Carol Potenza

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A biochemistry professor at New Mexico State University, Carol decided to write for something to do after her kids went off to adulthood. Hearts of the Missing is her debut novel. It won the Tony Hillerman Prize in 2017. She keeps busy teaching biochemistry and writing the next book in the Nicky Matthews series which will always include (1) science twisted into science 'fiction', (2) some paranormal because a number of her relatives are 'sensitive' (she is not) and have GREAT ghost stories that she weaves into the fabric of her books, and--of course--(3) murder.

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Carol Potenza I write. But I have been lucky and not really had writer's block( knock on wood!)
Carol Potenza Immersing myself in my stories. I have always done this in the past when reading. There are so many things I want to do, but won't ever be able to do.…moreImmersing myself in my stories. I have always done this in the past when reading. There are so many things I want to do, but won't ever be able to do. Not because I am physically or mentally unable, but because of the time in which I was born. I can't go to Ancient Rome or Colonial New England or London during the Regency unless I am reading a book or watching a movie. I get so focused when I am working, picturing the setting, the emotions, the dialog, that sometimes my husband has to touch my shoulder to get my attention. I love that aspect of writing.(less)
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Hearts of the Missing

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International Thriller Writers author Mark S. Bacon has kindly allowed me to post an article about the Tony Hillerman Prize and the other books and authors who've won. I'd love if you'd take a moment to read the article and check out the other books and the very talented authors who wrote them, as well as Mark's books. This prize is a wonderful opportunity for debut authors. If you've written a... Read more of this blog post »
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The Girl From Blind River by Gale Massey
"The Girl from Blind River is a fast-paced, impressive debut novel from Gale Massey. In it we meet Jamie Elders, a young woman of nineteen who’s trapped in Blind River, a small town where everyone knows everyone else’s business and in which childre..." Read more of this review »
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THE GIRL FROM BLIND RIVER, Gale Massey’s debut mystery novel, is due out July 10th 2018 by Crooked Lane Books.

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