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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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Dog On Hot Summer Day

What Are The Dog Days of Summer?

These are the dog days of summer, am I right? (At least, if you live in the Northern Hemisphere.) Do you know where that expression came from? From the Romans, of course! The Romans associated the hottest days with the star Sirius. They believed the star… which is the brightest in the Canis Major (Large Dog) […]

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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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To Do: Drink Coffee

Saturday Special: Time To Rest and Read

Are you doing any reading this weekend? I ask because Monday was Digital Book Day, where digitalbookday.com offered 407 books on its site … for free! Anyone could download the e-book versions of an unlimited number of books. How cool is that?! I offered Florida Is Murder for free – my double feature set which […]

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Plane loading

6 MORE Reasons Air Travel Is Incredibly Safe

You have a better chance of being killed by a hippo than dying in a plane crash. Unless, of course, you’re aboard Flight 12! (And I hope you are!) You can read my post on the first 6 Reasons Air Travel is Incredibly Safe, Part 1, HERE. Today I have for you 6 MORE reasons […]

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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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Diane Capri Flight 12

Flight 12 NEW RELEASE!

Won’t you join me in celebrating?!? Today is Flight 12: A Jess Kimball Thriller RELEASE DAY!!! On May 12th, Allan Leverone released Flight 12: A Kristin Cunningham Thriller. On June 12th, J. Carson Black released Flight 12: A Laura Cardinal Thriller. Now it’s my turn! Flight 12: A Jess Kimball Thriller features Reader Favorite Investigative Journalist Jess Kimball. When her […]

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Plane Window View

6 Reasons Air Travel Is Incredibly Safe

In the ongoing collaborative project, Flight 12, by the group of New York Times Best Selling authors who call ourselves The Twelve, Flight 12 is headed to Rome.  Since we are a group of mystery/thriller writers, you may be assuming – of course, mid-flight, something dramatic will happen and the safety of Flight 12 will […]

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