Bobbie O'Keefe

Biography

If Bobbie O'Keefe isn't reading, she's writing, and vice versa. Blessed with a rich imagination, she started making up characters and plots in her mind way back when she was a kid growing up a block away from the mighty Pacific Ocean. That was her playground as a kid and she still loves the beach.

She writes what she likes to read, and her interests are varied. So far, her published novels (in print and/or ebook) include a romantic comedy, a novel of romantic suspense, a Texas romance/family saga, a whodunit, and a couple contemporary romances. She's now at work on "The Downing Pond," a psychological mystery with just a touch of paranormal. Look for it soon at Smashwords. Contact her at bobbie@bobbieokeefe.com. She'd love to hear from you.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
My all time favorite has to be Barbara Michaels. I've read everything she's written. In her books I found humor, mystery, suspense, and even a touch of the paranormal. In one of my books, "Legend in Buckskin," I kept thinking of her. Of course I couldn't touch her style any more than she could touch mine, but she kept coming to mind anyway.

Sandra Brown delivers a really good story, often exceptional reads. Karen Robards is also good, as is Tami Hoag, Nora Roberts. The list is endless. The best book I ever read, however, is not by one of my favorite authors, yet it continues to stand out in my mind. I even read it more than once and will most likely read it again: "The Stand" by Stephen King, a classic good vs evil story with deeply developed and interesting characters that stay with a reader long after the book is read.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Oh, yes, quite well. That particular one will never see publication however because I wrote scenes as they occurred to me, and what I ended up with was too episodic. One of the characters actually changed character as the book progressed (believe me, I use the word progressed quite loosely here).

After that disaster, I wouldn't allow myself to ever jump ahead and write a scene or character. Page one precedes page two; scene one precedes scene two; and chapter one precedes chapter two. No exceptions!
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Where to find Bobbie O'Keefe online


Books

Family Skeletons
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,200. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
If you like lively whodunits served up with surprises, laughs, romance, skeletons, missing victims and bloody baseball bats, Family Skeletons will be a good one for you. Excerpt from Kirkus Review: "O'Keefe straddles the fence nicely between mystery and romance, keeping the relationship in the forefront but incorporating a genuine puzzle."
The Two Most Unlikely
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,260. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
If, as our high school yearbooks tell us, there are couples who are voted to be the most likely to be married (to each other) does it not also follow that the opposite would also be true?
The House on Copper Street
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,880. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Sharon Snow is a board member on the property investment firm her parents founded, and her priority is protecting the company from a thorny public relations issue. Brady McKenzie has known pain and loss in his thirty odd years, and his priority is protecting the residents of the hospice Sharon's firm owns. How far will he go to prevent the sale of the house on Copper Street?
Marooned
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,990. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
A spoiled heiress finds herself stranded on a Monterey estate accessible only by boat, with a handyman who's got a boat, but they don't get along very well. First the battery gets run down, then the key gets tossed into the ocean, and then...
Legend in Buckskin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,980. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Lacey Monroe and Jake Jacobson were not childhood sweethearts. They couldn't be in the same room with each other before they started squabbling about something or other. They're separated as teenagers, and then as adults they're thrown together again in a situation where they each have to have the other's back. The sparks start flying again, but they discover something is a little bit different.
Second Thoughts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,790. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Recipe For Fun: Take a fictional superhero, add a divorced couple, mix in their five-year-old nephew and fold in fourteen-month-old twins. Then stir in three guys who got swindled out of a comic book, let it all simmer till you're in a comfy reading place, and you've got a super fun read!

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