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I apologize that it’s been a while since I posted on my own blog! I’ve been entirely wrapped up in my new book, EXODUS, which, I’ll admit, is a far cry from anything I’ve ever written before. It’s a Sci-Fi/Disaster novel–something my son has been bugging me since he was in high school to co-author [...]

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Received another review on Identity Crisis today.  Check it out:   A disgraced cop turned private investigator takes center stage in Jean Hackensmith’s second book in the Brian Koski Detective series, Identity Crisis.  Using characters previously established in her previous book, Checkmate, Ms. Hackensmith pushes Brian Koski’s character front and center.  Taking on two very [...]

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Below are two more reviews of Identity Crisis.  I’m happy to say they’re better than the last one!   “Identity Crisis by Jean Hackensmith captured me in the first pages of the Prologue.  The story began with Courtney and her father Collin. That was the first introduction to the mystery, and I then understood why this opening [...]

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I am both excited and disappointed at this moment.  I just received the review of Identity Crisis from Kirkus Reviews, one of the biggest reviewers in the industry.  My publisher sent them a copy of the book and I have been anxiously awaiting their opinion.  Well, it wasn’t that great.  I know I’m the author here, and probably a bit [...]

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For all you budding authors out there, I thought it would be fun to share Writer’s Digest’s 7 Rules for Picking Character Names for Fictional Characters.  So, here we go! Choosing a character name for your novel is as pressure-filled as picking a name for a baby. It has to suit the character’s personality, makes [...]

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Okay.  A little leery of trying out a new series by an author you’ve never heard of?  Let me tempt you.  Through June 30, you can now buy Checkmate, Book One in the B.K. Investigations series, for only 99 cents!  That’s right.  Only 99 cents for what I sincerely feel is the best book I’ve [...]

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Hi, All.  I am so happy and excited to announce that Identity Crisis, Book Two in the B.K. Investigations series, is now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other quality online retailers.  Autographed copies are available through my website.  I am in the process of doing a virtual blog tour for the book.  For [...]

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I’m happy to announce that the publisher has changed the title of my newest book.  Formerly called Child’s Play, the book will now be called Identity Crisis.  The series title has also been changed from The Brian Koski Detective Series to The B.K. Investigations series.  Identity Crisis will be the second book in the series.  [...]

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As mentioned in my previous post, I just completed the sequel to Checkmate.  The new release will be called Child’s Play, though that may change when the publisher gets their hands on the book.  Child’s Play is the second book in The Brian Koski Detective Series.  Many of the characters from Checkmate are back in Child’s Play, [...]

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I apologize for not keeping up with the blog.  I promise, I’ll do better!  There are a couple of exciting things happening.  First, just to save on confusion for readers and for me, I’ve changed the title of The Brian Koski Stalker Series to The Brian Koski Detective Series.  Why?  Well, a couple of reasons.  [...]

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NEW RELEASE!

Book 2 in the B.K. Investigations series IDENTITY CRISIS is out now! Buy It Now, and be sure to visit the Newest Release page for more information!

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