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Heather Ames

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Heather Ames has led a nomadic life in five countries and seven states. She was born in England and traveled extensively in Europe before moving to the U.S. After a long career in healthcare, she moved to Salem, Oregon and achieved her dream of becoming a full-time writer.

"Tapped by Fate," Book 1 in the Ghost Shop paranormal mystery/suspense series and set in her hometown will launch in July 2021. Book 4 of the Swift/Roberts Miami-based mystery series, with a working title of "Maine Issues," is scheduled for release in 2022, More standalones are also planned, although sometimes, this author finds that their stories cannot be told in one book.

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Heather Ames For the book club: "One Good Turn" by Kate Atkinson, "Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Brooks, and "The Last Day of Night" By Graham More. I'm also windi…moreFor the book club: "One Good Turn" by Kate Atkinson, "Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Brooks, and "The Last Day of Night" By Graham More. I'm also winding up "W is for Wasted" by Sue Grafton, which has been beside my bed way too long, and "The Bone Chamber" by Robin Burcell, which has been lurking in the same location. They're both 3/4 finished. Then I can get to "An Obvious Fact" by Craig Johnson, and "I Love a Cop" by Ellen Kirschman, both of which I'm eager to read.(less)
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Night Shadows

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Tread Softly Published in Paperback!

Tread Softly is available in paperback already, and I have 4 events coming up. It was a scramble to get this book ready in time, and I am still holding my breath that the books will be delivered in time for the Portland Holiday Market at the Expo Center, Portland, Oregon November 17-20. All my books will be there at the Northwest Independent Writers Association (NIWA) booth.

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The Shell Collector by Anthony Doerr
"I first read this in October 2020 and didn’t have anything good to say about it, but I’m glad I got it out of the recycle pile and read it again. Yes, the stories are mostly dark and sad, but told with such skill. The descriptions are stellar, and th" Read more of this review »
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The Western Star by Craig Johnson
"The 13th in the Longmire series, told in two different time frames, I liked this one a lot, and it was also my least favorite for two reasons: (1) Despite skilled narrator George Guidall’s best efforts, the switching between past and present was diso" Read more of this review »
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Under the Blood Moon by Patricia Santos Marcantonio
"A genuine horror story set in a remote part of New Mexico, this one had plenty of gore, along with sympathetic main characters and a puzzling storyline with a satisfying conclusion. The author’s descriptive skills were evident, as was her detailed kn" Read more of this review »
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This book was a Christmas gift. I lived in Boston and Paris, so I really looked forward to this read. It took me an incredibly long time to finish it. IMHO, too much time was spent on what was really a backstory, traveling with the protagonist to Swi ...more
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