Gretchen Rix

Biography

Gretchen Rix--I write Texas cozy mysteries in the Boo Done It series set in Lockhart, the barbecue capital of Texas. Tag line: Where there's more than indigestion brewing.

I've worked as a bookstore clerk, a newspaper writer, and a book reviewer. I've had jobs as a professional typist, a truck dispatcher and a health insurance claims processor. I learned a lot from these jobs. But my true inspiration for these mysteries was our family's stubborn, huge, skittish and always-hungry dog Boo Radley. This dog could drag anybody into an adventure.

My sister and I created and ran an international ghost story writing contest. It lasted four years. Now I no longer ever desire to be a magazine editor. I go to science fiction conventions. I'm a member of RWA. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I take the motto "Keep Austin Weird" seriously even though I live 35 miles away.

"Talking to The Dead Guys" is the first in a series of murder mysteries about a dog, strong women, and small-town living (or is it dying?). Check out all my books at http://rixcafetexican.com and my blog at http://gretchenrix.com.

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Books

The Safari Bride
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,270. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Cannibals. Man-eating lions. Crocodiles. Pygmies. Monkeys. Lost Cities. Lots of naked people. Mr. Bryce, the best Great White Hunter of them all, rues the day he ever met one Miss Gafford from Texas. Darkest Africa may never be the same. Little does he know, but Miss Gafford's safari trip spells his doom. And that of his men. A steamy adventure romance set in the end of the 19th century.
The Cowboy's Baby Goes To Heaven
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,310. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Former diplomat Leona Robin wonders if she made a mistake moving to rural Texas. Her son loves it here, but in a place where it's normal for a prize bull to have his own pet pig and hay bales are raining from the sky, Leona wonders how she'll ever fit in. That is, until she'd thrown right into local preacher Ralph Maybeath's arms. Second in The Cowboy's Baby series. A romantic comedy.
Talking To The Dead Guys
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,710. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A Texas mystery about a dog, strong women, and small-town living (or is it dying?). Shoot! I'll cut right to the chase. When me and my sister's mastiff Boo Radley drags me off my feet during the damned cemetery tour right onto a dead corpse, the dog poop hits the fan. And that's just chapter one. Welcome to Lockhart, the barbecue capital of Texas, where's there more than indigestion brewing.
Arroyo
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Price: Free! Words: 90,070. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
An angel of God who can't remember his purpose. Two legendary lovers. Three strangers, battling one another and the ancient menace one carries unknowingly on her back into the West Texas arroyo. Their bond takes them from the flying saucers of Marfa to the vampire temptress of San Antonio, and then clear across mythical 1893 Texas to their fiery end. Arroyo--not your grandfather's sort of western.
The Cowboy's Baby
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,150. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
The Cowboy's Baby is a short, contemporary western romance blended into Texas tall tale tradition and slapstick. It's a Texas tale full of quirky and memorable characters about accepting love where you find it. (And about having lots of bathroom paper on hand.) "Sleeping Beauty meets Louis L'Amour. A fun read. Not the same old baby. You won't be disappointed. This is one you shouldn't miss."

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