THE ENIGMA

by K.J. HoweChurchill called the Soviet Union “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma,” but this description aptly describes another country as well.  For centuries, the very mention of China conjured a mysterious image, showcasing a complex, ancient culture whose...

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APPETITE FOR RISK

Appetite for RiskA big bowl of risk!by K.J. Howe“Appetite for risk” conjures up images of kite boarding off the Al-Arab hotel in Dubai or bungee cord jumping from the Victoria Falls Bridge in Zimbabwe—but it’s also an insurance industry term.  Appetite for risk reflects the amount and type of...

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SKYJACKed

by KJ Howe After flying across the country for the last couple of weeks, I've been thinking about airplane safety...K.J. Howe with SKYJACKEDCan you imagine taking a flight without x-ray machines, security screenings or TSA officers?   Up until the early 1970’s, this was the reality...

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KIDNAPPERS, UNDER THE RADAR

by K.J. HoweHave you ever heard the term response consultant?  If not, you’re not alone.  A hidden world exists in the private security field, and I have spent the last three years researching this dark arena.  Response consultant is the industry term for kidnap negotiators, and...

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FRESH STARTS, NEW OPPORTUNITIES

by K.J. HoweSymbol of new beginningsI'm honored to write the first blog in 2017 for the Rogue Women Writers.  Nothing is more exciting than a fresh start, and I'm quite excited for the year ahead.  In just over a month, my novel THE FREEDOM BROKER will be released--it's the first in a...

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KIDNAPPING: FACT VS. FICTION

by KJ HoweI equate kidnapping to purgatory.  When you're a captive, you're alive, but you're not really living. You have no freedom to do as you wish, you can't work towards your life goals or have any real life at all--you are at the mercy of others for absolutely everything. So you need to...

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