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Rashomon

How to Bring Up The Rashomon Effect At Your Next Party

Simply put, The Rashomon Effect is contradictory interpretations of the same event by different people. The next time you’re at a party and you’re stumped for a conversation topic, try finding a way to bring up The Rashomon Effect.  The conversation can lead in so many different directions, it’s sure to be an interesting and […]

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Dubai is 3-D Printing an Entire Building

Looks like budding reporter Jordan Fox was on to something when she told her boss that 3D printers were newsworthy. The news intern pitches a story on the practical uses of 3D printers to her boss in book 4 of False Truth: A Jordan Fox Mystery Serial. (You can find all the books in the False Truth serial HERE.) […]

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Vodou Ceremony

Voodoo: The big difference a couple vowels makes

Knowledge is power. That’s why we read, right? (And because it’s the best form of entertainment in the world!) But in knowledge, there’s not only power, but also safety. That’s why, when traveling, it’s good to know as much as you can about your destination before you get there – especially if your destination is […]

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Quote- Don't Know Jack

Kim Otto’s Rules: Lesson I

Have you read the book Jack Reacher’s Rules? It’s a handbook of sorts, full of helpful tips and nuggets of wisdom inspired by the way Lee Child’s Jack Reacher lives off the grid and operates without dying. So far, at least. If you’ve read books in my Hunt for Jack Reacher series, you know hunting Reacher […]

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Herend Blue Cat

A Judge’s Penchant for Porcelain

Do you collect anything? Besides books, I mean 😉 Willa Carson from my Hunt for Justice series does. She collects Herend porcelain figurines painted in the fishnet pattern. Her collection sort of started by accident. She inherited Aunt Minnie’s collection. The same Aunt Minnie who gave Willa and George their house, Minaret. Aunt Minnie named […]

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Fageol 1927

Joining Jack Reacher On The Bus?

Summer travel is a favorite U.S. pastime. Do you have travel plans? Like Jack Reacher, you could take the bus. Train travel is more romantic, personal automobile road trips are more convenient, and airplanes are faster. But buses lack glamor, are flexible, reach more destinations and are often overlooked. So what is it about bus […]

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False Truth

How To Escape Duct Tape Handcuffs

We’ve talked some here on my blog (here and here) about the very real dangers of being kidnapped. Abducted. Held for ransom. Something along those lines happens to Jordan Fox in the False Truth Mystery Serial. In the process, Jordan’s wrists are duct taped together in front of her. Jack Reacher’s Rules teaches us that “The width of […]

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Fireworks

Trailing Otto & Gaspar in Search of Fireworks

Here in the U.S., we’re preparing to celebrate our Independence Day July 4th One of the most appropriate ways to celebrate is with fireworks, since, on the first anniversary of our independence, Philadelphia celebrated with fireworks in the year 1777. I love fireworks! Don’t you? Traverse City, Michigan, which is where I spend my summers, […]

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Man Cave

Man Caves Are Really Reading Nooks

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got men on my mind… Because of Father’s Day, of course. And because I’ve been working on writing the latest Hunt for Jack Reacher thriller — which means I’ve been trying to get into the mindset of Jack Reacher himself. In that vein, I thought you might get […]

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NYPD Helicopter

FBI Spy Planes: Secrets Revealed?

Reading the Hunt for Jack Reacher thrillers can send us down a slippery slope of curiosity. As we follow Otto and Gaspar’s efforts to track Jack Reacher, we become aware of how much power they could have as FBI Special Agents. And how much access to data they could have as FBI insiders – if only […]

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