Falling has fallen

January 28th, 2016

When I composed my author bio two years ago, I said I enjoy desert trail running and I’m “particularly good at falling down.” Back then, I had an irrational aversion to slowing down on training runs. For that, I sometimes paid the price, though I'm lucky I never had any serious injuries. I've most often tumbled during the Arizona summer as ... Read More

“Answer”

December 30th, 2015

As the year comes to a close, we're reminded of that big clock on the galactic scoreboard. I hope all of you start 2016 with the anticipation and simple promise of a winter's sunrise. My daughter took the shot posted below. I wish you all a happy and healthy 2016, and may you find your answer! --JK "Answer" You prayed for a flower Where on... Read More

Event at The Poisoned Pen

October 9th, 2015

I'm excited to announce an event next week on Wed 10/14, 7 P.M. at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, the premier mystery/thriller/suspense book venue in the Phoenix area. MEASURE OF DANGER will be featured with DRONE COMMAND by Mike Maden, and the event will moderated by Anne A. Wilson, former navy pilot, Annapolis graduate, and author of HOVER. Th... Read More

Publication Day is here!

June 16th, 2015

When I began MEASURE OF DANGER a few years ago, there was always that question of whether it would be worth the effort. I now understand this feeling isn't unusual for new authors. Rarely did I have doubts about finishing my first mental marathon, though. Like a race, sometimes when it hurts, you repeat to yourself in your mind: just don't stop. ... Read More

Giving ASICS my two weeks’ notice

April 6th, 2015

I've been an ASICS guy since high school. The shoes have always seemed to fit best and never cause a blister. But over the last decade, I've found that some of their models are hit and miss. I'm not sure if it has to do with their shoe quality, my age, or my current ignorance in finding a good match. It doesn't have to do with price—I've bought mo... Read More

Words like a milk shake…

March 13th, 2015

I submitted the final-final proofreading corrections for MEASURE OF DANGER this week. It was fun, but I’m relieved it’s over. I remember when this process started, and the corrections to the manuscript had the word “CMOS” annotated everywhere. As a new author, I’d never seen the acronym in this context before. CMOS wasn't referring t... Read More

Escape is never boring

February 7th, 2015

Escape is one of the strongest themes in literature and film, especially in the thriller genre. I'm a sucker for prison breaks, daring rescues, and even the slow, methodical pursuit of feeedom if well-plotted. It's a suspense and action hook that never grows old. Add mental or emotional escape to a physical escape (an advantage a book has over a... Read More


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