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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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DNA Books

When DNA Provided Poetic Justice

A little earlier this week, I told you about three mysteries solved using DNA. In one case, the DNA helped convict someone. In one case, it identified remains. And in another case, DNA helped exonerate someone. You know I’m interested in justice, because of my background as a lawyer, and because of my Hunt for […]

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Tiny House Hunters

The Longer the Book, The Better the Story?

The longer the book, the better the story, right? Not always. All books must have a final page somewhere. (That’s why I’m a fan of the series! There’s always the promise of another book coming soon.) But for those times when shorter is better, here’s what master fiction writer Stephen King says about short stories: “There’s almost […]

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Empathy Test

How Good Are You At Reading People’s Eyes?

If you’re like me, (and I bet you are in this regard…) reading is one of your favorite activities. But do you excel at reading people’s eyes? If you’re an avid reader, the chances are greater that you’re a pro at this. Studies show that readers are more empathetic and enjoy social interactions more. Fascinating, isn’t it? […]

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Brother Cartoon

A Smile (And A Mystery) For Anyone With A Brother

Ha ha! Having two brothers of my own, I can relate to this one. How about you? I think Jack Reacher and Joe Reacher felt this way about each other sometimes, even though they got along. Like typical brothers, they fought, and each gave each other scars. But deep down, they had a soft spot […]

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Jack and Joe iBooks

Why I’m Giving Away an Autographed Lee Child Book

What was the highlight of your week? Mine has been hearing the positive reaction from readers to Jack and Joe, my newest Hunt for Jack Reacher Series thriller. I tell you all the time, but I’ll say it again – YOU are the readers I write for. Which makes your positive reactions to my books […]

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DiMaggio Brothers

Famous Siblings: Who’s Your Favorite?

Is DNA destiny, or is life one big chess game? Even though Jack and Joe Reacher are strikingly similar physically, I think Joe Reacher would prefer to think of life as one big chess game. Jack’s like that, too. He’s strategic, but he also takes control physically of every event, play by play. But when […]

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Cicely the Chicken

Chicken To Get $2,500 Prosthetic Leg

How interesting was the last thing you printed? For me, it was a boarding pass. Not very exciting, right? It’s hard to compete with this one: scientists are printing a new leg for a chicken named Cicely. Cicely the chicken was born with limited mobility. Scientists at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary determined that […]

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How to Bring Up The Rashomon Effect At Your Next Party

Simply put, The Rashomon Effect is contradictory interpretations of the same event by different people. The next time you’re at a party and you’re stumped for a conversation topic, try finding a way to bring up The Rashomon Effect.  The conversation can lead in so many different directions, it’s sure to be an interesting and […]

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Dubai is 3-D Printing an Entire Building

Looks like budding reporter Jordan Fox was on to something when she told her boss that 3D printers were newsworthy. The news intern pitches a story on the practical uses of 3D printers to her boss in book 4 of False Truth: A Jordan Fox Mystery Serial. (You can find all the books in the False Truth serial HERE.) […]

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