Tag Archives | Kim Otto

What about windsurfing? Pt. 2

Have you heard of windsurfing? As I do with each of my books, while I was writing Jack of Spades I did a ton of research and one of the subjects I enjoyed was windsurfing.  Windsurfing is usually considered an extreme water sport for professional thrill-seekers. However, there are many opportunities for first-time windsurfers to […]

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True Crime: Fact or Fiction?

Do you consider yourself a professional armchair detective? Are you a true crime connoisseur?  My readers know that I’m dedicated to writing thrillers that are believable as well as exciting. My plots are always at least theoretically possible. One of the reasons I do so much research is to verify that my story makes logical […]

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IS SOMEONE LISTENING TO YOUR HEARBEAT? Pt. 2

Have you ever worried that you were being spied on without knowing it? If not, you probably should. A while ago I wrote about a new technology that can identify people by their heartbeats. Even the most skilled criminals and spies who have figured out how to con facial recognition software and fake their fingerprints […]

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Who is Holding Your Phone Hostage?

We thriller authors engage in fascinating research before creating our exciting plots. Our research helps us craft stories we hope you’ll find thrilling when you read them.  That’s why I like to write about technology and the dangers that accompany it. This kind of “invisible danger” fascinates me, and you’ll find references along these lines […]

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Has Your Phone Been Hacked? Pt. 2

Have you ever worried about your personal information being stolen from your cellphone? If not, you probably should. Even if you’re like FBI Special Agent Kim Otto who has layers upon layers of security surrounding her wireless devices, your privacy still might be at risk. Last week I wrote about how stalkerware can be downloaded off the internet, […]

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Has Your Phone Been Hacked? Pt. 1

Have you ever worried about your personal information being stolen from your cellphone? If not, you probably should. A while ago I wrote about the dangers of using public wifi. But even if you’re like FBI Special Agent Kim Otto who has layers upon layers of security surrounding her wireless devices, your privacy still might […]

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What about windsurfing? Pt. 1

Have you heard of windsurfing? As I do with each of my books, while I was writing Jack of Spades I did a ton of research and one of the subjects I found fascinating was windsurfing.  The sport was originated in 1964 in Pennsylvania and combines aspects of surfing and sailing. Windsurfing requires the skill […]

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How to Survive a Rip Current Pt.2

As I do with each of my books, while I was writing Jack of Spades I did a ton of research. I can’t wait to hear what you think! Last week I wrote about how to survive rip currents. These are long narrow channels of water that move away from the shore at high speed. […]

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How to Survive a Rip Current Pt.1

Have you spent any time at the beach this summer? As a snowbird, I’m fortunate to live near the water at my home in Michigan as well as my home in Florida. Being near water is great not only for kicking back and sipping a glass of wine as the sun slips away into the […]

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What to do in San Diego

Have you experienced the rich culture of San Diego? In Jack of Spades, Agent Otto is too busy tracking down Jack Reacher to take in the city’s many attractions but if she had free time, she would add these five pit stops to her “must see” list.   Known for its beaches, craft beer and […]

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