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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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Rashomon

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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Vodou Ceremony

Voodoo: The big difference a couple vowels makes

Knowledge is power. That’s why we read, right? (And because it’s the best form of entertainment in the world!) But in knowledge, there’s not only power, but also safety. That’s why, when traveling, it’s good to know as much as you can about your destination before you get there – especially if your destination is […]

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False Truth

How To Escape Duct Tape Handcuffs

We’ve talked some here on my blog (here and here) about the very real dangers of being kidnapped. Abducted. Held for ransom. Something along those lines happens to Jordan Fox in the False Truth Mystery Serial. In the process, Jordan’s wrists are duct taped together in front of her. Jack Reacher’s Rules teaches us that “The width of […]

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False Truth 1-11

Why Serialized Novels Are Making A Comeback

The serialized novel. It’s been around since the mid-1700’s, became wildly popular during the Victorian Era thanks to Charles Dickens, and faded from popularity around the time radio became widely available for entertainment. QUIZ! Besides most of Dickens’ major novels including Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations, do you know what […]

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FIFA Corruption: Fact AND Fiction

Soccer has become more popular in the U.S. so I wanted to write a thriller surrounding the sport. Many soccer matches are nail-biters, to be sure. But my thrillers, as you know, are all about crimes. Hmmmm…. Research was required. And guess what I found? Corruption within the nonprofit organization in charge of governing international […]

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Saturday Special: American History Quiz

Heads Up: I know birds can read. If you’re a bird, don’t bother reading this blog, though. It’s about road trips, which are irrelevant to you since you can fly (for free, I might add… jealous!!) and it’s about fireworks which you probably want to steer clear of. Oh and I’m starting off with a quiz, […]

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