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No Room for Fragile Egos—A Spook’s World

By Ellie Ann This is spook and spy thriller author, Intelligence Operative “Jay Holmes.” Holmes is a man with experience in intelligence and covert operations who spent decades intimately involved in fighting the Soviets, the East Germans, [...]

I’m Only Doing A Top Ten Because No One Thought of It…

I’m glad you’re here. As it happens, I was deciding on whether to eat the twins’ leftover pancake, or treat myself to something really special and eat an entire bag of mini doughnuts. But if I stop typing, I’ll be eating. [...]

Send It by Certifiable Mail

The spirit of the season has finally crept up on me. I’m not saying it’s OK to sneak up on me. It’s not. I startle easily, have no bladder control left, and only keep one extra pair of pants on standby. They’re not even [...]

What is It?

As a rule, I think the minute food turns purple, your culinary skills have probably taken a turn for the worse. Then again, if your culinary endeavors are already so sketchy your family sends a canary through the kitchen to make sure it’s [...]

The Top Ten Things I Didn’t Get To Be Thankful For This Year

  I’m going to take a brief time-out from ironing my good leggings and giving a preliminary stretch to my Spanx, to wish you all the best for tomorrow. I’ll be eating turkey and trying to keep the twins from hiding mashed potatoes [...]

Why General Petraeus Had to Resign

By Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes* CIA Director General David Petraeus resigned three days after the election due to an illicit Hokey Pokey round with his female biographer, Major Paula Broadwell. Many people have approached us with the question, [...]

SGM Billy Waugh – On Teams that Found Carlos the Jackal & Osama Bin Laden

SGM Billy Waugh By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* Three years ago on October 31, my writing partner, Piper Bayard, started the Annual Love a Spook Day. It’s the day when we pause and offer a moment of thanks for our hard-working men and [...]

Gypsyhawk – Where Retro Meets Cutting Edge

Gypsyhawk – Where Retro Meets Cutting Edge By Catie Rhodes and Piper Bayard Metal Blade Records band Gypsyhawk transports us back to the Dark Ages, aka the 70s and 80s, and nights spent partying to the music of Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, [...]

Mata Hari, Anna Chapman, and Booty Spies

Mata Hari, Anna Chapman, and Booty Spies By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* It’s a common saying that prostitution is the oldest profession. I wasn’t there so I can’t be sure, but if prostitution was the first paid profession, then [...]

Gabby’s Hair? That’s Nothing!

Gabby Douglas, first African-American winner of the Women’s Gymnastics All Around Gold, is confused. Frankly, I’m confused as well. Gabby Douglas, image from wikimedia, photo by Xxjenesaispasxx When 16-yr-old Gabby googled herself a few [...]