Monday, June 2, 2014

HBS Author’s Spotlight – Class of May 2014

This month we have a group of interesting writers with worlds of knowledge and expertise. The author interviews are a MUST read.

Be sure to check out what they have coming next for their readers. I try to pick authors who are interesting studies and ask them unique questions for our Q/A section.

Check out the Showcase feature of the HBS Author's Spotlight. I have included those authors in this class. Also, we have added the Author Bundles we have posted this month.

Thanks to the following outstanding authors for a great month. Here is a summary of our May 2014 crew.

Teresa Burrell

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Thriller, Suspense

Author's Blog: Teresa Burrell
Website: Teresa Burrell
Twitter: @teresaburrell
Google+: Check Out Google+
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Next: Book #6 in the series is in the editing process right now. The title is still undetermined.

Social media: My social media relationships have been a real fun experience for me, especially Facebook. I have reconnected with so many old friends and family and many of them have become fans. The thing is that it was never my intention to turn them into fans.

Personal appearances: I used to spend every weekend at Meet and Greets in Barnes and Noble...I speak on a lot of panels at Mystery Writer’s Conferences…But my favorite place to speak is at in-home book clubs. Everyone is always so excited to see the author and they’ve all read the book.

Covers: I have a fantastic book designer, Karen Phillips. She really set the tone for the brand. She usually comes up with an idea and then she sends it to me. We go back and forth until we reach the final product. The last book, The Advocate’s Ex Parte, was presented to my readers. We had the basic theme so it came down primarily to which color to use for the background.

Giveaways: I love giving readers free books. I give away digital books and I give away paperbacks. Now I’m doing it with audios. I primarily give the first or second book away because I want readers to try it. More often or not I gain a new fan and they buy the rest. It’s a very effective marketing strategy.

Book launch: That’s quite a process. I start working on my launch when I start writing my book. I start by posting on my social media sites about my progress on my book. I try to involve my fans on cover and title.

Blog: My primary goal with my blog is to build awareness about child abuse. I think my books do that to--without being graphic. I figure if I can entertain people with a mystery and build awareness to a series social problem, I’ve given a little extra.

Reviews: To me, the most valuable reviews are those that come from the readers, so I rely on them. I realize not everyone is going to like my books and I get a few 1-star reviews, but I’m okay with that, especially if they actually give some constructive criticism. I try to learn from the bad reviews and I’m motivated by the good ones.

Author's Book List
The Advocate's Ex Parte
The Advocate's Dilemma
The Advocate's Conviction
The Advocate's Betrayal
The Advocate

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Philip Catshill

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Short Stories, Biographies & Memoirs

Website: Philip Catshill - Author, artist & poet.
Twitter: @PhilipCatshill
Google+: Check Out Google+
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Next: I’m about half way towards a psychological mystery, which has the working title, “The Flower Angel.” A one line synopsis would be ‘A man becomes involved with the girl from the flower shop and has to face issues from his past.’

Social media provides an excellent platform for spreading instant information on a global scale, but information should not include advertising. Too many writers use it to say: "Buy my book" which is simply ineffective as it turns people away. The secret of my success is by using social media to offer free support, help, advice or guidance to other writers and artists

Short stories: Every piece of writing that you make free and public has an impact on your book sales, especially when it has reviews, because it gives you something different to talk about on social media. I also write poetry, which is usually humorous rhyming verse with a twist at the end.

Reviews: With one notable exception, reviews for my writing have all originated from genuine readers. The exception arose in my early days of writing when I naively agreed to exchange reviews, but the experience taught me never to do it again.

Author's Book List
Penny for Them
Suffer Little Children
For all eternity
Penalty for Murder
Who Else is There?

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Niki Danforth

Author Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Author's Blog: Niki Danforth
Website: Niki Danforth
Twitter: @NikiDanforth
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Next: Whereas Stunner is more a suspenseful mystery about family loyalty and possible betrayal, Ronnie Lake Book 2 is a traditional mystery that has someone murdered early in the story.

Social media: I am a baby boomer author, and I consider myself a recent "immigrant" to social media. It's been a fascinating learning process, and my focus has been mostly on FaceBook and then additionally Twitter. I've also found the promotional tools offered by KDP Select on Amazon to be effective in building a following

Audio sample of Stunner: Further down the road, I may consider producing a book trailer, because I've seen some fabulous ones out there. For the time being, the former TV producer in me is vigilant about watching expenses, and my audio sampler will, I hope, be an effective stand-in for a trailer.

Audio books: I worked with a terrific narrator/producer whom I found through, and the Stunner audio book is now available on Audible, Amazon and iTunes.

Support groups: Instead of a formal writers group, I work with a couple of different writers and readers more informally along the way in the book-writing process.

Giveaways: Shortly after publication, I did a book-giveaway on Goodreads, and I was pleased with the response, since my goal was to create awareness of the book. Recently I participated in a group promotion to give away a free Kindle. My goal was to increase activity on my FaceBook page and Twitter, and I was pleased with the success of that response, as well.

Reviews: I hope to interest professional reviewers, but I mostly rely on readers who like to review.

Author's Book List

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Traci Tyne Hilton

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Religion & Spirituality

Website: Traci Tyne Hilton
Twitter: @TraciTyneHilton
Google+: Check Out Google+
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Next: I am now working on three titles at once…The one I think will be published first is Spoiled, Rotten Murder and I’m hoping for an early July release date.

Social media: I find that folks who like my books enjoy interacting on Facebook the most. For a long time I had links to Facebook, Twitter, email, and my blog in the back of my books, but when I saw them gravitating to Facebook I streamlined the back matter.

Covers: I do have a hand in the theme. My brother designs my Plain Jane covers. I like to pick out a couple of different shots of my cover model and suggest a layout design, and then let him go to it.

Audio books: I don’t know that audio books have gained me many new readers (listeners) but I like to have them out there for people who prefer to listen.

Short stories: I went through a short story phase early on. They are fun to write, but I haven’t found them to be big sellers, so I haven’t done much of that lately

Giveaways: Freebies are my bread and butter. Making the first book in both of my mystery series free has revolutionized my career. I can’t say enough about how giving away one or two books will help you find the readers that like what you write.

Reviews: For the most part I let reviews take care of themselves, but I do offer around ten copies for free to fans that have been extremely supportive through the years. I want to thank them for all of the encouragement they give me, and a free book or two seems like the least I can do.

Your dog, Dr. Watson: Dr. Watson is my writing buddy, definitely. I don’t tend to talk to him while I work or he wakes up and wanders away, but he is always asleep at my feet while I write. I’d be so lonely without him!

Author's Book List
Health, Wealth, and Murder
Good, Clean Murder
Dirty Little Murder
Bright New Murder
Frozen Assets
Buyer's Remorse
Eminent Domain
Hearts to God

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Suzanne Jenkins

Author Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Suspense

Author's Blog: Suzanne Jenkins
Website: Suzanne Jenkins
Twitter: @suzannejenkins3
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Next: #8 in the Pam of Babylon Series titled In Memoriam. I’ve posted an excerpt on my website at this url

Social media: social media is key for me. I use a tweeting service to spread the news about promotions I run, including offering giveaways and gift cards on their website in addition to my own. Right now, my last new title, Christmas in Greektown is offered.

Personal appearances: I prefer not to do public appearances. It’s just personal preference. Author friends spend a lot of time traveling and meeting with readers. I like to communicate with readers via email and Facebook.

Covers: I usually have a cover finished before I start the book. Just once it didn’t work…I still have the cover and plan on using it for another book in the series. (A character died and that changed the tone…) I love doing the covers. I buy stock artwork on Shutterstock and then use Webmark does my covers for $5 apiece.

Schedule: I’m becoming very rigid in my writing time. I love to do it, I set goals that I want to meet and if I don’t make the time in my office a priority, I won’t get the work done.

Giveaways: I love the free days Amazon allows in their KDP program while remembering a huge number of takers aren’t going to read. Also, it takes a while after giving away 30,000 ebooks to build the book’s ranking back up again. A negative-I had an experience with an online book group that I won’t repeat. I gave away paperbacks, as required, and every taker save one gave me a horrible review. The same book has 90 five star reviews on Amazon and is loved by the series followers.

Reviews: I paid Kirkus Review for reviews for the first three books. Once they started to sell, I could count on the readers to review, both good and bad. Recently, Publisher’s Weekly reviewed The Savant of Chelsea; it was a good review and I almost fell off my chair when I read it. It didn’t make much different in sales.

Rafflecopter: I use it all the time and love it. No obstacles.

Author's Book List
In Memoriam
Someone Like You
The Tao of Pam
The Princess of Greektown
The Savant of Chelsea
Alice's Summertime Adventure
Family Dynamics
The Greeks of Beaubien Street
Prayers for the Dying
Dream Lover
Don't You Forget About Me
Pam of Babylon

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Kfir Luzzatto

Author Genre: Horror, Mystery & Thrillers, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Author's Blog: Kfir Luzzatto's Blog
Website: Kfir Luzzatto's Web Site
Twitter: @KfirLuzzatto
Google+: Check Out Google+
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Next: I almost always have two projects simultaneously in the works. One tends to be a thriller and the other is a lighter book. Right now I am working on a new thriller, provisionally titled "Exhodus '95", which mixes a biblical charade with modern-time international machinations. It is planned for release around the end of this year.

Social media: I believe that social media is not for marketing so I use it to connect with interesting people. I follow them and they (and others) follow me, and if I like what they tweet I stick around. The same goes for Facebook. I haven't put any great effort into growing my twitter list, because you can only pay so much attention to social media.

Personal appearances: I've done that in the past, but ultimately I concluded that my time would be better spent on-line, where I can connect more easily with many more people at times that are convenient for me and them.

Book trailers: Actually, if you dig into it you will see that the book trailer for Crossing the Meadow was made back in 2003, when book trailers were a very new idea. (I didn't know then that another author had done at least one before me.) However, I have come to the conclusion that creating book trailers is great fun and a complete waste of money and time.

Short stories: While I think that short stories can be a good way to introduce your writing to new readers, to let them sample your writing without investing too much time, I never write market-driven fiction. I wrote short stories simply because I enjoy the medium, and stopped writing them because they were too distracting and took away the time I needed to write full-length fiction.

Giveaways: I participated in giveaways on various occasions and I think that, as long as it is kept within reason, free books are a great way to gain new readers. While this may not work for an author with one or two books, for someone who writes in different genres it is also an opportunity to invite readers of one genre to experiment with something new from an author they have already found and liked.

Newsletter: The main objective of my newsletter is to keep in touch with readers and to reward them for keeping in touch with me by giving them early access to goodies and freebies.

Reviews: I strongly prefer reviews written by established reviewers/bloggers, because they are usually more insightful and detailed than the one-liners that you may get from random readers. I approach reviewers in the relevant genres although they are typically swamped and may take a long time to get to your book, if they can make the time at all. I have also done book tours, and although some reviews coming from book tours have been disappointing, the overall experience is positive so I will probably do it again.

Living in Israel: We live in an amazing era, when your physical location has lost importance. My biggest audience is in the U.S., followed by Europe. So far I have published fiction only in English, but my 2012 thriller, The Evelyn Project, has been translated into Italian and will be released in Italy soon.

Author's Book List
ExtraLife, Inc.
An Italian Obsession
Crossing the Meadow
The Odyssey Gene
The Evelyn Project

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Bob Mayer

Author Genre: Science Fiction, Thrillers, Historical Fiction

Author's Blog: Write on the River
Website: Bob Mayer
Twitter: @Bob_Mayer
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Next: The next scheduled book is Nightstalkers: The Time Patrol the fourth book in that series. However, I will be releasing several novellas before then.

Social media: I’m uncertain how effective social media is at directly selling books. I do believe it gives an author platform and reach. The reality is we don’t know what works and what doesn’t work, so we have to do what we can. However, I also believe in only focusing on a few areas. We can’t do it all.

Covers: My business partner at Cool Gus, Jen Talty, does our covers. The great thing about running our own publishing company is we can change up covers as needed. We do post covers on Facebook for reader feedback during the developmental stage.

Audio books: I use the ACX system and I really love it. I have 32 titles live through it and they sell well. I think audiobooks is a quickly emerging market.

Bundles: It’s to give people a deal. We just bundled my six Atlantis books and it has been selling solidly. With an eBook this is relatively easy to do and you give readers a discount.

Time: I pretty much work all the time. My time is split between writing and running Cool Gus. The most important thing, of course, is the writing.

Giveaways: I find that free has lost its effectiveness. The market is saturated with it. Also, the crossover to sales has diminished. The only positive of free in eBook is an uptick in audio sales for the same title. But we’ve pretty much stopped doing free.

Book launch: Book launch isn’t as important as it used to be in traditional publishing. We do a cover reveal and some other things. One thing I’m starting to do is post exclusive excerpts from the book I’m currently writing to people who’ve signed up for my email list. This gets readers more involved in the process.

Blog: My blog does touch on the industry and publishing and writing at times, but I’ve cut back on that. I think there’s too much infighting going on and it’s counter-productive. As Jeff Bezos notes and I just blogged about: Complaining is not a business strategy.

Write It Forward Workshop: We run Write on the River several times a year. 4 writers come and stay in our house for the weekend. We spend the entire time working on the concept and story for their next book. Everyone finds it a very worthwhile time. It gives writers insight into process, which not many writers focus on. It’s more about teaching a concept of writing than making specific changes.

Author's Book List
The Rift
The Gate
Eternity Base
Omega Sanction
Z: The Final Countdown
The Jefferson Allegiance
The Kennedy Endeavor
Chasing the Lost
The Line
Cut Out
The Book of Truths
Section Eight
Bodyguard of Lies

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Brian D. Meeks

Author Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Historical

Author's Blog: Author Brian D. Meeks
Website: Author Brian D. Meeks
Twitter: @ExtremelyAvg
Google+: Check Out Google+

Next: I have three books in my Henry Wood Detective series and the fourth, Edge of Understanding should be out in a couple of weeks. I also have my first satire, Underwood Scotch and Wry that is nearly ready to be published.

Social media: I built my following up to about 500 people that I conversed with fairly regularly. After that, I stopped pursuing followers and just let it grow by choosing to get to know people who reached out to me. I think Twitter has become less social over the last two years. I've found myself gravitating to Google Plus and Facebook.

Personal appearances: For my non-fiction, Two Decades and Counting, I did about 40 signings. They were a great way to sell print books, but a horrible way to make money. The costs with travel and such make that sort of marketing far less efficient than simply doing advertising of the ebook versions.

S upport groups: I spend a lot of time in the Writers Discussion Group on Google Plus. It's one of the best out there. The moderating makes it a place with a lot of discussion and zero link bait.

Giveaways: I've done quite a few Free Day promotions. The landscape has changed and unless one gives away more than 30,000 it has little benefit. To get those sorts of numbers one must run a Bookbub ad. I've tried piecing together groups of advertisers and managed between 5 - 6K for a promotion, but that isn't enough to see much of a bump afterward.

Newsletter: I've been building my newsletter list for about half a year. I've yet to send out my first letter. I'm currently at 55 people. Creating a newsletter is an important part of the business and I'm much further behind than I should be, but one can't dwell on what one has done poorly, one must just strive to do better moving forward.

Reviews: I don't seek professional reviews. I do focus on getting the first 10 reviews. I have enough readers now that it isn't such a challenge. After 10, I stop bugging people to review, but I still read every one and track them using excel. I keep a lot of data and that's just one aspect.

Author's Book List
Henry Wood Perception
Henry Wood: Time and Again
A Touch To Die For
Secret Doors
Henry Wood Detective Agency
Two Decades and Counting

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Vincent Zandri

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Romance, Crime

Author's Blog: Vincent Zandri - Noir Author
Website: Vincent Zandri
Twitter: @VincentZandri
Google+: Check Out Google+
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Next: Truth be told, I have a few new releases coming this year. The first is Moonlight Weeps which is the most recent in the Dick Moonlight PI series. It's being published by Down & Out Books probably sometime in the late summer. Next is Moonlight Sonata which is being translated into Italian by Meme Publisher in Milan and Paris. That should be out in early summer.

Social media: When I first started publishing book length fiction back in 1999 and 2000, there was no such thing as social media…But then comes Facebook, Twitter, and the ability to blog about anything you want, when you want. I dove head first into this online opportunity and quickly expanded my fan base far wider and more rapidly than any old fashioned book tour of brick and mortar bookstore signings could have. Social media has allowed me to be a global player whereas prior to its existence, I was simply, Vincent Zandri, local author.

Covers: …if they're creating covers for a series like the Dick Moonlights or the Jack Marconis, they all contain the same basic design which brands the books as a Vincent Zandri thriller series...The only covers I have a hand in designing are for my brand new Chase Baker Thriller Series and that's because I'm publishing them under my own label, Bear Media…

Book trailers are fun in that they bring the book to life in another more visual format. Curiously they do little to affect sales. The one trailer I'm most proud of is for Scream Catcher, which my sons filmed, scripted, and produced.

Short stories: I write short stories and novellas simply because that's what I feel like writing at the time. Or perhaps the story just wants to be told in that particular length. I don't use them as a tools to sell my novels, although I suppose they might entice a reader to pick up my longer works.

Author bundles: Deadly Dozen has done incredibly well, nailing three separate spots on the NYTimes Bestseller list and hitting the USA Today list for seven consecutive weeks. Bundles are attractive now to voracious readers who like to fill up their Kindles and e-Readers on the cheap…When we first started our collective, I never expected to sell anything. I assumed we'd share marketing ideas and that would be that. But it's grown into this publishing monster with a life all its own.

Blog: The Vincent Zandri Vox exists as a news outlet for writers, travelers, readers, and anyone who is interested in the far out global culture we share in the early 21st century. When I can I like to help other writers, especially newbies, with personal stories that might not only inspire them, but warn them against the many predators that plague this business.

Author's Book List
Full Moonlight
The Shroud Key
The Guilty
Moonlight Sonata
Moonlight Falls
The Disappearance of Grace
Scream Catcher
The Innocent
The Remains
Moonlight Rises

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Diana Anderson
Featured Book: Famous in a Small Town

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Humor And Comedy, Romance

Author's Blog: Entering Southern Country
Website: Diana Anderson
Twitter: @DianaJAnderson1
Google+: Check Out Google+
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Author Description:
A native Oklahoman, Diana Anderson now lives with her husband and Jack Russell Terrier in northwestern Mississippi. Besides writing, she is a professional photographer and portrait artist. Her genre; Fiction/Southern Gothic/Humor/Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Romance She spins tales with life experience, imagination, and fabrication. Real life experiences always enhance the story telling ability of any author and is a driving force in most stories.

Author's Book List
Remember When
A Vanilla Christmas
Mississippi Gambler
Famous in a Small Town
Faded Rose
Happy Valley

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Christoph Fischer

Author Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction

Website: Christoph Fischer Books
Twitter: @CFFBooks
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Author Description:
Christoph Fischer was born in Germany as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he is still resident today. 'The Luck of The Weissensteiners' is his first published work. "Sebastian" has been released in May 2013. He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.

Author's Book List
The Luck of the Weissensteiners

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Alexa Grace

Author Genre: Romance, Mystery & Thrillers

Website: Alexa Grace Romantic Suspense
Twitter: @AlexaGrace2
Google+: Check Out Google+
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Author Description:
Alexa Grace's journey started in March 2011 when the Sr. Director of Training & Development position she'd held for thirteen years was eliminated. A door closed but another one opened. She finally had the time to pursue her childhood dream of writing books. Her focus is now on writing riveting romantic suspense novels.

Alexa Grace is consistently listed in top twenty of Amazon's Top 100 Most Popular Authors in the categories Romantic Suspense and Police Procedural. She was named one of the top 100 Indie authors by Kindle Review. A chapter is devoted to her in the book INTERVIEWS WITH INDIE AUTHORS by C. Ridgway and T. Ridgway.

She became a USA TODAY BEST SELLING AUTHOR for the inclusion of her book DEADLY RELATIONS in THE PERFECT TEN bookset.

Her books DEADLY OFFERINGS, DEADLY DECEPTION, and DEADLY RELATIONS have consistently been listed in Amazon's Top 100 Bestselling Romantic Suspense and Police Procedural Books.

DEADLY HOLIDAY, published in November 2012, is her holiday-themed romantic suspense novella, featuring all her Deadly Trilogy characters.

PROFILE OF EVIL and PROFILE OF TERROR are available on Amazon. PROFILE OF FEAR will be released in 2015.

Alexa earned two degrees from Indiana State University and currently lives in Florida.

Author's Book List
Profile of Evil
Deadly Holiday
Deadly Relations
Deadly Deception
Deadly Offerings

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John W. Huffman
Featured Book: Eyes of the Blind

Author Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers

Website: John W. Huffman
Twitter: @johnwhuffman
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Author Description:

John W. Huffman was born in Hemphill, Texas, attended elementary school in Pineland, Texas, junior high and high school in Jasper, Texas, and graduated summa cum laude from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida.

John enlisted in the Army Airborne in 1966 and served two tours of combat duty in Vietnam, the first as a private, and subsequently a sergeant, with Alpha Company, 1/27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, in 1966-67, and the second as an officer/aviator with the 120th Aviation Company in 1972-73. He retired as a major in 1986 with three Purple Hearts, three Bronze Stars, sixteen Air Medals, one Army Commendation Medal, two Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry Medals, and various other service and campaign ribbons.

Upon retiring from the Army, John launched a real estate sales and management company, SouthCorp Properties, Inc., which he still owns and operates today, and previously owned and operated seven NASCAR speedways in five states, created an automobile racing and sanctioning body, the American Racing Association, and developed three touring series.

John has received an honorable mention in the Writer's Journal for a short story contest, and published two short stories, The Reincarnate and The Mad Dash, along with his seven novels: A Wayward Wind, a Regional Finalists in the General Fiction category of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards; The Baron of Clayhill, a Finalist in the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards Contest and a Finalists in the Popular Fiction category of the 2010 National Indie Excellence Book Awards; Tiger Woman, the First Place Winner in the Action-Adventure category of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards; Above All, a Finalists in the Action-Adventure category of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards; America's Diplomats, a First Place Winer in the Military Fiction category of the 2011 National Indie Excellence Awards, and recent releases Cold Hearts Burning and Searching For Leah.

John resides in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, with his wife Misty, and has three grown sons and three granddaughters.

Author's Book List
Eyes of the Blind
Searching For Leah
America's Diplomats, The Road to Attleboro
Cold Hearts Burning
Above All
The Baron of Clayhill
Tiger Woman
A Wayward Wind

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Author: Roger Stelljes

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Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Short Stories

Website: Roger Stelljes - Mystery Author
Author's Blog: Roger Stelljes - Mystery Author
Twitter: @rogerstelljes
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Author Description:
Ruthless killers...grizzly deaths...escalating stakes... A clandestine late night meeting in Kentucky, a murder in a seedy motel, a mysterious investigator operating in the shadows and dueling political masterminds all collide to provide Mac McRyan with the ultimate test in ELECTING TO MURDER.

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I'm about 25 chapters in on the next book in the McRyan Mystery Series. You can keep up to date or ask book questions by following me on Twitter @RogerStelljes or visit my website at

My author picture is in front of the historic Stillwater, MN lift bridge. This is one of the major locations in the book DEADLY STILLWATER (my gift as a free download). This bridge raises on a set schedule to allow larger boats to travel up and down the St. Croix River. Stillwater is considered the birthplace of Minnesota and it is also a frequent tourist destination with its river bluffs, amazing scenery, paddle wheel boats, and historic buildings which made it an ideal location for the book. It was at least 90 degrees the day of the photo shoot with hundreds of people milling around wondering -- why a guy would have a suit on in such hot weather…

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