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Celestial Events

Mysterious Mercury Will Show Itself Again

A transit of Mercury is very rare. It happens only 13 or 14 times every century. And, as luck would have it, it happens in my new upcoming book in the Heir Hunter Series, which is due out in August (pre-order here for U.S. or here for U.K.). Mercury’s transit occurs when the planet passes directly […]

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Invisible Dangers

Do you think we realize just how debilitating hacking can be? For readers like my friend, Lee Child, who smile at FBI Special Agent Kim Otto’s constant vigilance, here’s a real life story that supports her behavior.  In October of 2016, hackers took down the 911 emergency phone system throughout parts of the U.S. The […]

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The Hunt for Jack Reacher Trailer

Hunting Jack Reacher is Deadly Business I’m proud to reveal to you the new official trailer for the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series! Take a peek below. “Make some coffee. You’ll read all night.” -Lee Child, #1 World Wide Bestselling Author of the Jack Reacher novels If you like the trailer, you’ll love the Hunt […]

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Music in Michigan: It’s More Than Motown

As an author, my career allows me to live the snowbird lifestyle, spending part of my year writing mysteries and thrillers in Florida, and spending summers doing the same in Northern Michigan. It’s not time for snowbirds to flock north just yet, but we’re getting closer. And I’m looking forward to it — I just […]

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Jack and Kill

Is That Device Spying On You?

As you know, I write a series of novels about two FBI agents working off the books to find Jack Reacher. (Learn about the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series HERE.) Although Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are off the books, they are never unwatched. The efforts they make to both avoid and use the […]

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“It’s Complicated” In the Search for Jack Reacher

In my thriller Get Back Jack, FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar trace the trail of Jack Reacher’s friends. But are these people actually friends/former friends of Reacher’s or are they enemies?? Relationships are complicated. According to a study by Tel Aviv University, only 50% of friendships are mutual. Hard to believe, but you […]

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Female Intelligence

A Surprising Quality We Inherit From Our Mothers

Generally we assume we get 50% of our genes from our father and 50% from our mother, right? Turns out that’s not the case with a lot of our genes. And what about genes for intelligence? Experts say we’re more likely to get intelligence from our mother’s genes than from our father’s. So, I do a […]

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Plane Worst Case Scenario

Air Travel Worst Case Scenarios

Flying commercial is a very safe form of travel, but FBI Special Agent Kim Otto is a nervous flyer. Why? Because she knows things can go wrong and she has no control when they do. Her job on Hunt for Jack Reacher requires air travel almost constantly. What does she do? She feels the fear and does it anyway. Every […]

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Bill Gates Quote DNA

3 Ways DNA Is More Powerful Than Computers

As a crime writer, of course, DNA comes up all the time in my research and in my writing. It’s invaluable for solving cases, though it’s not infallible. In Jack and Joe of my Hunt for Jack Reacher Series especially, DNA is a subject that comes up over and over, since the book is about […]

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Lasers vs. Drones: Who Wins?

In a fight between lasers and drones, who do you think would win? You remember the power of lasers in Goldfinger. James Bond gives us a scare as we watch a powerful laser inch closer to his body. I follow surveillance technology news because it comes up often in my books. In my Hunt for […]

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