Dorothy St. James

The United States



Julie Hyzy
Elizabeth Peters
Kate Collins

Pseudonym for author Dorothy McFalls

Mystery author Dorothy St. James was born in New York but raised in South Carolina. She makes her home on an artsy island community in South Carolina with her husband, tiny little dog and fluffy cat. Though writing has always been a passion for her, she pursued an undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology and a graduate degree in Public Administration and Urban Planning. She put her educational experience to use, having worked in all branches and all levels of government including local, regional, state, and federal. She even spent time during college working for a non-profit environmental watchdog organization.

Switching from government service and community planning to fiction writing wasn't as big of a

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Published on August 03, 2020 21:00
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Asking for Truffle Playing With Bonbon Fire In Cold Chocolate Bonbon with the Wind
(4 books)
3.93 avg rating — 1,067 ratings

Flowerbed of State The Scarlet Pepper Oak and Dagger
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3.76 avg rating — 988 ratings

The Broken Spine A Perfect Bind
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3.75 avg rating — 467 ratings

“letting that soul of yours sing like it should.”
Dorothy St. James, Bonbon with the Wind


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