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Bookworm Humor

Are You a SuperReader? (Lee Child is!)

I’ve always been a reader, of course. Since I was a child. Mom was a reader, and she passed that love of books on to me. I’ve never actually counted. But I probably consume more than 100,000 words a day, between keeping up on my email, social media, news sources, researching the book I’m currently […]

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What Happens If Lightning Strikes A Plane?

Hurricane Season is officially underway in Florida. But this doesn’t just mean hurricanes. In Florida, afternoon thunderstorms occur more days than not during the summer. Our favorite judge, Judge Willa Carson, lives in Tampa, which is called the lightning capital of the country. She doesn’t have to travel for work often, but she enjoys traveling. […]

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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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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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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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Lee Child Quote Night School

Night School & Deep Cover Jack: The Craft Behind the Books

Lee Child and I both have new releases right now: Lee is about to release Night School, and I just released Deep Cover Jack, the fourth novel in my Hunt for Jack Reacher Series, which is an authorized spin-off series from Lee Child’s Reacher novels. Today, I wanted to take you on a behind-the-scenes tour into […]

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Freebies

10 Freebies To Look For On Flights

FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar of my Hunt for Jack Reacher Thriller Series travel all the time on less than a moment’s notice. For them, price is hardly a factor. But for many of us, we appreciate a good freebie! Air travel can be confusing, especially when it comes to understanding what […]

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Fatal Error Quote Italy

How Do You Like Your Coffee?

Something all great coffee drinkers have in common — we know how we like our coffee. How do you like your coffee? I like it hot. FBI Special Agent Kim Otto of my Hunt for Jack Reacher Thriller Series takes it black. Agent Gaspar likes his with heaps of cream and sugar. Investigative journalist Jess […]

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Diane Capri and Lee Child

Who’s Your Blue-Eyed Mommy?

Lee Child and Jack Reacher and I have blue eyes. Do you? If you have blue eyes, we might be cousins. Who knew, right? A recent study, reported by LiveScience.com, claims that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. “[W]e can conclude that all blue-eyed individuals are linked to the same ancestor,” Eiberg said. […]

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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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