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CoVid Encounters

After two years of evading the dreadful CoVid virus, it finally caught up with me, and for the last two weeks, we have been inseparable—not the best of friends, but constant companions nonetheless.

For the first ten days, I must admit, I could not have cared less if The Michelle Kilpatrick Mystery Series ever saw the light of day. She and her friends from the commuter lounge were on their own to solve the mysteries around them as whatever energy I had to guide them along was gone. I mentally placed Michelle and the Commuter Lounge Gang on the back shelf and wondered if we would ever meet again.

And then it happened. A spark. An idea. The promise of a better tomorrow. Suddenly, it became imperative that the mystery series became more than words on my laptop, but words to be shared with those who love a good, cozy mystery because life is too short not to be entertained with a story that you can read and won’t make you jump at the shadows you see during the night or worry that the world will end before you wake. A story that can make you smile or laugh or forget about the 24-hour news cycle is a story worth writing and a story worth sharing.

With the virus almost behind me, I am excited to look ahead to the future and announce the tentative release dates for the first three books in the Michelle Kilpatrick Mystery Series.

  • Write Place, Wrong Time (Book One)— July 2023

An entertaining academic cozy mystery set in 1974 as a group of friends from the university’s commuter lounge band together to find a professor’s murderer.

The year is 1974, and University of Petersburg’s sophomore Michelle Kilpatrick’s world is turned upside down. After receiving a low grade on her writing assignment and learning she has been paired with the arrogant author-turned-grad student, Craig Miller, for the final project, Michelle decides she must confront her journalism professor Anne Ladd.

Things go from bad to worse when Michelle finds her professor’s dead body. After Detective Douglas names Michelle as a person of interest in the murder, her friends at the Commuter Lounge pull their resources together to help Michelle clear her name. Digging in, Michelle discovers a plethora of family secrets that connect a mysterious death 20 years ago to the professor’s murder, the only problem is can she trust the people who know the truth, to be honest with her?

  • Fit to Die (Book Two) — mid-July 2023

December 1974. The joy of the holidays abruptly ends when an employee at the fitness center owned by Rick’s mother dies during the Open House. Michelle suspects the girl’s death was more than an accident, and she and her friends uncover a plethora of hidden motives to justify her suspicions — a jilted lover, a jealous business competitor, an angry beauty queen, and a questionable friendship.

  • A Princely Encounter (Book Three) — August 2023

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