Do You Use Ancestry.com? The popular genealogy website isn’t paying me to write this article, scout’s honor. So tell me honestly. I’m curious as to whether or not you use ancestry.com, and if so, why? I ask because I’ve gotten sucked into the power of online genealogy tracing while doing research for my new books […]
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As a mystery and thriller writer, my books require extensive research on DNA. DNA is so packed with data that it’s no surprise DNA has been the key to solving countless mysteries. But DNA isn’t always the whole story, is it? And you know I’m interested in justice, because of my background as a lawyer, and as a human […]
When I was writing Fatal Demand and Fatal Error, my two most recent Jess Kimball thrillers, I worked on a lot of scenes where Jess Kimball needed to get around quickly. She’s a runner, so that helped her move fast on her feet. And I put her on a moped for some of the story, which […]
Seriously. You could be a missing person and not even know it. Any of us could be. As you know, stories about missing people fascinate me. I’ve written about various ways people go missing in several of my books. Since I’m a mystery/thriller/suspense writer, the answers are usually crime-related, of course. But the reality is that we […]
I love to write about places all over Florida because so many of my books take place in the Sunshine State. We’ve been talking lately about Cape Canaveral, and this week I dug up some more fun facts that you might find interesting: The Astronaut Beach House You know about Cape Canaveral Air Force Station […]
Where do great minds think? I often wonder where other authors do their thinking. I know Lee Child works from an office in his Manhattan apartment. As for myself, I work part of the year writing mysteries and thrillers in my Florida office, and I spend part of the year writing and researching books in Traverse […]
In a recent blog post, I referred to a cartoon that called the Cape Canaveral area of Florida “NASA’s Graveyard.” It was a joke, of course, but as a Florida resident and a Florida lover and an author who writes about Florida frequently, it’s worth pointing out what a neat place Cape Canaveral really is. In […]
Researching odd and obscure facts is one of the fun parts of my job. When I’m writing a new thriller, I’m often buried in online searching as well as pounding the pavement for great settings and interviewing witnesses for the kind of authenticity readers love about my books. Sometimes, I share the real world facts […]
Florida is a crazy place, but I love this wacky state. One of the wild things about Florida is that you can travel to a dozen different cultures and landscapes without traveling far from home. Sure, some cities are a ten-hour drive (or more) away from each other, but it’s all within a day’s drive […]
Do you know one major city in the U.S. founded by a woman? Take a guess at which city it is: Dallas, Texas Miami, Florida Chicago, Illinois San Francisco, California If you guessed #2, you are correct! (The title of this blog post might have been a good clue…) The woman behind Miami’s history […]
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