Hear me read from Monkey Island Murder Feb 18 on Zoom!
Sunday, Feb 18 from 2-4 pm Pacific time, I will read from the upcoming The Monkey Island Murder, the third mystery in my zany 1930s historical cozy noir Sparky of Bunker Hill series, as part of the IWOSC Reads Its Own (Independent Authors of Southern California) author event. Hear a great group of authors read from their work, for FREE, on Zoom. Click here to register! The Monkey Island Murder, is coming summer 2024 and you can pre-order now!
Monkey Island Murder Pre-order!
Strangely Funny X Award Winner!
Featuring my short story, “The Hungry Place,” where cypto-creature content competition gets comically out of control. Critters Readers Poll 1st Place Winner for Best Short Horror Story!
It’s been a crazy decade, and we’re still full of questions:
- Which causes more bureaucratic headaches—a Grim Reaper gone rogue, or the Apocalypse?
- Which cryptozoological content is most successful in the online market?
- How persistent is a dead wife?
- How many ways can a high fantasy story break the fourth wall?
These and many other odd questions will be answered by our fourteen talented authors, including DJ Tyrer, Rosalind Barden, and Rob Smale.
What are other authors saying about The Cannibal Caper?
Here’s what Sal Nudo, award-winning journalist and author of The Newspaperman, Far From Mars, and other great works, says about The Cannibal Caper, the second book in the Sparky of Bunker Hill Mystery series launching on November 17.
Though written for tweens and teens, the snappy writing and memorable characters of Sparky of Bunker Hill and the Cannibal Caper kept this middle-aged reader glued to the pages, wondering what sort of strife the street-savvy Sparky would find herself in next. While the dangers encountered by the young and tough Sparky are no joke, author Rosalind Barden cleverly inserts moments of humor amid the precarious situations. Sparky sees and experiences things no eleven-year-old ever should yet thrives on the danger. This action-packed caper will rouse readers to put their thinking caps on—or sailor caps, as the case may be—as the plucky girl tries to solve several curious goings-on in underground Los Angeles in the 1930s. A rollicking, layered, smart mystery that’s tons of fun!”
Craig Leener, author of the Zeke Archer Basketball Trilogy, has also graciously written this blurb for the The Cannibal Caper: A Sparky of Bunker Hill Mystery:
The author’s gift is her ability to wedge herself deeply into the mind of an 11-year-old streetwise firecracker named Sparky in this intricately woven, beautifully crafted tale that glides across the hardscrabble streets of 1930s Downtown Los Angeles like sweet honey. “
Thank you, Craig! Please check out Craig Leener‘s Zeke Archer Basketball Trilogy. These exceptionally well written books are ones you will not be able to put down until you find out what happens!
Here’s a reading for the first chapter of The Cold Kid Case: A Sparky of Bunker Hill Mystery presented by ItsyBitsyBookBits.com:
Here I’m reading a sample from the first chapter of The Cannibal Caper: A Sparky of Bunker Hill Mystery at an IWOSC Reads Its Own Event:
Read my interview with Bookshelf Cafe News!
Speak Up Talk Radio interviewed me on Halloween after The Cold Kid Case: A Sparky of Bunker Hill Mystery won the Firebird Book Award 1st Place Winner for Cozy Mystery. Includes my reading from the first chapter of The Cold Kid Case.
Here is a related recording where I give some interesting writing advice about the “Potato Chip Method” of tackling the blank-page-syndrome!
Check out my interview on AllAuthor! Once on the page, please click the “Interview” tab.