Costa Carol


Carol Costa is a professional writer and editor. She is also an award-winning playwright and a journalist. Carol has worked as an editor of books and newspapers, a business news correspondent, and managed a literary agency.

Carol’s plays have been published and produced in New York City, Los Angeles, and regional theaters across the country. She has also worked as the Artistic Director of a community theater. She currently runs a Readers Theater in Tucson, Arizona that benefits a local charity.

The first two books in the Dana Sloan series, A Deadly Hand, and The Master Plan, are now available as mass-market paperbacks by Harlequin’s Worldwide Mystery imprint.

Other Books by Carol Costa include:

The Seventh Messenger, a historical novel, Anaphora Literary Press
When Nothing Else Was Right, a Dana Sloan Mystery, Open Books Press
Ask Aunt Emma Again, Champagne Books
Happiness Awaits You! Open Books Press
Ask Aunt Emma, Champagne Books
Invisible Force, Champagne Books
The Master Plan, Avalon Books
A Deadly Hand, Avalon Books
Love Steals the Scene, Avalon Books
Labor of Love, Avalon Books
Teach Yourself Accounting in 24 Hours, (1st & 2nd Editions) Penguin USA
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Surviving Bankruptcy, Penguin USA
Teach Yourself Bookkeeping in 24 Hours, Penguin USA
Video Poker: Play Longer with Less Risk, ECW Press
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting and Running a Thrift Store, Penguin USA

Her play: The Last Decent Crooks, is available through Norman Maine Play Publishing
Coming soon from Norman Maine is a zany melodrama, The Phantom of the Soap Opera.

Member: Dramatists Guild, Mystery Writers of America

Where to find Costa Carol online

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The Secret of Eastman Springs
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,140. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2012 by Open Books Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Sara, a shy teenager, makes a bargain with Lacey, a restless spirit who promises to help Sara win the affections of a special boy. In exchange, Sara must uncover the secrets that led to Lacey’s disappearance eighteen years earlier. Too late, Sara realizes that Lacey’s darkest secret may destroy the people Sara loves.

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