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Florida’s Hidden Treasures – Part 3

As a mystery writer, I try to peer into the strange and mysterious side of Florida, which is part of the intrigue! It’s not only my love for beach weather that compels me to set the Hunt for Justice Mystery Series in the Sunshine State. It’s the rich history. There’s also something about the contrast between […]

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Florida’s Hidden Treasures Part 2

By now, you know that I love Florida. I know, I know— who doesn’t? But bear with me. I’m not talking only about Disney World and the beaches. As a mystery writer, I try to peer into the strange and mysterious side of Florida, which is part of the intrigue It’s not only my love […]

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Florida’s Hidden Treasures Part 1

By now, you know that I love Florida. I know, I know— who doesn’t? But bear with me. I’m not talking only about Disney World and the beaches. As a mystery writer, I try to peer into the darker side of Florida’s history, which is part of the intrigue! You know I love reading a […]

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The snowbirds of Mexico

In Ten Two Jack, the latest thriller in my Hunt for Jack Reacher Series, FBI Special Agent Kim Otto spends some time in Mexico tracking down leads connected to the Hunt for Jack Reacher. By now you know that I like to escape the dead of winter by heading to Florida each year. As an […]

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Motown Museum Hitsville

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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Ice Wine

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Michigan

According to Wine Enthusiast magazine, Michigan is one of the most notable regions in the world where wine is on the rise. This thrills me, not only as a wine lover, but also as a Michigan native and as a snowbird who spends my summers in Traverse City. And it’s extra exciting since my Judge […]

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Key West, Florida

5 Ways To Live Like a Snowbird From Anywhere

As the dead of winter freezes in around us, I come to a full appreciation of the snowbird lifestyle I’ve chosen to embrace. I’m from Michigan, and I live there part of the year, but during the colder months I’m able to flock down to Florida. As an author, I’m convinced that the change of […]

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Thonotosassa, Florida

Florida as a murder site? What gives?

I love Florida. I know, I know— who doesn’t? But bear with me. I’m not talking only about Disney World and the beaches. As a mystery writer, I try to peer into the darker side of Florida, which is part of the intrigue! I’m not from Florida. In fact, I’m a proud, self-professed snowbird. Although […]

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I Heart Chicago

10 Reasons To Visit Chicago

No, the city of Chicago isn’t paying me to write this blog post. 🙂 It’s just that I’m going through a bit of Midwest withdrawal, as I recently left my summer home in Michigan and flew back to Florida, snowbird that I am. Maybe blogging about one of my favorite cities in the Midwest — […]

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Kosha Chair

Saturday Special: Leaving Florida Behind

Around this time of year, I prepare to leave Florida behind and return to Michigan. Like a snowbird, I’ll retreat back to Florida again once Michigan starts to get too cool for comfort — meaning below 70 degrees on a regular basis. Which brings me to the first topic in this week’s Saturday Special. 1. I […]

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