a psychologist/trauma counselor, left her native Germany to live with
her wife in Québec City. Her debut novel
Autumn Leaves and the follow-up,
Storm, published by Eternal Press, tell the love story between
two women in a small town, where
neighbors take an interest in the life of others.
The standalone thriller,
Secrets, will be released in
Barbara is currently working on the third part of the romance series,
known for his work in mysteries, Hy Conradwas one of the
original writers for the groundbreaking series,
Monk. He worked on the show for all eight
seasons, the final two as co-executive producer, and received three
Edgar nominations from the Mystery Writers of America (MWA) for “Best TV
In a related project,
Hy was executive producer and head writer of
Monk, a series of short films featuring
Adrian Monk as a 10-year-old. His latest TV work was as writer and
consulting producer for White Collar.
Hy is the author of
hundreds of short stories, and 10 books of short whodunits, which have
been sold around the world in 14 languages. Hy’s first full-length
comedy/mystery play, Home Exchange,
premiered at the Waterfront Playhouse in Key West in 2012.
Clark is founder of FundsforWriters.com, a well-known writer's
reference for grants, contests, markets, publishers and agents for the
serious writer. The website and newsletters have existed for a dozen
years and been recognized by Writer's Digest Magazine in its 101 Best
Websites for Writers for eleven of those years. 42,000 writers receive
her newsletters each week. She's published in Writer's Digest, Writer's
Market, Guide to Literary Agents (by Writer's Digest), The Writer
Magazine, as well as multiple trades, glossy mags and numerous Chicken
Soup books. She's interviewed often by both writing and business
websites and speaks to writing conferences throughout the United States.
Her book The Shy Writer: An Introvert's Guide to Writing Success,
continues to sell steadily.
She is also author of The Carolina Slade Mystery Series. Lowcountry
Bribe is the first in the series published by Bell Bridge Books. The
mysteries describe federally employed Carolina Slade's sleuthing
abilities throughout rural, rarely seen South Carolina settings, facing
crimes not found in your typical mystery. Lowcountry Bribe is available
on Amazon, B&N,
http://www.bellebooks.com/ and your local bookstore. Read more about
Hope and Carolina Slade at
www.chopeclark.com , Hope's beautiful website.
July 7, 2013 -
Edith Maxwell's Local Foods
mysteries published by Kensington let her relive her days as an organic
farmer in Massachusetts, although murder in the greenhouse is new. A
fourth-generation Californian, she has
also published short stories of murderous revenge, most recently in the
Fish Nets and
Thin Ice anthologies.
Maxwell's pseudonym Tace Baker authored
Speaking of Murder, which
features Quaker linguistics professor Lauren Rousseau and campus
intrigue after her sexy star student is killed. Edith is a long-time
Quaker and holds a long-unused doctorate in linguistics.
A mother and
former technical writer, Edith lives north of Boston in an
antique house with her beau and three cats. You can find her at @edithmaxwell,
on facebook, and at
July 14, 2013 -
Steve Ulfelder is the author
of 3 mystery novels featuring unlikely hero Conway Sax: SHOTGUN LULLABY,
THE WHOLE LIE, and PURGATORY CHASM.
Steve began his
writing career with 20 years as a business and technology journalist,
writing feature stories and opinion columns for Computerworld magazine,
Steve spent the final
six years of his journalism life as a freelancer. Most of his articles
examined trends affecting corporate technology managers, but he also
managed to write about race cars, job fairs, the Bahamas, the horrors of
the office fridge, swimming pool design, romance in the workplace, and
the joy of Pringles.
2006, Steve left journalist to write novels and focus on Flatout
Motorsports, a company he co-founded that builds, rents, sells, and
services race cars. He spends weekends with Team Flatout racing his
Honda S2000 in Sports Car Club of America competitions.
Steve’s debut novel,
PURGATORY CHASM, was published by Minotaur/Thomas Dunne books in 2011.
It was nominated for the Edgar and Anthony Awards in the Best First
Novel category, and was named Best First Mystery by RT Book Reviews. The
second Conway Sax novle, THE WHOLE LIE, was published in 2012, and the
third, SHOTGUN LULLABY, in 2013.
While Steve reads
everything, mystery has always been his genre of choice. Influences and
favorites include James Ellroy, Ed McBain, Robert B. Parker, Donald
Westlake/Richard Stark, John D. MacDonald, Ross Macdonald, Gregory
McDonald, Rober Crais, Don Winslow, Ken Bruen, Dennis Lehane, Lee Child,
and probably a couple more McDonalds or MacDonalds.
is a proud member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and
International Thriller Writers. He holds a BA in Creative Writing from
Ohio Wesleyan University, and lives with his family in Worcester County,
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August 4, 2013 -
Nailor, retired NW Ohio resident, is an author of several books
and like his work career, is eclectic. Bob has been the proverbial Jack
of All Trades having worked factory, baker, hotel clerk, bag boy,
secretary, accountant, programmer and finally a systems manager to name
genre is somewhat non-specific with science fiction, fantasy, and horror
but he also delves into romance, adventure, thriller, action, mystery
and now Christian. He loves to write, cook, travel and enjoys the
opportunities of doing conference and workshop sessions where he can
interact with other writers. Visit him at
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