Helen Haught Fanick


Helen Haught Fanick grew up in West Virginia and now lives in Texas, and both states provide settings for her novels. Moon Signs, City Life, and Saving Susie are now available on Smashwords, and these and other publications are available on Amazon for Kindle and in paperback. Her work includes cozy mysteries, suspense novels, a World War II espionage novel, and short stories.

Helen has won several local and state awards and two national awards in the Writer’s Digest Competition. She lives near Austin and travels extensively in West Virginia.

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
I love my fans, and I love hearing from them! Their enthusiasm for my novels is contagious, and it inspires me to write.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on Book VI of my Moon Mystery Series, which is tentatively called Blue Moon, Black Heart. The first three books in the series were set in West Virginia's enchanting Canaan Valley, and the next two are set in the fictitious town of Pine Summit, WV, the hometown of sisters Andrea and Kathleen. My current project involves a family heirloom. The sisters are back in the Canaan Valley for a family reunion, when their trip is interrupted by the murder of a distant cousin.
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Where to find Helen Haught Fanick online


Spring Decision: Stories of Appalachia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,280. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Helen Haught Fanick is a native of Appalachia, and the area is a favorie setting for her short stories and novels. It's easy to discern her love of the people of the region in reading Spring Decision. The resiliance, courage, ingenuity, and heart exhibited by the characters in Stories of Appalachia echo the traits exhibited by friends, neighbors, and relatives of the author.
Bad Moon Rising
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,120. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
"Bad Moon Rising is a delightful collection of short stories by San Antonio-based writer Helen Haught Fanick," according to one reviewer. Another said, "Senior sisters Kathleen and Andrea are a pure joy." These three stories are set in the quiet village of Pine Summit, where nothing much happens--till someone is murdered. Andrea and Kathleen always have a compelling reason to solve the case.
City Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,790. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Frank Novak thinks his life as a neighborhood watchdog couldn't get any worse, but he's wrong. His wife is involved with a Holy Roller preacher, his camping trailer is stolen, and then his real problems begin--someone is trying to kill him. Then he meets Monica Cruz. She's determined to help Frank clean up his part of town, but can she save his life and her own in the process?
Moon Signs
Price: Free! Words: 63,970. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Sisters Andrea and Kathleen hope for a pleasant winter weekend in the Canaan Valley—until their hotelkeeper is murdered. The sheriff enlists the sisters’ help, since they discovered the body, and they’re staying in the hotel where the crime occurred. There are several suspects, and plenty of clues. Can Andrea and Kathleen solve the case before they become the next victims?
Saving Susie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,880. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Susie is a pit bull who’s eleven years old, good-natured, and a fugitive from the law. Her owner, Denise, flies away to Mexico with her and finds she and the skillful and daring pilot she’s with are the target of killers. She could easily fall in love with her escort, but first they must find out who's trying to kill them in order to save themselves and Susie, who may just end up saving them.