My bio:

I grew up on a farm in central Illinois and have also lived in
Oklahoma, Indiana, the south of France, and Florida.  A retired
accounts payable manager, I currently reside in Colorado with my
husband, Bill.  Our four grown-up kids are spread out across the
country: San Jose, CA; S
an Francisco, CA; Oatman, AZ; and San
Diego, CA.

The first Sylvia and Willie mystery,
The Prairie Grass Murders, was
released by Five Star
/Gage in February, 2007. Books in Motion
released the audiobook on CD and MP3 download in October, 2008
and Harlequin published a mass market paperback book club
edition in February 2010

The Desert Hedge Murders was released in August, 2009 and is
now available f
rom online booksellers and through your local
The Harlequin paperback edition will be released
September 1st, available at
Harlequin's online bookstore.

My first short story for middle-grade readers,
When They Brought
the Bulls to Arles
, appeared in the third Mountain Scribe Anthology,
released in May 2009.

To read, more visit my critique
group's website:  

Interviews by Shirley Wetzel is
posted at:
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The Desert Hedge Murders
Released August 2009
from Five Star Publishing

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The Prairie Grass Murders
February 2007
from Five Star
and February 2010
from Harlequin Worldwide
Signed copies available from the author
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Audiobook and MP3 download
from Books in Motion
and online audio sites
Paperback available September 1st from Harlequin
Worldwide Mystery book club