A native of Pittsburgh and a former U.S. Army officer, the author is now a resident of Northern Virginia. He is a former Special Agent of the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Service (DSS).
His State Department career included involvement in criminal investigations and dignitary protection in the Miami and Washington field offices, as well as four years with the DSS Mobile Security Division (MSD). With MSD he provided training to allied foreign security services, as well as tactical support to domestic protective details, and emergency security enhancement to high threat American embassies and consulates around the world.
His DSS travel has taken him to some 45 countries. While assigned abroad, he was a member of the Regional Security Offices in El Salvador, South Africa, and China.
Prior to retirement, he was the Chief of the DSS Counterintelligence Division, which handles all State Department CI investigations - both foreign and domestic - and conducts liaison with the various agencies of the national Intelligence Community.
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Daniel Kemp's introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII.
However, it wasn't until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself!
Below are two fantastic series:
Heirs and Descendants— Put Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs together, mix in a good proportion of A House Of Cards, and you have the Heir and Descendants series.
The Lies and Consequences series is built on true stories my father related to me from his days in Army Intelligence at the end of World War II. I added some extra colour.
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How can I write about a Black woman in the hood? I grew up there. I was born to a single mother on welfare in the county hospital. From my early childhood on throughout my teen years we bounced around a lot; always in the hood and often in the government housing projects. Also, my wife of 30+ years, who helps with these books, was a pregnant teen right in the middle of Compton (L.A. Calif).
The language in the hood changes almost daily, but the people . . . they remain exactly the same.
As the only boy in the family I was surrounded by women. My mother's house was where the neighborhood women gathered to talk. If you have ever been around that type of situation, you know how little boys become invisible and the women talk about anything and everything. If women talk about it, I've heard it.
My world oscillated between inside and outside. The guys outside, the women inside. The guys started stupid and tough on the playground and eventually on the streets and in jail. The women wasted a lot of time talking about the idiot moves us guys did. My "safe place" was books.
Hard to believe, but way back when I was a kid, TVs were expensive. We didn't have one, so I grew up reading. From early on I could get lost in, The Little Train That Could, or later in books like, Lobo in the Wild. Reading was a joy, but because we moved so often, school was arduous. After attending eighteen schools, I dropped out of high school during my senior year and joined the army. Later, with my military duty finished I returned to night school where my love of words payed off. Eventually I became the first in my family to graduate from university.
As adults, many of my childhood friends went to jail. I stayed out, wore a badge and gun, and occasionally ran into old acquaintances in the system.
In more recent years I worked overseas. For almost eleven years we lived in Vietnam and Thailand where I worked with the rich and influential then spent vacations in shacks with dirt floors and caught frogs in rice paddies for dinner. It's also where Michelle Angelique went through her training. The things Michelle talks about are based on my real experiences and people I met. Of course, I never did any of the ninja stuff.
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Tikiri is the author of the Red Heeled Rebels suspense novels and the Rebel Diva empowerment workbooks. When she's not writing, she's in her kitchen cooking up fusion cuisine with a glass of red wine in hand. She's also an adrenaline junkie who has rock climbed, bungee jumped, rode on the back of a motorcycle across Quebec, flown in an acrobatic airplane upside down, and parachuted solo.
She has lived and worked on four continents and holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Victoria and a Master's from the Solvay Business School in Brussels. After a lifetime of global travel and work, Tikiri is now a recovering nomad who calls Vancouver, Canada home.
Tikiri's debut novel, Disowned, has been nominated for the Silver Falchion award in 2018.
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The Red-Heeled Rebels is a gripping adventure with an international twist.
If you like gritty tales with nonstop globe-trotting action and complex twists that leave you at the edge of your seat, you’ll love these books!
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One February day, when Hephaestus was hitting on The Muses, they began a playful argument: Is it possible for a mortal man to be *too* creative? What would happen to his primitive brain if it were to suddenly overflow with ideas? Zeus, never one to leave an argument to the fate of mere words, sent a lightning bolt to earth where it struck upon a hapless young man--your author, James Schannep.
Thus Click Your Poison books were created as a repository to store the overabundant brain fruit. Each of Schannep's books split into three unique storylines and contain over 50 possible endings. But the fate of each book; nay, of mankind, rests with YOU, dear reader. For it is your choices that will shape the story in these books.
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What is a Click Your Poison book?
Gamebooks, Interactive Fiction, Branching Path Stories, Text-based Adventures, Choose Your Own... Whatever you call it, I write tales in many different genres with many, many endings. And you, Dear Reader, determine how these novels unfold. Darker, longer, and more complex than the old children's paperbacks, Click Your Poison
books are the future of decision-based reading. Simply click the hyperlinked choice, and the story unfolds before you, different each time.Do I need to read the series in order?
No. All the Click Your Poison titles have a shared multiverse, but there's no need to read them chronologically. Just pick the one that interests you most and jump right in!Are there more coming soon?
Yes! You can follow my blog at jamesschannep.com
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-- Will YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?MURDERED
-- Can YOU Solve the Mystery? SUPERPOWERED
-- Will YOU be a Hero or a Villain? PATHOGENS --
More Zombocalypse Survival Stories!MAROONED --
Will YOU Endure Treachery and Survival on the High Seas?SPIED
(coming in 2019)--Can YOU Save the World as a Secret Agent?
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Frank Talaber was born in Beaverlodge, Alberta, where the claim to fame is a fox with flashing eyes in the only pub, yeah, big place, that's why his family left when he was knee high to a grasshopper and moved to Edmonton, Alberta. Eventually he got tired of ten months of winter and two of bad slush and moved to Chilliwack, BC. Great place, Cedar trees, can cut the grass nine months of the year and, oh it does snow here once or twice. Just enough to have to find out what happened to the bloody snow shovel and have to use it. GRRR.
He's spent most of his life either fixing cars or managing automotive shops and is a licensed automotive technician. However it’s the little muses that keep twigging on his pencil won’t let his writing pad stay blank.
He's had several short stories published, short-listed in contests over the years and a few automotive articles published in RV magazines. He has several novels published through BWL publishing, which include the genres of urban fantasy, thriller, crime and romance. He also has written in science fiction, spiritual, erotica and comedy genres as well.
When asked once, "where does this creativity spring from?" He answered, "It’s the Gypsy blood from my mother’s Hungarian ancestry."
Literary madness that drives his wife crazy when he leaves their bed in the middle of the night to pound out some sort of prosaic induced brilliance. “Here we go again, the next War and Peace, Aka 21st century,” she moans, only to realize it’s either gibberish or there’s no lead in his pencil and he's scribbled on sixteen blank pages in the dark.
When asked about Frank Talaber’s Writing Style? He usually responds with: Mix Dan Millman (Way of The Peaceful Warrior) with Charles De Lint (Moonheart) and throw in a mad scattering of Tom Robbins (Even Cowgirls Get The Blues).
PS: He’s better looking than Stephen King (Carrie, The Stand, It, The Shining) and his romantic stuff will have you gasping quicker than Robert James Waller (Bridges Of Madison County).Or as is often said: You don’t have to be mad to be a writer, but it sure helps.
The Stillwaters Run Deep Series
From the Sublime to the Ridiculous, Meet Charlie Stillwaters. Armed with only his wits the shaman ends up battling sasquatch, native legends, and spiritual beings. Being crazy comes with the job. When you've seen and experienced what he has.
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Ron Schwab is the author of Sioux Sunrise, Paint the Hills Red, Medicine Wheel, Night of the Coyote, and Last Will, the latter two of which were nominated for Best Novel Peacemaker Awards by Western Fictioneers. He is a member of the Western Writers of America, Western Fictioneers, and Mystery Writers of America.
Ron and his wife, Bev, divide their time between their home in Fairbury, Nebraska and their cabin in the Kansas Flint Hills.
To learn more about Ron and his books, please visit www.RonSchwabBooks.com.
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P.D. Workman writes riveting mystery/suspense and young adult books dealing with mental illness, addiction, abuse, and other real-life issues. For as long as she can remember, the blank page has held an incredible allure and from a very young age she was trying to write her own books.
Workman wrote her first complete novel at the age of twelve and continued to write as a hobby for many years. She started publishing in 2015. She has won several literary awards from Library Services for Youth in Custody for her young adult fiction. She currently has over 40 published titles and can be found at pdworkman.com.
Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, Workman has been married for over 25 years and has one son.
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Two-time USA Today Bestselling Author and seven time Amazon All Star Author, Dianne Harman, draws her stories and characters from a diverse business and personal background. She owned a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, left that industry, and opened two yoga centers where she taught and certified yoga instructors. She's traveled extensively throughout the world and loves nothing more than cooking, playing backgammon with her husband, Tom, and throwing the ball for their dog, Kelly.
Being a dog lover and having attended numerous cooking schools, she couldn't resist writing about food and dogs. Dianne is the author of several cozy mystery series: Cedar Bay, Liz Lucas, High Desert, Midwest, Jack Trout, Northwest and her latest, Cottonwood Springs. Each of these books contains recipes from her travels. She's also the author of the award-winning suspenseful Coyote Series, Midlife Journey Series, and the Slade Kelly Suspense Series.
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.R. Snow is the author of over twenty-five novels that include the first 17 books in his cozy mystery series, The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries, as well the first 5 books in his successful Damaged Po$$e series, and Volume 1 of his new The Whiskey Run Chronicles. He has also written two stand-alone novels; Either Ore and Divorce Hotel, which is currently in development as a feature film. His books have been praised for their intricate storylines, outstanding characters and dialogue, and their humor.
In addition to his novels, he has two stage works to his credit: The Wyoming Kid, a comic melodrama set in the Wild West he co-authored with M.P. Bernosky that enjoyed a twelve-week run at the Sheridan Theatre in Sheridan, Wyoming; and a ninety-minute one-man show called A Brief History of Organizational Insanity that he wrote and performed at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, California.
B.R. Snow grew up in the Thousand Islands in upstate New York on the Canadian border. He spent 8 years living in Sydney, Australia as well as the Outback and Northern Territory. After finishing grad school at Penn State University, he bid a fond farewell to winter and headed west. He spent 14 years in Los Angeles before relocating to Austin, Texas where he and his wife, Laurie, and their Golden Retriever, Stella, now happily reside. Like so many others, B.R. is fond of saying, “I wasn’t born in Austin, but I got here as soon as I could.”
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Karen Musser Nortman, after previous incarnations as a secondary social studies teacher (22 years) and a test developer (18 years), returned to her childhood dream of writing mysteries. Her first series, The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries, sprouted from numerous camping trips in Iowa and through at least 24 other states. The Frannie Shoemaker Mysteries center around a group of retirees who camp together and sometimes stumble over dead bodies. Six of the books have been designated IndieBRAG medallion honorees and three have been finalists in Chanticleer CLUE and Mystery and Mayhem contests. Most of the books are based on actual campgrounds.
Karen has two other series. The Time Travel Trailer series follows the adventures of Lynne McBriar who buys a vintage camper that turns out to be a time portal. The first in the series, by the same name, was the 2015 category winner in the Chanticleer Paranormal contest. The Mystery Sisters is a new series involving two seventy-something sisters who travel the country in a 1950 Studebaker, argue, annoy their relatives, and solve mysteries.
Karen has three children and eight grandchildren. She also loves reading, gardening, and knitting, and can recite the 99 counties of Iowa in alphabetical order.
Visit her website at www.karenmussernortman.com
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Colleen Mooney is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author.
Born and raised in New Orleans. she started going to parades and watched them from sitting on her Dad's shoulders before she could walk. She's been in Girl Scout parades, high school parades, St. Patrick's parades, Mardi Gras parades, on dance teams in parades and just about any loosely organized group who deemed it necessary to parade. Colleen says, "I just can't help myself. I love parades."
She is an ardent animal lover and directs volunteer breed rescue work as Schnauzer Rescue of Louisiana.
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After two decades working for a top luxury retailer, Diane Vallere traded fashion accessories for accessories to murder. She started her own detective agency at age ten and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since.
The award-winning Samantha Kidd Mystery Series features former fashion buyer turned amateur sleuth!
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Debra Burroughs can be found most days sitting in front of her computer in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, dreaming up and writing about strong women, their relationships with men (good and bad), involved in exciting, mysterious, and romantic situations.
You can also get the boxed sets of this thrilling series!
Books 1-3 Plus bonus short story "The Edge of Lies"
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This set features five cozy mystery books:
- Killer Amnesia
- College Can Be Murder
- The Last Frontier of Murder
- Deadpan Murder
- Murder in Happy Creek
Private investigator Melanie Cooper's life is upended during her morning jog in the forest when she discovers a mysterious woman with a bump on her head, a bloodstain on her sweater, and a nasty case of amnesia. Melanie races against time to find out the woman's identity, how she ended up wandering the forest frantically, and where that bump on her head came from.
Hope Hadley Five Book Bundle Paperback & Audio Only Or get the NINE book series on Kindle/Kindle Unlimited for 99c! (not available on Audio or paperback)
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This cozy mystery bundle features the first five books in the Hope Hadley series. Books in this bundle include: Fame is a Killer, Fishing for a Murderer, Murder of a Yoga Instructor, Drowning in Deceit, and A Not So Merry Christmas Murder. Hollywood actress Hope Hadley doesn't think that things can get any worse for her. In the last twenty-four hours, her boyfriend has broken up with her and her long-running police procedural TV show has been canceled. When a homicide detective shows up at her door the next morning with news that her ex-boyfriend has been murdered, she realizes that her troubles are just beginning. She is shocked--not only to learn of her ex's death, but also to find out that the police consider her to be a suspect in the killing. Hope soon realizes that the only way to clear her name is by finding the real killer herself.
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A missing sister. A spooky abandoned house. A secret meeting. A rogue hypnotherapist. A love triangle. A cute corgi. And chocolate. Plenty of chocolate.
If this is your kind of cozy mystery then you'll love Chocolate With A Side Of Murder.
Sabrina Daley is still haunted by the mysterious disappearance of her sister ten years before. Even though the case went cold long ago, she keeps holding out hope that one day she will discover what happened to her sister.
Sabrina's life is turned upside down again when she discovers her friend's dead body in the alley way behind her family's coffee shop. If that isn't bad enough, after a week of investigating, the local police appear to be stumped.
Terrified about a second case going cold in town, Sabrina decides to take matters into her own hands. She sets out on her own, determined not to give up until she has brought her friend's killer to justice.
Books in the Daley Buzz Series (featuring Sabrina Carlson):
1. Chocolate with a Side of Murder
2. Caramels with a Side of Murder
3. Apple Pie with a Side of Murder
4. Lemon Bars with a Side of Murder
5. Cookies with a Side of Murder
6. Halloween Candy with a Side of Murder
7. Christmas Cookies with a Side of Murder
8. Gelato with a Side of Murder
9. Chocolate Cake with a Side of Murder
10. Cupcakes with a Side of Murder
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A shocking murder. A friend in need. A dangerous investigation. And cake.
One of Sabrina Carlson's oldest friend's is found murdered.
Unfortunately, she doesn't have time to grieve.
After all, the killer is out there somewhere.
And she isn't about to let them get away.
Instead, Sabrina is going to do everything in her power to bring the guilty party to justice.
Even if it means risking her life.
But is she really prepared to discover the truth?
Or will this investigation break her?
Find out by buying a copy of Murder and Chocolate Fudge Cake right now!
This is the first book in the Mysteries of Treasure Cove series. If you like page-turning cozy mysteries featuring a picturesque coastal setting, plenty of twists and turns, and a witty sleuth, then this is the book for you.
Books in the Mysteries of Treasure Cove Series:
1. Murder and Chocolate Fudge Cake
2. Murder and Layer Cake
3. Murder and Chocolate Cake
4. Murder and Citrus Cream Cake
5. Murder and Cherry Cake
6. Murder and Vanilla Cake
Ritter Ames is the USA Today bestselling author who writes the fast-paced suspense Bodies of Art mystery series and the cozy Organized Mysteries series.
She focuses most of her time and writing energies on globe trotting the world via her keyboard to create memorable characters and fascinating fiction novels for readers.
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I write contemporary sweet romances and cozy mysteries. I live in a small town in Washington State, near Seattle. I love to write about small coastal towns, although those that I write about are figments of my imagination.
I used to be a tax accountant, but realized that writing romantic stories about people falling in love or making my amateur sleuths discover secrets about their suspects was way more fun than depreciating assets.
There's never a dull moment in my household, with a tech geek husband, two small boys that keep me on my toes, two cranky cats, and a mischievous house rabbit. Tidbits of my everyday life have a tendency to find their way into my fiction, so watch out! :)
If you'd like to find out more about me and my books, please visit my website, http://nicoleellisauthor.com
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My Lalla Bains series is about a tall, blond and beautiful ex-model turned crop-duster who, to quote Lalla Bains, has "been married so many times they oughta revoke my license." Lalla is no Danielle Steele character & she's not afraid of chipping her manicure. Scratch that, the girl doesn't have time for a manicure what with herding a bunch of recalcitrant pilots and juggling work orders just to keep her father's flagging business alive. Beginning with A Dead Red Alibi, Lalla and her family will reside in South East Arizona where she will divide her time between a fledgling P.I. business with cousin, Pearlie Bains, and volunteering as a team member with Cochise County Search and Rescue.
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USA TODAY Bestselling Author Sonia Parin writes humorous cozy mysteries with quirky characters and entertaining dialogue. Her characters are described as realistic with a sense of fun, which is great because her aim is to provide lighthearted entertainment and pure escapism. She has a degree in Fine Arts and loves to cook and bake.
For regular updates, first chapters, & tidbits please visit http://soniaparin.com or check in on Twitter and Facebook. https://twitter.com/SoniaParin, https://www.facebook.com/SoniaParin
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USA TODAY bestselling author and seven time Amazon All Star Author, Dianne Harman, draws her stories and characters from a diverse business and personal background. She owned a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, left that industry, and opened two yoga centers where she taught and certified yoga instructors. She's traveled extensively throughout the world and loves nothing more than cooking, playing backgammon with her husband, Tom, and throwing the ball for their dog, Kelly.
Being a dog lover and having attended numerous cooking schools, she couldn't resist writing about food and dogs. Dianne is the author of several cozy mystery series: Cedar Bay, Liz Lucas, High Desert, Midwest, Jack Trout, Northwest and her latest, Cottonwood Springs. Each of these books contains recipes from her travels. She's the author of the award-winning suspenseful Coyote Series as well as the Midlife Journey Series..
Murder in the Pearl District was chosen by Amazon to be one of their Mystery books in their October, 2016 homage of great writing by independent authors and several of her books have been chosen by them as PRIME books
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