Gretchen Rix

Biography

Gretchen Rix--I write Texas cozy mysteries in the Boo Done It series set in Lockhart, the barbecue capital of Texas. Tag line: Where there's more than indigestion brewing.

I've worked as a bookstore clerk, a newspaper writer, and a book reviewer. I've had jobs as a professional typist, a truck dispatcher and a health insurance claims processor. I learned a lot from these jobs. But my true inspiration for these mysteries was our family's stubborn, huge, skittish and always-hungry dog Boo Radley. This dog could drag anybody into an adventure.

My sister and I created and ran an international ghost story writing contest. It lasted four years. Now I no longer ever desire to be a magazine editor. I go to science fiction conventions. I'm a member of RWA. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I take the motto "Keep Austin Weird" seriously even though I live 35 miles away.

"Talking to The Dead Guys" is the first in a series of murder mysteries about a dog, strong women, and small-town living (or is it dying?). Check out all my books at http://rixcafetexican.com and my blog at http://gretchenrix.com.

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Books

The Goodall Manifest
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,010. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
She'd commanded a small troop of men since then. Led the survivors to safety. Quelled the mutiny. Discovered the murderer. She'd even brought in Van der Ryn so he could pay for his crimes. Accidently or not, it didn't matter. The captain must know all of this by now. She'd kept everyone alive when they probably should have died. She'd saved the cat, damn it! The Goodall Manifest.
The Goodall Mutiny
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,330. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Marooned, with failing systems and inexperienced officers, the dangerously dysfunctional crew must fight to survive. All the normal sounds usually reaching the lower decks of the USS Goodall during routine subspace flight have just been cut off. As if someone at the controls suddenly wants the crew isolated. Is this the Goodall mutiny everyone expected? Or is it something even worse?
Baby Sings The Boos
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,700. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In each of these original Boo and Baby stories from the author of The Cowboy's Baby and Talking To The Dead Guys, something always goes wrong. These tales introduce you to two of the quirkiest animals that Texas has ever seen. There's singing involved here somewhere. It says so right in the title. You're going to enjoy their screwball adventures, and you're going to laugh.
Tea With A Dead Gal
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,010. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
How can you run a successful annual Writers' Tea party when your guest author turns up murdered, and when your choice for a substitute speaker might be the prime suspect? Think old timey British mystery novel, but set it in Texas and put some barbecue in it. Add the unruly American mastiff Boo Radley into the mix and you get chaos. Funny and quirky. The second in the Boo Done It mystery series.
The Safari Bride
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,270. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Cannibals. Man-eating lions. Crocodiles. Pygmies. Monkeys. Lost Cities. Lots of naked people. Mr. Bryce, the best Great White Hunter of them all, rues the day he ever met one Miss Gafford from Texas. Darkest Africa may never be the same. Little does he know, but Miss Gafford's safari trip spells his doom. And that of his men. A steamy adventure romance set in the end of the 19th century.
The Cowboy's Baby Goes To Heaven
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,310. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Fairy tales
Former diplomat Leona Robin wonders if she made a mistake moving to rural Texas. Her son loves it here, but in a place where it's normal for a prize bull to have his own pet pig and hay bales are raining from the sky, Leona wonders how she'll ever fit in. That is, until she'd thrown right into local preacher Ralph Maybeath's arms. Second in The Cowboy's Baby series. A romantic comedy.
Talking To The Dead Guys
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,710. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A Texas mystery about a dog, strong women, and small-town living (or is it dying?). Shoot! I'll cut right to the chase. When me and my sister's mastiff Boo Radley drags me off my feet during the damned cemetery tour right onto a dead corpse, the dog poop hits the fan. And that's just chapter one. Welcome to Lockhart, the barbecue capital of Texas, where's there more than indigestion brewing.
Arroyo
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,050. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
An angel of God who can't remember his purpose. Two legendary lovers. Three strangers, battling one another and the ancient menace one carries unknowingly on her back into the West Texas arroyo. Their bond takes them from the flying saucers of Marfa to the vampire temptress of San Antonio, and then clear across mythical 1893 Texas to their fiery end. Arroyo--not your grandfather's sort of western.
The Cowboy's Baby
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,130. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The Cowboy's Baby is a short, contemporary western romance blended into Texas tall tale tradition and slapstick. It's a Texas tale full of quirky and memorable characters about accepting love where you find it. (And about having lots of bathroom paper on hand.) "Sleeping Beauty meets Louis L'Amour. A fun read. Not the same old baby. You won't be disappointed. This is one you shouldn't miss."

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