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What’s Happening To Officers’ Clubs?

If you’ve ever experienced an Officers’ Club on a military base, you’re quickly becoming a part of history. Officers’ Clubs, or “O Clubs” as they’re often called, are becoming a thing of the past. If you’ve read Jack and Joe or The Enemy, the Jack Reacher thriller by Lee Child, you know why I’m interested in […]

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New Years Resolution Humor

Ditch the Resolution and Go with a Motto

Ah, we made it to the first weekend of 2016! Are you exhausted from the holidays, or feeling renewed with the changing of the calendar? I’m a little bit of both, but mostly, I’m welcoming 2016 with open arms. 2015 was unbelievably busy, and I like the comfort implied in the even-numbered years. Quite a […]

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West Point Honor Code

How West Point Inspires Honesty

I love these little minions for their honesty! Here’s one of their latest truisms: Are you a cash stasher? I’m not. But if I was, I like to think I’d be a law-abiding cash stasher. As a fiction writer, I do tons of research to make sure every detail in my books is definitely plausible. On […]

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Thwarting Corruption In The Military

There’s no denying it. Corruption exists everywhere, even within the military. It comes up in my Hunt for Jack Reacher thriller Jack and Joe, and it comes up in The Enemy by Lee Child. We can’t zap corruption out completely. It’s part of the human condition. But we can do our best to keep as […]

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Kim Otto’s Rules: Lesson II

Have you read Jack Reacher’s Rules? It’s a handbook of sorts, full of helpful tips and nuggets of wisdom inspired by the way Lee Child’s Jack Reacher lives off the grid and operates without dying. So far, at least. If you’ve read books in my Hunt for Jack Reacher series, you know hunting Reacher is deadly. […]

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Portal Vanderbilt Nashville

Nashville’s New Teleportation Device

In Jack and Joe, FBI Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar fly to Nashville, Tennessee, then drive a Crown Vic to continue the Hunt for Jack Reacher. Planes and cars? How antiquated. Elsewhere in Nashville, there’s a golden box that’s capable of teleportation! Sort of… The big golden shipping container sits on the lawn of of […]

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#TBT – A Blast From The Past – September 2014

Some of my favorite blog posts are the ones where I share real-life stories with you that inform my writing. For Throw Back Thursday, I thought I’d share this one from last year about Code Name Hot Lips. Did you see it? What do you think? To read the post, CLICK HERE.    

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Sniper

Snipers: More Than Just Good Shots

I spend hundreds of hours doing research on the topics featured in my novels. Sometimes the topic already fascinates me and leads to the research. Other times, research on one topic leads me to several others. One subject that’s a good example of both is snipers.  Snipers play a role in several of my thrillers […]

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Gentler Pace on Sundays

What About Sundays?

 Humans are creatures of habit. We like our routines, don’t we? An accepted rule of law is that evidence of habit and routine practice is so reliable that it even overcomes objections in court. How about you? What’s your Sunday routine? You can tell a lot about a person by the way they spend their […]

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Bookworm

Lee Child and Stephen King On Stage

What’s your favorite moment surrounding the release of a new book? Because the moment we finish reading a book in a series we love is so jubilant and devastating at the same time, I sometimes think the happiest moment for a Book Series Fan is hearing the announcement revealing the title of the next upcoming book in the […]

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