Sárka-Jonae Miller is a novelist and health writer. She has over 4,000 articles published on major web sites such as LiveStrong.com, WeightTraining.com and MethodsofHealing.com. Her work has also appeared in the “Post-Standard” newspaper, the “Washington Home & Garden” online magazine, and “Modern Witch” magazine.
As a former personal fitness trainer and massage therapist, Sarka is passionate about healthy living. She is a vegan, yoga enthusiast and martial arts practitioner. She is also a huge animal lover. Sarka is an avid traveler. She has traveled to Thailand, Costa Rica, Canada, England, Mexico, France, and Paradise Island.
Jeffrey Marks is a long-time mystery fan and freelancer. After numerous mystery author profiles, he chose to chronicle the short but full life of mystery writer Craig Rice.
That biography (Who Was That Lady?) encouraged him to write mystery fiction. His works include Atomic Renaissance: Women Mystery Writers of the 1940s/1950s, and a biography of mystery author and critic Anthony Boucher entitled Anthony Boucher. It has been nominated for an Agatha and fittingly, won an Anthony. He is currently completing a biography of Erle Stanley Gardner.
He is the long-time moderator of MurderMustAdvertise, an on-line discussion group dedicated to book marketing and public relations. He is the author of Intent to Sell: Marketing the Genre Novel, the only how-to book for promoting genre fiction.
His work has won a number of awards including the Barnes and Noble Prize and he was nominated for a Maxwell award (DWAA), an Edgar (MWA), three Agathas (Malice Domestic), two Macavity awards, and three Anthony awards (Bouchercon).
Kantor’s department store calls Marissa back from a seminar when a co-worker discovers the body of her ex-husband’s fiancée, Tiffany Ho, at her work desk. Although the police quickly alibi Marissa, they find evidence that points to a serial killer. A second person dies in the same manner as Tiffany, but the police don’t get any more leads. Disgruntled employees and a group pulling pranks on the store, in order to bring notice to their cause of the need for perfume-free stores, blur the path to the killer.
Marissa’s son, Joshua, becomes ill and is hospitalized for a kidney infection. Forced to find help, Marissa calls on a grieving ex-husband for help. She is drawn into the investigation by her closeness with Dan and ex-in-laws much to her current police boyfriend’s chagrin.
Tiffany had a talent for sniffing out secrets. Marissa tries to find out who was paying money to the young woman. In addition to old lovers, Tiffany had ruined her brother’s relationship and managed to start working at Kantor’s. Marissa suspects that the victim had a new boyfriend at the time of her death and planned to call off her wedding to Dan.
The police arrest Shawn Anderson, the visual designer from Kantor’s who found the body, on thin evidence. When Marissa collects the mail from Dan’s house, she finds airline tickets for Tiffany and an unnamed man. From the clues, she determines that her current boss (who was being blackmailed) killed Tiffany. Dan announces that he is moving away, but as a result of the experiences, Marissa has reconciled herself to divorce although the police boyfriend decides to break off the relationship.
S.M. Boyce is a fantasy and paranormal fiction novelist who also dabbles in contemporary fiction and comedy. She’s also an editor and a sarcastic twit, but her friends seem to like her anyway.
She updates her blog (http://blog.smboyce.com) a few times each week so that you have something to wake you up in the morning (phht, who uses coffee?). Her B.A. in Creative Writing qualifies her to both be pompous and serve you french fries.
Mr. Hookumbacker and the Yella Yella Yum Yum Tree is a children’s adventure story. The Forest of the Cracking Stone is full of wonder and natural beauty. It is also a place of magic as well as honey tickles, bumbletums, sapling shines and the tree master Mr. Hookumbacker.
When the sapling shine Holly Shallina leaves the safety of the Forest of the Cracking Stone, she becomes trapped in the ground by the sun rays. Holly’s friends Buddy Trix, Cherry Petals and Shubbie Willows ask for Mr. Hookumbacker’s help. When he agrees a race against time to find a Yella Yella Yum Yum tree begins. They must journey far away to a forbidden wood full of grubble wig and needle node weeds and return in time to save Holly Shallina.
In a world where creatures of the night are second-class citizens, a vampire is forced to enter rehab therapy to spy on its founder. These creatures are actually Infecteds, people unfortunate enough to catch a life-changing virus called, Abeos.
Infecteds are mysteriously disappearing after graduation from a group therapy program designed to help them heal. Unable to figure out where these unwanteds have gone, the government enlists the aid of a supremely unlucky vampire named, Harold, to join the group and spy on its founder. As he navigates his way through a maze of nightmares with an alien slug for a partner, Harold learns about a black market world of gambling, blood brokering and corporate experimentation.
About the Author: HC Hammond is a fiction writer living in Northern Ohio. She released the first book in a planned supernatural trilogy called, “Flesheaters and Bloodsuckers Anonymous.” Currently, she’s working on a sequel to this called, “Tsunasdi”, and is in the process of updating several short stories for the Kindle. Visit febsbook.blogspot.com for regular updates.