Seriously. You could be a missing person and not even know it. Any of us could be. As you know, stories about missing people fascinate me. I’ve written about various ways people go missing in several of my books. Since I’m a mystery/thriller/suspense writer, the answers are usually crime-related, of course. But the reality is that we […]
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I recently blogged about short and long reads and why both are challenging to write as well as terrific to read. The discussion reminded me of another, related issue I blogged about a few years ago: The End. Although I enjoy reading a good romance, I admit that the “happily ever after” ending is not […]
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.
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? […]
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 […]
What’s your favorite holiday movie? Think… think… think… because there’s a prize ahead… Got it in mind? Okay, now I’m going to get more specific. Because we all love A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life and Love, Actually and maybe one of the versions of A Christmas Carol. The feel-good classics are hard not […]
I’m not left-handed, but lefties are my kindred spirits. Which is one of the reasons Jordan Fox is a lefty. You’re not surprised, are you? Real lefties put up with quite a few inconveniences that we righties hardly ever think about. Spiral notebooks, those awkward school desks with the built-in armrest on the right side, […]
Judge Willa Carson planned a peaceful winter vacation in Michigan. Then, Willa remembers how much she hates the cold. Alright, not so bad once you remember how to deal with it, right? But, just as she’s about to embrace this perfect winter vacation, her plans literally slam to a screeching halt. Now I’ve given you a preview, and […]
LET’S GET PERSONAL WITH LEE CHILD, SHALL WE? Personally, I look up to Lee Child (In more ways than one! The dude’s a foot taller than me! See photo below.) He writes riveting stories, he’s a great friend, and, of course, Jack Reacher is the source material for my Hunt for Jack Reacher series, which I write […]
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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