Susan Van Kirk

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Small Towns, Dark Secrets

This is the first of a series of posts about my upcoming mystery, A Death at Tippitt Pond. It’s  no secret that I’m crazy about history. Currently, I’m moving away from cozy mysteries and into a nebulous genre that resides somewhere between cozy and traditional....

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Forensics and Mystery Writers April 2, 2019

 

April 2 1-3 p.m. at Carl Sandburg College. If you’re in the area and would like to take a 2-hour class in how mystery writers use forensics, this is your chance! Available in Sandburg’s outreach program for a mere $15. Sign up on the college website. I’ll be teaching it and asking you to match wits with the answers to forensic questions authors ask the experts. See you there.  

You can read about the class here. Look under the Miscellaneous Course Heading:  Carl Sandburg Leisure Classes

 

 

And the Publicity Begins …

Although A Death at Tippitt Pond comes out June 15, I’m already beginning to set up promotion for this mystery. Events, like book talks and signings, will be posted on the “Events” tab on the website front page. I’ll be doing either interviews or posts online at these sites:

6/12 at Writers Who Kill an interview with E.B. Davis

6/14 a guest post at Mysteristas blog

6/15  Book Launch  location TBA

6/24 New Release Mondays at Judy Penz Sheluk’s website

TBA in June:  A Blue Million Books post; Dru’s Book Musings guest blog; and Map Your Mystery (blog/interview); Jungle Red Writers post

7/11  Jungle Red Writers guest post

8/13 Wicked Cozy Writers guest post

and more to come …..

 

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About Me

Susan Van Kirk is a writer of short stories, mysteries, and a creative, non-fiction memoir about teaching. Her first mystery, "Three May Keep a Secret," was published by Five Star/Cengage in the fall of 2014. A novella about her detective, "The Locket: From the Casebook of TJ Sweeney," released in spring, 2016, only as an ebook. Five Star published the second novel in the series, "Marry in Haste," in the fall of 2016. The last novel of the trilogy, "Death Takes No Bribes," came out the following spring. Her new mystery, "A Death at Tippitt Pond," will be released  June 15, 2019  from Encircle Publications. A high school and college teacher for forty-four years, she has always been interested in mysteries since she read the entire Sherlock Holmes series at an early age. It was love at first murder, and yes, her parents were worried.

Currently, she is writing a new book which should be finished in the fall of 2017, and she spends her time between the small town of Monmouth, Illinois, and the large city of Phoenix, Arizona, where her three children and nine grandchildren live.

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