ML Barnes


I’ve been a practicing word nerd for most of my life. The last 25 years have been spent working with the words of other people, as a proofreader and copy editor. I’ve had poetry published in college magazines, but Parting River Jordan is the result of my first National Novel Writing Month effort.

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Crossing River Jordan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,090. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Signals are crossed at River Jordan Full Gospel Church! A mix-up with Pastor’s schedule takes Deanna “Dee” Ramsey from a wedding hike to a funeral with a floor show. When a vicious attack at the church leads to murder in a ballroom with a wrench, Dee jumps at the chance to help the Chicago Police Department solve another crime. This time it’s personal—the murderer has kidnapped Dee’s mother!
Parting River Jordan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,180. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Who says church isn't funny? Deanna “Dee” Ramsey is NOT nosy, but Chicago’s River Jordan Church gives her reasons to snoop. Feuding factions become TWO churches, sharing the building they’ve literally split down the middle. Dee uncovers a plot to destroy the church completely! Fire, football, a “Baptismathon” and romance--can Dee keep the Parting of River Jordan from becoming the end?

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