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Where is Nikki Campbell?

I know that when it comes to missing people, family members and loved ones never give up hope, never give up the search, never give up looking for some kind of answer. That’s the case for Jess Kimball, the investigative journalist who stars in my Jess Kimball Thriller Series. Her son Peter was kidnapped when […]

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WHAT HAPPENED TO TARA CALICO?

If you’ve read any of my Jess Kimball books you’ll know that missing persons is a subject that pervades the series. Jess Kimball won’t rest until she’s found her son, who was kidnapped as an infant. Her job as an investigative journalist for Taboo Magazine keeps her fighting along the way for victims’ rights. Do […]

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Jaycee Dugard

Jaycee Dugard: 18 Years in Captivity

June 10, 1991 started off as an ordinary day. Jaycee Dugard, 11 years old at the time, was wearing her favorite all pink outfit. Her mom had left for work early and Jaycee, shy as a child, was worrying about an upcoming field trip while walking up a hill, against traffic to the school bus […]

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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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Mackinac Island Carriage

5 Reasons To Visit Mackinac Island

In my Hunt for Justice books, you’ll find connections between Florida and Michigan. Both are lovely places to visit. And, it turns out, both are lovely places to live! As luck would have it, I’m able to enjoy a snowbird lifestyle, spending part of the year in Florida and part in Michigan. You’ll find the […]

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gold bar

Investing in Gold: Silly, Sound or Criminal?

Research for my thrillers usually takes some wild and crazy turns. Every book is sparked by an idea or an event and then, after a while, it can grow into a great story. Such was the case when one of my friends told me at lunch a couple of years ago that she was investing […]

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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 […]

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Siesta Key Florida

Happy 100th Birthday, John D. MacDonald!

The great author John D. MacDonald would have turned 100 years old this coming Sunday, July 24th. If you love thrillers like me, one obvious way to celebrate is by reading a John D. MacDonald book or short story. But it’s also appropriate to celebrate by reflecting on his life, his influences, and his legacy. […]

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ThrillerFest 2016

Reflections from my trip to NYC for ThrillerFest

So? What did I miss? I’m back home now, and I’ve just finished unpacking my bags from a thrilling trip to New York City! The 11th annual ThrillerFest was held July 5-9, and this year’s conference of thriller writers was especially exciting for me. My Hunt for Jack Reacher novel Jack and Joe was a Thriller Award Finalist for Best E-Book […]

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Fathers Day Humor

Father’s Day: May Your Apron Become Your Cape

What father figure in your life are you thinking of this Father’s Day weekend? Or maybe you are a father yourself. If so, Happy Father’s Day! Or maybe you are grateful for the man who is a father figure to somebody you love. Children remind us to look at things from a different perspective, don’t […]

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