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I live in the beautiful Northern Arizona mountains with my clever husband, charming kids, and an incredibly sassy cat. After many years and several colleges, I managed to obtain my Bachelor’s Degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing from the University of Washington.

My books are mixed-genre mysteries full of mayhem and fun, romance and comedy, and whatever else feels right. Sisters in Crime was kind enough to let me join their membership years ago. In addition, I’ve been a member of Romance Writers of America for so many moons that I’ve lost count.

I have written a bunch of contemporary, award-winning novels in multiple series full of quirky characters who I love to spend time with as much as reality allows. Right now, while you’re reading this, I’m probably frolicking around in another story.

While my reading preferences range from adventure to horror to mystery, ever since I tried on my first training bra, I have loved a good mix of romance, too.

When I’m not dabbling in fiction, I’m penning writing-themed articles or standing on my workshop soapbox, sharing what I have learned over the years about the craft and self-promotion.

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Dead Case in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 3)
Dead Case in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 3)
by Ann Charles
“Nothing good ever happens at the butt-crack of dawn. No doubt, the headless corpse on the autopsy table in front of me would agree.”—Violet ParkerReal estate agent, Violet “Spooky” Parker stumbles upon a body-part theft ring at the local funeral parlor and suspects her caustic coworker has a hand in it—or maybe a foot. Can Violet...
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Gone Haunting in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 9)
Gone Haunting in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 9)
by Ann Charles
"Trespassers will be gutted and hung!" --Slagton's unofficial town motto spray-painted on the old company store.Normally, not even drunk on a bet would Violet Parker go to Slagton, a creepy ghost town inhabited by those too stubborn--or deranged--to leave.But a certain bullheaded Deadwood detective has a problem--his informant from...
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Ferally Funny Freakshow (AC Silly Circus Mystery Series Book 1)
Ferally Funny Freakshow (AC Silly Circus Mystery Series Book 1)
by Ann Charles
It’s all fun and games at the circus ... until everyone’s favorite clown winds up dead.Someone killed Clint the Clown.Madam Electra’s crystal ball could help find the murderer, but she risks exposing her own secrets in the process. Secrets that could land her on the endangered species list.Head security officer Bruno Maska has been...
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Categories: All Fantasy
Don't Let it Snow in Deadwood (The Deadwood Humorous Mystery Series Book 10)
Don't Let it Snow in Deadwood (The Deadwood Humorous Mystery Series Book 10)
by Ann Charles
"I laughed (a lot), cried (a little), and wanted to stab a certain family member. This story brings all the feels!” --Renee George, USA Today Bestselling AuthorIt’s Christmas Eve and Violet Parker has one request on her list for Santa—to make it home to her kids. Unfortunately, “home” is also the lair of her life-long nemesis, her sister...
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Life at the Coffin Joint (Deadwood Undertaker Series Book 1)
Life at the Coffin Joint (Deadwood Undertaker Series Book 1)
by Ann Charles, Sam Lucky
Deadwood (late 1876) ... A rowdy and reckless undertaker’s delight. What better place for a killer to blend in?Enter undertaker Clementine Johanssen, tall and deadly with a hot temper and short fuse, hired to clean up Deadwood’s dead … and the “other” problem. She’s hell-bent on poking, sticking, or stabbing anyone that steps out of...
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In Cahoots with the Prickly Pear Posse (Jackrabbit Junction Humorous Mystery Book 5)
In Cahoots with the Prickly Pear Posse (Jackrabbit Junction Humorous Mystery Book 5)
by Ann Charles
The Morgan sisters are BACK …“This dusty corner of Arizona is about to have a replay of the O.K. Corral!”* * *When “Crazy” Kate Morgan learns that her sisters are the next targets on a killer’s to-do list, she’s hell-bent on chasing down trouble before it rides into Jackrabbit Junction.The problem: The darn law dogs keep nipping at her...
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Fatal Traditions: A Short Story from the Deadwood Humorous Mystery Series (Deadwood Shorts Book 5)
Fatal Traditions: A Short Story from the Deadwood Humorous Mystery Series (Deadwood Shorts Book 5)
by Ann Charles
There’s a real trick to catching a soul-stealing Hungarian devil made of shadow and smoke. Unfortunately, Violet Parker doesn’t know what that trick is and her aunt’s life depends on her figuring it out. But killing is an old family tradition for her ... or rather a fatal tradition.
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Love Dances in the Desert: Three Jackrabbit Junction Sexy Mysteries
Love Dances in the Desert: Three Jackrabbit Junction Sexy Mysteries
by Ann Charles
Ready for some love, laughter, and sunshine in the warm desert of Southwest Arizona? Join Claire Morgan and her family and friends for some sexy fun and adventure in Jackrabbit Junction, where love is waiting to be found and mysterious treasures are hiding around every cactus. With over 3000 5-star reviews across multiple sellers, the...
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Devil Days in Deadwood
Devil Days in Deadwood
by Ann Charles
“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” ~William ShakespeareViolet Parker knows better than to play with devils. They always cheat, especially when lives are at stake. Deadwood’s charming, troublemaking, and soul-sucking devils are no different, and they’re biting at her heels.But the clock is ticking and Violet has no choice—she...
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A Long Way From Ordinary (Deadwood Undertaker Series Book 2)
A Long Way From Ordinary (Deadwood Undertaker Series Book 2)
by Ann Charles, Sam Lucky
“There’s gold in them there hills!” … and something deadly, too.Danger the likes Boone McCreery has never seen is brewing in the Black Hills. Fresh in from Santa Fe, he’s returned to Deadwood to seek justice for his uncle—and maybe to see about a girl. Little did he know his search for justice would have him stumbling into a hornets’...
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Catawampus Christmas Carol
Catawampus Christmas Carol
by Ann Charles, Sam Lucky
*Catawampus (adj.): 1.) Fierce, savage 2.) Askew, awry It’s a cold and snowy Christmas Eve in the rowdy mining town of Deadwood in the Dakota Territory. Rather than enjoy some drinks in front of a warm fire with her friends, contracted Slayer Clementine Johanssen has her horse saddled and weapons packed to head out into the hills and...
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Never Say Sever in Deadwood: Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 12
Never Say Sever in Deadwood: Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 12
by Ann Charles
All Violet Parker wants is a day off. Better yet, just a “normal” day. But things never go as planned, especially in Deadwood.Someone—or rather something—broke into the local taxidermy shop and took bites out of the critter displays before racing off into the dark. But this is no random crime and Violet knows it. With a bounty on her...
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Can't Ride Around It (Deadwood Undertaker Series Book 3)
Can't Ride Around It (Deadwood Undertaker Series Book 3)
by Ann Charles, Sam Lucky
Some things you just can't ride around ...Jack “Rabbit” Fields knew a good thing when he saw it, whether it was a sound horse, a sure bet, or a pretty sage hen. When it came to locking horns with any curly wolves he ran into along the trail, he tended to shoot first—a notion that had saved his hide more times than he could count. But...
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Meanwhile, Back in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 6)
Meanwhile, Back in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 6)
by Ann Charles
Meanwhile, Back in Deadwood … the mystery and mayhem continue. Between the butchered body parts, creepy killers, dogged detectives, ghoulish ghosts, and ever-present TV cameras, Violet Parker’s purple boots are itching to skedaddle. But there is no escaping another murder investigation or her new deadly reputation. Not even if both risk...
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Look What the Wind Blew In (A Dig Site Mystery Book 1)
Look What the Wind Blew In (A Dig Site Mystery Book 1)
by Ann Charles
A steamy jungle, an ancient curse, a deadly secret—one big sweaty mess! From the award-winning author of the Deadwood Mystery Series comes LOOK WHAT THE WIND BLEW IN, the first book in the Dig Site Mystery series. “Intelligent and witty characters and an exotic mystery set in an archeology dig among Maya ruins—don’t miss this...
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Better Off Dead in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 4)
Better Off Dead in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 4)
by Ann Charles
One dead body. One century-old haunted opera house. One zombie musical. One pissed-off detective.Will Violet “Spooky” Parker keep her tail out of trouble or will she end up as one of Deadwood’s walking dead?
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An Ex to Grind in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 5)
An Ex to Grind in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 5)
by Ann Charles
Something has gone foul in the Black Hills … something gravely unnatural. Leave it to Violet Parker to stumble into the middle of it.A creepy phone call. A dead body. Two meddling detectives. A glut of trouble-making ex-partners. Can things get any worse?Violet swears to keep her nose out of police business this time. But when her son is...
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Nearly Departed in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 1)
Nearly Departed in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 1)
by Ann Charles
NEARLY DEPARTED IN DEADWOOD, the Top-Rated #1 Kindle Bestseller in BOTH Women Sleuth and Ghost genres!WINNER of the 2010 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/SuspenseWINNER of the 2011 Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart Award for Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements Praise for NEARLY DEPARTED IN DEADWOOD... "Full...
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Optical Delusions in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 2)
Optical Delusions in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 2)
by Ann Charles
From the Award-winning Author of Nearly Departed in Deadwood! “What a voice! Hilarious, original, and genuinely wonderful. This fresh and feisty mystery will instantly win your heart. Loved it!” ~HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity winning author“A smart, sassy, sexy and wonderfully resourceful heroine. Move over Stephanie...
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The Great Jackalope Stampede (Jackrabbit Junction Humorous Mystery Book 3)
The Great Jackalope Stampede (Jackrabbit Junction Humorous Mystery Book 3)
by Ann Charles
Not since the Great Jackalope Stampede of ’58 has tumbleweed-choked Jackrabbit Junction, Arizona seen so much action. Claire Morgan is determined to unravel the mystery behind a stolen treasure before goons come gunning for it—and her family. But all the strangers roaming around town have her anxiety red-lining. Then her mother shows up …
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The Rowdy Coyote Rumble (Jackrabbit Junction Humorous Mystery Book 4)
The Rowdy Coyote Rumble (Jackrabbit Junction Humorous Mystery Book 4)
by Ann Charles
A dust devil of mystery and mayhem pulls Claire into a storm full of rowdy sisters, ominous threats, relationship snafus, and a dangerous mine that could be a treasure trove of trouble. It’s only a matter of time before this rumble turns into an all-out calamity!
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A Wild Fright in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 7)
A Wild Fright in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 7)
by Ann Charles
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned ... especially a dead one holding a grudge.Back on Deadwood's list of Usual Suspects, Violet Parker is hip deep in wild frights and fired-up females. After juggling bitter threats, haunted buildings, and vengeful ghosts, the last thing she needs is a pair of bullheaded detectives trying to pin...
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Tequila & Time: A Short Story from the Deadwood Humorous Mystery Series (Deadwood Shorts Book 4)
Tequila & Time: A Short Story from the Deadwood Humorous Mystery Series (Deadwood Shorts Book 4)
by Ann Charles
Tequila is a slippery devil …Tequila is a slivvery depil …Tequila issa slipperppery debil … depil …Recipe for drunken laughter: Take two best friends since childhood;Add four shots of tequila each;Sprinkle in a handful of secrets;Shake.Given the right amount of Tequila & Time, even the deepest secrets between two friends will rise to the...
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Make No Bones About It (A Dig Site Mystery Book 2)
Make No Bones About It (A Dig Site Mystery Book 2)
by Ann Charles
"Lively and entertaining! Make No Bones About It is full of action and imaginative plot twists. A rousing good read!"~Gerri Russell, Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Author of Flirting with FelicityMYSTERY, MAYHEM, AND MONKEYS, OH MY! Welcome to the jungle, a treacherous place teeming with terrible secrets better left buried.“This dig site...
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Rattling the Heat in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 8)
Rattling the Heat in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 8)
by Ann Charles
A scrappy, hot-blooded woman can only take so much!Violet Parker is on fire … or rather under fire yet again.New evidence has fanned the embers of a cold murder case, and her alibi is smoldering at the corners. While battling a dogged detective determined to pin the murder on her, Violet scrambles to find the real killer.Will she escape...
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