We’ve been talking about the unputdownable Michael Flint Series. Last time, I promised to share the inspiration for this first book. So let’s get right to it, shall we? One of the most often asked questions any writer gets is “Where do you get your ideas?” Honestly, that’s a bit of magic. But sometimes, a real life […]
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Were you following the story of the body found in Lake Michigan last summer? As a snowbird who spends my summers in Michigan, and as a mystery/thriller/suspense author, the story of course caught my interest. Michael Flint of Trace Evidence and Blood Trails specializes in finding mysterious people, dead or alive. This real life true […]
You’ve probably heard about heir hunters on TV shows that trace family histories, or maybe you’ve read THE HEIR HUNTER SERIES. Heir hunters are forensic genealogists, people who research ancestry by means of standard records and more, for profit. Heir hunters track down individuals and let them know they are entitled to an inheritance in […]
There has been some controversy recently, claiming that ancestry.com doesn’t protect users’ privacy when they submit DNA samples. The complaints claim that the website keeps the DNA on file and will use it for various purposes — such as in answer to a subpoena or if there’s a warrant to search when authorities are investigating […]
There are yachts, and then there are superyachts. I had an opportunity to feature one in my Michael Flint Heir Hunter book Trace Evidence, and you better believe I chose to make it a superyacht! Complete with a helipad! Some aspects of the research I do for my books are, well, more fun than others. […]
So one of my friends is a hunter for sport. And one of the things he hunts is wild boar. Which is interesting, because wild hogs also play a role in my book Blood Trails of the Michael Flint Heir Hunter Series. (More about how hogs feature in this action thriller here.) Anyway, this summer, […]
Now this is something that will make a writer’s day… An article about me was published in The Big Thrill magazine, calling me a “Powerhouse Novelist.” Pretty cool, huh? And I’m in great company, along with names like Nelson DeMille, Sue Grafton, Jeff Abbott, J. T. Ellison, Kyle Mills, Mark Pryor, and Debra Webb. The Big Thrill is the magazine of […]
So, a question that I get a lot from readers is: Where do you get your story ideas? It’s a valid question. It’s one that I’ve wondered about some of my favorite authors as well. When readers ask me where I get my ideas, I joke and say I buy them from ideas.com. But the […]
My new book in the Michael Flint Heir Hunter series, Trace Evidence, opens with a scene involving a pistol with a waterproof chamber that allows Flint to fire effectively underwater. If you know me or keep up with my blog, you know that I research tediously every detail that makes it into the book. So, […]
A helicopter swoops in over skyscrapers downtown… The clock is ticking… Shreds of evidence are collected and analyzed… Briefcases unlocked reveal stacks of hundred-dollar bills… The car shifts into high gear… A body is revealed and the shooter takes aim… DNA analysis will be key… New York Times Bestselling Author Diane Capri presents The Heir […]
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