Sunday, November 6, 2016

Mystery Author of the Month: Deborah Garner




Patricia: Deborah, when did you know that you wanted to be a writer?
Deborah: I think I’ve always been a writer, ever since I could first hold a pencil. It’s just like breathing to me. In terms of fiction, I turned to that in 2004, after many years of travel writing. I love the freedom inherent in fiction, the feeling of unlimited possibilities
Patricia: If, for some reason, you couldn’t be a writer, what profession would you choose?
Deborah: I’ve actually had several professions. I taught elementary school, and then dance for many years. I’ve also worked in several corporate retail positions. I’ve enjoyed all of these.
Patricia: Do you have a bucket list, things you still want to do and/or places you want to visit?
Deborah: I miss cross-country trips. I’ve made twelve trips across the U.S. and back, but it’s been many years now. I definitely plan to get out there again at some point. I’d say the top of my bucket list is to get the new books written that are rattling around in my brain.


When Paige MacKenzie arrives in Jackson Hole, her only goal is to complete a simple newspaper assignment about the Old West. However, it's not long before her instincts tell her there's more than a basic story to be found in the popular, northwestern Wyoming mountain area. A chance encounter with attractive cowboy Jake Norris soon has Paige chasing a legend of buried treasure, passed down through generations.

From the torn edge of a water-damaged map to the mysterious glow of an antler arch, Paige will follow clues high into the mountainous terrain and deep into Jackson's history. Side-stepping a few shady characters who are also searching for the same hidden reward, she will have to decide who is trustworthy and who is not.
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New York reporter Paige MacKenzie has a hidden motive when she heads to the small town of Timberton, Montana. Assigned to research the area's unique Yogo sapphires for the Manhattan Post, she hopes to reconnect romantically with handsome cowboy Jake Norris. The local gem gallery offers the material needed for the article, but the discovery of an old diary, hidden inside the wall of a historic hotel, soon sends her on a detour into the underworld of art and deception. 

Each of the town's residents holds a key to untangling more than one long-buried secret, from the hippie chick owner of a new age café to the mute homeless man in the town park. As the worlds of western art and sapphire mining collide, Paige finds herself juggling research, romance and danger. With stolen sapphires and shady characters thrown into the mix, will Paige escape the consequences of her own curiosity?


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When New York reporter Paige MacKenzie heads to Tres Palomas, New Mexico, the resort of Agua Encantada seems a perfect destination to combine work with pleasure. A quick article on the healing mineral springs and a few leisurely soaking sessions in the resort's soothing waters promise well-deserved rest and relaxation. 

Paige is immediately intrigued with a local artist's one-of-a-kind jewelry designs, as well as weekly gatherings to hear legends from an elderly storyteller. But when identical jewelry shows up on another guest and the storyteller goes missing, Paige's R&R is soon redefined as restlessness and risk. Curious and persistent by nature, Paige is convinced there's a connection. Enlisting the help of a flirtatious resort worker seems like a good idea until it begins to test her loyalty to her favorite cowboy, Jake Norris. Will an unexpected overnight trip to Tierra Roja Casino lead her to the answers she seeks, or are darker secrets lurking along the way?

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The small Colorado mountain town of Hutchins Creek promises to be the perfect location for NY reporter Paige MacKenzie to complete an assignment for The Manhattan Post. Situated along the Durango-Silverton train line, not only does the town set an ideal scene for an article on Old West railroad history, it also serves Paige's personal agenda: to meet up with favorite cowboy Jake Norris, of Jackson Hole, for a little romance.

When a mysterious 1920's coin is discovered behind the Hutchins Creek Railroad Museum, Paige starts digging into four generations of Hutchins family history, with a little help from the Denver Mint. As legends of steam engines and coin mintage mingle, will Paige discover the true origin of the coin, or will she find herself riding the rails dangerously close to more than one long-hidden town secret?

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Molly Elliott's quiet life in Tallahassee, Florida, is disrupted when routine errands land her in the wrong place at the wrong time: the middle of a bank robbery. Accused and cleared of the crime, she flees both media attention and mysterious, threatening notes, to move across the country to Cranberry Cove, where she has inherited her Aunt Maggie's bed and breakfast on the Northern California coast. Her new beginning is peaceful - that is, until five guests show up at the inn for a weekend, each with a hidden agenda.

Mix together one blushing honeymoon couple, one flamboyant boutique owner, a deadpan traveling salesman, and a charmingly handsome novelist, and there’s more than scones cooking at Cranberry Cottage Bed and Breakfast. As true motives become apparent, will Molly's past come back to haunt her or will she finally be able to leave it behind?


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When flamboyant senior sleuth Sadie Kramer learns the owner of Cioccolato, her favorite chocolate shop, is in trouble, she heads for the California wine country with a tote-bagged Yorkie and a slew of questions. The fourth generation Tremiato Winery promises answers, but not before a dead body turns up at the vintners’ scheduled Harvest Festival.

All four Tremiato siblings have possible motives, as well as a few peripheral acquaintances, but only one could be the guilty party. As Sadie juggles truffles, tips and turmoil, she’ll need to sort the grapes from the wrath in order to find the identity of the killer.
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A Christmas novella with cookie recipes included!

The Timberton Hotel has always provided a perfect Christmas retreat for regular guests, as well as newcomers. But the small town of Timberton, Montana, hasn't been the same since resident chef and artist, Mist, arrived, bringing a unique new age flavor to the old western town. When guests check in for the holidays, they bring along worries, fears and broken hearts, unaware that Mist has a way of working magic in people's lives. Old-fashioned time spent together, exquisite food, conversation and a snowball or two offer guests a chance to trade sadness for hope. One thing is certain: no matter how cold winter's grip is on each guest, no one leaves Timberton without a warmer heart.

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Author bio:  
Deborah Garner is an accomplished travel writer with a passion for back roads and secret hideaways. Born and raised in California, she studied in France before returning to the U.S. to attend UCLA. After stints in graduate school and teaching, she attempted to clone herself for decades by founding and running a dance and performing arts center, designing and manufacturing clothing and accessories, and tackling both spreadsheets and display racks for corporate retail management. Her passions include photography, hiking and animal rescue. She speaks five languages, some substantially better than others. She now divides her time between California and Wyoming, dragging one human and two canines along whenever possible.

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**Giveaway to one lucky person who leaves a comment: I’m happy to give an autographed print book of the winner’s choice. You never know, something extra just might jump in that package, as well :)
And the winner is M.M. (Madeline) Gornell. Congratulations, Madeline!!! Deborah will be contacting you. 

12 comments:

  1. Welcome, Deborah! Thanks so much for agreeing to be my guest this week.

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  2. These all sound fascinating, especially the first one you listed. My TBR list keeps growing. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Great meeting you, Deborah! Love when Patricia spotlights new authors. Your books are definitely on my TBR list. (and five languages--WOW!)

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  4. Deborah, I enjoyed meeting you here on Pat's Mystery Author of the Month series. Your books sound great and those covers!! I couldn't choose a favorite.

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  5. This was great. Envious of the number of books the author has put out. Lots of work (and love) in doing that. Good job.

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  6. Your novels sound really interesting and exciting, Deborah. Congrats and best wishes!

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  7. Such a range of settings. I'm especially intrigued with the New Mexico one.

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  8. Deborah Garner is one of my favorite authors! I fairly recently finished Hutchins Creek Cache, and greatly enjoyed the story. Having been on the Durango Silverton Steam train a few times made it all feel extra real to me. :)

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  9. I would live to read this book! Thanks for the chance!

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  10. You are a new author to me! I'd love to win one of your books!

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  11. These all sound so great. Will be adding to my list of must read.thanks for the chance.

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