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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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Greenada Court, Winter Park

What Makes A Place Home?

Jess Kimball begins her most recent investigation in Winter Park, the city President Chester Arthur once declared “the prettiest place I have seen in Florida!” Winter Park is a suburb of Orlando, originally a resort town. Its developers required all buildings to look a certain way. They planted orange trees and worked hard to promote their […]

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Captain Phillips Rescue

3 Terrifying Kidnapping-For-Ransom Cases

We thriller authors engage in fascinating research before creating our exciting plots. Our research helps us craft stories we hope you’ll find thrilling when you read them. For example, while writing my most recent book, significant research time focused on the terrifying practice of kidnapping for ransom. (Want to know why? Check out my contribution to the […]

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ThrillerFest Capri Child

Won’t You Join Me Next Year at ThrillerFest 2015?

It’s hard to believe another ThrillerFest has come and gone. Even harder to believe this one was the ninth ThrillerFest and ITW’s 10th anniversary. ITW did not exist until late 2004. So much growth since then! Where does the time go? I was lucky enough to be invited to get involved with International Thriller Writers (ITW) from the […]

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Infinity Pool- Ravello, Italy

How Infinity Pools Improved Travel

Delta Magazine recently named infinity pools as one of the top “85 Things That Have Made Travel Better.” Have you ever been in an infinity pool? At high-end hotels, infinity pools are often standard features now. Check out this one at the Hotel Caruso in Italy. Amazing, right??! In addition to the gorgeous views, I think […]

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USSOCOM Para-Commandos

How Does MacDill Air Force Base Celebrate July 4th?

When Diane Capri readers last visited MacDill Air Force Base, FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar were hunting  Jack Reacher. Jack in the Green is fiction, but MacDill Air Force Base actually exists as a unique and complex place in Tampa, Florida. How unique is MacDill? Here’s how Carlos Gaspar views it: “MacDill Air […]

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Hidden Cash

Who Wants Free Money?

Have you heard about the real estate investor traveling the world to give away money to lucky scavengers? He started his game by hiding envelopes of cash around San Francisco and tweeting clues about their locations under his Twitter handle @HiddenCash. Whoever finds the cash gets to keep it. Simple as that. Originally, the benefactor […]

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Gold Rush Coins

Gold Rush Surprise

If you found $28,000 in coins, you’d be pretty excited, right? Now imagine finding that much cash, in the form of coins so rare, that some of them are worth about a million dollars! I think I’d pass out. That’s what happened to a couple in California, minus the passing out part (at least as […]

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Summer Splash Bog Hop 2014

Diane Capri Island

Welcome to Diane Capri Island! This blog you’ve navigated to is just one of many islands participating in the 2014 Summer Splash Blog Hop! The idea is to: Play around here on this site… Enter the Raffle below… Then splash on over to the Main Contest Page to enter the Grand Prize Contest there! Once you’re […]

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Cash

Money Stashers

How much cash do you have on hand? According to the U.S. Federal Reserve, approximately $1.28 trillion dollars in cash are in circulation in the United States. Most of that is in Federal Reserve notes. One economist estimates that there’s enough cash in circulation for every American to have about $1,300.  Do you have that much […]

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