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Chautona Havig

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in Duncan, Oklahoma, The United States
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The Bible, Ayn Rand, C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth George, my parents

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**fingers skittle across the keyboard. Stop. Eyelids blink over the top**

Oh, was this bio day? Oops! I forgot. I was lost in my latest manuscript. Umm... bio. Yeah.

Hi! I'm Chautona Havig. (for those who care, that’s Shuh-TONE-uh HAVE-ig). Yeah. Just work with me here. I should have used a pseudonym, but when you grow up with a name like Chautona, it kind of sticks.

I live in a small, remote town in California’s Mojave Desert with my husband and several of my nine children (that number changes often, so...). When not writing, I enjoy a variety of crafts and reading. Oh, and I am so looking forward to retirement from home education

Please stop in often. I offer free episodes of my serial novels, occasional Amazon gift card giveaways, and even o
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Chautona Havig Thus far, I plan to do books 1-6 at least one per year. The goal is to move that a bit faster in this second half, but we'll see. So far we have:

Sweet…more
Thus far, I plan to do books 1-6 at least one per year. The goal is to move that a bit faster in this second half, but we'll see. So far we have:

Sweet on You (she sees something everyone else missed)
Such a Tease (she does a little deliberate detective work)
Fine Print (she's asked to help solve a puzzle)

To come are:
Dead Letter (a letter brings a mystery to solve)
Eye to I (She's now recognized as having skills by folks outside her social circle and it causes some trouble--at least I think that's what it is)
Looks Could Kill (she's hired to help with an actual murder investigation. It'll tie into many of the books and wrap it up)

Unless, something I plan for in the series doesn't happen. Then I might do another one or two. I actually have a couple I'm going to purchase just in case.

The goal is to show Madeline going from average girl to developing the skills. I wanted to show the progression rather than an already "adept" detective.(less)
Chautona Havig My only writer's block is title block. Without a usable title, I can't write. OUCH.
Otherwise, I'm never stuck for ideas. So, when I need title help, I…more
My only writer's block is title block. Without a usable title, I can't write. OUCH.
Otherwise, I'm never stuck for ideas. So, when I need title help, I often ask friends, my launch team, and sometimes even the people on my Facebook page and/or group.(less)
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"Having read a few of Chautona's books, and having this was praised by my best friend, I decided to grab it when it was on sale. I'm glad I did. It was a different kind of story. I love to talk, but I also listen so I could feel for both the charac..." Read more of this review »
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“I will not wear a tulle-tailed dunce cap for anyone or for any reason.”
Chautona Havig, Princess Paisley

“Well, I think her exact words were, ‘Luke, sometimes I don’t wike you vewy much,’ so I just told her that I’d always love her very much.” ~Luke Sullivan”
Chautona Havig, Ready or Not

“The treetops swayed high above the mists along the edge of the forest known as Wynne Holt. Five boys, all in their twelfth year, lay on their stomachs peering through the grasses of the headland near The Point. They watched as the cloaked Creature, the Ge-sceaft, wandered through the shifting fog that intermittently smothered the field ahead of them. Its shadow faded and resurfaced as it roamed through the grasses; and at times, eerie noises-- almost like singing-- drifted to the edge of the cliff from where they watched. Angus, the oldest and brawniest of the lads, began telling tales that terrified and delighted the others. “It has horns, it does. That’s why it wears the hood so far over its face. The horns aren’t at the back; they’re near the front, and it uses them to tear up its food like an animal uses claws and fangs.” “What does it eat?” The other boys turned”
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  7 votes 30.4%

The Lost Heiress by Roseanna M. White The Lost Heiress (Ladies of the Manor, #1) by Roseanna M. White
 
  6 votes 26.1%

Blue Moon Bay by Lisa Wingate Blue Moon Bay (Moses Lake, #2) by Lisa Wingate
 
  3 votes 13.0%

Stones for Bread by Christa Parrish Stones for Bread by Christa Parrish
 
  3 votes 13.0%

Ready or Not by Chautona Havig Ready or Not (Aggie's Inheritance, #1) by Chautona Havig
 
  2 votes 8.7%

The Midwife by Jolina Petersheim The Midwife by Jolina Petersheim
 
  1 vote 4.3%

The Promise of Jesse Woods by Chris Fabry
The Promise of Jesse Woods by Chris Fabry
 
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Sweet Tea and Southern Grace by Glenda C. Manus Sweet Tea and Southern Grace by Glenda C. Manus
 
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“Consistency is the hallmark of the unimaginative.”
Oscar Wilde

“I will not wear a tulle-tailed dunce cap for anyone or for any reason.”
Chautona Havig, Princess Paisley

“Well, I think her exact words were, ‘Luke, sometimes I don’t wike you vewy much,’ so I just told her that I’d always love her very much.” ~Luke Sullivan”
Chautona Havig, Ready or Not

“A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.”
Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

“I cannot make speeches, Emma...If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. But you know what I am. You hear nothing but truth from me. I have blamed you, and lectured you, and you have borne it as no other woman in England would have borne it.”
Jane Austen, Emma

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message 2: by Kim

Kim  Gregory Chautona, I couldn't find the question section, so I'll ask it here. I absolutely loved, loved, loved Prairie. Highland wasn't as good, but I still really liked it and I am so longing for the next book to come out. Any inkling as to when that will be??? Love your books, Kim Gregory.

I actually discovered you and told my Bookworms on Spark People about you. I started reading Past Forward and had to tell my friends about it. We all got hooked on that series!


Pamela Hey Chautona...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


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