Do you know one landmark that’s referenced in almost every one of my books set in Florida? Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa. That’s because it’s one of the true gems of the city. So I wanted to introduce Bayshore Boulevard to those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting it. Arguably Bayshore Boulevard’s heartiest claim to […]
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It’s been a fun week for me, a suspenseful week for Amanda Knox, a GREAT week for Don’t Know Jack, and a challenging week for the Tampa Police Department. Here’s a few highlights from my world this week. 1. I was featured in a column by Tampa Tribune military reporter Howard Altman. He was interested […]
Nearly half a million people crowded into one edge of one city all at the same time? It sounds like a security nightmare, doesn’t it? But that’s what happens each year at Tampa’s Gasparilla parade — an invasion of the pirates. The invasion kicks off my book Secret Justice. You can read more about my take […]
Can you believe the first half of January has already passed us by? The buzz of the holidays has officially settled down, we’re getting back into the groove of going to work, and now there’s room for new adventures to start creeping into our lives. For me, that means a trip to Key West! I’m […]
When you can’t avoid pirates, joining them is the only option. So it is for residents of South Tampa during this Saturday’s Gasparilla PirateFest. You think not? Check out this crowd during the much smaller Children’s Parade and imagine how many more will be there awaiting the arrival of the pirate ship Jose Gaspar: You’ve never heard of Jose […]
I’ve never been to Spain, but since 1904 my neighborhood has been invaded annually by Spanish pirates. If you’re not afraid of pirates, perhaps you will be if you are among the 300,000 people who accept their invitation to join them this year. The annual Gasparilla Pirate Invasion and Parade event can get wilder than […]
The third installment of the Judge Wilhelmina Carson cases is Harper’s Hell. Let’s peek Behind the Book: Tampa’s free-spirited Judge Wilhelmina Carson is knocked off her pedestal when her father, Jim Harper, shows up proudly sporting his new trophy wife. Suzanne is too young, too sweet, and way too hot for Jim Harper. Suzanne makes Willa’s […]
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