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Readers tell me they’d love to read more books in audio, but sometimes the audiobooks are cost prohibitive. For example, short reads are simply too expensive to read in audio format. I’ve been thinking about how to solve this issue for a while, and I think we may have hit on a workable solution. What […]

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Easy reading with the Bookfunnel app

Back in 2007, when the first Kindle devices were introduced, we were all hooked on ebooks. The rest, as they say, is history. Except that it’s not — the technology continues to advance. The first Kindles seem quaint compared to their modern versions. I’m amazed by the way technology has continued to evolve. There are […]

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Enjoy reading more of my books on the Libby App from Overdrive

What caused you to become an avid reader? Can you remember the first novel you ever read? Many Capristers tell me they fell in love with Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, creating a life long love affair with mysteries. How about you? Hit reply to this email and tell me. So now that the […]

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Dangerous flights

Small jet travel Many of you know that Special Agent Kim Otto has a lot of anxiety… particularly when traveling on a small jet. With good reason. My research shows Otto is spot on. I incorporated some of this research into  Lone Star Jack including a few of these fascinating statistics. According to this article […]

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Murder for hire…

The brains behind the crime… Research for Lone Star Jack sent me down some interesting avenues, as usual. For me, writing believable characters and plots comes from the study of human nature. The plot for Lone Star Jack (and it’s source book, Echo Burning) are powered by the crime called murder for hire. In real life, […]

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Lone Star Jack Available Now!

NEW RELEASE!     FBI Special Agent Kim Otto picks up where Lee Child’s Echo Burning leaves off in the Hunt for Jack Reacher. Impatient with FBI Special Agent Kim Otto’s lack of progress, her boss seeks to show her how it’s done. Cooper drags Otto to Dallas where he sets a trap to lure […]

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Lone Star Jack: Don’t Mess With a Dangerous Mob Boss

In Lone Star Jack, we meet Cesar Baez, a second generation gangster. The son of a mob boss. A greedy man cursed with intelligence, wealth, and absolutely no conscience. A lethal combination. My research in creating this complex villain brought me to some interesting findings. From 1929 to 1941, an organized crime group known as Murder, […]

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Lone Star Jack

Lone Star Jack: When Desperation Meets Greed…

My research always includes a few chats with my friend, Lee Child. We talk about his source book and my ideas for my story. Sometimes, he has great insights! For instance, when I shared the snippet from Echo Burning that I’d chosen for the front matter, he said with a grin, “Great quote!” I agreed, of course. How […]

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Lone Star Jack books, paperback, iPad, iPhone

Lone Star Jack – A lot can happen in 10 long years…

The exciting news is that Corey Snow’s amazing audio book narration is almost finished. As soon as it’s done, we’ll move the narration into the final stages of production. With any luck, audio book preorder links should be available before the end of September. I always love getting to this point because it means we’ll soon have […]

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Lone Star Jack books, paperback, iPad, iPhone

Lone Star Jack and Echo Burning

Lone Star Jack releases October 25, but the events in the story take place in the Spring.  Even though the calendar says springtime, everything about the  southwest Texas setting is hot and threatening. Just the way we readers like it! Indeed, John posted this on Goodreads last week. I’m “chuffed” as our British friends would […]

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