Malynda McCarrick


I was born into a creative family so it was only natural that my life would take an artistic path. I am a Midwestern country girl at heart who grew up with a love for books. My first books were Gothic Romances by Dorothy Eden, Dorothy Daniels, and Phyllis Whitney with a little Agatha Christie thrown in there for the mystery and suspense. I am always dreaming up my next story and studying my surroundings for details to put in my stories. The best details come from observing real life.
Armed with a BA in Fine Arts, I have pursued the arts through painting, sculpture, mixed media collage and altered arts. Writing was something I did in my spare time and never took seriously until a friend suggested I try self publishing.
In 2010 I published my first book, Ghosts, Gunman and the Grinning and never looked back. I write paranormal suspense, non-fiction reference, and light romance with a common element: quirky humor.
All my books are available in print on
I am an avid animal lover, native Iowan, and am always creating something...whether it is art or my next book. My latest artistic passion is creating new lives for old dolls and examples of my creations can be found on my Facebook page Malynda Made.

Where to find Malynda McCarrick online

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The Fire Inside
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,420. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Lexie Bennett had never claimed to have a "normal" life. Lexie thinks she's perfectly happy as a single mother and as long as she has her unique group of friends, she doesn't need anything else. Then Jake McKenzie moves in next door. Tall, rugged, blonde and determined. He sets his sites on Lexie and he's a man accustomed to getting what he wants.
Good Luck Curse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,040. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Paige believes all her problems can be blamed on a curse...a good luck curse. It seems that she can't lose at anything, so she starts taking risks, hoping to break the curse. What she doesn't realize is that not everything in her life can be considered lucky and some things are downright un-lucky.
Dastardly Deeds and Dead People
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,490. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
As a reluctant psychic Sierra knew a fake when she saw one, but this fake was determined to get Sierra entangled in her imaginary world of police investigations and missing persons cases. Why did Sierra's tailbone keep telling her this woman was hiding something that had already claimed one life and was destined to claim more?
Life After Death - a Collection of Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,200. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A collection of five mystical short stories of suspense, revenge, and betrayal that will keep you guessing until the very end!
Mayhem and Mystery at the Kitty Kastle
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,730. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Too many strange things had been happening at the Kitty Kastle for it to be dismissed as just in her imagination. No sooner had Miranda moved the growing cat shelter and sanctuary into its bigger, better location when the mystery began. Was it all just a strange quirk of the centuries old building of was evil lurking behind the walls of the Kitty Kastle?
Name Sourcebook: 2nd Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Words lists, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
A great source for names, this 2nd edition has almost 1000 more names than the first edition. If you are a writer naming the characters in your next best-selling book, a non-writer looking for unique names for your pets, or just somebody who enjoys collecting names, this is a must-have sourcebook to add to your collection. This book has something for everyone!
Fickle Fate, Fortune and the Funky Cat
Series: Mayhem at the Manchester Hotel, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,880. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A haunted hotel, a century of scandal and secrets, strange late night happenings, and the legend of buried treasure. Then there's that mysterious cat who might, or might not, occupy space on the front counter in the main lobby.
Cryptic Clues and Crazy People
Series: The Tingling Tailbone Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,110. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
After she takes a lightning strike to the tailbone, Dr. Sierra Valentine ends up in the emergency room trying to decipher psychic visions. Before long she's solving crimes by the seat of her pants. Every case puts her smack dab in the path of Private Eye, Logan McCord, who wants nothing more than to see nothing more of her. Then one of them becomes the next target of a killer.
Mystic Whispers
Series: Midwest Mystics, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,830. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Laurel Johnson has secrets, deadly secrets. She has withdrawn from the world, making it her mission to avoid people and run her horse rescue, away from the cruelty of mankind. Secrets have a habit of catching up to you. Who can you trust when evil comes calling and you have nowhere to hide?
Mystic Geek
Series: Midwest Mystics, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,060. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
"Computer Psychic Extraordinaire" From an early age Sable had been gifted with a special talent, the ability to talk to computers...and have them talk back. One day she uses that unique talent to do a little snooping in an online social networking site and gets more than she bargained for.
Mystic Artistic
Series: Midwest Mystics, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,150. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Mink Mallory discovers she's able to make things happen just by putting paintbrush to canvas.   But she isn't the only one with talents. Soon she finds herself in trouble with some very bad people and pursued by a sexy man from her past who just won't take no for an answer.
Ghosts, Gunman and the Grinning Cat
Series: Mayhem at the Manchester Hotel, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,160. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
When Danielle Jacobs inherited the Manchester Hotel, she thought it would be her chance for a new life, away from the violence of her past. Then she became a killer's next target. Eli Garrison booked a room at the hotel wanting nothing more than to finish writing his book and get the hell out of hick-town. Suddenly he found himself only wanting to protect the stubborn, but sexy, hotel owner.

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