Susan J. Kroupa

Biography

Susan J. Kroupa has a degree in music theory and has worked as a music reviewer, arts feature writer, and freelance journalist. She has published feature articles on topics ranging from Hopi Indian culture to environmental issues in The Arizona Republic, High Country News, and American Forests. Her fiction has appeared in Realms of Fantasy, Bruce Coville's Shapeshifters, Age of Reason, Bones of the World, and Beyond the Last Star. She is a first place winner in the Writers of the Future and the Deep South Writing Competition contests, and has also won awards in the Frank Waters Writers of the Southwest, Writers at Work, and the Utah Arts Council contests.

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Books

Out-Sniffed
Series: Doodlebugged Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,180. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012 by Laurel Fork Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
In his second adventure, Doodle’s nose gets put to the test when Molly starts training him to find something very different from bed bugs to clear her best friend’s brother from drug charges. But when Doodle fails a practice with the boss for an important certification, it takes all of Molly’s ingenuity and Doodle’s keen intelligence to sniff out the real villains and set things right again.
Bed-Bugged
Series: Doodlebugged Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,460. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011 by Laurel Fork Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
(5.00)
Ask Doodle why he flunked out of service-dog school and he’ll tell you: smart and obedient don’t always go hand in hand. Now he has a new job sniffing out bed bugs for his new boss, Josh Hunter. But when the boss’s ten-year old daughter, Molly, needs Doodle’s help to solve a mystery, Doodle’s nose and Molly’s camera lead them straight to danger.
Gabriel & Mr. Death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2010 by Laurel Fork Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family
(5.00)
Gabriel is a coon hound with an unusual gift: he can see Mr. Death. He doesn’t think too hard on it until one Christmas Eve when Mr. Death comes for the person Gabriel loves most. He can’t let that happen, no sir, no way. A touching story about a dog’s love and loyalty and the healing power of family.
Courtesy Call
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2010 by Laurel Fork Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(4.50)
Peter doesn’t mind his job as a telemarketer for LockTite Security Systems, not since Ann left. At least it fills his days. And he’s good at it. Find the need and fill it—that’s his secret to success. He works hard to keep his world and his heart as safe as a LockTite system. But when he starts getting sales calls from a mysterious woman offering him a “one-time gift of the Christmas sp
Walter's Christmas-Night Musik
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2010 by Laurel Fork Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.70)
A little magic, a little Mozart, a big miracle on Christmas Eve. . . Nothing has gone right for Walter Gunther since his wife died. He had to sell his music store to pay her medical bills and take a job in a big box music store. But when Walter is forced to work late on Christmas Eve, he receives a musical gift beyond his wildest imagining.

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