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Charlene D'Avanzo

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Why does a marine ecologist/college professor turn to mystery writing? Easy. What could be more mysterious, dangerous, and riveting than the deep, dark sea?

I write the Mara Tusconi Maine Oceanography Mystery Series. Mara's a feisty scientist who uses her sea kayak to track down the bad guys.

In "Cold Blood, Hot Sea" Mara witnesses the death of a dear colleague aboard research vessel Intrepid. It's called an accident, but she thinks otherwise and risks her job & life as she uncovers a scam as deep and dark as the wild sea.

"Demon Spirit, Devi Sea" takes Mara to one of the last temperate rainforests on earth - Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off British Columbia. She investigates an international law of the sea crime, spiteful spirits that should
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Charlene D'Avanzo Book #2 in the Mara Tusconi mystery series. "Shadow Spirit of the Sea" (working title) takes Mara and her colleagues to Haida Gwaii, a national park f…moreBook #2 in the Mara Tusconi mystery series. "Shadow Spirit of the Sea" (working title) takes Mara and her colleagues to Haida Gwaii, a national park fifty miles off British Columbia. Mara deals with mysticism, dangers of scuba diving, and a bear attack as she tries to figure out why a young Haida Watchman died. (less)
Charlene D'Avanzo Keep at it. Attend workshops, especially ones in your genre. Learn from your mistakes. Be humble. Join your genre's organizations. Realize that this i…moreKeep at it. Attend workshops, especially ones in your genre. Learn from your mistakes. Be humble. Join your genre's organizations. Realize that this is probably the hardest thing you've ever done. (less)
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Book #2 in my series on the way!

The second book in my "Maine Oceanography Mystery" series is in final edits! "Demon Spirit, Devil Sea" is set in Haida Gwaii 50 miles off British Columbia, one of the few intact temperature rainforests on Earth and a spectacular sea kayak destination. As she untangles a climate change crime, oceanographer Mara Tusconi confronts the Haida Nation’s mistrust of outsiders like her and spiteful spirits Read more of this blog post »
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“Many fiction writers have used novels to promote social change. Why couldn’t I? No matter that I had no experience whatsoever writing fiction. I could learn. I decided on mysteries because I love the genre and could envisage a story featuring climate change researchers hounded by climate change doubters.”
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“Many fiction writers have used novels to promote social change. Why couldn’t I? No matter that I had no experience whatsoever writing fiction. I could learn. I decided on mysteries because I love the genre and could envisage a story featuring climate change researchers hounded by climate change doubters.”
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