Barbara Ann Derksen

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Seeking to encourage, inspire, and invite, Barbara Ann Derksen writes about Kingdom living characters who live in a not-so Kingdom world. She has been scrambling letters into enjoyable fiction and non-fiction for over 20 years and a published writer since 2003. Her readers share how the books are hard to put down, keep them up at night reading long after lights out, and spur them on to a closer walk with their Lord.

Her favorite genre is mystery so, to thrill her readers, she composes a new one every year, She has just completed the four book series, The Wilton Strait Mystery Series, now available through her website, on Amazon in Canada, Europe, and the US, and through Amazon's Kindle store as e-books as well as Smashwords for e-book reader
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Barbara Ann Derksen I have never had writer's block but I do write in several genres. So if I am stuck in one book, I work on another ... Maybe a children's story or a…moreI have never had writer's block but I do write in several genres. So if I am stuck in one book, I work on another ... Maybe a children's story or a devotional.(less)
Barbara Ann Derksen Just begin. Work on the story every day to keep the flow even and consistent. But if you feel I spired, then just do it.
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Building a relationship with anyone takes two-way conversation. Most of us meet a friend face to face, although a lot of friendship interaction these days is done texting, at a distance. But it’s still a back and forth exchange of ideas. When Jesus walked the earth, He had this kind of relationship with His disciples. They’d walk down dusty roads, heading here or there, a... Read more of this blog post »
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Fear Not (Book 3) (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Brian Strait and Andrea Wilton discover that relationship and intrigue go together when they embark on their third adventure, back to the Caribbean. A visit cut short, the two sleuths uncover a plot that challenges their faith when they search to clear a friend of murder. Their hunt for truth brings them head to head with the black market, human contraband, and culprits who will stop at nothing to line their pockets.
Presumed Dead (Book 2) (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Andrea Wilton and Brian Strait, from Shuster Detective Agency, take on another case to find a missing person. This second book in the series introduces DJ Wiebe, a biker who rides with The Sons Riders, a Christian biker ministry. Another biker, a member of The Demons Raiders, is missing and presumed dead. DJ, his friend, hires Shuster Detective Agency to find him. He initiates Andrea and Brian into the biker culture, a world that encompasses motorcycles, leather, drugs and murder.
Vanished (Book 1) (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Their lives are changed forever when murder and kidnapping take Brian Strait and Andrea Wilton to Haiti, the land of voodoo and street children. Vanished tells the story of their search for their friends, Trent and Diane Michner, but before they ever get started, a neighbor is murdered on Andrea’s doorstep and then her house is burned to the ground. Two men in a black Mustang shadow the couple. Max Shuster, the murdered man, leaves a note and extensive funds leading Andrea and Brian to Haiti where the two come across some more disappearances. This leads them to believe they may be on the right track. In the meantime, they befriend an abandoned five-year-old girl who introduces them to the plight of children in Haiti whose parents have disappeared. Andrea and Brian, as well as the missing couple, are Christians who attend the same church. The two novice sleuths learn a new skill, scuba diving. Learning about new cultures and embarking on paths that take them out of their comfort zone is the common thread that takes the two detectives into subsequent adventures; one into the biker culture and the next into the rodeo arena for books two and three. In the epilogue, Brian and Andrea are introduced to DJ, a biker friend of the Michners who has a mystery for them to solve. Set in the biker culture, book two finds both learning to ride motorcycles. Since Barbara Ann and her husband ride during the summer with Christian Motorcyclists Association, she understands the world of biking so will be able to give credence to this novel. She has already interviewed a former member of an outlaw gang and an intelligence agent for the state DEA.
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Hello Barbara,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,
CJ


Carole Gill Hi Barbara, thanks for adding me!


Barbara Derksen Happy Tuesday everyone. My books are now priced lower at Amazon.com. For 3.99 you can download a Kindle version of Vanished, Presumed Dead, Fear Not, and the latest, Silence. These books are also available in paperback format at Amazon or on my website barbaraannderksen.com. If you wish, I'd be happy to send you an autographed copy.


Barbara Derksen Only one hour left to receive free copy of Presumed Dead. Go to http://www.amazon.com/Presumed-Wilton... for a free copy of Presumed Dead. Today Only. Please share with everyone and when you've read the book, post a review...please.


Barbara Derksen Good morning everyone. Working on social media takes a lot of time but has been beneficial. I hope you all take the time to do some every day. It's all about connecting. But now I must get Andrea out of the pickle she's in.


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