What does Walter Mitty have to do with Dangerous Women or Us? Come along with me a moment. I’ll explain everything. You’ll get a glimpse inside this writer’s mind and a glimpse of our futures. First, Walter Mitty. Walter Mitty was an ordinary man with a vivid fantasy life of personal triumph. His fantasy life […]
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2014: What Does The Year of the Horse Plan For You?
2013 is drawing to a close, but if you still want more time before mentally beginning a new chapter, you’re in luck! According to the Chinese Zodiac, we still have 30 days left to wind up 2013 and prepare for our future. The Year of the Snake ends on January 30, 2014. And then we begin […]
Cheers! Try The Season’s Best Cocktails Yet?
Sometimes, especially this time of year, I like to imagine we could all get together — you, and me, and our friends and families, and just be merry together. I so want to meet each and every one of you, and this seems particularly like the right season to do that. Of course, such a […]
Abraham Shakespeare Victim of Fortune
Today, a real-life mystery, solved. It’s about a lottery winner named Abraham Shakespeare, who became a victim of fortune’s nemesis: greed. Abraham Shakespeare was a simple man, by all accounts. He dropped out of school after seventh grade, still illiterate. He held a series of labor jobs over the years. He was convicted of a […]
Coffee: Nectar of the Gods, Right?
Regular readers know I love coffee. My morning always starts with three mugs of black coffee and some days, more. Not surprisingly, coffee features prominently in my books, too. Willa Carson loves Coffee Con Leche. Carlos Gaspar likes coffee with loads of milk and sugar. Kim Otto drinks hers black, like me. In Get Back Jack alone, there […]
Amanda Knox: Can You Solve This Case?
Her case is like one of my twisty plots that keeps us reading long into the night to find out what happens. Help us out here! Did she or didn’t she??? Four years ago this week, an Italian jury said Amanda Knox was guilty of murdering her British roommate. Two years later, another jury reversed […]
Feeling Frazzled? Try The Law of Least Effort
Are you thinking things may get better when pigs fly? No doubt you’ve seen it splashed on bumper stickers and greeting cards and just about everywhere. Comics like Woody Allen and Albert Brooks have spent decades entertaining us with variations on the wry joke that “Life Sucks – And Then You Die.” Yet, studies repeatedly […]
Happy Thanksgiving and NewsFlash!
NEWSFLASH about NewsFlash! This week, our first NewsFlash! arrived at inboxes around the world. So what’s a NewsFlash! ? Think of it as sort of the anti-newsletter. The goal was to create a short and clear email note with goodies and gold nuggets of information exclusively to Diane Capri Crowd members. I don’t want to give […]
Have you heard? Listen up! It’s always fun for me to hear from readers. It’s especially fun when you tell me what you like best (and sometimes least!) about Otto and Gaspar. Such as? You like that Kim Otto is brave. She’s worried all the time, but she forges ahead anyway. You like that she’s […]
Birthday Sale! Don’t Know Jack (Reacher) only 99c!
It’s my Birthday Sale! Don’t Know Jack only $0.99! On my birthday, I’m thrilled and honored to be able to offer Don’t Know Jack on sale for only 99 cents! What? Only 99 cents? Yes! Only 99 cents! Why? Well, it’s my birthday. I mentioned that, right? And we’re celebrating the release of the second […]
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