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When Doctors Go Bad

One of the fun parts about writing thriller novels is hiding the “bad guys” in unexpected places. That’s why, when I was dreaming up my newest Jess Kimball thriller, Fatal Game, one of the ideas I liked was for a doctor to be less than trustworthy.  Unfortunately, the storyline happens not only in fiction, but […]

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4 More Gorgeous Spots to Read in Florida

Since many of my mystery and thriller books are set in Florida, I told you last time about 3 of the best spots to read in Florida. But Florida has so much to offer, I couldn’t stop at three. Here are 4 more of the best spots in Florida for bookworms to settle in with […]

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Lasers vs. Drones: Who Wins?

In a fight between lasers and drones, who do you think would win? You remember the power of lasers in Goldfinger. James Bond gives us a scare as we watch a powerful laser inch closer to his body. I follow surveillance technology news because it comes up often in my books. In my Hunt for […]

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Washington Harbor Ice Skating

If My Characters Had Winter Break: Traditions Around the States

This time of year I’m especially appreciative of Florida. Largely for the same reasons many of my books take place in Florida. The high today is 78 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius)— and it’s almost December! Just like Florida can do a mean Halloween, Florida can pull off a heck of a holiday/Christmas/winter celebration, too! One […]

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Creative Ways People Are Using Drones

We were talking this week about how drones can be used for very serious missions, like terrorism surveillance. Situations that would be too dangerous for humans. As a thriller writer, it’s a tactic I’m almost certain to employ in an upcoming book. In addition to military and surveillances uses, people are starting to get very creative with […]

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5 Inventions That Are SO Florida

You know I love Florida, which is why a lot of my books are set in the Sunshine State. Judge Willa Carson of my Hunt for Justice Mystery Series has a beautiful home on Plant Key, but it’s hard to keep her inside for long. During her internship at the TV news station in Tampa, […]

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The next time you board a flight, tip your hat to Florida

A lot of the books I write take place in Florida, and there’s good reason for that. Part of the reason we read is because we love escaping to another world, so why not escape to Florida? The gorgeous weather here is the perfect setting for Judge Willa Carson in my Hunt For Justice Series, for […]

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Drones

Eagles Are Being Trained… To Do WHAT?!

We talked recently about how drones are a real threat to aircraft. In the United States, from the end of August 2015 until the end of January 2016, there were “519 incidents involving passenger aircraft and unmanned drones”! It’s a topic we brought up in False Truth: A Jordan Fox Mystery, that ended up leading […]

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Drones: London Close Call Reveals Dangers

Did you hear the reports last month that a drone hit a plane? The British Airways plane was flying from Geneva to Heathrow, when it reportedly collided with something 1,700 feet in the air 10 miles away from Heathrow. According to The Wall Street Journal, the London Metropolitan Police said they believed the plane hit […]

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#NationalBeerDay: 5 Very Florida Craft Beers (Part 1)

This week — April 7, 2016— is National Beer Day. And craft beer is one one of the reasons I love Florida. A good craft beer captures the heart and soul of a place. I love Florida’s heart and soul, so that must be why I love Florida’s craft breweries. The U.S. now has more craft […]

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