Category Archives: Jackie Taylor Zortman


At my age, which we will simply say is advanced, I have watched many years come and go and I have to say that 2020 stands out in my mind as one of the absolute worst. We seemed to get … Continue reading

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MY NEW BOOK RELEASE: GHOSTED-The Drifter Series: Book Four

It’s always exciting when your latest book finally is released. The eBook and paperback of my new book GHOSTED-The Drifter Series: Book 4 just released . Jake brings his carefully guarded personal secret out into the open for the first … Continue reading

Posted in blogs, Book, Colorado's SW Mountains, Firefighter, Jackie Taylor Zortman, mysteries, wildland firefighters | 4 Comments

Memorial Day Tribute by Keith Bettinger

My author friend, Keith, wanted to share his poem with the veterans on Memorial Day, so I invited him to be my guest author. Keith is a veteran himself. Both of us wish to thank all of you for your … Continue reading

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  This morning it suddenly occurred to me that I have neglected my blog far too long. I’ve been totally engrossed in my work in progress that is taking me in a totally new direction. When I’m seriously writing, I … Continue reading

Posted in blogs, Book, Colorado, fiction, Jackie Taylor Zortman, new book release, Uncategorized, winter | 6 Comments

TRAGEDY IN LAS VEGAS by Keith Bettinger

It is Tuesday October 3. I spent part of the day in the parking lot opposite the Mandalay Bay hotel helping my friends in the Fraternal Order of Police feed and hydrate the first responders working at the murder scene.  … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Jackie Taylor Zortman, Keith Bettinger, Las Vegas, mass shootings, Public Safety Writers Association | 13 Comments


When New Year’s Eve 2016 rolled around, I remember being so sure in my heart that 2017 was going to be the best year ever.  Boy, was I wrong.  Starting in January, things that have never happened before started and they … Continue reading

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Spring cleaning meant we got into the closets and really cleaned them out, hauled stuff to the thrift store and filled trash cans to the top.  And then, to fetch just one last bag on a top shelf, my husband … Continue reading

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Welcome to doing everything in your life an hour before you want to. Even though I’m not a drinker, except for a glass of wine with dinner, I feel like I have a bad hangover today.  And to cap things … Continue reading

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What’s Your Writing Style?

Here I sit in the midst of writing my third book, SNOW ANGEL, my second fiction novel and sequel to FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST.  Trust me, with all the rest of life that takes so much time, this has been … Continue reading

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Who is your favorite team for the 51st Super Bowl later today?  Personally, I don’t have a dog in this fight since my Denver Broncos are not involved, but I do have a favorite, though I’m not going to express … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 Super Bowl, Colorado, Jackie Taylor Zortman, professional football, Public Safety Writers Association, Uncategorized | 7 Comments