Thanks For Visiting! I love to write sassy, strong heroines who, unfortunately, tend to
get into desperate situations. You'll find some stories funny and others dark, but I'm a believer in happy endings. Even if it takes some time and wading through a lot of trouble to get there.
The bestselling Cherry Tucker Mystery Series (Henery Press): Meet Cherry Tucker, big in mouth, small in stature, and able to sketch a portrait faster than kudzu climbs telephone poles!
The Cherry Tucker Mystery series with Henery Press begins with Portrait of a Dead Guy, a 2012 Daphne du Maurier finalist, a 2012 The Emily finalist, and a 2011 Dixie Kane Memorial winner. Following Portrait are Still Life in Brunswick Stew, the 2014 Georgia Author of the Year and Silver Falchion nominee, Hijack in Abstract, and Death in Perspective, the 2015 Georgia Author of the Year finalist for Best Mystery. The Cherry Tucker novella, Quick Sketch, in the mystery anthology The Heartache Motel is a prequel to Portrait.
The Body in the Landscape (#5) releases December 15, 2015. Cherry Tucker's escaping problems in Halo with a trip to the Big Rack Hunting Lodge to paint the winning "kill portrait" for a Hogzilla hunt contest. Between an accidental death and a serious of malicious pranks, Cherry fears the hunting party may be the prey for a vengeful stalker.
Working on it! This spring and summer, I'm writing Cherry Tucker's sixth mystery set in an independent living home, Halo House. More humorous mysteries will be coming your way, including 15 Minutes the first in the Maizie Albright: Star Detective series.
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Releasing December 15th, THE BODY IN THE LANDSCAPE, is Cherry Tucker's fifth full-length mystery set at Big Rack Lodge in Georgia. Cherry's been asked by Max Avtaikin to paint the winning portrait in a Hogzilla hunt. It seems like a paid vacation from trouble at home. Back in Halo, Georgia, a Hatfield-McCoy-style standoff builds, forcing Luke and Cherry to keep their relationship secret. She’s ready for a weekend away, hobnobbing with the rich and famous of hunting.
As the weather turns the Georgia sunshine to bleak December rain, Cherry’s R&R goes MIA when she finds the body of a local man. While the police believe the local drunk took an accidental spill, Cherry has her doubts, particularly when a series of malicious pranks are targeted at the rifle toting contestants and she’s warned off investigating. With loyal companions at her side — sort-of-ex-husband Todd and a championship bayer named Buckshot— Cherry tracks suspects through a forest full of pitfalls and perils. And all the while, a killer’s stalking the hunt party with Cherry and the contestants in their crosshairs.
Hunting may be a part of country life, but these hunters aren't like Cherry's neighbors. Y'all know that Cherry and rich and famous just don't mix well. Kind of like vinegar and honey. Lucky for Cherry, she's got a new four-legged friend that appreciates her quest for justice and creative thinking.
And in more exciting news, DEATH IN PERSPECTIVE, Cherry's fourth mystery was the finalist for the 2015 Georgia Author of the Year Best Mystery. First place went to David Darracott for WASTED. Congrats to David! We're happy for the second place finish to such a wonderful Georgia author. Thank you to the Georgia Writers Association for hosting the awards.