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DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Book 1 of the Falcon's Bend Series
TEARS ON STONE, Book 2 of the Falcon's Bend Series
FALCON'S BEND CASE FILES, Volume I (The Early Cases)
THE FIFTEENTH LETTER, Book 3 of the Falcon's Bend Series
ROMANTIC NOTIONS, Book 4 of the Falcon's Bend Series
FALCON'S BEND CASE FILES, Volume II
AS PATIENT AS DEATH, Book 5 of the Falcon's Bend Series
PRETTY FLY, Book 6 of the Falcon's Bend Series
FALCON'S BEND CASE FILES, Volume III
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Falcon’s Bend Series

Falcon's Bend is a small, sleepy town in Wisconsin that owns more taverns than churches, but fills both on the appropriate days. Teenagers talk of escape from the one-horse town because nothing ever seems to happen. But, even here in the Heartland, police investigators Pete Shasta, Danny Vincent and Amber Carfi fight a never-ending battle to keep their beloved families and hometown safe and sound.

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DEGREES OF SEPARATION
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Awards & Honors: 4 1/2 star review and Top Pick from RT Book Reviews!   Whole champagne bottle and 1 flute review--Cocktail Reviews highest rating!   5 star review from Molly Martin Reviews!   Sweetheart Award nominee and 5 heart review from The Romance Studio!   5 star review from Huntress Reviews!   5 beacon review from Lighthouse Reviews!
4 1/2 star review from Ecataromance!   4 out of 4 elephant review from The ChrisChat Reviews!

DEGREES OF SEPARATION,
Book 1
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by Karen Wiesner and Chris Spindler
Mystery/Police Procedural
ISBN 978-1-922066-12-1 (electronic):
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Who is killing the midnight ladies?

Falcon's Bend is a small, sleepy town in Wisconsin that owns more taverns than churches, but fills both on the appropriate days. Teenagers talk of escape from a one-horse town like Falcon's Bend because nothing ever seems to happen...until one fateful night when a dancer from the town's scandalous strip joint is found strangled. It soon becomes clear to Investigators Pete Shasta and Danny Vincent that the close-knit "family" at the nightclub is a bizarre breeding-ground for unbalanced feelings and obsessions. Pete and Danny race to peel away layers of bitterness before another girl falls victim to the dance of death.

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TEARS ON STONE
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Awards & Honors: Whole champagne bottle review--Cocktail Reviews highest rating!   Sweetheart Award nominee and 5 heart review from The Romance Studio!   5 beacon review from Lighthouse Reviews!   4.5 stars from Ecataromance Reviews!   4 1/2 star review from Huntress Reviews! 4.5 star review from Manic Readers!

TEARS ON STONE,
Book 2
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by Karen Wiesner and Chris Spindler
Mystery/Police Procedural
ISBN 978-1-922066-20-6 (electronic);
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Is murder ever justifiable?

Falcon's Bend Police Department Investigator Pete Shasta's brother Jordan is recently divorced and intent on putting his life back together for himself and his daughter. Jordan discovers that people have moved into the house next door to him and one of them is MaryEmma Gold, who'd lived in the house he now owns when he was a boy. Jordan soon finds that his shy "Marigold" has become an even more withdrawn woman. MaryEmma's sister Shelley sleeps all day and parties all night. Seeing bruises all over MaryEmma's arms, Jordan asks his brother to check into her past. Pete and his partner Danny Vincent discover that Shelley's husband died in a fire only a week before they came to Falcon's Bend. The women left their jobs and lives behind abruptly. Meanwhile, Shelley's new boyfriend is found near the dam, bludgeoned to death. As they uncover murder in the form of a conspiracy, Pete and Danny can't help noticing that Shelley Wilson leaves a trail of dead men behind her wherever she goes...and Jordan may be next.

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FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume I
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Awards & Honors: 2007 EPIC Award finalist!   Ledit Contest finalist!   Sweetheart Award nominee and 5 heart review from The Romance Studio!   4 1/2 star review from Huntress Reviews!   5 beacon review from Lighthouse Reviews!   4 1/2 star review from Ecataromance!

FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume I
(The Early Cases)
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by Karen Wiesner and Chris Spindler
Mystery/Police Procedural Novella Collection
978-1-922066-25-1 (electronic);
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Bugs: A partially digested body is found in the oxidation ditch at the Falcon's Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant. Was it an accident...or is new Falcon's Bend Investigator Pete Shasta facing his first murder?

Fixated: Someone has been following new Falcon's Bend citizen Risa Nitzberg for the past few weeks. Victor Brooks, her neighbor from across the street who's become fixated with Risa from afar, steps in when Risa's creepy stalker decides to get up close and personal.

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Broken Wings: Just two months ago, a runaway daughter Keith Pierce never knew he had landed on his doorstep. Seventeen years earlier, Keith Pierce had a brief, intense affair with a woman on the lam. When Keith returns to Kat's hometown of Falcon's Bend to find his daughter's mother, he discovers that Kat disappeared shortly after giving birth to Quinn. Investigator Pete Shasta solves a decade and a half old missing-person case that's about to turn into murder.

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Obsessions: A newborn baby is stolen from Falcon’s Bend Community Hospital's maternity ward...and Lt. Pete Shasta’s only lead is to the Liace Adoption Agency, which set up the open adoption of the unmarried mother’s baby. Case Representative Lisa Mercer is as suspicious and defensive as she is beautiful. Pete finds himself breaking the cardinal rule of investigation—never get emotionally involved with anyone even remotely associated with a case. With a kidnapper who seems to believe there’s nothing left to lose and potentially everything to gain, and his own uncontrollable feelings for Lisa, Pete’s about to learn just how dangerous obsessions can be.

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Blind Revenge: For the first three years of her life, Lindsay Bronwyn had nightmares about a witch who wanted her eyes. Nineteen years later, those nightmares have come true when she's found murdered on her kitchen floor, her eye sockets empty. Falcon's Bend Investigator Danny Vincent faces the supernatural to get at a chilling flesh and blood truth.

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THE FIFTEENTH LETTER
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Awards & Honors: 5 pixie review from Dark Angel Reviews!   Sweetheart Award winner and 5 heart review from The Romance Studio!   5 cup review from Coffee Time Romance Reviews and More!   5 star review from Huntress Reviews!

THE FIFTEENTH LETTER,
Book 3
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Mystery/Police Procedural
ISBN 978-1-922066-57-2 (electronic);
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Sins of the father...

For the past fifteen years, on the anniversary of his arrest for armed robbery, Zeke Carfi has received a threatening letter signed by the wife of his deceased partner in crime. Zeke's daughter Amber, Falcon's Bend Police Department's newest patrol officer, has spent fifteen years holding onto a secret that could further condemn the father she'd worshiped as a child. When Zeke is released on parole, Amber finds herself questioning everything she's ever believed. Is Zeke the good man she once knew? How could the father who'd made her the center of his world for the first seven years of her life be a criminal? Is it possible to turn from a life a crime, or is it true that once a criminal always a criminal? Their reconciliation is cut short when Amber discovers the fifteenth letter...and the key to a fifteen-year mystery that could lead to murder.

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ROMANTIC NOTIONS
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ROMANTIC NOTIONS,
Book 4
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Mystery/Police Procedural
ISBN 978-1-922066-94-7 (electronic);
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Love--and murder--is in the air.

Falcon's Bend Police Department Patrol Officers Amber Carfi and Warren Jensen are partners on the job, and lovers off-duty. The relationship is so new and fragile, neither of them are willing to come out in the open with it. But sometimes love can't be hidden any more than secrets can be kept... The nude body of a young woman is discovered in her bed, shot through the heart. Lying between her breasts is a single red rose with an exquisite wedding band. Also at the scene of the crime is a chilling quote: "What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil." In order to find the killer, Lieutenants Pete Shasta and Danny Vincent decide to put Amber undercover. Amber's assignment goes from dull to deadly when she discovers a murderer harboring romantic notions...

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FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume II
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Awards & Honors: Sweetheart Award nominee and 5 heart review from The Romance Studio!   4 1/2 star review from Huntress Reviews!

FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume II
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ISBN 978-1-922066-89-3 (electronic);
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Murder on the Heartstrings: Lieutenant Pete Shasta takes his lovely wife Lisa on a romantic vacation, promising her no mysteries, no crime, and certainly no murder. But, not long after arriving in the middle of a blizzard that has shut down the entire town below the luxurious inn, a body is found stuffed into a janitor's closet. Lisa's only resort is to join her husband in sleuthing so she can get back to her Valentine's Day agenda.

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Flashback: In the midst of planning for the birth of his first child, Lieutenant Danny Vincent is called away because a person missing for seven months has suddenly, and suspiciously, dropped back from out of nowhere. Lucinda Staub was thought to be dead. Now that she's returned, her husband Ryan wants nothing to do with her--even seems afraid of her--insisting she'd bested Old Scratch himself down in the swamp. Lucinda claims to have lost her memory...so how did she know how to get home? And why is she back now?

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Double Take: Victor Brooks, celebrated artist and owner of The Brooks Gallery in Falcon's Bend, contacts local police about a missing painting. The very next day, two more pieces of art are stolen. Patrol Officers Amber Carfi and Warren Jensen stake out the gallery, hoping to catch an insatiable thief.

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Retribution: The subdivision FBPD investigators Pete Shasta and Danny Vincent live in becomes home to a very hot young mama...and their wives Lisa and Melody aren't too happy about all the men in the neighborhood moonlighting as Peeping Toms. But it isn't until the beautiful young woman disappears, leaving her two young children alone, that Lisa realizes crime is firmly afoot.

Up In Smoke: Lieutenant Pete Shasta is struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift for his perfect wife. His agonizing is interrupted when FBPD Dispatch receives a call from the neighbor of a local Christmas tree farm--which has just burned to the ground. Owner Mitchell Ferrara is officially out of business for the holiday season. But was the fire an accident...or the means to cover up evidence of a crime?

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Ghost of the Past: After an exhausting day, patrol officer Amber Carfi is looking forward to dinner and going home to the love of her life, Warren Jensen, who's been acting strange and secretive lately. When she stops at a local restaurant for take-out, she's surprised when a woman at the counter pushes a note written on a napkin over to her. The hastily scrawled correspondence says that someone has been following her all day and he’s now in the restaurant. Sixteen years earlier, Ericka Callister gave birth to a baby she didn't want. Young and scared, she wrapped the baby in a pillowcase, then threw him into a dumpster before fleeing. She's about to discover the hard way that mistakes have a way of haunting the guilty no matter how far they run and no matter where they hide.

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AS PATIENT AS DEATH
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AS PATIENT AS DEATH,
Book 5
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Until death do us part…

Lisa and Falcon’s Bend Police Department Detective Pete Shasta are enjoying roles as Mommy and Daddy to their adopted baby boy. Despite the radical adjustment, they’ve never been happier or more fulfilled as individuals and as a couple. Seeing the contrast of her own marriage and that of her neighbor’s, Lisa can’t help sticking her nose in where it doesn’t belong—and not for the first time…

Sweet, ever-hopeful Eva has suffered the ravages of cancer for most of her life. Just after she was diagnosed with recurrent cancer, she met Jerome Boca and he’d swept her off her feet in a whirlwind romance with a fairytale wedding to follow. A little more than a year ago, the newlyweds moved into the subdivision Lisa and Pete reside in Falcon’s Bend. Eva believes in being a submissive wife to her husband and Jerome is Mr. Charming—to the point that Lisa doesn’t trust him one little bit, especially when Eva opens up to her and admits he’s not everything they’ve both portrayed him to be. Lisa knows there’s something criminal going on, but Pete refuses to get involved in private domestic matters. In her own sleuthing, Lisa discovers that, not only has Jerome taken out an immense life insurance policy on his dying wife, but he’s been married twice before…in both cases, to terminally ill women. But that’s only the beginning of Lisa’s fears. Unexpectedly, Eva gets the good news that she’s in remission. Will a man who’s been as patient as death with his wife’s suffering become a killer when the goal he’d been waiting to be realized is thwarted?

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Pretty Fly
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PRETTY FLY,
Book 6
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Will you walk in, pretty fly…and will you walk out once you’re trapped inside the spider’s lair?

Shayna Vincent moves home to Falcon’s Bend after her romance turns disastrous with a colleague she’s known since moving to Chicago to attend college and then began working at the prestigious Bethany Advertising Agency. When she and Gage Keveris became a creative design team there, he’d told her he was married to a career-ambitious woman who traveled often. Over the years, Shayna heard all about his marital problems and inadvertently fell in love with him anyway. Unfortunately, his ultra-controlling wife refuses to give him a divorce. Shayna can’t bear the pain of being near him when they can’t be together.

While staying with her little brother Danny, a Falcon’s Bend Police Department Detective, she meets up with an old crush from high school. Sean Futrell is recently widowed, and the father of a seventeen-year-old from a previous marriage. When Danny finds out his vulnerable sibling is seeing Futrell, he tries to put a stop to it by telling her that the death of Sean’s wife was more than a little suspicious. Unfortunately, the FBPD hasn’t been able to find any evidence to pin on him.

But rebellious Sean is exactly what Shayna needs to sooth her battered heart. Sean is movie-star gorgeous, and she can’t stop recalling how besotted she was with him as an impressionable teenage girl—one Sean never seemed to notice back then but plans to make up for lost time now.

Status of this book: Planning to research and outline in July 2014, write in October 2014, revise in March 2015, and polish in May 2015.

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FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume III
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FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume III
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First Sight: Patrol Officer Amber Carfi and her partner on and off the Falcon’s Bend Police Department, Warren Jensen, are facing some huge changes in their lives. They’re planning their wedding…and inadvertently engaged in a heated “nuptials” competition with her father’s bride-to-be. Following an on-the-job injury that’s left him unable to do his work properly, Warren is retiring early from the force. On this, his last day on the job, Amber and Warren are called in when the local bank is held up and the thieves are holding hostages in hopes of securing their own safe passage out. Sloane Oligney and high school math teacher Chad Martin are two of the unfortunate hostages inside the bank. Sloane has been blind since birth—and her refusal to believe in “love at first sight” is almost as deeply entrenched as her disability. But, when she hears Chad’s voice for the first time as he talks her down and helps her through their precarious situation, she wonders if “love at first sound” is possible…and whether they’ll make it out alive to find out for sure.

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Identity: With his own young son to guide him, Falcon's Bend Police Department Investigator Pete Shasta has been working on a relationship with both of his parents after their traumatizing divorce during his childhood. They’re closer than ever before when his father is diagnosed with end-stage cancer. He and his brother Jordan know for sure that their younger sister Crystal, whom they’d all lost touch with years ago, should be here with them. When Pete’s own investigation into her whereabouts comes up empty, they hire a private detective to find her. Unfortunately, by the time she’s located, it’s too late. Their father is gone, leaving an immense inheritance for all of them to share. But their sister is no longer the girl any of them remember, proving the hard lessons Pete’s been learning of late: that a person’s identity changes as they get older and priorities shift for better or worse. But is his sister’s homecoming too little, too late…in more ways than one?

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Cupid’s Romance: Falcon's Bend Police Department Investigator Danny Vincent is always wary when his partner Pete leaves town on vacation. In the past, he’s gotten some of the strangest, spookiest cases when he’s on his own investigating, and, as Pete, Lisa and their son take their first family vacation as far from Falcon’s Bend as they can get, Danny gets a doozy…at exactly the wrong time. His wife Melody and their young daughter have decided to visit her father in New Orleans—a trip Danny’s been begging off for months. Now he’s alone, and when the department gets a call from separated-and-on-the-verge-of-divorce newlyweds, complaining of a stalker, his bad feeling gets worse. The middle-aged Iversons don’t know the woman following them, watching their house, sending them strange little notes all signed “Cupid” but they want her to go away. Harlequin D’Vine owns the Cupid’s Romance Online Dating Service, and, though the Iversons actually met through the matchmaking site, neither had ever met the oddly androgynous Harlequin at any point. Harlequin believes she really is Cupid in modern-day flesh, and, as much as Danny would like to prove her identity is nothing out of the ordinary, he can’t find any evidence of who she is or where she came from, let alone why she’s so vengefully adamant that the Iversons continue the happily-ever-after she brought about with her Golden Arrow.

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Out of Mind: Out of sight is not out of mind for Falcon’s Bend Patrol Office Amber Carfi, who’s long-time partner and new husband has retired and she’d not sure what to make of his replacement, Fergie Giles. She knows the captain was pressured into hiring a woman, and she can’t see any other reason why the seemingly frail, ultra-feminine, closed-book Fergie would have been hired…until they get a case of what looks like a kidnapping gone wrong. Molly Keane was found at the edge of the woods and is admitted to the hospital with multiple wounds. She’s been starved and beaten. Though the woman gives them detailed descriptions of her kidnappers, Amber and Fergie can’t find hide nor hair of the perpetrators. Just as abruptly, Molly disappears again without a trace. Amber and her new partner, who suddenly has a lot to say, begin to piece together the fifteen-year-old mystery of a kidnapped child who may never escape her trauma.

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Lonely Hearts: Lisa, wife of FBPD investigator Pete Shasta, is trying her hardest to avoid mystery in her very full, busy life. But when her sister-in-law confides her worries about her sister Shelley Wilson, who’s had nothing but bad luck with men and has all but abandoned her daughter, Lisa also becomes worried and then downright concerned when Shelley becomes involved in a “lonely hearts” support group and falls in love with a man accused of fraud and then murder. Is Shelley again a victim or an accessory to crimes committed out of passion?

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Assassin: FBPD investigators Pete Shasta and Danny Vincent have prayed mightily to have seen the last of FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert Lock. But when he shows up in Falcon’s Bend on a special undercover investigation, they find themselves involved whether they like it or not. A pseudo Christian doomsday cult believes that the World Wide Web is the mark of the beast. They’ve set up multiple cells around the world focused on bringing down the beast. According to Robert, their ringleader is the most unlikely terrorist in the world—a mouse of a man who actually runs his own successful internet business from the seclusion of his home situated in Falcon’s Bend. Robert is determined to destroy the cult from the inside out…until he realizes his estranged wife Azure, the daughter of the FBI’s Associate Deputy Director, is not only involved in the cult that knows all about his investigation but has been sent to prove her loyalty to them by killing him…

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Status of this book: Planning to outline in July 2015, write in October 2015, revise in November 2015, and polish in December 2015.

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Falcon’s Bend Series Collections
by Karen Wiesner and Chris Spindler
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Having shared more than one publisher, an interest in many different genres, and a strong mutual respect for each other's body of individual work, Karen and Chris began talking casually about writing together in 2001. After merging ideas they had for their own projects, DEGREES OF SEPARATION and the Falcon's Bend Series were born. Karen and Chris feel their partnership is as close as neighbors right across the street instead of on opposite ends of the world.

Karen Wiesner Karen Wiesner

Creating realistic, unforgettable characters one story at a time…

The Falcon's Bend Series was Karen Wiesner's first (not last) foray into the mystery genre. Karen is an accomplished author with 105 titles published in the past 16 years, which have been nominated/won 126 awards, and has 41 more contracted for spanning many genres and formats. Named a "leading romance writer" in The Writer Magazine, Karen’s books cover such genres as women’s fiction, romance, mystery/police procedural/cozy, suspense, paranormal, futuristic, gothic, inspirational, thriller, horror and action/adventure. Her fiction releases have won or been nominated for RT Book Reviews Reviewer's Choice Award, the Dream Realm Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, eCataromance Reviewer's Choice Award, The Romance Studio's CAPA Award and Sweetheart Award, FTHRW's The Lories Award, the FCRW Published Beacon Contest, the Frankfurt Award, many L-Edit Slip contest awards, and multiple EPIC Awards. For more information about Karen’s fiction and series, consult her official companion guide THE WORLD OF AUTHOR KAREN WIESNER: A COMPENDIUM OF FICTION.

Karen is also the multi-award-winning author of poetry, children's books, and writing reference titles such as her bestseller, FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS, available now from Writer's Digest Books. Karen's second release from Writer's Digest Books was FROM FIRST DRAFT TO FINISHED NOVEL {A Writer's Guide to Cohesive Story Building}, now out of print. It’ll be reissued soon in paperback and electronic formats under the title COHESIVE STORY BUILDING. Karen’s third release with Writer’s Digest Books is WRITING THE FICTION SERIES: The Guide for Novels and Novellas available now in trade paperback. For more information, visit Karen's nonfiction page. Her previous writing reference titles focused on non-subsidy, royalty-paying electronic publishing, author promotion, and setting up a promotional group like her own, Jewels of the Quill, which she founded in 2003. The group disbanded in 2014. THE POWER OF PROMOTIONAL GROUPS is available now.

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Find out more about Karen by visiting her website at http://www.karenwiesner.com. View editions of current and past issues of Karen Wiesner's newsletter, Karen's Quill, here: http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/KQnewsletter.html.

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Chris Spindler is a German author who also writes in English. Her first mysteries introduced London's Inspector Frederick Terry to high praise from critics and readers alike. They're available from Hard Shell Word Factory.

In Germany, Chris Spindler is mainly known under her maiden name Tina Zang. Her quirky "Karate Hamster" series is a roaring success with 7 to 10 year olds. She also writes YA romance and novels. Find her books on Amazon.com.

Find out more by visiting her website at http://www.christinespindler.com, or at her German website http://www.christinespindler.de.

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