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Try a FREE full-length audio book on me

Readers tell me they’d love to read more books in audio, but sometimes the audiobooks are cost prohibitive. For example, short reads are simply too expensive to read in audio format. I’ve been thinking about how to solve this issue for a while, and I think we may have hit on a workable solution. What […]

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Easy reading with the Bookfunnel app

Back in 2007, when the first Kindle devices were introduced, we were all hooked on ebooks. The rest, as they say, is history. Except that it’s not — the technology continues to advance. The first Kindles seem quaint compared to their modern versions. I’m amazed by the way technology has continued to evolve. There are […]

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Dangerous flights

Small jet travel Many of you know that Special Agent Kim Otto has a lot of anxiety… particularly when traveling on a small jet. With good reason. My research shows Otto is spot on. I incorporated some of this research into  Lone Star Jack including a few of these fascinating statistics. According to this article […]

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Murder for hire…

The brains behind the crime… Research for Lone Star Jack sent me down some interesting avenues, as usual. For me, writing believable characters and plots comes from the study of human nature. The plot for Lone Star Jack (and it’s source book, Echo Burning) are powered by the crime called murder for hire. In real life, […]

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Lone Star Jack Available Now!

NEW RELEASE!     FBI Special Agent Kim Otto picks up where Lee Child’s Echo Burning leaves off in the Hunt for Jack Reacher. Impatient with FBI Special Agent Kim Otto’s lack of progress, her boss seeks to show her how it’s done. Cooper drags Otto to Dallas where he sets a trap to lure […]

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Lone Star Jack: Don’t Mess With a Dangerous Mob Boss

In Lone Star Jack, we meet Cesar Baez, a second generation gangster. The son of a mob boss. A greedy man cursed with intelligence, wealth, and absolutely no conscience. A lethal combination. My research in creating this complex villain brought me to some interesting findings. From 1929 to 1941, an organized crime group known as Murder, […]

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Blood Trails

Have You Entered Our Goodreads Giveaway?

I wanted to share a bit of the research that went into writing this story. Last weekend was Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrating 70 years on the throne. That’s a long time to serve or to remain in any job, for sure. I can’t quite imagine being in the public eye for 70 years! I […]

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Blood Trails

What if you were an heir…and didn’t know it?

We’ve been talking about the unputdownable Michael Flint Series. Last time, I promised to share the inspiration for this first book. So let’s get right to it, shall we? One of the most often asked questions any writer gets is “Where do you get your ideas?” Honestly, that’s a bit of magic. But sometimes, a real life […]

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Coffee – Don’t we all love it?

We all know that I’m a coffee fiend. Recently, I asked readers to tell me their favorite hot beverage. You know. The one they curl up with when they’re reading a great book. Because I always have a drink nearby, and I figured my readers do, too. Turns out that was a good guess. More […]

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Coffee – How do you love it?

We all know that I’m a coffee fiend. Recently, I asked readers to tell me their favorite hot beverage. You know. The one they curl up with when they’re reading a great book. Because I always have a drink nearby, and I figured my readers do, too. Turns out that was a good guess. More […]

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