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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Where to find D.E. Haggerty online


Books

Picture Not Perfect
Pre-release—available January 21, 2019. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,950. Language: American English. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When the police find pictures of Melanie hanging up at her murdered colleague’s house, they’re convinced he was stalking her. Maybe she even killed him. Melanie was not being stalked! And she certainly didn’t kill her supposed stalker – as if. But Mel – always up for a bit of drama – jumps at the chance to go search for the real killer.
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?
Buried Appearances
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,420. Language: American English. Published: November 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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*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.

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