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Author of dark suspense novels. BLISS HOUSE--a Southern Gothic ghost story--is out in June 2014. Her other novels, DEVIL'S OVEN, ISABELLA MOON and CALLING MR. LONELY HEARTS, are available in paper and as ebooks. She lives in the southernmost part of a Midwestern state, surrounded by coyotes, owls, deer, and a sky bright with stars.


Average rating: 3.39 · 814 ratings · 208 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
Isabella Moon
3.23 of 5 stars 3.23 avg rating — 411 ratings — published 2007 — 21 editions
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Calling Mr. Lonely Hearts
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This is my childhood piano: A Baldwin spinet that was already seven or eight years old when my parents bought it. I was about nine when it came to live at our house, so we're roughly the same age. It was long both the instrument of my torture and my delight. Maybe I've written here about playing the piano before--if I have, please forgive me. I have a terrible memory. It's selective, and somet... Read more of this blog post »
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message 1: by Dean

Dean Baker thank you for the add, Laura


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Zoë Sharp Hi Laura Thanks for Friending me. How's the writing going with you?


message 3: by Laura

Laura Zoë wrote: "Hi Laura Thanks for Friending me. How's the writing going with you?"

Hey, hon! Sorry I'm so poky about replying. I don't get to Goodreads often enough. Life is good, writing is slow. : ) Hope all is well with you!


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Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Laura. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)
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