Tick Tock A Stitch in Crime - Authors

Gwen Gardner - A Stitch in Crime

Gwen’s story A Stitch In Crime won the featured title story – first place!
Gwen Gardner writes clean, cozy, lighthearted mysteries with a strong ghostly element. Her lifelong love of books and reading transitioned naturally into a love of writing, where adventure can be found around every corner—or up a dark alley or a down slippery cobblestoned path. She thinks there’s nothing better than a good mystery (being an excellent armchair detective herself), unless it’s throwing a ghost or two into the mix just to “liven” things up. Don’t worry, though. Ghosts may be difficult to keep in line, but they’re harmless—mostly. And it turns out they’re pretty good sleuths, too. Since ghosts feature prominently in her books, she has a secret desire to meet one face to face – but will run screaming for the hills if she ever does.
With seven novels and various short stories published, Gwen’s work is always moving toward the next creative venture. To find out more about her writing journey, check out her News page or blog.

Christine Clemetson - Center Lane

Christine Clemetson was born to write stories. She won’t admit hearing voices to many people or they’d think she was NUTS! 
Besides Laura Ingalls Wilder, Nancy Drew was her ultimate hero growing up in the small beach town of Point Pleasant, NJ. 
Through reading and writing, she found a niche writing scary stories–the ones that send you under the covers!
cdclemetson@aol.com | Blog | Twitter @cdclemetson | Facebook 

Mary Aalgaard - One More Minute
Mary Aalgaard writes theater reviews and supports the arts through her blog Play off the Page. She teaches youth theater workshops in the Brainerd lakes area of Minnesota, writes articles for regional magazines, and works with both seniors and youth in multi-generational programs to enhance quality of life and build community. Her website is PlayoffthePage.com. You can follow her on her Play off the Page Facebook page, @MaryAalgaard on Twitter, and email her at Mary@playoffthepage.com.

C. Lee McKenzie - Heartless

C. Lee Mckenzie is someone in love with the English language as she ponders the use of words, intonation, and structures to communicate. Does language come from our culture or does our culture come from our language?
She has a background in Linguistics and Inter-Cultural Communication, but her greatest passion is writing for young readers. Some Very Messy Medieval Magic is the third book in the time-travel adventures of Pete and Weasel, with Alligators Overhead and The Great TimeLock Disaster being the first two. Sign of the Green Dragon, another book for young readers, jumps into ancient Chinese dragon myths and a quest for treasure. Her young adult novels are Sliding on the Edge, The Princess of Las Pulgas, Double Negative, and Sudden Secrets.
cleemckenzie@gmail.com | Website | Twitter@cleemckenzie | Facebook | Pinterest

S.R. Betler - Three O’Clock Execution
Born and raised in upstate New York, S.R. Betler now finds herself in Nowhere, Kentucky, writing, reading, and plotting world domination. Early on, she was going to be a paleontologist. Then considered becoming a ninja, but after giving herself 2 black eyes, that seemed like a bad idea. So she became a writer. Why not?
Her first love is low fantasy, spending her days building worlds, while preventing her husband and offspring from destroying this one.
She also writes YA with a splattering of science fiction, plus a few biographies and memoirs.
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Jemi Fraser - Until Release
Jemi Fraser lives in beautiful Northern Ontario where she works hard and plays harder with her family and her students. Holding an ever-present mug of Chai tea, she spends her free time baking cookies and writing Happy Ever Afters. The world can always use more of both. You can also find her chatting at her personal blog, Just Jemi, as well as in the Twitter-verse.

Rebecca M. Douglass - The Tide Waits

After a lifetime of reading, and a decade or more of slinging books at the library and herding cats with the PTA, Rebecca began to turn her experiences into books. Despite the unlimited distractions provided by raising sons, not to mention the mountains that keep calling, she has managed to pen 8 books with more to come.

She writes for those who enjoy murder and mayhem with a sense of humor, Pismawallops PTA mysteries (Death By Ice Cream and Death By Trombone, and the soon-to-be-released Death By Adverb) Then there are tall tales of Skunk Corners in The Ninja Librarian and the sequels Return to Skunk Corners and The Problem of Peggy. Fantasy stumbles through rescues and escapes with Halitor the Hero.

Yolanda Renée - Cypress, Like the Tree

Looking for a new adventure, Renée recently moved to Myrtle Beach South Carolina. A storyteller from a very early age, an avid reader, and with an education and background in business and accounting, becoming a writer only made sense. And writing mysteries pure logic.
In her early twenties, she traveled to Alaska on vacation, fell in love with the state, and decided to stay awhile. Now her books all seem to start out in Alaska.

Her escape has always been reading. Once she left corporate life behind, writing and publishing became a real goal. Mysteries are her favorite genre and she combines it with romance and a touch of horror.
Check out the Detective Quaid Mystery Series, set in Alaska.
Her advice to the new writer: Understand that to pursue creativity, to make writing your passion is both a curse and a blessing - a curse because rejection is soul-crushing - a blessing because rejection is soul-crushing, but moving beyond it is what makes your writing even better.

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Gussy Saint and the Case of the Missing Coed

C.D. Gallant-King wrote his first story when he was five years old, and he made his baby-sitter look up how to spell “extra-terrestrial” in the dictionary. He now writes stories about un-heroic people doing generally hilarious things in horrifying worlds. A loving husband and proud father of two wonderful little kids, C.D. was born and raised in Newfoundland and currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario.

He’s self-published two novels, Ten Thousand Days in 2015 and Hell Comes to Hogtown in 2016.

C.D. has also written eight novels you haven’t read, because they’re still locked in The Closet--a figurative and literal location. On his blog he talks about whatever’s on his mind: writing, books, movies, Canadian history, professional wrestling, podcasts, tabletop gaming.
Website | Facebook | Twitter@CDGallantKing | employthesilence@gmail.com 

J.R. Ferguson - The Little Girl in the Bayou

J.R. Ferguson (better known as Jessis the author of The Last Daughter, a 2014 Booksellers Best Award Finalist. Jess interviews authors for Southern Writers Magazine. She is the author of Save the Groom included in The Bucket List Dare collection and has stories in several other anthologies. Her Silhouette Romance, The Groom Wore Blue Suede Shoes was published in 1996--under the pseudonym of Jessica Travis.
Jess worked as assistant editor/writer/photographer for The Times of Southwest Louisiana, and her work has appeared in magazines and newspapers in Louisiana and Texas. She coordinated writing classes for Lamar University’s Continuing Education and taught a class called Nonfiction Boot Camp until budget cuts did away with Lamar’s Continuing Ed department. 

A Bad Guy Forever, a romantic suspense, won the Mystery/Suspense category in the 2011-2012 Phoenix Rattler contest and ranked among the top ten finalist in the Killer Nashville 2011 Claymore contest.

Jess is the founder of the East Texas Writers Association in her hometown of Longview, Texas, and a past president of Bayou Writers’ Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. 

Tara Tyler - Reset
Tara Tyler likes to enlighten and entertain. She believe we should be doing our best and be happy doing it. No nonsense but plenty of playfulness. And sarcasm, don't forget the sarcasm.
She's moved around, worked tons of jobs, raised a family, and writes when she can. She had no idea she wanted to write, but had too many stories yearning to be told. And surprise! She's a Math Teacher by trade - Tara love to help kids understand and want to better themselves - they are the future, you know (there's that sarcasm)

Her series include: Beast World  - MG fantasy adventure series where fantasy creatures take on the trials and tribulations of high school! And learn life lessons on exciting escapades. The Cooper Chronicles - futuristic techno thrillers, starring the sci fi/noir detective J.L. Cooper, who handles any obstacles that stand in his way despite "help" from his quirky friends and sketchy new gadgets. And Unconventional Princesses - twisted fantasy novellas where the damsels save themselves. Join her on an adventure!
Twitter@TaraTylerTalks | taratylertalks@gmail.com | Facebook | Blog | 

1 comment:

Toi Thomas said...

Greetings Tick Tock authors. The IWSG Book Club would like to feature this book as one of September reads and hold a micro discussion on it. I would love for some of you to reach out to me (just click on my profile) and suggest some questions for members to answer. We figure, you guys know your book better than we do; plus we, the moderators, will be reading it at the same time as the members and are excited to discover the stories within.