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When Doctors Go Bad

One of the fun parts about writing thriller novels is hiding the “bad guys” in unexpected places. That’s why, when I was dreaming up my newest Jess Kimball thriller, Fatal Game, one of the ideas I liked was for a doctor to be less than trustworthy.  Unfortunately, the storyline happens not only in fiction, but […]

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Anatomy of a Murder

Why Fewer Cars Means More Movies for Michigan

I love Michigan. The bitter cold winters there, not so much. At this point in my life I mostly spend summers in Michigan and flock to Florida for winters. As a mystery/thriller novel writer, this is a plan that works out well for me. There’s something for everyone in Michigan. You know the state is […]

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Home Invasion Is Key to Arrest in “Gone Girl” Case

So far, I’ve released very little information about my upcoming new Jess Kimball novel, Fatal Game. I like to keep most of the thrills secret until the last minute. But I will tell you this: Fatal Game involves a home invasion. I do extensive research when writing all of my thrillers to ensure that everything […]

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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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Missing in Wyoming: The Amy Bechtel Case

My next short read, a Jess Kimball thriller designed to draw you into this series, Fatal Edge, takes place in Wyoming, where my hard-working, relentless, fearless investigative journalist finds herself involved in the mystery of a missing woman. In Fatal Edge, without giving too much away, the missing woman has a boyfriend (a spoiled rich […]

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Impossible, Dumb, and Strange: 3 Real-Life Heists

Have you read my thriller Get Back Jack? It’s the second novel (4th book)  in my Hunt for Jack Reacher Series. In the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series, FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are hunting Jack Reacher (the famous creation of Lee Child, whose blessing I have to write this series.) Their […]

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3 Gorgeous Spots to Read in Florida

Pop Quiz! What pairs well with beaches? What pairs well with sitting outside during mild winter days? What’s the best activity during a thunderstorm? What’s the best way to wind down after a long, magical day at Disney? If you guessed “reading” for all four questions, you are correct! And that, ladies and gentlemen, makes […]

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Kiss of Death Giveaway – Win A #Kindle And #Books!

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 5 Kindles AND 1 of 5 $25 Amazon gift cards — Plus — Every Entrant WINS 20 FREE Books! February is the perfect month for reading. It’s nice to snuggle up with a great book in the winter, isn’t it? It’s especially exciting to ready thrillers, mysteries, […]

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7 Lessons on Success from Oil Tycoon Pickens

Based on everything I’ve read, T. Boone Pickens is a complicated man. He pursues wealth and then he gives it away — with great generosity. He’s a Republican unafraid to critique members of his own party. He’s an oil driller who fights for environmental causes. And he has a knack for turning losses into gains. He’s […]

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Famous Motown Spots in Michigan

You know Motown is a portmanteau, right? I only know the word because I’m from Michigan, and draw on the state’s history in the books I write. A portmanteau in this case is when you blend two words to make a new word. Like ‘spork’, or ‘liger.’ In this case, ‘motor’ and ‘town’ join to form Motown, […]

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