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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John D. Rockefeller: Creative or Criminal?
Surprise $40 Million Inheritance
Some people have all the luck, don’t they? In my novel Blood Trails, the job of my protagonist, Michael Flint, is basically to track down the people with “all the luck.” In other words, he’s an heir hunter. Michael Flint tracks down people who are heirs to a fortune. Why do these heirs need to […]
When Closed Adoptions Require Investigation
Many adopted or abandoned children, now adults, are on a mission to trace down their biological parents. Or at least, to find as much information about them as possible. Sometimes, such a search calls for a man like Michael Flint, the star of my thriller novel, Blood Trails. Michael Flint is a professional heir hunter. […]
When Can You Afford To Fail?
Call them what you will. Risk takers. Speculators. Explorers. All three can have similar implications in certain scenarios. All three are also descriptions of oil wildcatters. In this day and age, a wildcatter is generally someone who is drilling for oil in a spot where there’s no record of oil existing. It used to be […]
What is The Problem with Wild Mega Hogs?
There’s a big difference between wild pigs and the pigs you see at a petting zoo. Why do we care about wild pigs? Read on….. Texas knows this. And so does Michael Flint, as you’ll read in my thriller Blood Trails. His latest assignment as an Heir Hunter takes him to Texas, where he encounters […]
Can Personality Help Track Down Ancestors?
My new release, Blood Trails, deals with the subject of DNA. The series stars Michael Flint, Heir Hunter. You’ve heard of ancestry.com, right? The website traces relatives, finding connections to people you didn’t know existed or — in the mind of this mystery writer — people who have gone missing. My new Heir Hunter series works […]
BLOOD TRAILS Now Available for Pre-Order!
I’m thrilled to announce to you today that the first book in my new Heir Hunter Series is now available for pre-order! Michael Flint, the star of Blood Trails, makes a big promise — that he can find anyone, anytime, anywhere — dead or alive. How would you go about finding Laura Oakwood, a woman […]
Science Says… Go to the beach.
Have you gotten to spend any time at the beach or near a body of water this summer? As a snowbird, I’m fortunate to live near the water at my home in Michigan as well as my home in Florida. It’s great not only for kicking back and sipping a glass of wine as the […]
Bad News For Criminals Who Left DNA Behind
The science news I’m about to tell you about is really, really bad news for criminals who haven’t been caught yet. Imagine there was a break-in at your home, and all the burglar left behind was a drop of blood. Scientists are now fine-tuning technology that would allow them to create a computer-constructed image of the […]
Genealogy Hunters on Television
Have you ever seen that TV show called Who Do You Think You Are? It’s a television reality program that traces the family histories of celebrities. It’s based on a popular show in the UK by the same name. In the show, the celebrities come along for the journey as genealogists help them trace their family […]
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