Award winning author, Mal Olson, writes adrenaline kicked romantic suspense. She enjoys skydiving, ski jumping, SCUBA, hang gliding, big wave surfing, car racing, mountain climbing--that is, vicariously through her characters, who are always kick-ass, and often boss her around rather than allowing her to spin her stories the way she intends. (She has, however, personally engaged in zip lining in the wilds of Alaska.)
Her debut novel Shadow of Deceit, is an edge of the seat romantic suspense-thriller set in Milwaukee and parts of northern Wisconsin. Shadow of Deceit won second place in the Romantic Suspense category in the 2013 Write Touch Reader's Award contest for published authors.
A couple of her favorite reviews came from Beverly at The Wormhole, who said, "Wow! This one has it all! Non-stop action, hot and sexy characters, betrayal, smokin' romance, and a thrilling plot--" and Gothic Mom's Book Review, which stated, "In the 150+ books that I read per year, there are very few that receive a five star rating. Shadow of Deceit did just that. Non stop action, sexual tension, an adventure that had me on the edge of my seat...A fantastic book that had me from page one..."
Again, in 2014, Olson won second place in Romantic Suspense in the Write Touch Reader's Award contest for Too Sexy For His Stetson. This time Olson's bossy characters lead her to the mountains of northern Idaho where a deputy sheriff and his female rookie deal with menacing white supremacists, a homicide, a murder cold case, and a threat to a nearby dam--all while trying to keep their hands off each other. Meanwhile, Rambo, the hero's retired K-9, quietly steals the show.
Olson also offers two short stories. Danger Zone, which spent months in the Kindle top 100 free romantic suspense category, is a guaranteed fifteen minute pulse pounder where two strangers survive a rock 'n roll landing on an icy Milwaukee runway and chase a could-be terrorist into the danger zone. Me and Brad, a feel good romance, features an irresistible K9 and was ranked in the Kindle free top 100 list for months in the Contemporary Romance category.
When her characters aren't bossing her around, she squeezes in time for reading, watching Packer football games, flower gardening, jamming with friends on the mountain dulcimer, and hiking in a nearby state forest (or the mountains somewhere). She has three grown children and one granddaughter and resides with her own special hero in southeast Wisconsin. Find out more at www.malolson.com