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Murder for Hire Gone Wrong

Gamblers and con-men believe “there’s a sucker born every minute.” As early as 1879, the phrase was uttered and in today’s world, those con-men have become a lot more sophisticated. For scam artists and thieves, the internet provides a multitude of opportunities to take advantage of well-meaning people. As a crime writer, I see too […]

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Watch Out for Online Romance Scams

Previously, I wrote about the dangers of Tech-support scams that trick people into paying for fake online security services or software. You can learn more about tech-scams here. Unfortunately, these types of scams are just one of many online frauds to be aware of. You’ll find references to the invisible dangers that accompany technology in […]

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Watch out for Lottery Scams

For scam artists and thieves, the internet provides a multitude of opportunities to take advantage of well-meaning people. As a crime writer, I see too many of these stories every year.  You’ll find references to the invisible dangers that accompany technology in my Jess Kimball thrillers. In Fatal Demand, it’s Investigative Reporter Jess Kimball’s impossible […]

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True Crime Holiday Edition

Do you consider yourself a professional armchair detective? Are you a true crime connoisseur? Of course, I’m committed to writing stories that are both believable and exciting. In fact, this is part of the reason I do so much research before and during the writing of my thrillers.  Whenever I start to wonder whether a […]

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THANKSGIVING: PLEASURE OR PERIL?

I’m thinking of you this Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., and am sending a little humor your way:   Just hoping to make you smile. It’s one way this Thanksgiving that I can give back to YOU, the best readers in the world, for making my job possible. Wishing you many smiles, delightful aromas, […]

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What about windsurfing? Pt. 2

Have you heard of windsurfing? As I do with each of my books, while I was writing Jack of Spades I did a ton of research and one of the subjects I enjoyed was windsurfing.  Windsurfing is usually considered an extreme water sport for professional thrill-seekers. However, there are many opportunities for first-time windsurfers to […]

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True Crime: Fact or Fiction?

Do you consider yourself a professional armchair detective? Are you a true crime connoisseur?  My readers know that I’m dedicated to writing thrillers that are believable as well as exciting. My plots are always at least theoretically possible. One of the reasons I do so much research is to verify that my story makes logical […]

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Watch Out For Tech-Support Scams

Gamblers and con-men believe “there’s a sucker born every minute.” As early as 1879, the phrase was uttered and in today’s world, those con-men have become a lot more sophisticated. For scam artists and thieves, the internet provides a multitude of opportunities to take advantage of well-meaning people, often by creating false charities or selling […]

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What about windsurfing? Pt. 1

Have you heard of windsurfing? As I do with each of my books, while I was writing Jack of Spades I did a ton of research and one of the subjects I found fascinating was windsurfing.  The sport was originated in 1964 in Pennsylvania and combines aspects of surfing and sailing. Windsurfing requires the skill […]

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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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