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Cover Your Laptop Cameras… Hackers Can Peer In!

Technology… is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other. – Carrie Snow, comedian Carrie Snow is right on the money with this observation about technology. We love it and we hate it, don’t we? I’m thinking specifically today about cameras. The […]

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Inside Human Trafficking: Part 2

As I planned, researched, and wrote Deep Cover Jack, it quickly became clear that we’d be dealing with some pretty heavy topics in this book. That’s often the case when writing thrillers, but this newest Hunt for Jack Reacher thriller required research on human trafficking. In Part 1 of this blog, I told you some […]

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BLOOD TRAILS Now Available for Pre-Order!

I’m thrilled to announce to you today that the first book in my new Heir Hunter Series is now available for pre-order! Michael Flint, the star of Blood Trails, makes a big promise — that he can find anyone, anytime, anywhere — dead or alive. How would you go about finding Laura Oakwood, a woman […]

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Gold Smuggling Running Rampant…

“It’s not insane. Lots of people do it. Gold investing’s not just for billionaires and crazy survivalists, you know.” –Deep Cover Jack by Diane Capri It’s true. Lots of people invest in gold. (Here, I explain why.) It’s especially popular in India, where gold is not only an investment but also is culturally important. In 2009, India […]

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Investing in Gold: Silly, Sound or Criminal?

Research for my thrillers usually takes some wild and crazy turns. Every book is sparked by an idea or an event and then, after a while, it can grow into a great story. Such was the case when one of my friends told me at lunch a couple of years ago that she was investing […]

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TRUE CRIME: Bored Robber Gives Up

Of course, I’m committed to writing stories that are both believable and exciting. In fact, this is part of the reason I do so much research before and during the writing of my thrillers.  Here’s one strange case of true crime I came across recently: The owner of a kebab store in New Zealand was working his regular hours […]

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Hemingway’s Secret Getaway: #Michigan

I think it goes without saying: Ernest Hemingway’s most famous home is the one in Key West, Florida. But as a snowbird, I’ve got feelers up here in Michigan, and I’m at least as familiar with Hemingway’s time around the Great Lakes State as I am with his famous Key West home. Hemingway was born in […]

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Creative Ways People Are Using Drones

We were talking this week about how drones can be used for very serious missions, like terrorism surveillance. Situations that would be too dangerous for humans. As a thriller writer, it’s a tactic I’m almost certain to employ in an upcoming book. In addition to military and surveillances uses, people are starting to get very creative with […]

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Why We NEED To Attend The Key Lime Festival Next Year

Key West holds a Key Lime Festival every year. How did we miss this?! This year it’s July 2-4, 2016… but I wonder if it’s too early to sign up for next year?! As a snowbird, I spend much of the year in Florida, which means I’ve taken my fair share of trips to Key […]

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Are You Feeling UnLucky?

Momentum is a powerful thing, isn’t it? Momentum can motivate you to clean the whole house rather than just the kitchen, it can cause a team to lose a game, or it can physically propel one misguided car into another one, setting the stage for a really crappy week. But did you know you have […]

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