Mystery in Southern Illinois
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Welcome to my website. I am an amateur novelist. Actually, I charge for my novels, so I suppose that makes me a professional. On the other hand, I lose money. So I guess I'm a professional writer, but an unsuccessful one.
Anyway, in 2019 I decided to write a novel. Though I've been a writer all my life, it has mainly been newspaper articles, columns, and a few short stories. I never thought I could write a full-length novel, but I challenged myself as a bucket list item. I sat down and worked on something I titled Fire Blight. It took about a year and a half, but I finally finished it and self-published it. That was supposed to be it.
But once I began, I couldn't stop. I completed The Pursuit of Bethany Ringel in about nine months, and I'm working on a third. My genre is crime. My novels all feature the crime-fighting team of Sheriff Frank Bachelor and FBI agent Doug Munro. All are set in southern Illinois.
If you like good crime fiction, I'd like to convince you to read my books. I truly believe you will like what you read. The region is a character in itself, drawn from my experience growing up in the gently sloping hills of southern Illinois. All novels include some actual geography and history of the region.
Thanks for reading!