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Crime: Some like it hot, some like it cold

Crime in Paradise is a frequent theme in my thrillers. I’ve written numerous books set in the Sunshine State, partly because I live in Florida and know it well. Another reason is because statistics show that Florida’s weather may influence crime rates and the types of crime found in the state. When we think of […]

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Accidents Happen Part #2

Accidents happen. Just ask Willa Carson. In my latest thriller, Night Justice, Judge Willa Carson is horrified when she hits a man with her car. She jumps out to help, but it’s too late. He’s not breathing and she can’t revive him. Famous Restaurant Owner’s Wife Kills Pedestrian is the top click bait headline for […]

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Accidents Happen Part #1

Accidents happen. Just ask Willa Carson. In my latest thriller, Night Justice, Judge Willa Carson is horrified when she hits a man with her car. She jumps out to help, but it’s too late. He’s not breathing and she can’t revive him. Famous Restaurant Owner’s Wife Kills Pedestrian is the top click bait headline for every […]

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Jack and Joe Reacher

THE DANGEROUS SIDE OF DNA

You know I’m interested in justice because of my background as a lawyer. So of course, I write mystery/thriller/suspense. What else?  DNA comes up all the time in my research and in my writing. I use it frequently in my Hunt for Jack Reacher Series books like Jack and Joe. And in my books about the […]

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Why Biotechnology Might Save Your Life

Did you know that our survival often depends on Biotechnology? Not to mention great thriller stories! Many amazing medical discoveries from X-rays to bionic body parts can be attributed to Bio-Medical research and engineering. Both have saved millions of lives through the creation of vaccines, antibiotics and medical devices. I often use medical plots in my […]

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Hunt for Jack Reacher Series

Have You Read Them All? Hunt For #JackReacher Series

Have you read all the books in the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series? Recommended by Lee Child, “Kim Otto is a great, great character. I love her. Make some coffee. You’ll read all night.” As of October 2017, there are five full-length novels in the Hunt for Jack Reacher Thriller Series. Have you read them […]

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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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Fingerprint

My Friend Has No Fingerprints?!?

“Sorry, ma’am. You have no fingerprints.” So my friend went to apply for TSA (Transportation Security Administration) pre-check status, and she told me about something strange that happened. The agent working there informed her that she doesn’t have fingerprints on one hand. ?!?!???? He said she probably washes her hands too much. ?!?!???? That was […]

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You know it’s time to go to Michigan when….

You know it’s summer when All Things Michigan begin consuming this author’s thoughts! 🙂 Every year around this time, I warm up my snowbird wings and journey from the sticky Florida summers to the sweet relief of Michigan life. Judge Willa Carson of my Hunt for Justice Series is from Michigan, too. Probably not much […]

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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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