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A New Series

I’m pleased to announce that Dying to Remember, the first book in my Smithwell Fairies Cozy Mystery Series, is now available. Unlike my other two series, which are set in Colorado, this series is set in a small town in central Maine. If you like whimsical cozies, you’ll enjoy this!

Weary of her ordinary life in ordinary Smithwell, Maine, Kate Brewer jumps at the chance to help an elderly neighbor, Ray Landry, investigate an unsolved murder. But Ray’s memories of the killing are at odds with the official report, and most people in town would rather forget about the tragic event. When Ray’s investigation turn deadly, past and present collide and Kate must act quickly to uncover the truth.

As Kate hunts for clues, she makes a discovery that will change her life forever. It seems that Ray’s talk about fairies in the woods of Smithwell was more than just talk—and reality isn’t quite the ordinary thing Kate imagined it to be. Can she and her new sleuthing partner, a determined little fairy named Minette, solve two murder cases before a third body shows up?

Another Juniper Grove Mystery Now Out

 

I’m pleased to announce that Cheating Death, book 6 in the Juniper Grove Cozy Mystery series is now out on Amazon!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, but not everyone in Juniper Grove is in the mood for love. Convinced her husband is cheating on her with a mysterious dark-haired woman, Brigit Gundersen decides to tell the whole town about it—by plastering Main Street with flyers declaring his infidelity.

Desperate to discover the identity of her rival, Brigit asks Rachel Stowe to investigate, something Rachel is reluctant to do. But when Brigit is murdered, Rachel feels compelled to get to the bottom of the case.

Join Rachel and her friends for another cozy adventure in Juniper Grove!

A New Anna Denning Mystery!

A snowed-in hotel in the Colorado mountains, a killer on the loose, and a hotel manager who’s into Haitian Vodou. What could go wrong? Bitter Roots, the fifth Anna Denning mystery, is now available on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble.

Free Ebook: Geraldine Woolkins

Why was young Geraldine the mouse, who wants so much to be brave, created by God to be small and quivering? Today through Monday, March 23, The Adventures of Geraldine Woolkins is free on Amazon! Click here to get your copy of the children’s book that isn’t just for children: Geraldine Woolkins.

Palming the Magazine

At some point or another in my life, I’ve had the opportunity to shoot rifles, pump-action shotguns, revolvers, and pistols—all of which came in handy when I wrote my soon-to-be-out thriller, All Souls (due June 2013). My experiences with these weapons, and with talking to experts like my father, who knows just about everything there is toContinue Reading

The Layman vs. the Vicar

One of my favorite C.S. Lewis quotes is “Once the layman was anxious to hide the fact that he believed so much less than the vicar; now he tends to hide the fact that he believes so much more.” I knew Rob Bell left his church in Grandville, Michigan, for southern California, but I didn’t knowContinue Reading

Top Ten TV Mystery/Detective Shows of All Time

One of the simplest yet most enjoyable pleasures in life is settling down to a good mystery on TV. A little popcorn, maybe a glass of wine. Rain beating on the windows, dog sleeping by the fire . . . Well, you get the idea. It’s heaven for us mystery lovers. There have been someContinue Reading

Why I Love Christian Fiction

There’s an interesting scene in the 1992 movie A Stranger Among Us, the story of Emily Eden, a tough New York City cop who briefly lives under cover in a community Hasidic Jews in order to solve the disappearance of a member of that community. In this scene, Emily (Melanie Griffith) is introduced to theContinue Reading

Four Tips

Although I don’t like writing “rules,” I love writing tips. I like hearing what works for other writers, especially those facing the same challenges I face. How do they manage their time or deal with the dreaded Fear of the Blank Page? I want to share four tips I’ve found useful in hopes one orContinue Reading