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Barbara Ann Derksen

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Watching the expressions on the faces of her readers as well as answering questions about her characters is what drives author and speaker, Barbara Ann Derksen to write yet another book and another. Her favorite genre is murder mystery but each book brings forth characters who rely on God as they solve the puzzle in their life. Her readers also have a tremendous amount of input when they wonder what happened to this character or that one, even if they are secondary to the story.

Barbara’s devotionals are sought after each year when she publishes a new one that reflects what God has placed on her heart. From Straight Pipes, her first, to Chaps, the latest, Barbara’s devotions take people to the place where God can touch their heart and leave...more

Proverbs 12:17 – A truthful witness gives honest testimony ….
King Solomon, the writer of the book of Proverbs, supplies us with wisdom, a gift he received from the Lord. He tells us here that we need to be truthful when we share our testimony with people. People who exaggerate will soon find that they quickly lose their audience. Windemere Baptist Camp, Roach MO 4
Teri sat quietly, listening to the testimony being given. She fo... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.50 · 72 ratings · 42 reviews · 17 distinct works · Similar authors
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Vanished (Book 1) (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Their lives are changed forever when murder and kidnapping take Brian Strait and Andrea Wilton to Haiti, the land of voodoo and street children. Vanished tells the story of their search for their friends, Trent and Diane Michner, but before they ever get started, a neighbor is murdered on Andrea’s doorstep and then her house is burned to the ground. Two men in a black Mustang shadow the couple. Max Shuster, the murdered man, leaves a note and extensive funds leading Andrea and Brian to Haiti where the two come across some more disappearances. This leads them to believe they may be on the right track. In the meantime, they befriend an abandoned five-year-old girl who introduces them to the plight of children in Haiti whose parents have disappeared. Andrea and Brian, as well as the missing couple, are Christians who attend the same church. The two novice sleuths learn a new skill, scuba diving. Learning about new cultures and embarking on paths that take them out of their comfort zone is the common thread that takes the two detectives into subsequent adventures; one into the biker culture and the next into the rodeo arena for books two and three. In the epilogue, Brian and Andrea are introduced to DJ, a biker friend of the Michners who has a mystery for them to solve. Set in the biker culture, book two finds both learning to ride motorcycles. Since Barbara Ann and her husband ride during the summer with Christian Motorcyclists Association, she understands the world of biking so will be able to give credence to this novel. She has already interviewed a former member of an outlaw gang and an intelligence agent for the state DEA.
Presumed Dead (Book 2) (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Andrea Wilton and Brian Strait, from Shuster Detective Agency, take on another case to find a missing person. This second book in the series introduces DJ Wiebe, a biker who rides with The Sons Riders, a Christian biker ministry. Another biker, a member of The Demons Raiders, is missing and presumed dead. DJ, his friend, hires Shuster Detective Agency to find him. He initiates Andrea and Brian into the biker culture, a world that encompasses motorcycles, leather, drugs and murder.
Fear Not (Book 3) (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 13, 2012 08:06AM
Description: Brian Strait and Andrea Wilton discover that relationship and intrigue go together when they embark on their third adventure, back to the Caribbean. A visit cut short, the two sleuths uncover a plot that challenges their faith when they search to clear a friend of murder. Their hunt for truth brings them head to head with the black market, human contraband, and culprits who will stop at nothing to line their pockets.
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" Somehow having missed that this book was 2nd in a series, when I reached the end I was disappointed the book was over. Please hurry with book #3!
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Hello Barbara,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,

Carole Gill Hi Barbara, thanks for adding me!

Barbara Derksen Happy Tuesday everyone. My books are now priced lower at For 3.99 you can download a Kindle version of Vanished, Presumed Dead, Fear Not, and the latest, Silence. These books are also available in paperback format at Amazon or on my website If you wish, I'd be happy to send you an autographed copy.

Barbara Derksen Only one hour left to receive free copy of Presumed Dead. Go to for a free copy of Presumed Dead. Today Only. Please share with everyone and when you've read the book, post a review...please.

Barbara Derksen Good morning everyone. Working on social media takes a lot of time but has been beneficial. I hope you all take the time to do some every day. It's all about connecting. But now I must get Andrea out of the pickle she's in.

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