I recently blogged about short and long reads and why both are challenging to write as well as terrific to read. The discussion reminded me of another, related issue I blogged about a few years ago: The End. Although I enjoy reading a good romance, I admit that the “happily ever after” ending is not […]
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Can you believe it was 20 years ago today that Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked? Such a bizarre sequence of events. Almost like something out of one of my suspense novels. With the Winter Olympics just one month away, I’ve been thinking more about this case. The events happened in Detroit, where I was […]
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 […]
Strong Women Need Your Vote! Celebrate U.S. Military Spouse of the Year and International Women’s Day With this Special Sale on Licensed to Thrill: Volume 2! In honor of strong women everywhere, (too many to count are right here in our reading audience and we couldn’t be more grateful to all of you!) we are thrilled […]
You all know I’m working on the next book in The Hunt for Jack Reacher Series. You chose the title here on the Licensed to Thrill Blog: Get Back Jack. And now, you’ve helped with a significant question about Jack Reacher. Thank you everyone for participating! Please do continue to leave your answers to my […]
Here on Diane Capri Reveals, we’ve featured some of the biggest names in our genre, including my friends and colleagues Lee Child, the father of Rambo, David Morrell, my colleague at the Bar, Steve Berry, the dynamite writing duos Maxine Paetro (and James Patterson), Grant Blackwood (and James Rollins), and more. You can check out those posts by clicking HERE. For the […]
Perhaps it’s odd for a writer Licensed to Thrill, but I adore Downton Abbey, don’t you? Oh, sure, there’s less thrill and mystery and suspense than I usually prefer, but the costumes and the history and that snarky Maggie Smith more than fill the void. Not to mention the thriller writer’s stock in trade – […]
Because of my Hunt For Reacher series, readers frequently ask me how I feel about Tom Cruise portraying Lee Child’s Jack Reacher in the upcoming film. Every Lee Child fan knows by now that Tom Cruise will star in the first ever Reacher movie. The anticipation is simultaneously exciting and nerve-wracking, isn’t it? We’ve waited a long time […]
We’re back with the last post for our story endings debate. We started on Monday with Lisa Hall-Wilson’s Team Realistic. Tuesday was Melinda Van Lone’s Team Happy Ever After. Wednesday, Marcy Kennedy’s Team Hopeful. Today, I’m offering my views on why I say Make Mine Open. First, a short recap. The basic question we began […]
Four years ago, when I was plotting my new book, Fatal Distraction, the first job was finding the central crime that pits the psychopathic villain against Jess Kimball. Because I write crime fiction with hopeful endings, a compelling central crime must be each story’s focus. The news of the day generally provides more than enough […]
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