The Best of the Best and Much, Much More

  This picture is the dry-erase board on my refrigerator to remind me of things I need to do. A couple of days ago, I wrote “Call Nissan.” Last June, I wrote Chance Meeting with History about a friendship that was born during a ten-minute airport shuttle ride when I had the great good fortune to sit next to Holocaust survivor Nissan Krakinowski. Sometimes someone reaches straight into your heart and you instantly know this person will impact your life…

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Books, Food, and Friends

What a great way to spend a hot July afternoon! Bad Rock Books recently hosted a lovely signing for four Montana authors. Debbie Burke, Karen Wills, Marie Martin, and Dr. Betty Kuffel chatted with old friends and new readers. Visitors dropped in to share adventures about hikes, bike rides, and raft trips in Glacier Park…and sought leisure reading after all their strenuous activities!       Bad Rock Books is a delightful shop where you can browse more than 30,000 beautifully displayed used books, along…

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BOOK SIGNING PARTY

Chat with four Montana authors and stock up on your summer reading at a book signing party. Please join me, Karen Wills, Marie Martin, and Dr. Betty Kuffel for fun and refreshments at Bad Rock Books in Columbia Falls, Montana. The party starts at 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018. I’ll be signing my award-winning thriller Instrument of the Devil. Plus you’ll get a sneak peek at my soon-to-be-published suspense novel Stalking Midas. Karen Wills will sign River…

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WHAT IF YOUR NEW LOVER IS A TERRORIST?

Hold onto your beach chair as you get lost in a gripping summer read: Instrument of the Devil, award-winning thriller ripped from today’s headlines. Tawny Lindholm, a tour guide at Montana’s Hungry Horse Dam, doesn’t know her smartphone has been hijacked by charming Kahlil Sharivar, a terrorist who romances her while snaring her in his diabolical plot to destroy the electrical grid. Soon the feds are chasing her and her son is kidnapped. Is it too late to stop disaster? Five-star Amazon reviews rave about Instrument of the Devil: “Suspenseful,…

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A book lover’s dream trip

Recently I kicked up my heels in New York at Book Expo America (BEA), the giant book fair for publishers, booksellers, librarians, and authors. A once-in-a-lifetime experience! My post about BEA appears on The Kill Zone. Book Expo America 2018  

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Chance Meeting with History

I never expected to come face to face with history in an airport shuttle bus.   My plane out of JFK was late taking off, causing many passengers, including me, to miss our connections. At 10:30 p.m. on a Sunday night, a bunch of us wound up marooned in Salt Lake City, trudging through the terminal as airport vendors rolled down security bars to close their shops. Among the passengers, I had noticed a courtly, distinguished, elderly gentleman with a…

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Virtual Vigilantes – Revenge of the Scambaiters

How many spam emails do you receive offering you money? Dozens? Hundreds? Scammers target millions through email. Most of us just hit delete. But some enterprising folks embark on a mission to get back at online fraudsters. They’re called “scambaiters” and my post at The Kill Zone delves into their shadowy world. https://killzoneblog.com/2018/05/virtual-vigilantes-revenge-of-the-scambaiters.html#comments

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Who’s Watching You?

Recent headlines confirm we’re being monitored through our smart devices, internet searches, and social media. What if a terrorist used those tools to take control of an innocent woman’s life? In Instrument of the Devil, Tawny Lindholm learns the frightening answer to that question. Vulnerable and lonely after her husband’s death, Tawny finds hope in a chance meeting with a handsome, dashing widower. Turns out their meeting is anything but chance. Kahlil Sharivar’s romantic interest in Tawny masks a sinister motive–he sets her up as the scapegoat in…

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