I love to write sassy, strong heroines who, unfortunately, tend to get into desperate situations. You'll find some stories funny and others dark, but I'm a believer in happy endings. Even if it takes some time and wading through a lot of trouble to get there.
I hope you'll enjoy the first novel in the Cherry Tucker mysteries, PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY, (Henery Press, 2012). Portrait finalled for the 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. Meet Cherry Tucker, big in mouth, small in stature, and able to sketch a portrait faster than kudzu climbs telephone poles. In her first mystery, she's vying for the commission of a coffin portrait of a murdered man. Between ex-boyfriends, her flaky family, an illegal gambling ring, and outwitting a killer on a spree, Cherry find herself painted into a corner she'll be lucky to survive.
STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW, Cherry Tucker Mystery #2, released May 21, 2013. Cherry's got a mess of trouble with poisonings, battling plantations, and a gallery show featuring nekkid men. I'm very excited that Still Life hit the Amazon best seller charts and brought Portrait with her!
November 5, 2013, is the release date for Cherry Tucker Mystery #3, HIJACK IN ABSTRACT. Cherry’s jamming gears between trailer parks, Atlanta mansions, and trucker bars searching for the hijacker who left a widow and orphan destitute. While she seeks to help the misfortunate and save her local reputation, Cherry’s hammer down attitude has her facing the headlights of an oncoming killer.
Look for the Cherry Tucker prequel novella QUICK SKETCH in a Christmas Mystery Anthology THE HEARTACHE MOTEL coming December 9, 2013. My Henery Press writing friends, Terri L. Austin, LynDee Walker, and I are having a lot of fun making trouble in Memphis with three mysteries set at the Heartache Motel starring Cherry, Rose Strickland, and Nichelle Clarke!
In the meantime, I'm working on Cherry's next mystery, Death in Perspective, plus other projects with new characters. Check back for news on upcoming releases. Also watch for events where I can meet with you both live and on the internet.
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