded guns on airplanes these days? The topic is fascinating. For example – Did you hear about the doctor who was arrested with a loaded gun […]

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Female Governors

Why You Want A Female Governor

When I’m creating new characters, I usually do quite a bit of research to find precisely the sort of attributes I want the character to have. In the case of Helen Sullivan, the fictitious governor of Florida who partners with Jess Kimball in Fatal Distraction, the research was fascinating to me, so I thought you […]

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