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Maris Soule

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Maris Soule has had 6 mysteries, 25 romances, and 2 short stories published. In addition to twice being a RITA finalist, several of her romances have placed and won in other writing contests. Her 30th book, ECHOES OF TERROR, a thriller set in Skagway, Alaska, won first place in the 2017 Florida Writers Associations Royal Palm Literary Competition's mystery/suspense category. Born and raised in California, Soule was working on a master's degree in art history at UCSB when she met and married her husband. The Soules, who have two grown children and two granddaughters, now live in Michigan in the summer and Florida in the winter. Over the years she's raised and shown Rhodesian Ridgebacks; taught art, math, and some college English; has continu ...more

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Maris Soule I have so many books on my to-be-read list, I'm not sure where to start. For a book club I belong to, I picked Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graha…moreI have so many books on my to-be-read list, I'm not sure where to start. For a book club I belong to, I picked Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham to discuss, so I know I'll be reading that book. While at Sleuthfest 17 last February, I picked up books by David Baldacci and Reed Farrel Coleman, so those are on my list, and I recently downloaded Foreign Eclairs by Julie Hyzy. There are more, but I need to get off the computer so I can start reading.(less)
Maris Soule I'm trying to think of mysteries in my own life. There have been people I knew who have disappeared from my life. I would love to know what happened t…moreI'm trying to think of mysteries in my own life. There have been people I knew who have disappeared from my life. I would love to know what happened to them, what they are now doing, but I don't see those stories as interesting enough for a book. There's one person I knew well for a couple years who later wouldn't acknowledge any contact. I wish I knew why. I suppose a plot could be developed around that, but it's not one I wish to pursue. Where I get my ideas are from events that don't touch me personally but trigger my imagination. Two hunters being killed not far from where I lived triggered the idea for THE CROWS. Seeing a boat explode on Lake Tahoe, tossing its two occupants into the lake, triggered the idea for EAT CROW AND DIE. Watching a TV interview of Elizabeth Smart triggered the idea for ECHOES OF TERROR. (less)
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Getting A Book Noticed Is Difficult

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This is a warm, inspiring story that would be an excellent read around Christmas time. It gives a great life lesson about friendship and turning a negative experience into something positive.
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Interesting journey by the Fargos to discover the lost treasure, but after a while the finding new clue, getting to the new site, nearly being caught/killed by the bad guys, going on to next possible site became monotonous.
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I thought the author did a marvelous job of creating three uniquely separate women, linked by their time and location, each with believable strengths and weaknesses. I loved the sense of location and the times, along with the honest portrayal of clas ...more
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Beth Hi Maris,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this mystery author on Goodreads! I hope you will put my books, A Real Basket Case, To Hell in a Handbasket, Deadly Currents, and my upcoming May release, Wicked Eddies, on your to-read list. If you'd like to enter a contest for free mystery books, sign up for my email newsletter at: http://bethgroundwater.com/ .
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