Carolyn McPherson


Author Carolyn McPherson is a prize-winning poet who has written on a variety of subjects, including non-fiction articles and books about the Great Lakes, as well as the scourge of those Lakes, zebra mussels. For six years she was a radio commentator for an NPR station. She spent many years as a strategist and campaign manager, and served as Chief Speechwriter for the Lt. Governor of Michigan. She has also written books on adoption, and two quilting mysteries. In recent years McPherson has taken up painting on her computer, and exhibits at locations around Charlottesville and Central Virginia.

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The Body Politic
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 110,500. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The year is 1980, and Democrat US Senator Thomas E. Fitzgerald is running for re-election. But in addition to swimming against a strong conservative tide, someone in his campaign is a murderer. The Body Politic describes the inner workings of a hard-fought political battle: casual liaisons, brutal schedules, polling data, simmering hatred--everything that can go right--and terribly wrong.
The Name of the Quilt: Tales of Patchwork, Mayhem, and Murder
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,070. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Hi! My name is Barb Hoxsie. I live in Spotsburg, Michigan, which is a little spot in the palm of the mitten, as we Michiganders are wont to say. Somehow I get myself mixed up in mayhem and even, on one occasion, a murder. And thanks to my intelligence, my naturally winning ways, and my knowledge of patchwork and quilts in general, I am able to solve mysteries that boggle lesser minds. Read on!

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campaign    detective    murder    mystery    political    quilting    thriller