Marla Madison

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in Kenosha, Wisconsin, The United States
September 25





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Marla Madison currently works part-time doing arbitration for the the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

Hard at work now as an author, she is writing her sixth novel of suspense. Her first series, the TJ Peacock & Lisa Rayburn suspense series, has three editions out, the third, Girl Undone, has just been released. Marla is currently working on the third novel in her second suspense series which spotlights Detective Kendall Halsrud.

At home in Northwestern Wisconsin, Marla lives on Prairie Lake with her significant other, Terry, a beloved shelter-dog, Skygge, and Poncho, an opinionated feline from the same shelter who believes he is the boss of everything.

Some of her favorite things are playing duplicate and tournament bridge, g

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message 2: by Dale (last edited Jul 20, 2014 10:59AM)

Dale Thele Marla, thank you for accepting my friend request.
I've downloaded and look forward to reading She's Not There & Relative Malice.
Wish you the very best in 2014!

Maureen Mullis Hi Marla! Thank you for adding this fellow author into your circle of friends here on Goodreads. I hope you'll add my novels including the cozy mysteries (What Would Nancy Do?, Lethal Prescription), In the Company of Women, The Christmas to Remember and Finding Normal to your to-read list. I look forward to reading your book reviews and recommendations. Happy reading!

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