Barbara Ann Derksen

Biography

With a plethora of writing under her belt and a variety of genres, Barbara Ann Derksen receives encouragement from 4 and 5 star reviews, the eager anticipation by readers for the next book, and a new reader discovering her existence.

Born in Canada, Barbara lived in the US for 12 years. There her writing surfaced as she worked under contract as a journalist for six years with over 2500 articles published in newspapers and magazines during that time. She began attending Colorado Christian Writer's Conferences and each year, under the tutelage of great Christian writer's like James Scott Bell, Angela Hunt, and others, she honed her skills and then published her first book in 2003.

With 19 books to her credit, one currently inactive and awaiting revision, each one surpasses the last, according to her readers. The new series has given them something to think about as she delves into the world…

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Books

Essence of Evil
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,040. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
Evil pursues Christine, in this the second book of the Finders Keepers Mystery Series. Retreat is not an option but her move forward makes her vulnerable to the very evil that took her parents' lives. Faced with yet another missing child, she embarks on a search that takes her out of her comfort zone to question her chosen career, her abilities, and her belief system as she helps stricken parents
Shadow Stalker
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,330. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective
An ominous shadow hangs over her, as Christine Finder, alias Melissa Rompart, visits the brutal slaying of her parents most nights in a dream. The threat of discovery propels her to search for the whereabouts of the killer to see the man brought to justice. In the meantime, the killer stalks her mind while she operates Finder’s Keepers, an agency that searches for the people her clients hire her
Silence
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,850. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
(4.00)
After disembarking from their last adventure aboard a cruise ship, Andrea Wilton and Brian Strait thought they were on their way to get married in Santo Domingo. When Andrea is abducted by sex traffickers, Brian goes on the hunt of a lifetime to disentangle her from some very bad people. Set in Miami, he uncovers a plot that includes missing women, drugs, and dirty cops.
Fear Not (Book 3 in the Wilton/Strait Mystery Series)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,850. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00)
Brian Strait and Andrea Wilton discover that relationship and intrigue go together when they embark on their third adventure, back to the Caribbean. A visit cut short, the two sleuths uncover a plot that challenges their faith when they search to clear a friend of murder. Their hunt for truth brings them head to head with the black market, human contraband, and culprits who will stop at nothing to
Presumed Dead
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,470. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.40)
Andrea Wilton and Brian Strait, from Shuster Detective Agency, take on another case to find a missing person. This second book in the series introduces DJ Wiebe, a biker who rides with The Sons Riders, a Christian biker ministry. Another biker, a member of The Demons Raiders, is missing and presumed dead. DJ, his friend, hires Shuster Detective Agency to find him.
Vanished
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,890. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.14)
Vanished! That’s what Andrea Wilton and Brian Strait discover when they come to visit their best friends one evening. Where could they be and does God answer prayers, two questions they find the answers to as they journey to another world of voodoo, murder, and more missing people. Andrea and Brian also discover each other as they learn to scuba, and fight a common enemy.

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Smashwords book reviews by Barbara Ann Derksen

  • August Gamble on July 15, 2011
    (no rating)
    I will admit that although the story was slow in the beginning, it has now grabbed my attention. I love the cast of characters, and find that when I have time to read, it keeps me guessing. Great read.
  • Abundant Rain on Aug. 24, 2011

    Abundant Rain, a devotional directed toward writers, is a well-written encouragement to all, including writers. The principles traverse occupational boundaries but certainly do speak to the writer in us. I found myself re-reading a few to more fully understand the profound principle imbedded within. A great read for writers and for anyone looking for the reason tey should be doing what they do.
  • A Guy's Worst Nightmare on March 29, 2012
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    Oh what a tangled web! The tangled web of this love triangle keeps you reading, feeling sorry for Ethan, and wishing you could shake somebody's. Check it out.