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Diane Capri Reveals Maxine Paetro (and James Patterson)

Although he’d be embarassed to hear me say so, the truth is this: James Patterson is a superhero. His accomplishments are astonishing and inspiring. Check out his biography, which lists too few of his achievements and includes this typically modest understatement, “Patterson is a life-long champion of books and reading.” His ReadKiddoRead program, Pageturner Awards, […]

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Don’t Know Jack: Behind the Book

The Hunt For Reacher Begins now: Don’t Know Jack Here’s the setup: It’s been a while since we first met Lee Child’s Jack Reacher in Killing Floor. Fifteen years and sixteen novels later, Reacher still lives off the grid, until trouble finds him, and then he does whatever it takes, much to the delight of readers […]

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Harper’s Hell: Behind the Book

The third installment of the Judge Wilhelmina Carson cases is  Harper’s Hell. Let’s peek Behind the Book: Tampa’s free-spirited Judge Wilhelmina Carson is knocked off her pedestal when her father, Jim Harper, shows up proudly sporting his new trophy wife. Suzanne is too young, too sweet, and way too hot for Jim Harper. Suzanne makes Willa’s […]

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What? Me? Indie? Yikes!

I love e-books. I’ve loved my Kindle since the moment we met. Yet, although I’ve been writing my entire life and owned a business for decades, indie publishing seemed foolhardy. Too many mountains to climb, too much resistance, too hard, too much investment, too little reward, I thought. But the situation is not what I […]

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Annabelle’s Attack: Behind the Book

If you loved Carly’s Conspiracy, you’ll enjoy Annabelle’s Attack, too. Let me share a bit Behind the Book with you. Young lawyer Jenny Lane is hardworking and ambitious. She’s landed her dream job at a large Tampa law firm. She’s put her personal life aside for now and dedicated herself to work. Her career is taking […]

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Carly’s Conspiracy: Behind the Book

The New Year is a time of rebirth, isn’t it? My first published novel, Carly’s Conspiracy, has recently been revised and reborn after years of wasting in the no-man’s-land left behind when traditional publishers go bankrupt.  Indeed, all four of the Judge Wilhelmia Carson novels have been revised and reborn. I couldn’t be more thrilled […]

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Best Tweets That ‘Twas

It’s been a slow week, Tweets That ‘Twas-wise. Folks were spending time with family over the holidays, which is as it should be. Those same holiday celebrations probably kept a few of you from our worthy tweets, hm? Read-worthy blogs and articles we shared this week reprised: First, be sure to listen up! Jennette Marie […]

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The Tweets That ‘Twas @DianeCapri

If you follow me on Twitter @DianeCapri, you know I tweet an eclectic set of items that catch my fancy. Often the subjects are movies, television, and books. Sometimes, foodie and travel bits amuse or inform. The art of writing and the business of publishing are perpetual favorites, natch. I retweet blogs and items that […]

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Frivolous Friday – Need a New Cocktail!

Okay folks, something totally frivolous today. I’m having a small party and I’m tasked with serving a new cocktail. Seems this group is a little bored with our usual red wines. (Yes, I agree – how could anyone be bored with red wine?) I’m no mixologist, so I did what all modern women do. Right. […]

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“A Christmas Story”: Ralphie’s Perfect Gifting Secret

There’s no better feeling than hitting the gifting bulls-eye, especially when the best gift is shared in a face-to-face moment. Every kid knows receiving great gifts feels wonderful. But we adults know giving great gifts feels even better. ‘Tis truly better to give than to receive. Except when it isn’t. Whether they cost precious time, […]

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