Tag Archives | trailblazer

Diane Capri Reveals Sue Grafton

Like millions of mystery readers, I’ve been a Sue Grafton fan from the letter A. “A is for Alibi,” that is. Sue’s first Kinsey Milhone story, the one that kicked off her extremely popular alphabet series, was published in 1982. Back then, I was dreaming of writing fiction one day. Sue was a trailblazer and […]

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Diane Capri Reveals Indie Author Superstar CJ Lyons

Long ago, in a galaxy far away, before she became an Indie Author Superstar selling 250,000 copies of one of her e-books in just two months, CJ Lyons and I were members of a small critique group. I’m not sure how we got connected way back then because we had little in common. CJ lived […]

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Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Lessons from Steve Jobs

Last night, I watched 60 Minutes, for the first time in more than a decade. Why? Because the episode featured Steve Jobs’ self-selected biographer, Walter Isaacson. As I said back in August, I was late to the Apple party, but I became a total convert long before I knew Mr. Jobs was ill with cancer, or […]

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Thank you, Steve Jobs

I blogged about Trailblazer Steve Jobs earlier this summer when he announced his resignation as CEO. At the time, a friend lamented, “He would never have quit if he wasn’t seriously ill. He won’t live much longer.” While I secretly feared this was true, I also hoped my friend was wrong. I hoped Mr. Jobs was recovering […]

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Trailblazers: Jane Austen and Alexander McCall Smith

Is there a place for the positive in crime fiction? Regular readers of my novels know I believe the answer is yes. We must extrapolate a bit, but it seems Alexander McCall Smith, author of the hugely successful Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency series, may agree. In an article published this month titled “Beauty Locked […]

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Trailblazers 102: Obsessed With Success

The Help, based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel set in Jackson, Mississippi, where the author grew up, is this summer’s hottest success story.But perhaps more important is the rest of the story. Do you know it? The film’s tag line promises: “Three extraordinary women are about to take an extraordinary step…” Indeed they did and the film is […]

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Trailblazers 101 – Follow Your Heart

Steve Jobs announced his resignation as Apple’s CEO yesterday. He asked to remain as Chairman and the board quickly agreed. I, for one, am thrilled that one of the most successful trailblazers of our time will stay on. Aren’t you? Full disclosure: although I was late to the game, I’m now a total  Apple geek […]

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