Category Archives: Author Jackie Taylor Zortman

The Lazy Days of Summer

Here in the mountains where I live, our summer didn’t come in hot, but it sure came in late with  snow falling into June. Therefore, several  outside chores around our home are still not done,and with fall in sight, I … Continue reading

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MY BEST REVIEW EVER!

Here on July 3, 2019 I was busily going about fixing tonight’s dinner, which will include Sarah and Jorden, our grandkids from Wichita, who are driving as I write. They love to be in Ouray for July 4th, which is … Continue reading

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This is the Reason I Write Books

Today I received a phone call from a lady in Indiana. She took the time to call and tell me how much she enjoyed reading my book “We Are Different Now” and blessed me for writing it. Today is the … Continue reading

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Tribute to Police Memorial Week by Keith Bettinger

Each May the United States recognizes the service and sacrifice of our law enforcement and pays tribute to those who have died in the line of duty. Officers and survivors of LEOs from around the world visit Washington, DC to … Continue reading

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FIRST COPIES OF MY NEW BOOK

  It’s always exciting to open the package that contains the first copies you see of your new book. I had the pleasure of holding copies of the second edition of my non-fiction book “We Are Different Now”today, and am … Continue reading

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WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW – Released today!

Just released ! I am re-releasing my book WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW as its second edition after two years of it being unavailable. It is the exact same book with a different cover. The Kindle is up on Amazon right … Continue reading

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JAKE’S WAITING TO MEET YOU

Jake is still anxious to meet you and can’t understand why that feeling isn’t mutual. Afterall, he’s a super nice guy with good looks and a warm personality. Miss Berta adores him from the moment she meets him and Tomi … Continue reading

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Read an excerpt from: JAKE-Whiskey Water & Wildfire

Jake is a handsome free-wheeling firefighter with a Harley. He rides until his clairvoyance tells him he has arrived where he’s supposed to be. This time he is drawn to a wildfire like a moth to a flame where he … Continue reading

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It’s Starting to Resemble “THE SHINING” Around Here

The winter and constant snow we are having is normal. The problem is we haven’t had “normal” for several years now, so we have become spoiled. We enjoyed those clear roads back and forth to Ridgway and/or Montrose. Today the … Continue reading

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Yes, My Husband Worked the BTK Investigations

My husband’s first twenty-year law enforcement career was for the Wichita Police Department in Kansas. He was a detective for  thirteen years, a homicide detective for the final eleven and retired in October 1981 as the senior homicide detective for … Continue reading

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