I wrote my first novel in college at the University of Wyoming, played lead guitar in Pinky’s bar as a member of “Suzy Q and the Quad City Ramblers,” Got an English degree, then an engineering degree, worked a lot, got married to Traci (probably the best thing to ever happen), wrote several books with Raymond Dean White, retired recently from said engineering and started writing again.
Now I write cheerfully demented novels about con artists and overweight PIs, play guitar a lot (on a very well used and loved 1954 Martin D-18 (for those of you who have guitar lust—centerfold picture available on request) and generally am having the best retirement ever.
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"Julie Smith writes like jazz should sound—cool, complex, and penetrating right to the heart.” -Val McDermid, best-selling author of the Tony Hill series
"Though her plot careens with as many twists and turns as a car chase through the French Quarter, it is Smith's rotating focus on the complex viewpoints of her fully formed characters that gives her sixth novel its psychological and emotional depth ... [A] rich, tightly structured narrative." -Publishers Weekly
“Gritty, witty, & mesmerizing! Langdon is a splendid female heroine.” –People Magazine
“If you haven't discovered Smith yet, now is the time to do so… Move over, Sara Paretsky.” --KPFA-FM (Berkeley, CA)
“If it’s gritty realism you’re craving, gently simmered with spicy suspense and marvelously memorable characters, Smith is the perfect New Orleans tour guide… --The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS)
“BRILLIANT.” --San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle
Ray Flynt is the author of Brad Frame mysteries and Ryan Caldwell novels. Brad Frame led an aimless life on Philadelphia's Main Line until his mother and sister were kidnapped and murdered. Brad Frame helped solved their murder and then dedicated his life to bringing justice to others. Ryan Caldwell novels featuring an aspiring journalist who spent five years in Iraq and Afghanistan before heading to college to pursue his passion for "finding the story."
Ray is a member of Mystery Writers of America and active with their Florida chapter. He is a life member of the Florida Writers Association. Ray is retired from a diverse career in criminal justice, education, the arts, and human services. He lives in Florida.
In addition to being a novelist, Ray has written and performs a one-man show based on Ben Franklin.
Rachel Tetlow asks Brad Frame to investigate the unsolved murder of her father, who served on a jury in a racketeering case against a Philadelphia-area drug kingpin. Her father’s death resulted in a mistrial. As his investigation in the Tetlow case gets underway, Frame is summoned to jury duty on a sensational local murder that appears to have captured everyone’s attention except his.
Nanci Rathbun is a lifelong reader of mysteries - historical, contemporary, futuristic, paranormal, hard-boiled, cozy ... you can find them all on her bookshelves. She brings logic and planning to her writing from a background as an IT project manager, and attention to characters and dialog from her second career as a Congregationalist minister.
Nanci grew up an Army brat, living in Germany, France and Korea, as well as several states in the U.S. After her dad retired from the service, the family settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There, Nanci raised her daughter and son, while working at AT&T. She never expected to move, but when her second grandchild was on the way, she wanted to be closer. One of her greatest joys is hearing her three granddaughters shout 'Nana' when she comes in their front door in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Nanci's Maltipoo, Teeny, and she now live in Wellington, Colorado. No matter where she makes her home, she will always be a Green Bay Packers fan.
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“A powerful new voice on the crime-fiction scene” (ForeWord Reviews), Corey Lynn Fayman has done hard time as a musician, interactive developer, and theatrical sound designer, but still refuses to apologize for it. His hometown of San Diego, CA provides the backdrop for his mystery series featuring the guitar-slinging private detective Rolly Waters, including the award-winning Border Field Blues and Desert City Diva. The latest in the series, Ballast Point Breakdown, will be published by Konstellation Press in March 2020. Follow him online at sunburnedfedora.com or desertcitydiva.com (the podcast).
"Making the world a better place by telling stories and helping others share theirs."
Troy Lambert is a freelance writer, author, editor, and publisher who has dreamed of writing books since he was a young boy. He wrote his first book, George and the Giant Castle, when he was six years old. After being told by teachers, counselors, and many people around him that writing was a great hobby, but not a great way to make a living, Troy explored other money-making options.
After nearly three decades amassing a collection of name tags, hairnets, and various careers, he finally found the way to fulfill his dream of writing full-time and making a living at it. He currently has written over two-dozen books including ghostwriting projects, is a freelance writer, content strategist, ghostwriter, publisher, and occasional editor.
Troy lives, works, and plays in Boise, Idaho with his wife and a pack of very talented dogs who are occasionally enlisted to write blog posts and book blurbs. His fiction work can be found at fictionupdates.troylambertwrites.com and you can learn more about writing for a living at writingasabusiness.troylambertwrites.com.
Troy writes the Capital City Murders series with fellow author Stuart Gustafson.
Susan can whip up a gourmet meal, build a table in her workshop, or draw a picture (with the aid of a lightbox).
She writes full time. A lot of her off time is taken up with eight rescue dogs who made their way to her farm over the years. Chili, her dachshund, is the only one that is not a rescue. So it brings the total to nine.
Chili is featured in the Kate Nash Mystery series. She comes at the end of volume one and becomes a part of the fictional family.
Most of my stories are inspired by real events and Gemini Moon is not only inspired by something nefarious that really happened, but more so because the victim was a personal friend. She died of a gunshot to the head. Her death was ruled accidental. The shooter? Her husband. This happened in 1990, in Southern California. I knew I had to write about it, I also knew I wanted to do it right.
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In my book, Gemini Moon, the roles are reversed, the wife shoots the husband. Because of my strong friendship with the woman whose death inspired the story, I describe her as she really was in life, pretty, smart, funny, bubbly and full of love. R.I.P. Yvonne. Yvonne was the Editor of a monthly magazine, she freelanced on the side. The day she was shot, she fell face first, on top of the manuscript she was editing. It was my first mystery. Love Thy Sister.
SL Beaumont is the author of the Amazon best-selling series, The Carlswick Mysteries and the new standalone thriller Shadow of Doubt.
She lives in beautiful New Zealand, which is only problematic when the travel-bug bites (which it does fairly often)! Her passion for travel has seen her take many long haul flights to various parts of the world. Her love of history helps determine the destination and the places she visits are a constant source of inspiration for her.
Prior to becoming an author, SL Beaumont worked in banking in London and New York.
The titles in The Carlswick Mysteries series have been awarded honorable mentions at the San Francisco and New England Book Festivals, and Conspiracy, Deception and Mythology have all been Finalists in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards. The Carlswick Deception was also a Reader's Favorite 2018 YA Mystery Finalist.
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When I set out to write this series, I wanted to write the kind of books that I like to read - usually fast-paced mysteries and thrillers with a bit of romance, strong characters and plenty of plot twists and turns. The Carlswick Mysteries are a great mix of these elements. The series focuses on the mystery genre overall with the romantic relationship between Stephanie and James running through each book. History is a key theme, particularly European history surrounding World War II and its cultural impacts.
Praise for The Carlswick Mysteries:
“A suspense-filled thriller, packed full of twists and turns. Highly recommended.” The Wishing Shelf
“Fast paced and highly entertaining.” Reader’s Favorite
The Dirty Lowdown called Mike Faricy America's hottest new mystery writer. Robert Carraher referred to him as Minnesota's Master of the Bizarre. Crime Scene referred to him as the next Carl Hiaasen. Crime Capers said; "Open at your own risk, you won't put him down." UnderCover wrote; "This guy is nuts and one hell of a lot of fun."
The Irish Gazette referred to; "The laugh a minute storylines of Faricy's deliciously engaging worlds."
Reminiscent of the late Robert B. Parker, Faricy's tightly woven Dev Haskell series is penned with a delightful sense of humor and even some romance. Entertainment is the name of the game as back-slapping, corner-cutting, babe magnet Dev Haskell interacts with such quirky characters as ice cream mogul Mr. Swirlee, The D'Angelo brothers, local crime lord Tubby Gustafson, 'Fat Freddie' Zimmerman, former NFL tight end Luscious Dixon, exotic dancer Swindle Lawless, and gorgeous Heidi Bauer. The Dev Haskell novels can be read in any order.
Originally from Saint Paul, Minnesota, Faricy still spends six months of the year in the saintly city as well as six months in Dublin, Ireland. Contact information for Mike is listed just after this shameless list of titles. Thanks for taking the time and be sure to tell 2-300 of your closest friends.
Walter Marks is a novelist, playwright, and songwriter. Besides his Broadway shows -- "Bajour" and "Golden Rainbow", off-Broadway he wrote the score and book for the award winning "Langston in Harlem" (lyrics by Langston Hughes). His best known song is "I've Gotta be Me", recorded by Sammy Davis, Michael Jackson, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, among others. He also wrote the screenplay and songs for "The Wild Party" (Merchant-Ivory Films) directed by James Ivory. He is an Emmy winner for his music on the PBS series "Getting On."
His current project is a musical incorporating the songs of lyricist/composer Johnny Mercer into a book show called "Accentuate the Positive", Mr. Marks has written the libretto.
His novels include "Dangerous Behavior", and the Detective Jericho Series:"Death Hampton", "The Battle of Jericho." "The Hated", "A Man's Partner" and "Amazing Detective." The next Jericho book, "Tumbling Down" will be published Spring 2018.
He lives and works in both Manhattan and East Hampton.
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Be sure to check out the first book in her new series, too! (see Looking for Ona below!)
“Casey Jones joins the ranks of smart and gutsy heroines. The South will never be the same. Don't miss her." -- Janet Evanovich
Katy Munger is an American writer best known for writing the Casey Jones mystery series. She has also written under the name Gallagher Gray (the Hubbert & Lil series mystery series) and as Chaz McGee (the Dead Detective series).
She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She began her writing career as Gallagher Gray, writing four books in the Hubbert & Lil series in the 1990s. During the late '90s, she began the Casey Jones series and began writing the Dead Detective series in 2009. She is currently finishing two new books in the Casey Jones series, with anticipated release dates of late 2018 and 2019.
Munger is also a former book reviewer for The Washington Post and was a founder of Tart Noir, a subgenre of crime fiction created in part by Munger, Sparkle Hayter, Laura Lippman, and Lauren Henderson.
She now lives in Durham, NC with an incorrigible geriatric rat terrier mix named Peewee and a goofball Great Pyrenees named Willow.
"A fantastically entertaining writer - great story and delightful wit - what more could you want? Such a treat when you meet a character you want to be your best friend!" - Amy Vansant, USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author
Judith Lucci is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon Best Selling author who loves to kill people - which is totally opposite what she's spent her life doing. "I love to think of heinous ways to dispose of people - sometimes a lot of people- but it must be creative. I don't use guns very often but rather rely on my medical background and research to figure out the best way to get the job done. Bullets are just too easy. I'm sure a psychiatrist would have a ball trying to figure out why someone who spent her life caring for people and saving lives, now spends hours each day in the creative pursuit of murder."
Dr. Lucci is a Gold Medal Winner for Best Sleuth 2017 for The Case of Dr. Dude, the first book in the Michaela McPherson Series and another Gold Medal for Best Political Thriller in 2017 for Viral Intent, the third book in the Alexandra Destephano medical thriller series. Her third Michaela McPherson mystery won a silver medal in 2018 for Best Sleuth. She's has contributed to numerous anthologies, some of which are currently available on Amazon. She has recently claimed the prestigious status of a Wall Street Journal best selling author. She is also a USA Today best selling author. Her Cozy Mystery series, Artsy Chicks, is set at Massanutten Resort in the Virginia mountains where she and several other artists and the local medical examiner, solve mysteries of deaths that occur at the resort.
Lucci's thrillers are a fast-paced, riveting reads that offer readers believable drama, memorable characters and true suspense. Her books are described as 'unputdownable."
Judith was born and educated in Virginia where she holds graduate and doctoral degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia. She is also the author of numerous academic and health-related articles and documents. She loves to communicate with her readers at www.judithlucci.com.
Author of Chick Lit, lover of chocolate (and doesn't think it's pure coincidence that the two sound similar!) Has a penchant for shoes, bags, clothes (the usual necessities), and socialising with friends, family and anyone else who gets dragged along.
Hopes you enjoy her books, get her humour, don't object to her use of British spellings and keep in touch!
About The Liberty Lawrence Series
Twenty-something Liberty (Libby) Lawrence has a passion for fashion, a penchant for shoes and an uncanny knack of finding trouble! Unlike her gorgeous boyfriend, Det Sgt James Harper, Libby doesn’t have to go looking for crime—it usually finds her. The shop-loving pseudo sleuth has a totally different approach to solving mysteries, though, usually to the utter bewilderment of the hunky sergeant, who finds it hard to believe how heavily designer shoes seem to feature in her theories! While strutting around in her Louboutins—usually putting her foot in it— Liberty puts her heart and ‘sole’ into everything she does. Life is never dull as Libby—often accompanied by Cassie, her best friend in the whole universe—puts the world to rights, one glamorous step at a time!
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Jennifer S. Alderson was born in San Francisco, raised in Seattle, and currently lives in Amsterdam. After traveling extensively around Asia, Oceania, and Central America, she moved to Darwin, Australia, before finally settling in the Netherlands. Her background in journalism, multimedia development, and art history enriches her novels. When not writing, she can be found in a museum, biking around Amsterdam, or enjoying a coffee along the canal while planning her next research trip.
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AUTHOR, ATTORNEY, ADVOCATE.
Teresa Burrell has dedicated her life to helping children and their families in both the courtroom and the classroom.
As an attorney in San Diego, Burrell maintained a private law practice for twelve years, which specialized in domestic, criminal, and civil cases. Her work in juvenile court focused on representing abused minors and juvenile delinquents. Burrell has received several awards and special recognition from the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers for her countless hours of pro bono work with children and their families.
Burrell has also enjoyed a satisfying career as a teacher. She has taught children of all ages with diverse backgrounds and special needs. After creating an after-school program that kept kids off the street, she received a community service award.
Now in semi-retirement in California, Burrell continues to educate groups about social issues impacting children and write novels, many of which are inspired by actual legal cases. She is the author of The Advocate Series which now contains eight novels: The Advocate, The Advocate's Betrayal, The Advocate's Conviction, The Advocate's Dilemma, The Advocate's Ex Parte, The Advocate's Felony, The Advocate's Geocache, and The Advocate's Homicides. Teresa has recently started a new series with a character from The Advocate's Felony called Mason's Missing.
Burrell also has two children's books that are fun for the whole family--Gaspar, the Flatulating Ghost, and Gaspar Meets a Bully.
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For Sabre Orin Brown, life is good; she has it all...or would have, if only she could solve the mysterious disappearance of her brother. The search for her brother and her career as a Juvenile Court Attorney collide when she defends a nine-year-old whose father will go to any length to obtain custody.
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The Killer left nothing behind but a rosary, a kitchen knife, and a dead man. but the dead man is a friend of Sabre Orin Brown. When his unsuspecting wife is accused of the murder, Sabre will stop at nothing to uncover the truth, even if it means unearthing chilling secrets.
Sabre Orin Brown's clients keep disappearing. With seemingly no connection between the cases, Sabre enlists the help of her southern PI friend, JP, and her best friend, Bob, to find each of them--before it's too late. In her race against the clock, Sabre must determine whether contemporary horrors are being buried in the shadow of dark traditions--or if it's something else at work. A conspiracy years in the making, secrets hidden for decades, and the twisted work of a mysterious society have all come together in the ultimate test of the strength of Sabre's conviction.
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Attorney Sabre Brown's day is going well until she walks into her office and finds a dead man sprawled across her desk. When, Bob, her best friend and colleague is suspected of the murder, and Sabre's minor client has information that might clear him, Sabre has a dilemma. How does she help her best friend without betraying the confidence of the child she is sworn to protect?
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Attorney Sabre Brown is summoned into Judge Lawrence Mitchell chambers for an ex parte hearing. When the judge attempts to discuss one of her cases, she refuses to listen without proper counsel present.
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When Attorney Sabre Brown's phone rings at 2 a.m. she's shocked to hear from her brother, Ron, who has been in Witness Protection for the past seven years. Someone has discovered his whereabouts and is trying to kill him—and possibly Sabre as well.
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Attorney Sabre Brown is having a great time geocaching, the Internet's version of a treasure hunt. The fun ceases when she "caches" a container with an official death certificate citing "Murder by Poison" as the cause of death. Even more disturbing is that the date of death is ten days in the future.
Attorney Sabre O. Brown is called upon to defend an abused fourteen-year-old boy of murder after a body is discovered in a shallow grave with the word GOOF scrawled across his forehead.
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Attorney Sabre O. Brown takes on three disconcerting new cases, each with its own illusion: a woman claiming she's been impregnated by a ghost, a threatening parent prone to violence, and a child bride with a heart-breaking First Amendment issue. At the same time, Sabre tries to protect her mother who is dating a suspicious widower she met on online. In Sabre’s search for justice, she is found near death after a magician’s illusion deviously goes wrong.
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Attorney Sabre Brown is charged with saving Conner, a fifteen-year-old who’s accused of murdering his grandma's abusive boyfriend. All eyewitness accounts and forensic evidence point directly to the boy. To make matters worse, this time it's personal. Conner is the nephew of JP Torn, Sabre's boyfriend.
The one million copies bestselling mystery series! Join the intelligent and courageous journalist Rebekka Franck as she crosses serial killers, pure evil, and other unimagined horrors in pursuit of justice.
Several books in the series are inspired of true stories.
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USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Sam Cheever writes mystery and suspense, creating stories that draw you in and keep you eagerly turning pages. Known for writing great characters, snappy dialogue, and unique and exhilarating stories, Sam is the award-winning author of 80+ books.
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Praise for the Gainfully Employed Series:
“With twists and turns, filled with danger and mystery, and with detailed characters that light up the page with their humour, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A standing ovation for the writings and humour bought to us by Ms Cheever." Rachel's Reviews
"Set time aside, this is a book to enjoy without interruptions. And if you haven't already done so, this book will have you reaching for more Sam Cheever reads !!!" Amazon Reader Review
"LOVED IT!!!! This book was absolutely amazing. I just love Dolfe and Blaise. Well done once again!!!" Sheri Bolinger Reviews
"There is nothing like a Sam Cheever, Honeybun, whodunit. This is the start of what I truly expect to be another awesome series. Ms. Cheever’s style shines through in this book. The book is very well written. It’s funny, flirty, sexy and suspenseful and it has characters you can’t help but love and connect with." Amazon Reader Review
As you would expect, Kitty Cox has a love of cats, but also dogs, horses, and pretty much any animal. She's always enjoyed a good love story. A chance meeting involving a martini, a margarita, and some laughs with another author convinced her to finally put words to paper - and now she can't seem to stop.
From the sweet and tender idea of second chance romances, to the hot and dirty thrill of stories intended for adult audiences, the wonders of falling in love are where her imagination goes. She likes to blame it on the hot and spicy climate of her home town in Texas. Then again, it could just be a result of growing up on stolen romance novels hidden under her pillow at night.
Co-Author Auryn Hadley is well-known for her riveting fantasy and reverse harem romance novels. She's perhaps best known for THE RISE OF THE ILIRI and DEMON'S MUSE series.
Julie Moffett is a bestselling author who's won numerous awards, including
She has also garnered additional nominations for the Bookseller's Best Award, Daphne du Maurier Award and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Her book A Double-Edged Blade was an Amazon #1 Best-Selling Novel. She has sold over 100,000 copies of her Lexi Carmichael geeky, mystery series.
Julie is a military brat (Air Force) and has traveled extensively. Her more exciting exploits include attending high school in Okinawa, Japan; backpacking around Europe and Scandinavia for several months; a year-long college graduate study in Warsaw, Poland; and a wonderful trip to Scotland and Ireland where she fell in love with castles, kilts and brogues.
Julie has a B.A. in Political Science and Russian Language from Colorado College, a M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and an M.Ed from Liberty University. She has worked as a proposal writer, journalist, teacher, librarian and researcher. Julie speaks Russian and Polish and has two sons.
Shewanda Pugh's a tomboy who's been writing romance since an inappropriate age. While she's been shortlisted for a few awards and snagged a bestsellers list or two, there's nothing she enjoys more than hearing from her readers.
In another life, she earned a BA from Alabama A&M University and an MA in Writing from Nova Southeastern University. Though a hardcore native of Boston, MA, she now lives in Miami, FL, where she sulks in the sunshine, guzzles coffee, and puzzles over her next novel.