Maggie Bishop
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Deep Gap, North Carolina, near Boone
About Me:
Maggie Bishop is the author of two mysteries and two romance novels set in the Mountains of North Carolina in the Boone area. Perfect for Framing, out Nov 2008, has trouble a-brewing in a Property Owners Association. Murder at Blue Falls, released Fall of 2006, has Jemma who leads trail rides on her parents’ guest ranch as a suspect in the murder of neighborhood dogs and well as a man. Emeralds in the Snow involves skiing at Sugar Mountain, an emerald mine, and a cold case murder. Award winning Appalachian Paradise takes place on a five-day backpacking trip in the spring amongst the bears, boars and girl scouts. The second in the Appalachian Adventures Mystery series, Perfect for Framing, is due out in the Fall of 2008
Maggie's fun book is now available. Meow Means Me! Now! is a rhyming feline allegory with poetry and photos. This gift book is a departure from her novels but sprang from her love of cats.
Maggie Bishop hikes, skis, climbs, swims, explores and writes in the mountains of North Carolina where she settled in 1993 with her husband and cat. Every time they travel, they seek out other mountains but none are as exciting as the ancient Appalachians. When asked, "What do you do?" her answer is, "Entertain with word pictures."
In 2007, she was chosen as one of 100 Incredible ECU Women for literature and leadership. She's an Air Force brat who put herself through East Carolina University and received a MBA degree, a former manufacturing executive, founder and past president of High Country Writers, past Secretary of Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers, and is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Appalachian Authors Guild.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Lilian Jackson Braun, Rita Mae Brown, J. K. Rowling, Jean Auel, Octavia Butler, B. J. Foster
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Midsomer Murders, CSI, NCIS, Bones

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Free Kindle ebook Murder at Blue Falls Halloween, Oct 31, 2012

My cozy mystery, Murder at Blue Falls, is available for free as a Kindle e-book today, Halloween, Oct 31, 2012. Hope you will help my ranking numbers and download it.

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Come and join the reading party! Please pass the word. Thank you for taking a chance on my free e-book.



Posted on October 31, 2012 at 10:24pm

Free Kindle ebook Murder at Blue Falls Sept 8-9, 2012

Free Kindle ebook Murder at Blue Falls Sept 8-9, 2012

My cozy mystery, Murder at Blue Falls, will be available for free as a Kindle e-book this coming Saturday and Sunday, Sept 8 and 9 , 2012. Hope you will help my ranking numbers and download it.

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Posted on September 8, 2012 at 9:42pm

Jemma Kitty Rescued May 20, 2009

Trapped ten feet up in the overlapping branches near a fork in a tree, Jemma Kitty struggled to free her hind legs. The wind swayed the branches, slipping her tighter into the tree’s grip. Her powerful hind legs weakened but she fought for freedom, tore out a claw, and kept trying. Her jammed back legs went to sleep and she yowled.

Doreen, John Michael and Mickey Hawkins drove up to their house in Triplett Valley near Boone, NC, and heard the baby-like cries. They followed the sound up the… Continue

Posted on May 24, 2009 at 9:56pm

Fran Stewart's radio interview of Maggie Bishop

Fran Stewart interviewed Maggie Bishop for an hour on her Mystery Matters radio show. Hope you have a chance to listen in and check out her other interviews.

Posted on May 24, 2009 at 9:53pm

10 Group Critiquing Tips for Writers + 10 Group Critiquing Tips for Critiquers

Check out the Dames of Dialogue Blog for a listing of critiquing pointers for writer groups. Stop by and leave a message.

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 9:07pm

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At 10:25am on October 9, 2011, deb simpson said…
Thank you!!  Murfreesboro is about 30 miles from Nashville!
At 3:06am on July 19, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Maggie, I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. You can also read more reviews by clicking on the More Reviews button at the website. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 11:05pm on September 21, 2008, carole gill said…
thanks so much, it's a pleasure!
At 10:30am on August 29, 2008, deb simpson said…
Hi! Murfreesboro is about 30 miles from Nashville , netween Nashville and Chattanooga---we are probably about 4 hours from Atlanta....we love the area!
At 11:19pm on August 27, 2008, Pauline Rowson said…
Gosh, I remember the handstitching a napkin too! Must have been compulsory for all us English kids. What a fascinating story. I can feel a thriller coming on... But I won't pinch your tale. That was during the cold war, of course.
At 8:17am on August 27, 2008, Jeannie Faulkner Barber said…
Goodness Maggie, you are SO right! Thanks for the message and good luck with your work as well. I'll have to try and stay in touch with you. I'm sure you've got a lot of good wise words of advice!
At 5:33pm on August 26, 2008, Pauline Rowson said…
Hi Maggie, I feel exhausted just reading your profile. All that mountain air and climbing! My husband and I like walking though. Hayling Island is very flat but we take the hovercraft across to the Isle of Wight to do some hill walking. My husband is also ex RAF. Your book title 'Emeralds In The Snow' reminded me of another book 'Blood Upon The Snow' by Hilda Lawrence set in Crestwood (USA) not sure where that is but lots of snow in it. It was first published in 1946 and is brilliantly atmospheric. Hilda Lawrence calls it, 'A novel with a little violence in it' and she says 'I keep away from police procedural because I hate research, and I keep away from the hard-boiled school because I don't know the lingo.' The result is well worth a read. My crime novels have been reviewed in America as 'entertaining British police procedurals with an appealing hero and complex plots!' I also notice that one of your favourite TV shows is Midsomer Murders, we live about fifty miles from where this is filmed and know the area well. It's an entertaining programme featuring very good actors.
At 3:23am on August 26, 2008, Jenn said…
You are most welcome :)
At 1:14pm on August 23, 2008, Lori said…
I read somewhere that a cat is a cat is a cat and it does not matter the size. I don't think that it is possible to discourage cat things. School starts on the 25th of August, so I really only have the weekend. And then Fay hit, so I am entertaining myself at home. I will check out you website.

At 2:29am on August 18, 2008, Lori said…
Hello, sorry it took so long to respond, summer semester just ended and I have a few days before. I love cats, my current friend is just about 2 and still is very energetic. i would love to read your book on cats and your novels.

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