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Suzanne M. Trauth

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Suzanne Trauth is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and nonfiction writer. Her novels in the Dodie O'Dell mystery series include Show Time, Time Out, Running out of Time, Just in Time, and No More Time.

Her plays include Françoise, Midwives, Rehearsing Desire, La Fonda, Three Sisters Under the Hood, iDream, supported by the National Science Foundation’s STEM initiative on science and technology, and Katrina: the K Word, based on interviews with New Orleans’ survivors of Hurricane Katrina, and produced in over a dozen venues throughout the United States.

Her screenplays have won awards in competition and she has co-authored Sonia Moore and American Acting Training and co-edited Katrina on Stage: Five Plays. Suzanne

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Time Out (A Dodie O'Dell My...

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Fall is in the air…I love this time of the year. When I taught at the university, September always signaled new beginnings—new classes, new students, new colleagues. Sometimes even a new office or administration. There is always excitement about embarking on a new venture, whether it’s teaching, a different exercise routine, cleaning out closets, or the next writing project. I spent the spring... Read more of this blog post »
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“Just the usual. Aspirin, vitamin C, a shot of whiskey.” That last was my great aunt Maureen’s remedy for whatever ailed you. She usually came down with “something” once a week.”
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“His face registered the five stages of unlawful investigation: disbelief, skepticism, impatience, irritation, and astonishment.”
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“Come early and watch some of the game, that is if you can stand to see the home team soundly beaten.” Bill’s hypnotic blue eyes twinkled. I twinkled back”
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“As I turned into my driveway, it occurred to me that I would have loved to curl up with a good man instead of a good book tonight. But that ship had sailed for me. Literally.”
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“There’s life time and then there’s theater time. On time in the theater means fifteen minutes early.
Oh. So they’re all early in life time but just on time in theater time. Got it.”
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“I think maybe it was a gang member from New York who committed the murder,” she said. I loved this town, but sometimes it was just too wacky for words. “Well, that’s a theory.”
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“I hear the police did a biopsy.”
“You mean autopsy,” I said.
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“Bill’s eyes met mine, sending my heartbeat racing. It was either the SUV or his royal-blue orbs that absorbed my life force and took my breath away.”
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Suzanne Trauth I am attending Bouchercon 2017 - a terrific mystery writers convention - in Toronto, Canada October 12-15. Stay tuned for updates!

On October 12 starting at noon I will be at Kensington Autographing in the Grand Ballroom Foyer of the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Stop by if you are in town!

message 13: by Suzanne

Suzanne Trauth Did you know it is #MysteryWeek? Here is a clue to book #3 in Dodie O'Dell Mystery Series due out in October 2017: Boston!

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Suzanne Trauth Looking for a new read? Now through May 1, you can download a copy of my book Show Time to your NOOK for just $.99!

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Suzanne Trauth Enter my latest contest on Facebook!

For all of you cooks out there who love the kitchen as much as the Windjammer’s chef Henry in the Dodie O’Dell Mystery Series….do you have a favorite dish you’d like to share? If so, submit the name of your signature dish and be eligible for a giveaway of a book AND enjoy reading your entry in an upcoming mystery. Appetizers, sandwiches, salads and entrees welcome! Deadline to enter is March 27.

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Suzanne Trauth Grab an e-copy of my book Show Time for 99 cents, courtesy of The promotion runs today through 2/20.

Suzanne Trauth Please check out this article in Reader's Entertainment Magazine. I talk about my new book Time Out and what inspired me to write it.

Suzanne Trauth I am giving away copies of my new book Time Out on Facebook and Twitter.

To more information and to enter, follow me on Twitter:

Or Facebook:

message 7: by Suzanne (last edited Nov 07, 2016 01:47PM)

Suzanne Trauth I sat down for an interview with author-activist-performer David Henry Sterry for the Huffington Post. I hope you will check it out!

Suzanne Trauth Head over to my Facebook page and see some behind the scenes photos from the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention.

Suzanne Trauth I am excited to be attending my first Bouchercon world Mystery Convention in New Orleans September 14-18: Blood on the Bayou!

I will be a part of the Librarian Tea sponsored by Kensington Publishing, a New Author Breakfast, where I will have the opportunity to pitch my mystery novel Show Time to mystery fans from around the country, and a panel on Amateur Sleuths.

I can’t wait to visit the Big Easy and mingle with wonderful mystery authors!

I’ll keep you posted…

Suzanne Trauth Over the next few weeks, I'll be introducing you to the characters in my book Show Time. First up is the main character Dodie O’Dell. She is is smart, a great manager at Windjammer, adventurous, daring, sexy.

Who would you cast to play her?

Suzanne Trauth We are going away copies of my new book Show Time on Facebook and Twitter.

To learn more, follow me on Twitter at:

Or Facebook at:

Suzanne Trauth Did you know I am on Facebook? Everyone is welcome to join our community:

message 1: by Suzanne (last edited May 08, 2016 10:31AM)

Suzanne Trauth Show Time by Suzanne Trauth

Enter to win a copy of my upcoming book Show Time! The giveaway runs May 10 - May 29.

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