Tag Archives | Jack and Joe

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 […]

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Jack and Joe Reacher

THE DANGEROUS SIDE OF DNA

You know I’m interested in justice because of my background as a lawyer. So of course, I write mystery/thriller/suspense. What else?  DNA comes up all the time in my research and in my writing. I use it frequently in my Hunt for Jack Reacher Series books like Jack and Joe. And in my books about the […]

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Con artist, copy cat killer, or hero?

Is Jack Reacher friend or foe? That’s the million dollar question that’s kept readers on the edge of their seats since Lee Child began writing the Jack Reacher novels more than twenty years ago. In my latest thriller, Black Jack, Reacher once again finds himself in the spotlight. Is he really the return serial killer as […]

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DEEP COVER JACK

Happy #BookLoversDay! And A Giveaway!

Happy National Book Lovers Day! And A Giveaway! Every year on August 9th, we celebrate National Book Lovers Day. Who’s with me?! To me, Book Lovers Day is a reminder of my appreciation for you — the best readers in the world. If you’re a book lover, you deserve to be celebrated. And this is your […]

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ThrillerFest 2016

Reflections from my trip to NYC for ThrillerFest

So? What did I miss? I’m back home now, and I’ve just finished unpacking my bags from a thrilling trip to New York City! The 11th annual ThrillerFest was held July 5-9, and this year’s conference of thriller writers was especially exciting for me. My Hunt for Jack Reacher novel Jack and Joe was a Thriller Award Finalist for Best E-Book […]

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Bookworm Problems

Catching You Up On My Whirlwind Summer!

Ah, bookworm problems… This is the story of my life! Yours too? Except, in my case this summer, the whole “new book, no sleep” thing applies not only to reading, but also to writing! Yes, I’m writing a new book. Several, actually. Let me catch you up: I’ve moved my home base from Florida to […]

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Cold Case Victim

How a Vacuum Solved a Utah Cold Case

I’ve done a lot of research on the topic of DNA as a mystery and thriller writer, and because of my background as an attorney. Just when you think you know everything a writer needs to know about DNA, you find another fascinating morsel. Let me preface by saying that DNA can be unreliable. In my […]

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IPPY Award

IPPY Award Goes to… JACK AND JOE!

I’m thrilled to share the news with you that Jack and Joe is officially the winner of an IPPY Award What is an IPPY Award? The 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards are presented to the year’s best titles in independent publishing. Jack and Joe received the Silver Medal in the category of Best Mystery/Thriller eBook. The Independent […]

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Forensic Genealogy

My Worlds Are Colliding!

As a crime fiction author and lawyer, DNA is involved in a lot of what I’m thinking and writing about all the time. DNA especially took the spotlight in my Thriller Award Finalist novel Jack and Joe, which explores the connections between Jack Reacher and Joe Reacher. Since then, I’ve been blogging occasionally about true […]

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Morning Person Humor

Owl or Lark? Why It’s Okay to NOT Be A Morning Person

When do you do your best work? For me, it’s any time AFTER morning. Or, as my friend Lee Child famously said, “Nothing of value happens before noon.” I totally agree! Does this make me a bad person? Does it mean I’m lazy or weak? Of course not! It’s just that we owls operate a […]

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