Iza Moreau

Biography

Iza Moreau lives in the southern United States, where she rides dressage at the fourth level and shoots target archery using both recurves and horsebows. She counts Sarah Waters, Maggie Estep, and the Bronte sisters--Acton, Currer, and Ellis--among her literary influences.

THE NEWS IN SMALL TOWNS is the first novel in the Small Town series. The second and third, MADNESS IN SMALL TOWNS and SECRETS IN SMALL TOWNS, are also available as an e-book and a paperback. The collection of stories,MYSTERIES IN SMALL TOWNS, will finish the series in 2015. A number of these stories are already available on this site.
If you like the books, please give them a rating, both on Smashwords and Goodreads. That kilnd of word of mouth is really the only way that an indie author can succeed. You can reach Iza at iza@blackbayfarm.com

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Books

Archer's Paradox
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
When a local citizen is found lying in Pine Oak's new 3-D archery range with an arrow through his heart, Sue-Ann has to rethink her idea that murders do not happen in small towns. And when two of the suspects turn out to be good friends of hers, she has to bust her tail to find the real murderer before one of them goes to jail. A short story in the Small Town saga featuring Sue-Ann McKeown.
Grand Theft
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
It would have to be a snowy day in July for something odd not to be going on in Pine Oak, Florida. A member of Sue-Ann's bowling team disappears without a trace and her roommate is worried sick about her. Although Sue-Ann would much rather be riding her horse, she promises to look into it. But when Sue-Ann is on a case, someone usually ends up unhappy. Sue-Ann just hopes it isn't her.
Secrets in Small Towns
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,100. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
It all starts when Sue-Ann finds a zonked-out teen near her farm. When it turns out that he has escaped from a juvenile detention center long rumored to abuse its charges, she decides to investigate. But the kid goes missing, and Sue-Ann has to find him--especially since Sgt. Joe Bickley of the local sheriff's office is threatening to "out" Sue-Ann and her girlfriend unless she produces the boy.
When in Tennessee
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
When a young rider's trainer disappears, Sue-Ann is asked to stand in for him at a rated dressage show. But it seems that horses have been attacking their owners and Sue-An decides to see if she can find out why before someone else gets hurt. This is a stand-alone short story in the Small-Town series featuring Sue-Ann, who is a dressage rider and former national recurve archery champion.
Wonderful Town
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,740. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Murders don’t happen in small towns; at least that’s what Sue-Ann always says. And usually she’s right. But when she and Gina visit New York City, that statement no longer has any meaning. It may be a wonderful town in song, but as the two visitors find out, it can be pretty dangerous, even in the company of hotties Michael and Chuck. This is a stand-alone short story in the Small Town Series.
Indian Summer
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,510. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Sue-Ann receives a call from a Native-American Marine lieutenant she knew in Baghdad, asking her and Gina to come to the Crow Indian reservation in Montana. It is the weekend of the annual Crow Fair Celebration, but all is not copacetic on the rez. The Lieutenant's niece—Cherry Six Feathers, a star athlete--has disappeared and may be in serious danger. Sue-Ann has to find her—and quickly.
Trail Ride and Barn Dance After
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,550. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2013 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
There are some wackos in Pine Oak, Florida, but who would be crazy enough to break into The Best Little Bookstore in Pine Oak? Do people even read in Pine Oak? As a favor to the owner, Sue-Ann looks into the matter, but what she finds out might be dangerous to her health.
Madness in Small Towns
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,490. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Things are always a little wonky in Pine Oak, Florida. But lately reporter Sue-Ann McKeown, feels like every crazy thing is landing on her desk. For one thing, a former mental patient demands that Sue-Ann write his story—or else. And what is the meaning of the coded messages she hears on the local pirate radio station? And why has her new best friend quit her job and left town for places Unknown?
A Question of Breeding
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,630. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sue-Ann McKeown is not a detective; she's a small-town newspaper editor. Yet mysteries keep cropping up and, well, somebody has to solve them, right? In this stand-alone story in the Small-Town series, Sue-Ann is approached by a fledgling horse breeder who suspects she may have been swindled when her new Trakehner's DNA test comes back squirrelly.
The News in Small Towns
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,160. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Sue-Ann McKeown returns to her home town after a crushing six months of war reporting in Iraq. She has given up her high-profile job in Virginia and broken up with her boyfriend. Even her new job with a small-town newspaper seems almost too much to handle, especially since her old high school rival works there, too. But a dead goat is in her future, as well as voodoo, horses, and maybe even love.

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