Category Archives: Author Jackie Taylor Zortman

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS!

It’s rather astounding to realize that Christmas will be here in only  three days. I made my last batch of fudge this morning, the gifts are all bought and wrapped. the ones to distant important people in my life have … Continue reading

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WHO RECEIVED THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS by KEITH BETTINGER

My Christmas guest is my good friend, author Keith Bettinger. Keith was the first to read the manuscript for my non-fiction book WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW. Since he is not only a retired Suffolk County, New York police officer, he … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY SURPRISES

It’s a bit startling to realize the holidays are actually upon us already. I’ve decided it is the magical season. If I’m really mindful, I can find good things happening all around me. For example, for the second time in … Continue reading

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READ AN EXCERPT FROM “SNOW ANGEL”

CHAPTER 4 Max will be going on duty at six o’clock PM. and won’t get off until six o’clock in the morning.  This routine crops up three times a year when each division has one detective on that shift, making … Continue reading

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LIFE, YOU GOTTA BE THERE EVERY DAY!

The title today was told to me by my late, great, beloved friend/cousin, Marilyn. We used to talk on the phone up to five times a day, even though she lived in  California and I live in Colorado.  She would fly … Continue reading

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Snow Angel was Much Anticipated

Just for fun, I thought I’d share one of the reviews from Amazon.com. Maybe it will inspire you to check out SNOW ANGEL (Detective Max Richard Book 2), too. You will find it as both a Kindle and trade paperback … Continue reading

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Life in Wildfire Land

Woke up this morning to the sound of a wood chipper provided by the city to help residents mitigate for wildfires.  I opened the blinds on our bedroom windows and noticed our little tourist town is still thick with smoke … Continue reading

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WRITING BOOK REVIEWS

To those of you who have read my novel, SNOW ANGEL (Detective Max Richards Book 2) or the Kindle version of FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST (Detective Max Richards Book 1), thank you! The trade paperback version of FOOTPRINTS IN THE … Continue reading

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This Sizzling Summer

We are half-way through July and where I live in the southwestern mountains of Colorado, it is uncharacteristically HOT and it is unusually DRY. We have numerous wildfires burning all around us and one is close enough to occasionally bring a lot of … Continue reading

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What’s in the old wooden box in SNOW ANGEL?

In this second Detective Max Richards book, he and his sister inherit their mother’s estate and find an ornate old wooden box on a shelf in her bedroom closet. The amount of dust on it indicates it has long been … Continue reading

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