I am a psychotherapist and mystery writer. I live in a small town in northern Wisconsin with my husband, two children and assorted animals. I love the idea of this community!
I operated a private Christian counseling practice out of a church in a small town near where I live. Loved doing that, but came to a point where I needed a bit of a break and decided to pursue my writing.
I also help my husband run his construction company so between that and the children I manage to keep pretty busy.
I have a completed mystery called "The Twelfth Step" that has been taken on by an agent- Janet Benrey of Benrey Literary Agency- and am about half way through the first draft of the sequel. I hope to begin re-writes on Twisted Truths by mid-summer. I was very excited when The Twelfth Step progressed to Finalist stage in the Malice Domestic/St. Martin's contest for this year. I hope to keep the momentum going with that ms. Wish me luck!
Lois Greiman, Roderick Anscombe, Sandra Parshall, Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Janet Evanovich, JA Konrath, Robert W. Walker, Sue Grafton, Jonathan Kellerman, Sephen White, Donald Harstad, Michael Connelly, William Kent Krueger, Julia Spencer-Fleming
and ...The Bible
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
House, The Deadliest Catch, Criminal Minds, American Idol (I confess), The Closer
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Nury, I think it is only the public's perception of crime writers as walking on the dark side.
I've met Lisa Gardner and Tess Gerritsen and you wouldn't look twice at them in the grocery store. No evil vibes coming off either of them.
Greetings from a Brit living in France who knows (a bit) and loves (a lot) the US. Currently struggling with a French translation of a mystery story I completed last year, tying in a mysterious death on today's Breton coast with Resistance skulduggery in 1944.
Thanks for the invitation, Donna. I'm also a crime novelist and a Christian - it's kind of an odd mix, isn't it? Crime writers are assumed to walk on the dark side, whereas Christians tend to be light, upbeat folk who focus on the positive.
However, I find that the two sides are not as irreconcilable as people thing. I think in the big picture, all crime stories have the same plot: chaos intrudes into the world, and a protagonist has to chase it out. To me, that's a very positive story...