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How to Survive a Rip Current Pt.2

As I do with each of my books, while I was writing Jack of Spades I did a ton of research. I can’t wait to hear what you think! Last week I wrote about how to survive rip currents. These are long narrow channels of water that move away from the shore at high speed. […]

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How to Survive a Rip Current Pt.1

Have you spent any time at the beach this summer? As a snowbird, I’m fortunate to live near the water at my home in Michigan as well as my home in Florida. Being near water is great not only for kicking back and sipping a glass of wine as the sun slips away into the […]

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Who is Jake Reacher?

Who is Jake Reacher? As promised, I thought I’d take this opportunity to tell you a bit more about Jack of Spades.  The eighth novel  (eleventh book) in my Hunt for Jack Reacher Series Jack of Spades is available now!  If you haven’t placed your order for Jack of Spades yet, I put the links below so […]

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Who Owns Your Vehicle?

As I do with each of my books, while I was writing Jack of Spades I did a ton of research. I cant wait to hear what you think! A while back I wrote about how modern criminals steal cars. Smashed windows and hot-wiring are a thing of the past. Now there are new threats […]

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Is someone spying on you? Part 1

As you know, I write a series of novels about  FBI Special Agent Kim L. Otto working off the books to find Jack Reacher. (Learn about my Hunt for Jack Reacher Series HERE.) Although Agent Kim Otto is off the books, she is never unwatched. The efforts she makes to both avoid and use the […]

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Do you lock your doors?

How secure is your home? A survey of 1000 Americans across the country conducted by SafeHome.org discovered that only 54% of the participants regularly locked the doors to their homes. As I do with each of my books, while I was writing Ten Two Jack I did a ton of research. A while back I […]

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ARE YOU A MISSING PERSON?

Seriously. You could be a missing person and not even know it. Any of us could be. As you know, stories about missing people fascinate me. I’ve written about various ways people go missing in several of my books. Since I’m a mystery/thriller/suspense writer, the answers in my books are usually crime-related, of course. While […]

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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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Do you know what’s in your car? Part 2

We talked about black boxes in cars recently. This week I’ll be showing you some real-life stories where those black boxes were essential to solving real life cases.  In the 11th Willa Carson Mystery (7 novels and 5 exciting short reads for those times when you need a quick one!), NIGHT JUSTICE, Willa winds up in a […]

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Do you know what’s in your car? Part 1

Did you know that your car is recording its every move? Probably not. In the 10th Willa Carson Mystery, NIGHT JUSTICE, Willa winds up in a dire situation after a serious car accident. With evidence mounting against her, the police pull her car’s black box to get data from it about the wreck. Like many […]

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