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

MEASURE OF DANGER – Honorable Mention in 2014 Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards

January 21st, 2015

I'm happy to have received an award in the Genre Fiction category of this competitive annual contest! I now also have the judge's comments, which I've pasted below. As my self-published ebook moves on to a republished and improved version to be released in June, it's still nice to get this recognition for the original version submitted back in J... Read More

Book-Beer Pair #12: PINES by Blake Crouch and Alpha Dog

December 28th, 2014

I'm doing something different for this review. I'm going to say you need to read PINES, the first book in a trilogy by Blake Crouch, also a forthcoming TV series on FOX this Spring. I think it definitely should be read BEFORE the series is on TV. I've read all three books, and while all are great, I think PINES is best. I'm not going to tell you ... Read More

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