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Daughter Am I is Bertram's third novel to be published by Second Wind Publishing, LLC. Also available are More Deaths Than One and A Spark of Heavenly Fire.


When twenty-five-year-old Mary Stuart learns she inherited a farm from her recently murdered grandparents -- grand-parents her father claimed had died before she was born -- she becomes obsessed with finding out who they were and why someone wanted them dead.
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A Spark of Heavenly Fire

In quarantined Colorado, where hundreds of thousands of people are dying from an unstoppable, bio-engineered disease, investigative reporter Greg Pullman risks everything to discover the truth: Who unleashed the deadly organism? And why?
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More Deaths Than One

Bob Stark returns to Denver after 18 years in SE Asia to discover that the mother he buried before he left is dead again. At her new funeral, he sees . . . himself. Is his other self a hoaxer, or is something more sinister going on?
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I prefer character and story driven novels that can't be easily slotted into a genre, but since there are few of those being published, I generally read suspense/crime/thrillers.

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Excerpt from “Deadly Traffic” by Mickey Hoffman

Girls are disappearing from Standard High while the local sex trade flourishes. Their absences are barely noticed in the worst school in Arbor City, CA, where turnover and truancy are facts of life. Kendra Desola, the only faculty member likely to care, is on a leave of absence.

After a student’s lifeless body turns up in a seedy part of town, an…


Posted on December 17, 2011 at 11:30am

Interview with J. Conrad Guest, Author of Backstop and One Hot January

How much of a story do you have in mind before you start writing it?

I start with a protagonist and his conflict; most times I have the ending in mind and simply write to it, although often the ending is amended depending on what happens prior to my getting there. Everything before that -- the digressions, the journey -- are discoveries that, hopefully, translate as discovery for the… Continue

Posted on February 19, 2011 at 3:00pm

Interview With Mickey Hoffman, Author of School of LIes

What is your book about?

School of Lies is a funny mystery novel about a bunch of teachers who work in a dysfunctional, urban high school. The stressful environment is a perfect catalyst for the murder that takes place. My new book, Deadly Traffic takes a teacher out of her comfort zone into the word of… Continue

Posted on February 14, 2011 at 7:32am

Rubicon Ranch is Days Away!! Read It As We Write It.

After months in preparation, Rubicon Ranch, a collaborative novel that will be written online by authors of Second Wind Publishing, is just days away!

Recently widowed writer/photographer Melanie Gray finds the body of an eight-year-old child in the desert. Was it an accident? Or . . .… Continue

Posted on October 23, 2010 at 3:08pm

Daughter Am I Blog Tour -- Final Week!

My Daughter Am I blog tour is winding down -- I have seven days to go (eight if you include today) and I don't know whether to be sad or to rejoice. Since my promotion motto is "Promotion is just another word for party," I decided to rejoice and have an end of blog tour party on the 22nd and 23rd. You are all invited, of course.

The most interesting aspect of the tour has been coming up with… Continue

Posted on November 15, 2009 at 12:30pm

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At 3:12pm on April 19, 2010, Beth Groundwater said…
Hi Pat,
Thanks for befriending me here as well as elsewhere!
At 8:38am on October 20, 2009, G. Patrick Johnson said…
Thanks for the friends invite, Pat!
At 6:14am on October 20, 2009, Johnnie Renee Barrett said…
Hi, Pat, I just finished up with the Muse Online Writers Conference. Now I can go back to writing crimes or query letters, I hope, and keeping in touch with my friends. It's great having you as a friend.
At 1:11pm on October 19, 2009, Michael Lion said…
Hello, Ms. Bertram. Nice to meet you. And what Jack said.
At 11:53pm on April 8, 2009, JackBludis said…
Congrats on you publisher's attitude ... their selection of covers ... full speed ahead.
At 3:46am on October 18, 2008, Allan E. Ansorge said…
That sounds like one h... of a story. Congratulations
At 8:17pm on October 17, 2008, L. A. Starks said…
Good luck with your book. Hello from a real Stark(s)


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