Karin Ficke Cook

Biography

I'm 67 (I'm old), an American from Iowa living in my old high school (which is now a senior apartment complex in Davenport) and was married to L.M. Cook who lived in Oldham, UK. We met on the Internet, married in England and were married for 16 years until his death in June 2013. We had no children, but have a rescue cat named Jade and my hobbies range from regional cooking to beading and plaster statuary restoration. There are a lot more interests, but there isn't room here!! I am a published author of four traditional novels (which are a series) and now an eBook author of six through Smashwords.com and I normally write in the mystery/crime category. A portion of the royalties from my ebooks (when I have gone into profitability) will be donated to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Rotary International to provide needed vaccines to poor countries, especially to combat Polio, which has now resurfaced globally. I had Polio at age four and a half and now have Post Polio Sequelae, which is why I became a writer. I was unable to continue in sales, so I used my background to become a published author at age 55. Although I am retired, I am a full-time author and manage to work in photography when I'm able. But now it is time to sell my work, create new books and my time has now been booked up for the next five years with lots of new projects. I thought retirement was supposed to give you free time? NOT.

Where to find Karin Ficke Cook online


Where to buy in print


Books

Northwoods Forest Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,440. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Here it is - the first novel I wrote in 2003! And now it's available in eBook format! This is a family oriented (age 16 and up), faith-based mystery set in 1885 and 2005 which tells the story of a man unjustly convicted of a crime and the family and friends who help to rectify it 120 years later. And it is also a love story of great sadness, new joy and hope for the future.
The Fault Lies Beneath
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,750. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Science fiction » General
This may be a Wisconsin story, but it has global implications. Do you ever wonder what would happen if the New Madrid Fault expanded the entire length of the continent and caused a horrendous earthquake? What if it split our nation in half? And what of Global Warming? As a world community, can we stop these things? This is a fictional story but what if it was real?
The Town Gray Built
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
Sometimes sadness can extend to family and in the worse case scenario, it can cover an entire island with its only town. The town of Sunshine has become grim, covered in a gray shroud of sadness and a young woman named Mary has been brought to the island to see if she can rejuvenate it - bring back the joy it once had. But, can she discover how to bring it back to life?
Always Have - Always Will
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,370. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance
When Molly O'Brien's husband Phil dies from injuries sustained in a car accident, she must find the strength to go on with her life. Christmas alone was not an option, so she went half-way around the world to Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina for a spiritual retreat to deal with the sadness and loss she couldn't shake. But a miracle happened - she fell in love and joy returned to her heart.
Good Old Uncle Norman
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00)
Do you have a goofy relative who is constantly playing pranks? Is there something not quite right about the new home you are moving into - but you can't put your finger on it? Combine the two and you have Uncle Norman and his oddball idea of justice - justice for someone who was murdered and discovery of the killers who got away - well, almost.
Seven Doors of Time
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 158,340. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.50)
This is a collection of seven short stories compiled over a period of three years. Some have similar themes - some have weddings. A few have romance, some do not. One is about Victorian time travel and murder, another is environmental in scope. Another story is about drugs, crime and deceit. There is something for everyone in here!

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american    british humour    catholic    character    christian    christmas    comedy    crime    death    environmental    faith    fiction    global warming    international    justice    love story    medjugorje    murder    mystery    redemption    relationship    religious    science    short stories   

Smashwords book reviews by Karin Ficke Cook

  • When Spirit Calls - you answer on April 10, 2013
    (no rating)
    I highly recommend this book for anyone who thinks they might have a gift, someone seeking information on the topic and anyone who wants more knowledge on psychic abilities. This is the definitive 'go-to' book for answers to your questions. The book is easy to read and understand and who knows, it might be a door in which you will walk through to a new experience of your own. Thank you, Dr. Diskin for writing such an excellent book.