Have you heard of windsurfing? As I do with each of my books, while I was writing Jack of Spades I did a ton of research and one of the subjects I found fascinating was windsurfing. The sport was originated in 1964 in Pennsylvania and combines aspects of surfing and sailing. Windsurfing requires the skill […]
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What about windsurfing? Pt. 1
How to Survive a Rip Current Pt.2
As I do with each of my books, while I was writing Jack of Spades I did a ton of research. I can’t wait to hear what you think! Last week I wrote about how to survive rip currents. These are long narrow channels of water that move away from the shore at high speed. […]
How to Survive a Rip Current Pt.1
Have you spent any time at the beach 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. Being near water is great not only for kicking back and sipping a glass of wine as the sun slips away into the […]
Who Owns Your Vehicle?
As I do with each of my books, while I was writing Jack of Spades I did a ton of research. I cant wait to hear what you think! A while back I wrote about how modern criminals steal cars. Smashed windows and hot-wiring are a thing of the past. Now there are new threats […]
Do you lock your doors?
How secure is your home? A survey of 1000 Americans across the country conducted by SafeHome.org discovered that only 54% of the participants regularly locked the doors to their homes. As I do with each of my books, while I was writing Ten Two Jack I did a ton of research. A while back I […]
Invisible Dangers of Flying
If you’ve read my books, you know how important air travel is to many of my storylines. You might also know that FBI Special Agent Kim Otto, the star of my Hunt for Jack Reacher series, doesn’t love flying. She boards the planes and flies because it’s the most efficient way to find Jack Reacher […]
THANKSGIVING: PLEASURE OR PERIL?
For all of us celebrating American Thanksgiving, I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend with friends and family. As with every year – this year I am especially thankful for you, the best readers in the world! It may not be Thanksgiving Day where you live, but I still wish you a day full […]
TRUE CRIME: GRAND THEFT AUTO
Have you ever accidentally misplaced your car keys in your refrigerator? Maybe your subconscious is trying to tell you something. A new form of auto theft may mean that your fridge is actually the safest place to store your car keys. As I do with each of my books, while I was writing Black Jack […]
Michael Flint’s Heir Hunter Survival Guide
You’ve probably heard about heir hunters on TV shows that trace family histories, or maybe you’ve read THE HEIR HUNTER SERIES. Heir hunters are forensic genealogists, people who research ancestry by means of standard records and more, for profit. Heir hunters track down individuals and let them know they are entitled to an inheritance in […]
Quirks of Staten Island, From A Thriller Author’s Perspective
Staten Island, one of the biggest of New York’s five boroughs, plays a part in my latest Jack Reacher novel, Jack the Reaper. Have you been to Staten Island? It’s an interesting part of New York because it’s the city’s second largest borough size-wise, but is one of the least populated. Which explains how there’s […]
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