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Vicki Stiefel

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in New York City, The United States



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My paranormal romantic suspense series, The Afterworld Chronicles, launched with Chest of Bone. Book 2 Chest of Stone, just came out. I've also written Chest of Bone-The Knit Collection the first knitting book created in conjunction with a novel. My mystery/thrillers—Body Parts, The Dead Stone, The Bone Man, and The Grief Shop, a Daphne du Maurier winner—feature homicide counselor Tally Whyte and are soon to be ebooks. I co-wrote (with Lisa Souza) 10 Secrets of the LaidBack Knitters. My late husband, William G. Tapply, and I ran The Writers Studio workshops.

I grew up in professional theater—the Ivoryton Playhouse—and planned to become an actress. Instead, I’ve slung hamburgers, managed a scuba shop, and am a professor. I’m a mom to two huma


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Body Parts (Tally Whyte, #1)

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To say I'm giddy with excitement is an understatement.
(*Note: The paperback will be out in about a week.)

Take one Daring Mage. Add one Damaged Monster. Send them on a Deathly Mission. And you have the second novel in The Afterworld Chronicles.

Mage Clea Reese hunts a deadly Creature that ritually slaughtered three shifter children. In order to unearth the beast, she needs the aid of her broken...

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Body Parts The Dead Stone The Grief Shop The Bone Man
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