Sunday, May 31, 2009


In addition to being the published author of paranormal mysteries and dozens of corporate histories, Elizabeth Eagan-Cox has worked as a columnist for Old California Gazette and as a school librarian. She is a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the worldwide Irish Clann Mac Aodhagain. When asked to provide us with a photo, she informed me that the late Grover, her faithful companion of 17 years, is far more photogenic...
Who is the one person who most encouraged or influenced you to be a writer—and why?

I enjoyed writing in grade school and in sixth grade there was a countywide contest to write a radio stage play for the local Public Broadcasting System, “PBS.” My teacher, Mr. Baursfield, encouraged the entire class to enter but as was typical with extra-credit writing assignments, only a few students entered. To make a long story short, my stage play was chosen as the winner by the PBS station and our class produced it. The play was broadcast from my school and I was thrilled because, as the writer, I was brought in on script consultation and got to see behind the scenes of a radio play broadcast. I was twelve years old and that was the seed from which my writing grew.

I continued to write for other reasons, mostly self-expression of growing up in harrowing times. The Viet Nam War was in full swing and my brother and friends were in it. Political turmoil was everywhere and at every level of society. The daily news was depressing, what with the constant reports of deaths in the war. During this time, I lost my father and my grandparents…death seemed to be closing in on me from all angles, it was a daily shroud of sadness and despair that could’t be shaken off. Writing saved me.

How long have you been writing? In what genres do you write?

I guess the above answer pretty much indicates I have been writing constantly and with passion since age twelve. Professionally, I began late in life…after raising a family and having a career. Though I worked in a field that was a kindred spirit to writing: I was a public school librarian. Fifteen years ago, I sold my first story and then began writing in earnest for publication on a professional level. I took additional college courses in business writing--the softer side if publicity--and slowly built a client list. As a book author, I was first published for non-fiction. Those books are now on backlist title pages, I do not actively promote them. I decided to turn to fiction as a way to continue to research and write about lesser-known aspects of California and American history--especially social history in topic areas I love: Victorian era magic and architecture. Oh, and food. At heart I am a foodie and I owe that to my father, who was a world-class chef.

The only genre of true interest to me was the classic cozy mystery. Who doesn’t love a mystery? Choosing a cozy mystery genre was part of my commitment to write at a G-Rated level. By the definition of a mystery being a cozy, it is family friendly. I am proud of the fact that I can share what I write with members of my church and the community in general. I can honestly say, you can put any one of my books down and not fear who may pick it up. Adding the paranormal element of having a helpful ghost in my series was also a given, but for reasons less easy to describe…other than to say it harkens back to my deeply rooted Celtic beliefs. I offer an explanation via an answer to that question. One of my siblings once asked me why I am so driven to write. My answer was to say that I write to quiet the whispers of my ancestors. In Celtic beliefs, this kind of passion and drive is often called blood memory.

Who is your favorite author and why do you like his/her work?

William Shakespeare is a favorite author who has influenced me the most because so much of his writing is iconic to North American and British culture. I can’t even begin to recount his various truths and wit that have become ingrained in society. Certainly, “to be or not to be” is just the tip of the iceberg. Another author, and quintessentially American novelist, is John Steinbeck. I love Steinbeck for his gritty portrayal of American society. My favorite book of all time: Travels with Charley: in Search of America is Steinbeck at his best in observing the diversity of people from a non-judgmental point of view.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced as a writer?

Finding time to write and taking the proverbial leap of faith. I loved being a librarian. It was difficult to give up that job, but I was quite literally burning the wick and both ends and had to make a decision. Looking back, I didn’t know the time was right; it was a challenge of faith.

What is the title of your most recently published book? Briefly tell us what it’s about and let us know where we can buy it.

My publisher: Write Words, Inc publishes my novels in e-book format and in paperback.

Book 1 in the series: A Ghost of a Chance just came out in paperback earlier this year. It is available wherever books are sold, including online sources such as retail giants and Target department stores. A Ghost of a Chance is also in all e-book formats, sold around the globe at dozens of retailers.

On my web site I have a limited number of signed copies of A Ghost of a Chance in paperback for sale. Readers interested in buying a signed copy from me can access the information on my web site.

Summary: Shannon Delaney thought her dream assignment in San Diego would open doors for her writing career. She could not have guessed that her new home, the very-Victorian Blackthorne House mansion, would be a portal to a century-old mystery. Shannon settles into her assignment to chronicle the mansion’s fascinating history for a publicity brochure advertising it as an authentic Victorian B&B. But before Shannon can put pen to paper, a ghostly encounter leaves her wondering if her dream assignment isn’t a nightmare. Caught up in the spectral mission of the mansion’s original owner—Eric Blackthorne, master magician—Shannon endures ghastly discoveries to solve a long-ago crime.

Book 2 in the series: A Ghost From the Shadows was recently released in e-book format and is also sold wherever e-books are retailed.

Summary: Talented publicity writer Shannon Delaney rebounds from a failed romance and takes refuge in an assignment at 1920's-era Magic Manor Dinner Theater on California's Catalina Island, Avalon resort. Assured of quiet surroundings as the only lodger at the renovation-in-process Magic Manor, Shannon soon discovers she is not alone! Portentous events, haunting clues, and spectral visitations draw Shannon into separate, yet interwoven, mysteries: the hunt for nineteenth-century pirate treasure, and a decade-old tragic death that reeks of dark intentions. Avalon, fabled as Hollywood's getaway, is ideal as A Ghost From the Shadows location and for Shannon's continuing adventures as she builds her career and strengthens her intuitive powers to speak to the past. Returning characters include: Alex Blackthorne, Aunt Dora, Francisco Zavala, Zach Zavala and Shannon's personal spirit guide Eric Blackthorne, master magician from the 1800's.

What are you working on now and when/where do you expect it to be available?

Book three in my Shannon Delaney cozy paranormal mystery series is what I am writing now. It could be available in early 2010. As the writer, I do not set the publication schedule. I have
promised to have the finished manuscript to my editor by November of this year. I have never
missed a deadline.

Writers, especially new writers, are always looking for tips and helpful information. What is the single most important “tip” you can give to a new writer?

Most often, new writers do not have a market-smart way of shopping for an agent or publisher. I advise that they study the market in person and on the Web. Honestly, I do not use the so-called writers’ marketing books that have dozens of listings of publishers/agents. The reason being is that by the time a book is published, the listing may have changed and in today’s’ recession and ping-pong economy, in all likelihood the publisher/agent has changed requirements from the time the guidebook went to press. Instead, I suggest that a writer looking for a publisher/agent go window-shopping, so to speak. Go into one or two of the largest bookstores in your region and study what is on the shelf for your category or genre. Open those books and look to the masthead page and take note of the publisher/agent and contact information. Once you have a list of publishers who are publishing the type of writing you do, go home and get on the computer and find the publisher’s web site, look for their submission guidelines. And, don’t wait until your manuscript is finished to do this. Start immediately, because you’ll be able to track changes in the publishing market as you progress with your manuscript. This industry can change on a dime; the savvy author must be prepared for it.

And if you are looking for an agent: while perusing books, pay attention to whom the author mentions in the front matter. Almost always the name of an agent is in that list of expressed gratitude!

What writers organizations claim you as a member?

Sisters in Crime

Do you have any upcoming book signings or appearances? If so, give us all the details.

I have numerous appearances coming up for my summer session of promoting. Most are in the
easily-accessed cyber-world of Internet radio. Because the list is extensive and is a work in progress as I continue to book dates, it is best to refer to my web site under Author’s Appearances for full details. Briefly here’s the June timeline:

June 3rd, Wednesday evening from 9:30 to 10:30 pm (Eastern time), NKYPS Paranormal Outreach Radio

June 18th, Thursday evening @ 7:50 pm (Eastern time), Para Women League Radio show.

June 24th, 8:00 pm (Eastern time) join Elizabeth as she chats with host Jimmy Morris on his Ghost Chatter radio show

June 25th, 10:00 pm (Eastern time), Gregg Cable, host of MidWest ParaTalk Radio will chat with Elizabeth on her topic of Blood Memory: Are your ancestors your ghosts?

June 26th, Friday evening, 8:00 - 9:30 pm (Eastern time), Paranormal Encounters on Real Paranormal Radio

June 28th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Pacific time), join Elizabeth for a chat with NorCal Ghost Talk radio program on Blog Talk Radio network… topic TBA.

June 30th,Tuesday evening, 7:00 pm (Central Standard Time), Para Challenged Radio... topic TBA.

Here’s your opportunity to tell us anything else you care to share.

Oh boy, here goes with a quote right out of Shakespeare: “… this above all, to thine own self be true…” I embrace this credo more than any other advice because all writers/authors absolutely must work every bit as earnestly promoting their work as they do writing it. So, in a world of marketing and promoting, a writer should always remain ethical in what they write, say and do. Remain ethical in balance to yourself. Never sell yourself short, and most importantly: never sell out.

What are the addresses of your website(s) and blog(s):
I am also on Twitter.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


We authors often talk about the fine line we walk for promo. When is it okay to promote and when wouldn't you promote? My thoughts on the subject have always been fairly simple. If I sold vacuum cleaners door to door, I would not knock on my mother's door to sell the vacuum. Many authors disagree with that. After all, who will buy your vacuums if not dear old mom? But that's my line in the sand.

Recently, a reader's e-mail discussion group that I have been a part of for a number of years threatened to shut down over--you guessed it: author spam (or BSP if you prefer). Instead of focusing on the lazy back and forth chat about books, pets, and the occasional absence from the list due to illness, all of the discussion had turned to authors' newest blog posts, appearances, and releases. I didn't object but just started skimming the list. I saw the same posts on every other mystery discussion list I was on. But you know--I don't like it. I don't want to be one of those birds that fouls its own nest. So when the question came up on whether to close the group or not, I voted no but said outright that I didn't much like the BSP either.

The thing is, I get a lot out of reading discussion lists as a reader. I find new books, get to hear about which of my favorite authors have a new book out, and discuss what I loved or hated about the books I'm reading now. I think it's okay for an author to announce a new book and I want to have authors answer questions on their books when there is a group read of their books but other than that, I don't really want to hear it. Don't tell me about your blog book tour with details on every stop. If you have a new review out that you're proud of, put it in your signature line and I'll get there, eventually. I'll do the same.

Let's not turn readers off. Be a part of the group. Talk to me about your life and what you're reading.. I guarantee I'll want to read your book.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Christine Duncan is an Arvada, Colorado mystery writer. She got her start in writing for the Christian market, writing for Sunday School magazines. Her credits include Accent Books and Regular Baptist Press. Although the Kaye Berreano mystery series is set in a battered women's shelter, Ms. Duncan's husband wants the world to know it's not because of anything he did!
How long have you been writing? Do you write only mysteries?

I'm one of those people who have always written--always wanted to write. Although I do write some devotional material, I primarily write mystery.

Who is your favorite author and why do you like his/her work?

Ooh, this is a hard question! How do you choose? I am a big fan of many mystery authors: Margaret Maron, Sarah Graves, and Barbara Michaels. I really liked Joyce and Jim Lavene's Wicked Weaves; I'm hoping there is a sequel to that. Oh, and Diana Killian's Corpse Pose. I also love reading S/F--Connie Willis is a favorite author there. As you can probably tell, my house is filled with books.

What is the biggest challenge you've faced as a writer? Do you set any daily page or word-count goals?

From what I hear from other writers, I think we all face the same challenges and I think it can be summed up pretty neatly as balance. It is so hard to have a day job, a spouse, and a family and write on your time off. What time off? When you throw in promotion for a new book, time just flies by--and before I know it, I haven't gotten anything on my To-Do list done. Sometimes, I just have to sit myself down and stay there until I write. But most days, I get by with a page or two a day. No word count. I just don't go to bed until I've written something, even if it seems like complete drivel.

I had to learn to turn off the internal editor. A writer I know helped me a lot there. She named her internal editor and started talking back to her. She named the editor Millie, which just happens to be my mother's name. After I heard that, all I had to do was keep a picture of my mother near my computer. Internal editors tend to disappear when you are laughing.

What is the title of your most recently published book? Briefly tell us what it's about and let us know where we can buy it.

My new book is Safe House. Kaye, my heroine, is doing a balancing act herself, trying to juggle being a newly single mom along with her very challenging job as a counselor at a battered women's shelter and--on top of that--trying to date. Like many of us, she feels as though she can't possibly keep all the balls in the air--something is bound to get dropped. Then a neighbor girl is found dead. There is nothing like death to give focus on what's important. It will be available at all the usual on-line stores, as well as from the publisher's website.

Tell us why you chose the theme of battered women for your books.

So often, we assume that the problem of domestic violence has been solved because we have shelters, right? Women can find a place safe to go. And that's true. But I want to give readers a glimpse into those shelters. I think people are curious and want to see that. Shelters are all about safety. But they can also be noisy and, many times, so crowded that there is no place to be alone. And it can be a lot of pressure on the women in the shelter. They have a lot to think about and to do. They may need to make some changes for themselves and their children. And they typically have a limited amount of time to decide what to do. In the format of these mysteries, I try to give the reader just a hint of what that can be like--but from the point of view of one of counselors.

Writers, especially new writers, are always looking for tips and helpful information. What is the single most important "tip" you can give to a new writer?

Never ever give up. I've seen lots of writers with talent who will never be published because they gave up.

Here's your opportunity to tell us anything else you care to share.

I love hearing from reader and other writers. Feel free to contact me at or visit my blog at I am also available to talk at libraries or book clubs.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Jo Ann Ferguson, who also writes as Jocelyn Kelley and J.A. Ferguson, is the prolific romance author of Regencies, Paranormals, Historicals, and Romantic Suspense. I first met Jo Ann in the late 1980s when we both lived in the same town in Massachusetts and credit her with introducing me to Romance Writers of America. Jo Ann is an incredibly generous person, having served in a number of positions for the benefit of RWA, including President. She received RWA's highest honor--the Emma Merritt National Service Award and I can personally attest to the fact that no one deserved that honor more.

Who is the one person who most encouraged or influenced you to be a writer—and why?

Actually it was two people. One was my grandmother who was a storyteller in her own right. She always told us stories, and I loved hearing them. I wanted to bring that joy to others. The second was my 9th & 10th grade English teacher – Mrs. Musser. She helped me take my raw enthusiasm and turn it into something readable. When I published my first book, she invited me back to speak to her class. I was glad to share how much she helped me along the way.

Tell us what it’s like to write as two different people and in several different genres.

It’s fun! Except for the month when Jo and Jocelyn both had a book coming out. Talk about split-personality time. Actually, my historical voice is pretty much the same with both names, but going with a pen name allowed me to create something very different from the historicals I’d done in the past. The Ladies of St. Jude’s Abbey books were unique at the time – strong women warriors in a historical setting. There are several similar series now, which is why I moved on to ghostly Regency historicals with the Nethercott Tales books.

Who is your favorite author and why do you like his/her work?

Absolute favorite writer of all time is Madeleine L’Engle. I discovered her when I was in 7th grade and I’ve been reading her ever since. I learned from her writing that prose can be exciting and poetic at the same time, that adventures can be thrilling and filled with self-discovery. A Wrinkle in Time remains my favorite book ever! Followed closely by the other books in the series.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced as a writer?

The biggest challenge has been the market. One day, you’re the hot new property; the next, it’s what have you done interesting lately? It’s at times like that I’ve reinvented myself – moving into traditional Regencies, moving into inspirational, doing some ghost-writing, doing the movie novelization. My publication path has never been straight-forward, and I’ve learned so much and met so many great editors because of that.

What is the title of the book you have coming out in May? Briefly tell us what it’s about and let us know where we can buy it.

The title of the book is Sea Wraith. It’s a Nethercott Tales book – the story of Sian, the youngest Nethercott sister. As with the other two books (Lost in Shadow and Kindred Spirits), it has a ghost as part of the story. This book takes place near Land’s End in Cornwall and has elements of wrecking and smuggling to go along with the ghostly encounters. Readers who enjoyed the first two books will see some familiar characters in this one, but for those readers new to the series, the story stands alone. The book will be available through ImaJinn Books:

When you first told me (many years ago) that you don’t write from a set-in-stone outline and that you often write scenes as they come to you and out of sequence, I was horrified. Now that I have some writing experience under my belt, I understand the freedom that “pantsing” allows a writer. Tell us how this works for you – and why.

LOL! I’ve become less of a pantser and more of a plotter. Because of the requirements of the market, I’ve had to learn to write the synopsis first. Yet, even with that document in hand, I tend to follow my characters on their story path rather than directing them. Once I have the characters established with their goals, motivations, and conflicts, I trust them to tell me the story. So, I use the synopsis only as a guide. One thing I still do is that I write the scenes I know first. That usually means the opening scenes and one scene from most chapters. I just sketch these scenes out, which allows me to put my characters through different emotional situations. I get to learn how they react to stress, to joy, to grief, etc. That way, by the time I’m ready to go back to the beginning and write the story in-depth, I really know them. Those first scenes being sketched out usually run about 100 pages in a 400 page ms. Some scenes I have to toss when I get to them as I pull the whole story together, because the characters have evolved at a different pace than I originally envisioned. But that’s okay. I learned something about the characters and the story while sketching those scenes. I think most writers become a combo of pantser/plotter.

Writers, especially new writers, are always looking for tips and helpful information. What is the single most important “tip” you can give to a new writer?

Know your market, but write to your heart. In other words, read and read and read what’s out there right now – both the bestselling authors and the newbies. But write the story that keeps you from sleeping at night. Don’t worry if there’s nothing on the market like it now. Markets change – readers’ demand for storytelling that touches their emotions never does. If the story touches you, it’ll touch readers, too.

You are an active member of RWA and one of its past presidents; what other writer’s organizations claim you as a member?

I’ve belonged to Novelists, Inc and Mystery Writers in the past. Now I belong to Authors Guild as well as RWA National and several RWA chapters. And of course, the Rhode Island Romance Writers, which is always my “home” group.

Do you have any upcoming book signings or appearances? If so, give us all the details.

Nothing planned at the moment.

Here’s your opportunity to tell us anything else you care to share.

I like hearing from readers via email. I do answer all emails…even though it might take some time when I’m on deadline or traveling.

What are the addresses of your website(s) and blog(s)?

My websites are:
My blog (Writes of Passage) is at:
But you can get from one site to the other with a link at the bottom of the home page of each one.

Thanks, Linda, for interviewing me!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sharing with Other Writers

I seldom cross-post from my personal blog to the Author Exchange Blog. But here's one for you writers out there - if you need a reminder about how essential the support of fellow writers is.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Updates on Past Interviewees

Since everyone wanted to take today off, I decided to provide you with udpated information about some of the past interviewees on the Author Exchange Blog:
  • Darden North, M.D.'s Fresh Frozen was a finalist in Regional Fiction in the 2009 National Indie Excellence Awards. Fresh Frozen's cover also won the Best Cover Design.
  • Carola Dunn's large-print edition of Black Ship is now available
  • Denny Griffin will be on hand for the Gangsters and Goodfellas Night in Las Vegas on June 20th
  • B.J. Daniels' Shotgun Bride made the top-ten Borders bookseller list for Series. It is the latest in her Whitehorse, Montana series.

I've added some additional authors to our upcoming dates and look forward to hearing from Jo Ann Ferguson/Jocelyn Kelley next week.

Happy Mother's Day to all.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Elke Govertsen is the publisher of MAMALODE, a new magazine for the whole Mother.

What made you decide to launch a magazine about mothers?

I throw a party every year for moms called the Mother’s Day Eve Bash. It started with me wanting a night out with moms on the night before Mother’s Day and has grown into over 350 women, prizes, massages, yoga, PT, Pilates wine, servers in tuxes, pampering, and many business sponsors. I have never advertised this party. The energy and success of the event led me to think about how the moms need to be connected and celebrated and local businesses need a way to target this powerful demographic. So, MAMALODE was born to try to address both issues.

Tell us about your experience/history in the publishing industry.

I do not have publishing experience. However, I do have experience helping non-profits launch, so the concept of taking an idea and making it into a reality is very much within my comfort zone. My background includes entrepreneurship, art, photography, writing, and managing people, so this job is actually about the best fit for my skill set that I could dream of.

Do you write? If so what? Will you be a contributor to the magazine? If you don’t write, what types of writing most appeal to you?

I do write. I love to write. I have written a screenplay, and have many essays and stories in my pocket. I have not been published since some college work and have not pursued publication. I am an avid, fervent reader and will read about anything. I tend to have a reference book (lately about publishing, ad sales or web 2.0), a non-fiction book, and a fiction novel all going at the same. I also subscribe to lots of magazines.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced with this project?

Time. It has been interesting to see how going from being a stay-at-home mom into running my own business in a way that is positive for my family has shuffled out. For the most part, it has been really wonderful and I have felt much more satisfied with myself, but there is always that trap door of mommy-guilt that immediately jumps to blame myself when one of my kids is having a difficult time. I have decided that balance might be too stagnant and I should shoot for flow instead. The ability to move in and out of balance, and the trust that it will come back, is what I am striving for.

What kinds of topics can we expect to read in MAMALODE?

The idea is that most moms have too much on their plates, so they tend to set aside the things that matter to them. MAMALODE creates a bigger plate. There is room for it all. Family, personal pursuits, reviews of moms who are artists, writers, filmmakers, etc. Businesses owned by moms. Travel (from Missoula with or without family). Fashion. Essays. There will also always be an article by a dad and one by a kids (this is through our Mouths Of Babes Contest).

Where can we obtain MAMALODE, how often will issues be published, and what is the cost?

In 2009, we will produce 2 print issues and launch a fully interactive website. The first issue debuts May 9th at the Mother’s Day Eve Bash (see below) and will then be distributed throughout Missoula and the surrounding areas for free. You can find it in health clubs, doctors’ offices, grocery stores, etc. There will also be a digital edition (replicated in full with live links to all advertisers) on the website, which will launch in June. The website will have new content and a social network for moms to connect with each other and form their own groups, discussion boards etc. There will also be a calendar with events color-coded by family activities, me-time, possible dates, etc. And there is a button to remind people about events they are interested in. The second issue will come out in early November in time for the holidays. In 2010 we will move to quarterly.

The magazine and website are going to be free and supported by advertising. There will be a subscription option for people who choose. We will print 10,000 of the first issue.

Will you have staff writers? Will you accept articles from freelancers? What are your submission guidelines or where can we find them?

No staff writers right now. Everything is freelance. Submission guidelines will be posted on the website in June, but until then you can email me at to discuss ideas. One of the best ways to start is to submit to our “Because I Said So” section, which is a series of 150 words or less about a theme. Look in the first issue for the upcoming theme. Other than that section, which is more like letters from readers, we are committed to paying all of our writers, photographers, and designers. Submission guidelines will also be printed in the first issue.

Do you have any upcoming appearances? If so, give us all the details.

Launch party with be during the Mother’s Day Eve Bash at the Peak Health and Wellness facility by Blue Mountain. Party goes from 7pm-11pm; bring a swimsuit and yoga mat if you want, otherwise just bring all your mama/grandma/aspiring mom pals. Pampering prizes, yoga, massage, PT, Pilates, dancing, servers in tuxedos, and more. Pool facility closes at 9pm. Food and beverages appear after the pool is closed. Goody bags filled with gifts, information and more from local businesses will be handed out, as well as MAMALODE, Missoula’s First Issue. This event is FREE.

The date for the Website Launch is still being determined but will include a film screening, a tour of the website, liquid nitrogen margaritas and be hosted at SpectrUM on campus.

Here’s your opportunity to tell us anything else you care to share.

MAMALODE's website and print template are being built to support multiple communities and an Interest List has been started for people who are interested in franchising.

What are the addresses of your website(s) and blog(s): (right now a place holder, full website will be up by the end of June)

For more information email

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Terrors Emerge from a Shrouded Past in Lisa Caretti’s Psychological Thriller

Michigan author, Lisa Caretti, shatters the tranquil world of a quiet, conservative psychologist when hidden secrets unexpectedly resurface in her debut novel, Whistle in the Dark. Pulsing with suspense and provocatively written, Whistle in the Dark is a stunning, fascinating new thriller.

It was then that she heard the whistling. Softly at first, then growing stronger and louder. It scared her, but did not surprise her. After all, she had been waiting for him all along…

In the suburbs of Chicago, Psychologist Dena Davis has devoted her life to helping others deal with the aftermath of violent crimes. A victim herself, she has led a quiet life ever since her husband was killed in a plane crash several years ago. But when an attempted murder disrupts the tranquil life she had pieced together for herself, Dena hires Private Investigator Nick O’Neal to hunt down the would-be killer. In their search for the truth, Dena and Nick unravel a twisted and evil connection to her past. As the horrors begin to unveil, Dena realizes she has no one left to trust.

About the Author:
Lisa Caretti grew up in Detroit and now resides in Washington Township, Michigan with her husband and three children. In addition to helping manage her husband's different marketing firms, Lisa is an Area Manager for Arbonne International and is the founder of a non-profit organization called The Healing Nest, which supports women and children with cancer. Lisa enjoys the writings of John Stanford, Sue Grafton, and Linda Howard. Whistle in the Dark is her first published novel and she is currently working on her next book, The Last to Know.

Publisher’s website:

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