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Genes DNA

Is ancestry.com an invasion of privacy?

There has been some controversy recently, claiming that ancestry.com doesn’t protect users’ privacy when they submit DNA samples. The complaints claim that the website keeps the DNA on file and will use it for various purposes — such as in answer to a subpoena or if there’s a warrant to search when authorities are investigating […]

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Superyacht Underwater Observation Room

5 #Superyacht Features That Will Make You Want To Live in Luxury

There are yachts, and then there are superyachts. I had an opportunity to feature one in my Michael Flint Heir Hunter book Trace Evidence, and you better believe I chose to make it a superyacht! Complete with a helipad! Some aspects of the research I do for my books are, well, more fun than others. […]

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Can Siblings Have Different Ancestries?

Trace Evidence releases August 22, 2017. The date is coming up quickly! You’ll remember from Blood Trails (the first in the Heir Hunter thriller series) that Michael Flint is a genealogist… sort of. As an heir hunter, he’s much more than a genealogist, often taking his life and the lives of others into his own […]

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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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Trace Evidence by Diane Capri

Revealing New Book Cover in Heir Hunter Series

Revealing a new book cover is like Christmas morning to me. I’m thrilled to show you the new cover and see your reaction. I hope you love it as much as we do! Of course, we’re told not to judge a book by its cover, but that’s exactly what we do, right? And this cover […]

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Who Needs Heir Hunters When There’s Ancestry.com?

Why hire an heir hunter when you can go to ancestry.com — or one of the many other online genealogy services out there? Frankly, because sometimes cases are just way too bizarre to be understood by a computer search. Michael Flint would know. He’s an heir hunter, and the star of my thriller Blood Trails. […]

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When Too Much Money is a Problem

Is there such a thing as too much money? Possibly. Say, for example, when you don’t know who the owner is, hmm? That’s the world Michael Flint dives into in my mystery novel Blood Trails. Michael Flint is an Heir Hunter extraordinaire. Flint tracks down people who are heirs to a fortune. Why do these […]

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Helicopter

What If You Were in a Helicopter When the Engine Fails?

If you want to write a great action scene, you’ve gotta know something about physics, know someone(s) who does, or be able to figure it out through research. For me, it’s a combination of all three when I write action scenes for my thrillers. One of them happens in Blood Trails, my new thriller novel […]

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Happy Mysteries Solved By Saliva

The mystery books I write always involve something nefarious. A crime, a cover-up, or, at the very least, suspicious characters are always elements of the story. But not all mysteries are tragic. A mystery can be a question. Like: Who are my biological parents? That’s where services like ancestry.com come in. Sometimes, those services aren’t […]

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Coffee

Do Your Ancestors Determine How You Drink Coffee?

So I read recently that genes determine how you process coffee. Without even glancing at my family tree, I can tell you that my ancestors must have DEVOURED coffee because I’ve got a serious penchant for it. Besides just plain liking or not liking the taste of it, genes determine how we process coffee/caffeine. For […]

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