Behind the Scenes

August 1, 2013

We want to give you a glimpse into what it’s like “Behind the Scenes” for a working writer. Here’s a quick intro for each of us. We hope you’ll check out our individual pages also.

Terry Ambrose is a former skip tracer who tracked down people who couldn’t, or wouldn’t, pay their bills. Now, his mysteries and suspense novels focus on scams, cons, and liars.

Karla Darcy discovered early on that Jane Austen was her kindred spirit, and what better time machine than writing Regency romance? Karla has a passion for Regency England: the fashion, the intrigue, the masked balls and witty conversations dripping with double entendres. Karla fuses her skills as a professional researcher with her passion for the period to create stories guaranteed to transport readers to past lives they didn’t even know they missed.

Nancy J. Cohen likes happy endings, so whether she’s writing action-packed paranormal romance with a scifi/fantasy twist or humorous cozy mysteries, she believes readers should finish the book with a smile. In her view, writing stories and letting her imagination run free is a lot more fun than her former career as a registered nurse.

When Terry Odell started her first book, she thought she was writing a mystery. Her daughters told her it was a romance, which surprised her, because she’d never read a romance. However, she discovered the genre of romantic suspense and took it from there (although she’d still rather call her books “Mysteries With Relationships.”) After writing eight romantic suspense books, she finally wrote her first “real” mystery, although there are still hints of relationships. Her characters insist on them.

Former scientific researcher Maggie Toussaint turned to writing fiction when she hung up her lab coat. Her scientific method approach to solving drinking water, toxicology, and geological issues translate well into the worlds of mystery and suspense.

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