D.E. Haggerty

Biography

I grew-up reading everything I could get my grubby hands on from my mom's Harlequin romances to Nancy Drew to Little Women. When I wasn't flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although on the odd occasion I did manage to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. After surviving the army experience, I went back to school and got my law degree. I jumped ship and joined the hubby in the Netherlands before the graduation ceremony could even begin. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic after returning to the law. But being a lawyer really wasn’t my thing, so I quit (again!) and went off to Germany to start a B&B. Turns out being a B&B owner wasn’t my thing either. I polished off that manuscript languishing in the attic before deciding to follow the husband to Istanbul where I decided to give the whole writer-thing a go. But ten years was too many to stay away from adopted home. I packed up again and moved to The Hague where I’m currently working on my next book. I hope I’ll always be working on my next book.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
After getting out of the military, I realized how different a person I’d become (not always in the positive!) and I wanted to write a story about how being in the military (especially for a woman) can profoundly change you. I don’t have the writing ability to tell that story without some ‘shocking event’ occurring so I made one up!
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is great! Without any cost to the author, it's possible to get an ebook published and distributed to various sellers. Without an agent it's hard for an indie author to get access to these sellers.
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Books

Searching for Gertrude
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 85,740. Language: American English. Published: January 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical
The love of Rudolf’s life, Gertrude, is forced to flee Nazi Germany. It takes years, but Rudolf eventually follows her. Once in Istanbul, however, he can’t find Gertrude. He enlists the help of Rosalyn, and they find themselves working with a British intelligence officer. As the danger increases and the search stretches on, Rudolf and Rosalyn grow close, but Rudolf gave his heart away long ago.
Fat Girl Begone
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 70,710. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When my long-term boyfriend dumps me, it spurs me into the diet-fitness-revenge-plan of the century. With a hot personal trainer, a set of cool new friends, and a new best male friend, things are looking up. Naturally, that’s the moment my ex wants me back, the personal trainer asks me out, and my male buddy wants out of the friendzone. Just call me Ms. Drama.
Self-Serve Murder
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,960. Language: American English. Published: December 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » General
Kristie may be a sweetheart out to save the world, but sticking her nose into an investigation of rapes across campus makes her the target of a murderer. Before she knows it, Kristie is smack dab in the middle of a murder investigation with her colleagues. If that’s not enough to drive a sane person up the wall, a friend has decided he’s going to keep her safe whether she wants him to or not.
Bring Your Own Baker
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,370. Language: American English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Anna just wants to earn enough money on the side to buy into the bakery where she works with her best nerd pal Callie. The last thing she expects to see when she walks into her friend’s apartment to do some moonlighting is a blood bath. Come join us at Callie’s Cakes, where murder investigations are on the menu, but make sure you bring your own baker because Anna’s a bit preoccupied at the moment.
Never Trust a Skinny Cupcake Baker
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,550. Language: American English. Published: April 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A cozy mystery with a heap of laughs, a generous portion of romance, and just a smidgeon of suspense. Callie’s life is rather awesome. There’s just the little matter of her being accused of murdering her pole dancing instructor. Between stripper auditions and a detective who insists Callie is the woman of his dreams, it’s a roller coaster adventure. Cupcakes not included.
Molly's Misadventures
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 64,930. Language: American English. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Who knew walking in on my husband getting it on with his younger, skanky secretary and returning home to take care of my sick father would lead me to a new career as a professional blogger and into the arms of love?
Love in the Time of Murder
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,400. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » General
The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives are facing their toughest case yet. The granddaughter of one of the knitting detectives, Dee, is accused of murdering her estranged husband. The amateur detectives aren’t about to let one of their own get sent to the slammer and jump at the chance to search for the true killer. Dee's new status as a widow is also the perfect opportunity to play matchmaker.
Jack Gets His Man
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 44,900. Language: American English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Jack’s life is awesome until his smoking hot new bookkeeper discovers things at the store aren’t actually as they seem. Jack’s bestie and the gray-haired knitting detectives jump at the chance to solve Jack’s problems. They’re determined to find love for Jack as well as his missing money. Will Jack catch a thief or find love? Either way Jack’s going to get his man.
Begraven in het Verleden
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,540. Language: Dutch. Published: April 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Skylar Dewitt is haar hele leven verstoten vanwege haar grootvaders bekende sympathie voor de Nazi’s. Nu is haar grootvaders lichaam gevonden in Nederland, in een gebied wat bekend staat als een executie veld van de Nazi’s. Skylar vliegt naar Nederland opzoek naar antwoorden omtrent haar grootvaders lot. Haar zoektocht leidt tot verloren familie, maar kan ze het mysterie ontrafelen?
Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 48,100. Language: American English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00)
My name is Izzy. I drink too much, am clumsier than a newborn foal, and my brain-to-mouth filter often malfunctions. My best friend Jack has decided it’s time I jump back in the dating pool. Just when things in the dating world start to heat up, my grandma dies. Did someone really kill grandma or am I and my merry band of geriatric thieves imagining things?
Buried Appearances
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,420. Language: American English. Published: November 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00)
*Newly revised and edited 26 November 2014* Skylar Dewitt has been ostracized her entire life due to her grandfather’s well-known sympathies with the Nazis. But now her grandfather’s body has been recovered in the Netherlands in an area famous for being a Nazi killing ground. Skylar jets off to Holland in search of answers.
Unforeseen Consequences
Price: Free! Words: 62,830. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(3.00)
Unforeseen Consequences is a suspense novel about four military women that discovered a heinous crime was about to be committed. They take action but a tragedy occurred nonetheless and now they are forced to keep their actions a secret. But the secret is about to come out. What do they do? Do they confess and risk jail? Or keep quiet and continue living in guilt?

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