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How To Avoid Virtual Kidnapping

Forewarned is Forearmed 16th Century Proverb Did you know that virtual kidnapping, is as pervasive as telemarketing? (It’s crazy the things you learn while researching your next thriller novel. Virtual kidnapping is a topic I explored during research for my book, Flight 12: A Jess Kimball Thriller.) Here’s how virtual kidnapping works. Typically, the scam artist […]

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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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Cheryl Bradshaw Flight 12

Flight 12: New Release From Cheryl Bradshaw!

Good news, reader friends! The latest FLIGHT 12 book is out TODAY! Cheryl Bradshaw’s Flight 12: A Sloane Monroe Thriller is the newest release in this ongoing project. Sometimes even the most innocent vacations turn deadly… A fancy hotel. A weekend getaway. For Sloane Monroe, rest has finally arrived, until the lights go out and her nightmare begins. […]

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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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Night Vision

Who Says We Only Have 5 Senses?

You know what the traditional five senses are: sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch. So what sense is FBI Special Agent Carlos Gaspar using when, in Jack in the Green, we learn: “It was his sixth sense that rankled.” -Jack in the Green At the time, Gaspar is arriving at Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base […]

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Book Lovers

Saturday Special: Our Best Traits

The news of this week had me thinking about character traits in leaders, and that tops this week’s Saturday Special: 1. FEMALE LEADERS like Governor Helen Sullivan in Fatal Distraction are effective because they are shown to be better than men at several important leadership qualities: taking initiative, driving for results, integrity and honesty. But […]

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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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