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Saturday Special: Fascinated or Frightened?

Over on my blog this week, we explored a couple of fascinating and frightening topics. 1) The idea of creating a database of faces that can be analyzed by technology is both fascinating and frightening. If a machine could scan your face to reveal your identity, banking passwords, and personal information, would you be mostly […]

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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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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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ThrillerFest Capri Child

Won’t You Join Me Next Year at ThrillerFest 2015?

It’s hard to believe another ThrillerFest has come and gone. Even harder to believe this one was the ninth ThrillerFest and ITW’s 10th anniversary. ITW did not exist until late 2004. So much growth since then! Where does the time go? I was lucky enough to be invited to get involved with International Thriller Writers (ITW) from the […]

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USSOCOM Para-Commandos

How Does MacDill Air Force Base Celebrate July 4th?

When Diane Capri readers last visited MacDill Air Force Base, FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar were hunting  Jack Reacher. Jack in the Green is fiction, but MacDill Air Force Base actually exists as a unique and complex place in Tampa, Florida. How unique is MacDill? Here’s how Carlos Gaspar views it: “MacDill Air […]

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Lemon Martini

When Life Hands You Lemons (Part 2)

When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Martinis–With a Twist!* When last we saw your intrepid author, she’d picked herself up and dusted herself off after her largest client filed for bankruptcy, only to be hit by another fusillade of lemons. (CLICK HERE to read Part One) Slammed by lawsuits, my publisher failed and bankruptcy followed. […]

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Lemons

When Life Hands You Lemons (Part 1)

When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Martinis — With a Twist!* Life was humming along on all cylinders for a while. Born in Alabama, I grew up in a small German-American farming town north of Detroit, where I lived a book-filled childhood and followed most of the rules. Graduated from Wayne Law School cum laude […]

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Cash

Money Stashers

How much cash do you have on hand? According to the U.S. Federal Reserve, approximately $1.28 trillion dollars in cash are in circulation in the United States. Most of that is in Federal Reserve notes. One economist estimates that there’s enough cash in circulation for every American to have about $1,300.  Do you have that much […]

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