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Saturday Special: American History Quiz

Heads Up: I know birds can read. If you’re a bird, don’t bother reading this blog, though. It’s about road trips, which are irrelevant to you since you can fly (for free, I might add… jealous!!) and it’s about fireworks which you probably want to steer clear of. Oh and I’m starting off with a quiz, […]

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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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From Fort Bragg to Nashville

A Hunt-for-Jack-Reacher Themed Road Trip

Are you taking any road trips this summer? Part of my next Hunt for Jack Reacher thriller takes place in North Carolina, including the Great Smoky Mountains and a jaunt to Tennessee. North Carolina and Tennessee are so beautiful in the summer, I started thinking what fun it would be to take a Jack Reacher-themed […]

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World Time

How Will You Use Your Leap Second?

Jack Reacher has a clock in his head. For the rest of us, on June 30th, 2015, at 23:59:60 UTC, the world clock will gain an extra second. As best I understand it, this happens because Earth’s rotation around its own axis is slowing down. Very, very, VERY gradually. But still, enough that it makes the […]

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Fence

Unusual Prison Escapes

If you’ve read the first thriller in the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series, Don’t Know Jack, you know that a jailbreak of sorts plays a role in the story. When I’m writing a new book, like now, stories such as these are never far from my mind. As we’ve seen this month in the New York […]

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Coffee Squirrel

Who are you having #coffee with this weekend?

Happy Father’s Day Weekend from Traverse City, Michigan! I’m here in Michigan for the summer now, spending my mornings with creatures like this: A coffee-drinking, purse-toting squirrel? That must be one very successful little lady! I wrote this week about why coffee helps us get stuff done. To read my blog post on the magic of java, CLICK HERE. Who are […]

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Coffee Beans

Why Coffee Helps You Get Stuff Done

  In the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series, FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar drink a lot of coffee. I mean a LOT. So much that in Get Back Jack, we find Otto measuring intake not by the cup, but by the pot. “Kim took one last mental tour through her plan and […]

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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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Einstein

Are You A Linear or Lateral Thinker?

Last week on my blog we talked about differences in creative routines. Today I wanted to tell you about a couple different logic styles, and see which one you think you are. In my Hunt for Jack Reacher Series thrillers, FBI Special Agent Kim Otto is a lateral thinker, often at odds with the linear-thinking […]

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Don't Know Jack

Hunt for Jack Reacher: A Father’s Day Sale!

Just in time for Father’s Day, great news for all you readers, and for those of you who are looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift… From now until Saturday, June 13th, 2015, the ebook version of  Don’t Know Jack, the first in the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series, is just 99 cents at all […]

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