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Florida’s Hidden Treasures Part 1

By now, you know that I love Florida. I know, I know— who doesn’t? But bear with me. I’m not talking only about Disney World and the beaches. As a mystery writer, I try to peer into the darker side of Florida’s history, which is part of the intrigue! You know I love reading a […]

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Crime: Some like it hot, some like it cold

Crime in Paradise is a frequent theme in my thrillers. I’ve written numerous books set in the Sunshine State, partly because I live in Florida and know it well. Another reason is because statistics show that Florida’s weather may influence crime rates and the types of crime found in the state. When we think of […]

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Accidents Happen Part #2

Accidents happen. Just ask Willa Carson. In my latest thriller, Night Justice, Judge Willa Carson is horrified when she hits a man with her car. She jumps out to help, but it’s too late. He’s not breathing and she can’t revive him. Famous Restaurant Owner’s Wife Kills Pedestrian is the top click bait headline for […]

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Accidents Happen Part #1

Accidents happen. Just ask Willa Carson. In my latest thriller, Night Justice, Judge Willa Carson is horrified when she hits a man with her car. She jumps out to help, but it’s too late. He’s not breathing and she can’t revive him. Famous Restaurant Owner’s Wife Kills Pedestrian is the top click bait headline for every […]

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The case of missing baby Lisa Irwin

Missing children is a subject that pervades all of my Jess Kimball books. It’s a devastating topic, of course, but it’s what drives Jess Kimball. She won’t rest until she’s found her son who was kidnapped as an infant. Jess Kimball’s job as an investigative journalist for Taboo Magazine keeps her fighting along the way […]

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Do you know what’s in your car? Part 2

We talked about black boxes in cars recently. This week I’ll be showing you some real-life stories where those black boxes were essential to solving real life cases.  In the 11th Willa Carson Mystery (7 novels and 5 exciting short reads for those times when you need a quick one!), NIGHT JUSTICE, Willa winds up in a […]

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Do you know what’s in your car? Part 1

Did you know that your car is recording its every move? Probably not. In the 10th Willa Carson Mystery, NIGHT JUSTICE, Willa winds up in a dire situation after a serious car accident. With evidence mounting against her, the police pull her car’s black box to get data from it about the wreck. Like many […]

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LAST CALL! WILLA CARSON DOUBLE FEATURE FREE!

Looks like the retailers are offering you one last chance to begin reading the best mystery thriller series you haven’t started yet! Get the special edition HUNT FOR JUSTICE: Judge Willa Carson Books 1-2 for FREE! Of course, double check the price before you purchase, but you should find the Double Feature FREE at Amazon […]

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Christmas Greetings & Traditions

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year, and for most of us, they fly by way too quickly. This time of year I’m especially appreciative of Florida. Largely for the same reasons many of my books take place in Florida. The average temperature in Tampa Bay Florida in December is 71 degrees Fahrenheit […]

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Coffee before Crime!

Regular readers know I love coffee. My morning always starts with three mugs of black coffee and some days, more. Not surprisingly, coffee features prominently in my books. In the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series, FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar drink a lot of coffee, too. I mean a LOT. So much […]

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