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About Jayne Ormerod
Urged by her parents to forge a career in something that would enable her to be independent, Jayne dutifully went off and earned a B.S. in Accountancy from Miami University. She then began her professional career as a CIA (not the "secret agent" thing, but a Certified Internal Auditor).
But Jayne's parents didn't't foresee her marriage to a naval officer. Eighteen moves (and counting) in conjunction with his career did not offer Jayne the stability she needed to be a successful CIA, and when the box filled with her pinstripe suits was lost in a move it seemed like a sign that it was time to make a career switch. So Jayne started thinking about what kind of job could be packed up and schlepped across the country at a moment's notice and somehow combine her passion for reading (and secretly writing) mysteries.
Jayne now writes cozy mysteries with a beach setting from wherever in the world they are stationed.
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The stories transport readers across the diverse backdrop of the Old Dominion to a unique and deadly landscape, filled with killers, crooks, and criminals.
All proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to local non-profit groups dedicated to improving literacy. For more information on the designated charities, please visit our website, www.BythebayStories.blogspot.com and click on the Charities tab.
With 31,536,000 seconds in a year, what are the odds that the one minute Ellery Tinsdale and Samantha “Sam” Greene choose to break into the confidential files at the church would be the same minute Reverend John Thomas Hammersmith is brutally murdered while eating lunch at his desk? But that’s the kind of bad luck Ellery experiences since moving to the small lakeside resort founded by her distant relatives. Her and Sam’s close proximity to the tragic event makes them not only witnesses but suspects, too. And when not one, but two, more residents are found dead, Ellery and Sam are the unlucky ones to discover those bodies as well. Police Chief Lewis thinks it is more than a coincidence. With limited sleuthing experiencing, Ellery and Sam rely on nothing more than BLOND FAITH to help them track down the killers and clear their names.
TO FETCH A THIEF, the first Mutt Mysteries collection, features four novellas that have gone to the dogs. In this howling good read, canine companions help their owners solve crimes and right wrongs. These sleuths may be furry and low to the ground, but their keen senses are on high alert when it comes to sniffing out clues and digging up the truth. Make no bones about it, these pup heroes will steal your heart as they conquer ruff villains.
In vino mysterium is the theme for this anthology of short stories, each blending a baffling mystery and a glass (or more) of cabernet. When eighteen mystery writers combine their talents, the result is the perfect “flight” of stories that range from light-bodied puzzles to sparkling cozies to darker, heavier tales of deceit and murder. While cabernet is the featured wine, this anthology will appeal to connoisseurs of all varietals—in both wine preference and mystery style.
The mystery-solving mutts are back! To Fetch a Scoundrel, the second in the Mutt Mysteries collection, features four tail-wagging novellas. Each story puts pups' noses to the ground, as scandals are unleashed and killers are collared. Once you've finished reading these tall "tails," you'll no longer wonder "Who let the dogs out?" You'll just be glad somebody did!
Cooking often takes up a huge chunk of time. In We’d Rather Be Writing: 88 Authors Share Timesaving Dinner Recipes and Other Tips you’ll find easy, nutritious recipes for meat, poultry, pasta, soup, stew, chili, and vegetarian meals. All of the recipes require a minimum of prep time, freeing you up to read, exercise, garden, craft, write, spend more time with family, or whatever.
Within the pages of We’d Rather Be Writing: 88 Authors Share Timesaving Dinner Recipes and Other Tips you’ll be introduced to authors who write a wide range of fiction—everything from mystery to romance to speculative fiction to books for children, young adults, and new adults—and some who write nonfiction. Some of the authors write sweet; others write steamy. Some write cozy; others write tense thrillers.
Some are debut authors with only one published book; others are multi-published and have had long publishing careers. Some are New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors who may or may not be familiar to you, but being a bestselling author doesn’t mean they still don’t have to juggle their day job along with their writing.
The authors who contributed to this book are a rather creative and resourceful bunch when it comes to carving out time from their busy lives. So in addition to timesaving recipes, within the pages of this book you’ll find timesaving and organizational tips for other aspects of your life. And if you happen to be a writer, you’ll also find a plethora of great ideas to help you organize your writing life.
Authors who contributed to this book include: Lisa Alber, Reggi Allder, Judy Alter, Krista Ames, Rose Anderson, Cori Lynn Arnold, Judy Baker, Beverley Bateman, Donnell Ann Bell, Paula Gail Benson, Kris Bock, Maureen Bonatch, Ava Bradley, Susan Breen, Lida Bushloper, Michelle Markey Butler, Ashlyn Chase, Judy Copek, Maya Corrigan, Mariposa Cruz, Melinda Curtis, Lesley A. Diehl, Conda V. Douglas, Nancy Eady, Helena Fairfax, Jennifer Faye, Flo Fitzpatrick, Kit Frazier, Shelley Freydont, Mariana Gabrielle, Rosie Genova, Marni Graff, Joanne Guidoccio, Margaret S. Hamilton, L.C. Hayden, Linda Gordon Hengerer, Heather Hiestand, R.Franklin James, Kathryn Jane, M.M. Jaye, Elizabeth John, Stacy Juba, Gemma Juliana, Carol Goodman Kaufman, Melissa Keir, Kay Kendall, A.R. Kennedy, Lynn Kinnaman, Marie Laval, B.V. Lawson, Claudia Lefeve, Alice Loweecey, Cynthia Luhrs, Sandra Masters, Lisa Q. Mathews, J.M. Maurer, Sandra McGregor, Kathy McIntosh, Claire A. Murray, Ann Myers, Tara Neale, Stacey Joy Netzel, Jayne Ormerod, Alice Orr, Laurel Peterson, Irene Peterson, Pepper Phillips, Caridad Pineiro, Kathryn Quick, Renée Reynolds, Josie Riviera, Elizabeth Rose, C.A. Rowland, Cindy Sample, Sharleen Scott, Terry Shames, Susan C. Shea, Judy Penz Sheluk, Joanna Campbell Slan, Karen Rose Smith, Lynette Sofras, Kaye Spencer, Skye Taylor, Lourdes Venard, Lea Wait, Regan Walker, Lois Winston, and Aubrey Wynne.
All is not quiet on the coastal front as dead bodies emerge, marring these idyllic seaside escapes. Enter four intrepid sleuths who hit the sandy shores in search of clues, leaving not a single grain of sand unturned in pursuit of truth, justice, and the occasional adult beverage. Goin' Coastal is a collection of two novellas and two short stories that have two things in common; a coastal setting and a gruesome murder.
The following stories are included:
"Home is Where You Hang Your Flip Flops" searches for the details of a decades-old murder.
"Down by the Bay" connects a woman with a home she lived in as a child, a house that holds many secrets.
"Seas the Day" finds two women involved in a crazy plot to frame an ex-husband for murder, but the script flips and they end up framing themselves.
"The Tide Also Rises" shows how a quiet summer by the shore can turn deadly when you delve into a past someone would rather stay buried.
Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Author D. D. Scott – who is also the Co-Founder of The WG2E – The Writer’s Guide to Epublishing - is treating you to a short story collection featuring one of her own stories as well as stories by some of her fave Indie Epub Authors, including Barbara Silkstone, Jayne Ormerod, Tracy Sumner and Kristine Cayne.
With this Spring-themed Anthology, you’ll never think of Spring in quite the same way.
In this third edition of The WG2E All-For-Indies Anthologies, you’re treated to a terrific, one-of-a-kind approach to the anthology concept.
You’ll get a variety of genres and story-lengths all packaged together as a wonderful way to discover some of today’s hottest new authors!
Plus, each WG2E Anthology is based on a different theme.
In this WG2E Spring Hop Edition, you’re getting stories that yes, have a Spring element, but definitely not in the average way.
You’ll never think of Spring in quite the same way. For example:
•“What about Spring for the Italian Mob? Is it just another season of killing?” for D. D. Scott’s VESUVIUS
•“Spring Fling in South Beach means major trouble for Zo White in this fractured fairytale” for Barbara Silkstone’s MIRROR, MIRROR
•“And should this heroine, nicknamed Spring Roll, save her friend...or should her friend even be saved?” for Jayne Ormerod’s WHEN WE WERE MIDDLE-AGED AND FOOLISH
•“Can sweet serendipity and a Spring festival in South Carolina get this couple back on the steamy side of the tracks?” for Tracy Sumner’s TRUE FATE
•“On this particular St. Patty’s Day, an ex-cop, once bribed by the mob, must now beat them at their own game in order to earn back the life and love he’d lost” for Kristine Cayne’s GUNS ‘N’ TULIPS
Happy Reading and Welcome to our WG2E All-For-Indies Anthologies!
About the Authors:
All the authors in the WG2E All-For-Indies Anthologies are regular contributors to The WG2E site. At The WG2E, it’s all about writers helping writers reach readers with great books for great prices. It’s all genres and all story-lengths, from just a couple of pages to novel-length too!
Praise for The WG2E All-For-Indies Anthologies:
“Wow! What a list of awesome authors and fabulous story concepts! It is so much fun to read each one...can’t wait for the next one!”--- Reader Ann
“What a great idea, WG2E! I love being able to read several different genres in one collection but with a central theme connecting them. And it’s a terrific way to find new authors!” --- Sab