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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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Who is Holding Your Phone Hostage?

We thriller authors engage in fascinating research before creating our exciting plots. Our research helps us craft stories we hope you’ll find thrilling when you read them.  That’s why I like to write about technology and the dangers that accompany it. This kind of “invisible danger” fascinates me, and you’ll find references along these lines […]

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Has Your Phone Been Hacked? Pt. 2

Have you ever worried about your personal information being stolen from your cellphone? If not, you probably should. Even if you’re like FBI Special Agent Kim Otto who has layers upon layers of security surrounding her wireless devices, your privacy still might be at risk. Last week I wrote about how stalkerware can be downloaded off the internet, […]

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Has Your Phone Been Hacked? Pt. 1

Have you ever worried about your personal information being stolen from your cellphone? If not, you probably should. A while ago I wrote about the dangers of using public wifi. But even if you’re like FBI Special Agent Kim Otto who has layers upon layers of security surrounding her wireless devices, your privacy still might […]

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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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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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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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Gone in 90 seconds: Where is Mikelle Biggs?

Too often, the stories we hear about missing persons end in tragedy, or worse yet, remain unresolved for years leaving families to question what became of their loved one. As the author behind the Jess Kimball Thriller Series, I keep myself informed about cases of missing children. Despite years of dead ends and false clues […]

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Abducted baby… Alive and well 23 years later

Too often, the stories we hear about missing children end in tragedy. But its the ones that end well that Jess Kimball focuses on.  As the author behind the Jess Kimball Thriller Series, I keep myself informed and motivated by the cases of children who were found alive, too. Do you remember the Kamiyah Mobley […]

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The case of missing baby Lisa Irwin

Missing children is a subject that pervades all of my Jess Kimball books. It’s a devastating topic, of course, but it’s what drives Jess Kimball. She won’t rest until she’s found her son who was kidnapped as an infant. Jess Kimball’s job as an investigative journalist for Taboo Magazine keeps her fighting along the way […]

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