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About Nicola Furlong
Her first contemporary women's series, the Sisterhood of Shepherds, debuted with HEARTSONG, in June 2014 (MantleRockPublishing).
Nicola's swinging whodunit, TEED OFF! (republished in February 2014 by OakTreePress), features professional golfer and coroner Riley Quinn.
Her other novels include a psychological thriller (A HEMORRHAGING OF SOULS), six novels in The Church Choir Mysteries series and a multimedia online thriller, UNNATURALSTATES. In addition, Nicola has published two writing primers, YOUDUNIT WHODUNIT! HOW TO WRITE MYSTERIES & SELF-PUBLISH YOUR E-BOOK IN MINUTES! She's recently released her first musical interactive children's book for the iPad, Saving Grape-Jelly Cheeks.
Nicola lives in a small seaside town on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. For more information, visit
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