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Summertime and the Snowbird Living is Easy

Have I always been a little on the feisty side? Sure. It’s the way I’m made, I guess. You see evidence of that in everything I write, don’t you? Think about my characters Willa Carson, Jess Kimball, Jenny Lane, Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar and more. All are way more than a little on the […]

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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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Florida Fiction & Fantasy

Once upon a time in a galaxy far away, I lived in the land of the frozen tundra. Which is to say Detroit. Where the weak are killed and eaten. Where a twenty-six mile commute can take three hours to get to work and another three to get home. Where the entire month of February […]

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Saturday Special: New Release Week!

This is a week I’ve been waiting to experience with you for a long time. It’s Jack in the Green Release Week!!! In today’s Saturday Special, 5 fun facts about Jack in the Green: 1. The first public hint about the content of the book was dropped on January 20, 2014. In this article by […]

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Jack in the Green Release Day!

First, there was Don’t Know Jack. Next, there was Jack in a Box, Jack and Kill, and Get Back Jack. Then, Don’t Know Jack stepped back in the spotlight by appearing in the New York Times Bestselling Set Deadly Dozen. Now, I’m thrilled to announce the NEXT BOOK in the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series […]

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Pizza Murder Bribe

Some crazy stuff happens in Florida. In my books that are set in Florida, the crazy stuff that happens is fiction. But the craziest stories that come out of the Sunshine State are the ones that no fiction writer would ever make up. Because they’re just too bizarre. Take this one, for example, as a […]

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Saturday Special: Procrastination Is Genetic?

Did you see the study about procrastination that came out this week? The study was published in Psychological Science. It found that procrastination is a trait that can be inherited. That makes me feel a lot better! Of course, I know DNA is destiny. That’s why I have my mother’s eyes and my my dad’s hair. […]

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Love At First Connection and The Rest of the Story

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. A day to celebrate romance. You’ve read my books. You know I’m not an especially romantic person. One of my writer friends once suggested that I should put more romance in my books. I said, “I’m married. What do I know about romance?” She replied, “Well, you write about murder and […]

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Secret Justice and Gasparilla Security

Nearly half a million people crowded into one edge of one city all at the same time? It sounds like a security nightmare, doesn’t it? But that’s what happens each year at Tampa’s Gasparilla parade — an invasion of the pirates. The invasion kicks off my book Secret Justice. You can read more about my take […]

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MacDill: More Than An Air Force Base

If you follow Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa south, all the way along the water’s edge, you will pass the fictional entrance to Judge Willa Carson’s Plant Key home, and eventually run into the very real entrance to MacDill Air Force Base, which occupies the bottom section of the peninsula that makes up South Tampa. And […]

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