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Hello! And thanks for checking out my books! I've written two mystery novels so far. My first, Dead Locked, is about Imogen Bell who works for a team of underwater archaeologists and ends up embroiled in a deadly treasure hunt. My second mystery, The Jester's Apprentice, is about Philippa, a woman caught between her new husband Edric and his smoky past - and hers.

I've always loved mysteries, even in elementary school. My mother raised me on TV show reruns like Murder, She Wrote, Matlock, and Magnum, P.I, and later I picked up her Agatha Christie addiction.

However, sometimes I just want a hot (but intelligent) guy and a strong woman bantering for pages. Or a gripping action sequence. Or some fun sci-fi/fantasy elements. And sometimes I want...more


As a reader, a setting can actually draw me into a book or a book series. As a writer, the setting can spark ideas. I generally like to work with fictional settings because of the freedom, but they’re usually based on a real place or area. The story and characters... Read more »


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Description: Veronica Wood is a small-time web designer who lands in some big time corporate intrigue.
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Amy Saunders Sketching wrote: "Hi Amy, you're welcome! I just found your writing blog on Blogspot, it's great! I love the writing advice you give, and the writing prompts are new and interesting with pictures to get our imagin..."

Thank you so much! I'm glad to help my fellow writers. :) And I'm happy you like the prompts! There are so many good prompt websites so I try to think outside what you usually see in that department.


Sketching Girl Hi Amy, you're welcome! I just found your writing blog on Blogspot, it's great! I love the writing advice you give, and the writing prompts are new and interesting with pictures to get our imaginations going! Thanks so much for doing a great blog! :)


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Amy Saunders Kayla wrote: "Thanx for the add!"

You're welcome! :)


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Kayla Thanx for the add!


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Amy Saunders Thanks for friending me, and congrats on your new publishing contract! I will definitely add your books to my to-read list. :) If you're on Twitter or Facebook, connect with me there as well.


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Amy,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author on Goodreads! I hope you will put my books, A Real Basket Case and To Hell in a Handbasket, on your to-read list. If you'd like to enter a contest for a free copy of To Hell in a Handbasket, sign up for my email newsletter at: http://bethgroundwater.com/ . Good luck with your own mystery writing!
- Beth


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