Iris Chacon

Biography

Iris Chacon is an award-winning author whose novels have garnered acclaim in the Mystery and Humor categories. In Iris’s wholesome stories, her characters find romance, mystery, and joy on the Florida peninsula and its islands. Her books are set in (sometimes little-known parts of) Florida, where her family has lived since the 1700s. Iris is the mother of two and, in addition to her novels, has written for radio, stage, and screen. She has also been a musician, teacher, and librarian.

Smashwords Interview

Which adjective describes you best, and why?
Singular. According to Thesaurus.com, synonyms include bizarre, outlandish, eccentric, unordinary, and atypical. Anyone who has ever gone to high school has had days when they felt singular – out of fashion, not part of the herd, marching to their own drummer. It is a good thing some days and a curse on other days, but it’s never boring. It’s a great word to be applied to creative artists, especially writers.
What music do you listen to?
The presets on my car radio reveal that I alternate between the contemporary Christian station, the country music station, the golden oldies (from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s), and the classical. I do enjoy soft rock or folk rock, but I seldom am listening to whatever the rest of the world is buzzing about or performing on The Voice. I am a music lover and nearly always have a song to go with whatever I’m doing at any given moment.
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Videos

Mudsills & Mooncussers
In deeply Southern Key West during the Civil War, a Yankee Spy must eliminate a Rebel agent who might be the woman he loves. ... Aaron Matthews poses as a shipwrecked merchant rescued by a wrecker captain, but Aaron hasn't counted on his attraction to the wrecker's daughter.

The Mammoth Murders, Book 2 of The Minokee Mysteries series
Sequel to the popular, award-winning Finding Miranda (Book 1 of the Minokee Mysteries), in rural Florida a sinkhole opens up to real a valuable Mammoth fossil. Then people begin disappearing. This video announces that The Mammoth Murders, which is already on ebook and paperback, is coming to audiobook in 2020.

Duby’s Doctor
A reluctant lady doctor becomes the bodyguard of a child-like, brain-injured man who used to be an undercover agent. Neither she nor he have any idea of the dangers that will soon arise from his forgotten past. This video acknowledges recent accolades including Finalist, 2020 Book Excellence Awards for Mystery.

Finding Miranda
Winner of Library Journal's Indie Ebook Awards in the Mystery Category. (2017)

Series

Minokee Mysteries
A blind deejay (Shepard Krausse) & a shy librarian (Miranda Ogilvy) in a tiny Florida town (Minokee), solve mysteries & escape deadly peril in each stand-alone novel. Repartee flies as their romance has its ups and downs. Minokee denizens who help the couple include: --Carlo - Italian friend, cook, chauffeur, & valet --Zeus, a Maine Coon cat, who seems clairvoyant. --Martha, Bernice, Wyneen, & Charlotte (avg. age 74.3), who gather every dawn to watch eye-candy Shep go running. --UFOlogists, conspiracy theorists, & ghost hunters - fans of Shep's radio show for insomniacs: "Sheep Counters." Shepard's snobbish, and domineering mother (Hermione Montgomery-Krausse) is always behind the scenes, trying to direct Shep's career. Miranda's parents, Dr. Zeke Ogilvy and Dr. Rosario Ogilvy, in Miami, have strong, mostly low, opinions about Minokee life. Our heroes discover new abilities in themselves with every story, as new enemies & new puzzles arise. (Diverse characters) (No profane language or erotica.)

Books

Emerald's Secret
Pre-release—available September 1, 2020. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,260. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The sparky relationship of a couple working undercover at a posh Florida resort may get them killed before they find the secret casino they are hunting. Things get worse when the target criminal's wife recognizes one of the cops as her policeman ex-boyfriend. Will she rat them out or keep their dangerous secret?
The Mammoth Murders, Book 2 of The Minokee Mysteries series
Series: Minokee Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,010. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
A Chinese Univ. of Fla. student & an old Florida farmer disappear, linked only by a canoe trip to a secret sinkhole. Neighbors, Shepard (a blind radio host) & Miranda (a shy librarian), soon find this double-murder puzzle could cost their lives - or at least their future together. Sequel to award-winning novel, "Finding Miranda."
Lou's Tattoos, A Comedy of Errors
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,890. Language: American English. Published: December 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Think "Romeo & Juliet" meets "The Three Stooges." It's 1995, and Lourdes O'Malley, tattoo artist, idolizes a famous, reclusive photographer: Galen Randall. Ironically, the never-photographed Randall meets Lou and, smitten, pursues her. But, tattooed biker gangs nationwide resolve to protect Lou from the stranger they mistake for a hitman. Can star-crossed lovers survive dimwitted biker bumblers?
Welcome to Saint FEEEPS, A Parochial School Comic Monologue
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Assistant Principal Mary Margaret Nordstrum serenely conducts the quarterly parents-&-teachers meeting of Saint Francis Ecumenical Evangelical Economical Parochial School while the principal and SWAT Team handle a typical Monday morning at the Preschool Building next door.
Snow, White & The Seven Daves
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Plays » Women Authors, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
This one-act play depicts the chaotic first workday of a new receptionist at the law firm of Snow, White & Sevendorff, where all the junior attorneys are named Dave.
Duby's Doctor
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,750. Language: American English. Published: March 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
He's a brain-damaged Adonis, she's a spinster surgeon. Neither of them knows he is an undercover agent with deadly enemies, and a "friend" will soon betray them into the clutches of killers. Who'll protect whom, when the shooting starts? Finalist, 2020 Book Excellence Awards, Mystery category.
Schifflebein's Folly
Price: Free! Words: 36,410. Language: American English. Published: January 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Winner of 2016 PROJECTWD Award, Paranormal category, on Wattpad.com. A hunky carpenter plans to adopt six kids -- IF he can convince authorities that he isn't crazy. He isn't. His teapot really IS talking to him! This is a funny way to build a family.
Mudsills & Mooncussers, A Novel of Civil War Key West
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,810. Language: American English. Published: December 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In Civil War Key West, a Yankee spy must find and stop a Southern agent whom he fears may, in fact, be the woman he loves.
Sylvie's Cowboy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,120. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Sylvie once had a penthouse, a Ferrari, jewels, and rich friends. Now she has what she can cram into her “classic” VW, plus half of a ranch in Nowhereville—shared with The Abominable Cowboy. Walt inherited The Pouty Princess when her father “died.” Walt’s supposed to keep her safe and happy. Ha! She’s dating a criminal, her dad’s still alive, and Walt lives a double life. What could go wrong?
Finding Miranda, The Minokee Mysteries Book One
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,270. Language: American English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Award-winning book 1 of a series. The tiny village of Minokee is chock full of mysteries like: How come only the blind guy sees the invisible librarian? Who killed Aunt Phyllis? Why does Miz Cleary carry a gun? Is Dave (the guide dog) the smartest guy in town? Can a blind man and a lady librarian take on a corrupt politician's hired killers and survive?

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Smashwords book reviews by Iris Chacon

  • Imágenes de mi alma on Aug. 16, 2018

    This debut anthology by gifted and elegant Colombian poet Luz Victoria Diaz is a treat for the heart and music to the soul. For native Spanish speakers, the beauty and eloquence of Diaz’s verse is touching and emotionally stimulating in all the best ways. For students of Spanish as a second language, the poetry of Luz Victoria Diaz is the best motivation ever to study hard in order to read more and more of what this talented and sensitive poet has to offer. The cover art captures the sweet sublimity of the book’s contents in a delightful way. I look forward to more of the same from Luz Victoria Diaz, the sooner the better.