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About Brenda M. Spalding
My grandson is my inspiration for the Hayden books. He is a bright and creative companion. I write for my grandson that he might know how much his grandmother loved him. He loves to explore his world and I try to reflect that in the Hayden books.
My new passion is adult mystery novels. I recently received the President's Award from the Florida Authors and Publishers Ass. at an event in Orlando Florida for my novel Honey Tree Farm - For the Love of the Beekeeper's Daughter. My book Broken Branches recently received an award from Authors Talk about it. Sailing away to Nod received a silver award in 2018 from the Florida Authors and Publishers. I'm thrilled that others are enjoying my books.
I'm a past President of the Sarasota Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. I love the art and culture that the Sarasota area has to offer. There are just so many wonderfully creative people here.
I'm a member of the Sisters in Crime, Sarasota Authors Connection, and the Florida Writers Ass.
I am the founder and president of ABC-Books, Inc. a networking organization to help other self-published authors connect and share information. We are now a 501c3 and promote literacy in the area.
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Strange things are going on at the house she inherited. Her Gran suspected there were ghosts rummaging in the attic.
Megan and her newfound friends begin to follow her visions and clues left 150 years ago to find a lost family treasure.
What they don’t know is that someone else is after the same treasure and will stop at nothing to get there first.
Explore Salem Massachusettes and learn a bit about its history as this paranormal mystery unravels.
contains an excerpt from Honey Tree Farm - For the Love of the Beekeeper's Daughter
A Dance of Death, Romance, and Murder
Visitors hiking Manasota State park in Florida are horrified to discover the partial remains of an apparent alligator attack. Finding evidence of poaching, Park Ranger Seth Grayson and Florida Wildlife Commission Officer Liz Corday are determined to find out who sent the victim to his death. The poachers will stop at nothing to protect their illegal profits. The body count mounts and threats are made, putting Seth's and Liz's life on the line.
Realizing they are attracted to each other; emotions get complicated for Liz and Seth. Is it only catching the poachers drawing Seth and Liz together, or is there something deeper and more lasting?
"What other authors and wildlife officials say about, The Alligator Dance"
Spalding combines mystery with a little romance skillfully in her eminently readable style. - Author DL Havlin, winner of 14 writing awards including 5 Royal Palm Literary Awards
An exciting tale of greed and corruption and what it takes to protect Florida's endangered animals and those that fight for them. - Susan Klaus - Award-winning author of the Christian Roberts Thriller Series.
Brenda Spalding's attention to detail in her research is flawless. A thriller that will keep you turning the pages to the very end. - Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Officer Bill Robb
In book one we meet Megan who arrives in Salem Massachusetts after the death of her grandmother. She receives a valuable Claddagh ring at the reading of the will and begins to have strange visions . Rescued by a handsome stranger from a speeding car they find a connection they can't explain. They follow her visions and cryptic clues left 150 years before to find a lost family treasurer and solve her grandmother's murder.
Whispers in Time
Book two and Megan's visions are getting stronger and she is beginning to hear voices warning of danger to come. Now married to her rescuer, Jake, she plans to open the Green Lady Inn. Before she can get up and running, guests start to appear at her door. A painting is stolen from the Longstreet gallery. Could one of her guests be a murderer and an art thief?
Megan, Jake and her quirky neighbors, Amanda and Zack Longstreet, always seem to be in the think of things must to the annoyance of the Salem Police.
A cozy mystery that will make you guess and wonder who the murderer is.
Cocaine and the problems it brings are coming to rural Florida. It falls to Sheriff Gabe McAllister to find a way to stop the drugs from entering his county.
A brave young woman, Nora Hollister, stands by his side in this fight to stop the Medline Cartel led by Pablo Escobar. Together they try to protect their way of life and of those who work the groves. The DEA sends in their agents to help with a war on drugs and the dangerous Cartel that is moving in.
In 1986 the Florida Orange groves are the drop zones for tons of illegal drugs. Anyone that stands in their way is killed. Nora's neighbor becomes a causality and she is determined to make them pay.
Along the way, flirtation turns to love and the sheriff has more on his mind than catching the drug dealers.