The 'Shallow End Gals' are now internationally known authors of mystery and thrillers!
We sit at the short end of our neighborhood bar for storytelling and lunch a few times per week. This is where our stories are born and alcohol is not involved. There are now four of us; Teresa Duncan, Vicki Graybosch, Linda McGregor and Kimberly Troutman. On February 27, 2013 our friend and co-author Mary Hale unexpectedly passed.
Mary is the one in our picture with the white hair and a halo behind her. She was a retired teacher, a retired realtor, an inspirational friend and the first one to burst into song with the faintest of prompting.
Teresa Duncan is a professional with UPS, a world traveler, a fierce supporter of humanity, and the living definition of friend. Teresa has never met a stranger and has an acute curiosity about people and life. Teresa is definitely who you want to 'have your back' in times of need.
Linda McGregor is a retired mortgage professional, an employee of local government and a staunch supporter of family, human rights and the plights of the less fortunate. Gifted in crafts and art and blessed with an expansive sense of humor. Linda is a born negotiator.
Vicki Graybosch is a retired mortgage professional and an avid researcher. Her life experiences and observations of the world primarily come from her computer and the comfort of her desk chair these days. Blessed with the type of mind that seeks to unearth the unique and reshape it into something humorous or memorable, she has assumed the role of placing pen to paper for the group.
Kimberly Troutman, Vicki's daughter, is a full time dealer at the local casino and much too young to be retired from anything. Her role in our group is to contribute her youthful perspectives, humor, and temper our devious plots.
The collective imaginations are powerful. The honest sharing of deeply held convictions is inspirational and motivational. Our goal is to tell stories in such a way that readers feel they have become one of our characters. We do not define our character's race. All sex is behind closed doors and cursing is held to a minimum. Sound boring? Buy a book and hang on!
on Feb. 03, 2018 :
One hell of a book...god I loved it...
(review of free book)
Henk-Jan van der Klis
on July 27, 2017 :
The fourth instance of the Nick Stryker series, Wrong Exit, can be read on its own. And yes, reading is no problem in this high pace crime fiction story in which detective Nick Stryker is fed with a sequence of bizarre homicide cases in Chicago. Vital organs missing from a murdered family in a brewery. Three people turning themselves in claiming they shot Nick Stryker...while he's alive and kicking, hearing out these confessions of a murder that wasn't committed. Nick and Jen, together with the cops are after the shooters of the family, bound by the rules their boss sets, while Kevin, a reporter, and the three innocent 'Stryker' shooters use their freedom to search for the same thugs. Will their lines cross, and justice be done?
High tech is exploited in their pursuit, ranging from GPS scramblers, computers to erase surveillance camera feeds, and reading of GPS history to trace whereabouts of cars found at a local dump. I'll not spoil the plot and leave up to you as a reader to engage yourself in this great crime fighter narrative.
(review of free book)