Annemarie DeClark

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Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Annemarie is a former West Point cadet with a degree in Mathematics and Natural Science. She is a wife, a mother, and a proud daughter of a retired Detroit firefighter. When she isn’t busy reading or watching a whodunit mystery, she’s busy writing one.

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Annemarie DeClark I take a break. Often times, my greatest ideas come to me when I am exercising, taking a shower, or sleeping. If I reach a point mid-book where I am…moreI take a break. Often times, my greatest ideas come to me when I am exercising, taking a shower, or sleeping. If I reach a point mid-book where I am stumped about how to write something, I'll think about it for a few days. If I don't reach a resolution, I'll scrap my initial idea and come up with something different. Just like when assembling a jigsaw puzzle, if the pieces aren't fitting, you can't force them. Sometimes it's better to start over.(less)
Annemarie DeClark I love writing my characters. I love creating them and I especially enjoy giving each of them a unique personality. Plus, unlike my real-life…moreI love writing my characters. I love creating them and I especially enjoy giving each of them a unique personality. Plus, unlike my real-life children, my fictitious characters never talk back to me and always do exactly as I say.(less)
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Before becoming a published novelist, I was rejected by 63 literary agents. I followed the rules when composing my query letters. (I did not compare my book to Harry Potter. I did not tell the agent how my BFF loved my manuscript. I did not demand a six-figure advance. I did not specifically state how many other literary agents had already rejected me. And, I refrained from telling the agent ho... Read more of this blog post »
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Dead Before The Wedding by Ruby Blaylock
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The mystery component of this novel is not overly complex, but the characters are all cute and enjoyable--well, almost all the characters are cute and enjoyable (except for Mona and Larry, of course). Overall, it is a quick read filled with lots of s ...more
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Bed and Breakfast and Murder by Patti Larsen
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This is an intriguing mystery that gets more and more complicated as the story unfolds. The story is a quick and easy read and even has a bit of a twist for an ending.
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Bed and Breakfast and Murder by Patti Larsen
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This is an intriguing mystery that gets more and more complicated as the story unfolds. The story is a quick and easy read and even has a bit of a twist for an ending.
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Checkered Crime by Tonya Kappes
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This is a fun little mystery set in a rural town in Kentucky. It is fun to read and keeps the reader guessing until the end. Although I had a difficult time trying to figure out who was talking, I really enjoyed the character interactions throughout ...more
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A Corpse in the Soup by Morgan St. James
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This is an enjoyable cozy mystery, especially if you like cooking shows. The quirky characters add loads of charm, too.
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A Corpse in the Soup by Morgan St. James
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This is an enjoyable cozy mystery, especially if you like cooking shows. The quirky characters add loads of charm, too.
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Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon
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This book is cute, funny, and very engaging. It was a pleasure to read. I especially loved all the strong female characters.
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Hidden Agemda by Leighann Dobbs
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This book is a fun, fast-paced read. There are lots of twists and turns, making it an exciting story. Kate Diamond, Gideon, Ace Mason, and the Golden Capers are all enjoyable characters. I am looking forward to reading more in the series.
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Killer Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs
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This is a quick little mystery, but it's fun to read. I especially love how the main character's grandmother helps her solve the mystery. Leighann Dobbs' style of writing never disappoints. As always, I'm looking forward to the next book in the serie ...more
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Dead Wrong by Leighann Dobbs
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This is a wonderful mystery. It's fun, exciting, and difficult to put down. I love mysteries set in small towns. This story is the perfect blend of mystery, romance, and suspense. I loved all of the characters and I would definitely recommend it to a ...more
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