Category Archives: Author Jackie Taylor Zortman

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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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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