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Why does Jess Kimball try so hard?

Fatal Game released two weeks ago and so far, the reviews are stellar. Whew! I’m always nervous while I wait for the early responses, you know? This book features everyone’s favorite intrepid journalist, Jess Kimball.     I started writing about Jess several years ago after a friend suggested a great true crime book by […]

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Fun Surprise to Share (Read: Book Giveaway!)

To celebrate the coming winter, I’m bringing you a huge giveaway of mystery and crime novels, with the chance to win a Kindle Fire! More than 30 authors and I have teamed up to bring you the chance to win these fantastic hardboiled mystery and crime fiction novels, PLUS a Kindle Fire for one lucky winner! […]

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Magazine Investigations: Jess Kimball’s Serious Business

As an investigative reporter for a magazine, Jess Kimball is a serious journalist. Someday, she could even receive a Pulitzer Prize. Who knows? The Pulitzer Prize celebrates excellence and public service in American journalism. In 2014, eligibility for the Pulitzer was expanded to include investigative reporting for print and online magazines. Which is exactly what Jess Kimball […]

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4 New Covers Revealed! Jess Kimball To Get Her Own Series!

It just occurred to me — if you aren’t subscribed to my NewsFlash!, you haven’t heard the news! Jess Kimball is getting her own series! Jess Kimball is alone in the world. Her son, Peter, was kidnapped as an infant when Jess was little more than a child herself. She’s looking for her son while […]

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Saturday Special: The Strawberry Festival

Last week was National Strawberry Day. You celebrated, right?? Here in Florida, we celebrate with the Strawberry Festival. It’s similar to a state fair, complete with a midway and musical acts, except with an added emphasis on Florida’s Favorite Red Fruit. In my Hunt for Justice thriller Fatal Distraction, Jess Kimball notices the abundance of strawberry fields in Florida […]

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Boat Crashes Into Restaurant

“In like a lion, out like a lamb.” That’s the expression assigned to the month of March, and so far, it’s holding true in many parts of the U.S., including here in Florida. In my thriller Fatal Distraction, Jess Kimball remarks: “The day was cool but sunny and dry, the kind of weather Floridians loved […]

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Why Oliver Sullivan Attempts Lucid Dreaming

In my thriller Fatal Distraction, Oliver Sullivan uses a technique called lucid dreaming to help him cope with lifelong grief–the death of his son. Here’s a description from Fatal Distraction about what Oliver Sullivan does and why he does it. “[Oliver] allowed himself to sink into light sleep again, or perhaps a state close to self-hypnosis, lucid dreaming, […]

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First Books Free! On Me! Happy New Year!

Sure, we’re ringing out the old year with Last Call celebrations everywhere. But we mystery fans are big planners, too. For those of us who are planning a Very Mysterious New Year in 2015, raise a glass and bring all your friends because the First One’s On Me!  2015 – The First One’s On Me! […]

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Lunch with Dominick Dunne

If he were still alive today, Jess Kimball would have lunch with Dominick Dunne, a man who inspired her. In short, although they never met, Jess views Dominick Dunne as a mentor. Jess Kimball, of Fatal Distraction, Fatal Enemy, and Flight 12: A Jess Kimball Thriller is alone in the world. Her son, Peter, was kidnapped as an infant when […]

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Female Governors

Why You Want A Female Governor

When I’m creating new characters, I usually do quite a bit of research to find precisely the sort of attributes I want the character to have. In the case of Helen Sullivan, the fictitious governor of Florida who partners with Jess Kimball in Fatal Distraction, the research was fascinating to me, so I thought you […]

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