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Can Siblings Have Different Ancestries?

Trace Evidence releases August 22, 2017. The date is coming up quickly! You’ll remember from Blood Trails (the first in the Heir Hunter thriller series) that Michael Flint is a genealogist… sort of. As an heir hunter, he’s much more than a genealogist, often taking his life and the lives of others into his own […]

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Crown and Crest

The Most Unique Corner of Disney (It’s At Epcot)

Did you know there’s a spot at Epcot where you can learn the history of your surname or family name? So, if you’ve ever been to Disney World, you know it has a lot to offer. Did you know there are people who go to Disney 3-4 times a week?? Not per month. Per WEEK. […]

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Well this is exciting… Cast your vote!

Vote to Help Blood Trails Win This Award! Well this is exciting… Blood Trails has made the short list for the award for Best Thriller… and You Can Vote! To vote, CLICK HERE. The Silver Falchion Awards are committed to helping readers to share some of their favorite books with new readers. In that vein, and since […]

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Who Needs Heir Hunters When There’s Ancestry.com?

Why hire an heir hunter when you can go to ancestry.com — or one of the many other online genealogy services out there? Frankly, because sometimes cases are just way too bizarre to be understood by a computer search. Michael Flint would know. He’s an heir hunter, and the star of my thriller Blood Trails. […]

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Female Intelligence

A Surprising Quality We Inherit From Our Mothers

Generally we assume we get 50% of our genes from our father and 50% from our mother, right? Turns out that’s not the case with a lot of our genes. And what about genes for intelligence? Experts say we’re more likely to get intelligence from our mother’s genes than from our father’s. So, I do a […]

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Gold Coins

Man Finds $3.7 Million… Where?!

True Story: Major Surprise Comes with Man’s Inherited House In my book Blood Trails, I write about how complicated it can get when there is a fortune to be inherited. In the case of Blood Trails, a fictitious wealthy Texan named Sebastian Shaw hires Flint to find the woman who owns the mineral rights to […]

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Bill Gates Quote DNA

3 Ways DNA Is More Powerful Than Computers

As a crime writer, of course, DNA comes up all the time in my research and in my writing. It’s invaluable for solving cases, though it’s not infallible. In Jack and Joe of my Hunt for Jack Reacher Series especially, DNA is a subject that comes up over and over, since the book is about […]

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Helicopter

What If You Were in a Helicopter When the Engine Fails?

If you want to write a great action scene, you’ve gotta know something about physics, know someone(s) who does, or be able to figure it out through research. For me, it’s a combination of all three when I write action scenes for my thrillers. One of them happens in Blood Trails, my new thriller novel […]

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Happy Mysteries Solved By Saliva

The mystery books I write always involve something nefarious. A crime, a cover-up, or, at the very least, suspicious characters are always elements of the story. But not all mysteries are tragic. A mystery can be a question. Like: Who are my biological parents? That’s where services like ancestry.com come in. Sometimes, those services aren’t […]

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Rockefeller Oil Monopoly

John D. Rockefeller: Creative or Criminal?

The storyline of my thriller, Blood Trails, is based around the fiercely competitive field of the oil business. While the story in Blood Trails is completely fiction, it’s supported by factual feuds between oil tycoons. One of the first major public conflicts surrounding the oil business originated with John D. Rockefeller, who demonstrated that the […]

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