Cozy vs Noir Smackdown at CCWC - Sue Ann Jaffarian, Nancy Raven Smith, Diane Vallere, Harley Jane Kozak, Connie Archer, & Rochelle Staub
Awards & Recognition


Susan Bickford, Nancy Raven Smith and Marla Cooper at Bouchercon


Update: The Reluctant Farmer of Whimsey Hill
wins two categories at the
2017 Beverly Hills Book Awards.

Winner: Animals & Pets
Winner: Regional Non-Fiction: Southeast


Land Sharks - A Swindle in Sumatra

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Photo Booth for Land Sharks

In Land Sharks, Lexi Winslow is a fraud investigator at a private Beverly Hills bank. As a favor to her boss, she's sent to fetch home the daughter of the bank's biggest client. So Lexi's off to Sumatra where the wayward daughter and her latest boyfriend were last seen. She has the added complication of having to take the boss' inexperienced son along for training.

Once she arrives at an isolated resort carved out of the remote Sumatran jungle, Lexi discovers there are more deadly dangers inside the hotel than the crocodiles and head hunters outside. It is a hotel where women check in, but most don't check out.

And of all the places in the world, she runs into her ex-lover, who not only conned his way into her heart, but is always conning someone somewhere. Lexi is determined to find out what is going on and to get everyone out alive.

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The Reluctant Farmer of Whimsey Hill

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The Reluctant Farmer is a true, light-hearted love story between more than a man and a woman. Imagine Marley and Me, not with one pesky dog, but with a farm full of quirky animals. The narrative follows Brad's fish-out-of-water point of view. He's a twenty-five- year-old, animal-phobic, computer nerd from the city who moves to a rural  farm in Virginia with his new, animal-loving bride. There he's propelled on a journey of self discovery as his bride’s crazy animals teach him about life and love - the hard way. Whether chasing a steer named Pork Chop through the woods with a lasso, trying unsuccessfully to apply his robotics experience to managing a stable, or being covered in mud by a show horse nicknamed Junior, Brad is in over his head with the animals. Can his marriage possibly survive?

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SINC Booth at LA Festival of Books


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