Kathy's unconventional path to publication can certainly be described as the "road less traveled." A pioneer for women in law enforcement, she was one of the first female state troopers in Iowa, and she learned two valuable lessons that have served her well in her pursuit of a professional writing career: never give up and never stop laughing.
Kathy is the award-winning author of the Calamity Jayne Mystery series. She's been a Romantic Times American Title finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a finalist in the prestigious Daphne Du Maurier Award of Excellence contest, among other writing accolades.
Ace Cub Reporter Tressa "Calamity" Jayne Turner is back in Grandville and ready to enjoy the slower pace of with small town life and begin building a dating resume with one handsome ranger. It’s Frontier Days at the Historical Village, but mischief’s afoot—of the malicious variety!
From nationally bestselling author Kathleen Bacus comes a compilation of 5 full length, humorous romantic mysteries, including: Calamity Jayne (book #1), Calamity Jayne and Fowl Play at the Fair (book #2), Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming (book #3), Calamity Jayne and the Campus Caper (book #4), Calamity Jayne in the Wild, Wild West (book #5)
What's the hardest part of learning to ride a tandem?
It's late July, and reporter Tressa Jayne Turner's summer is as sizzling as Ranger Rick Townsend when she covers TribRide—the ginormous state-wide bicycle ride—on a tandem bike with her rival in a Star Trek themed team! But when malicious pranks start to befall the team, Tressa is determined to get the true story.
Did you hear about the blonde coyote?
It got stuck in a trap, chewed off three legs, and was still stuck.
Tressa Jayne Turner’s Gammy is gettin' hitched, and Tressa is looking forward to a little down time in the desert. But this wacky wedding's about to become a southwestern scavenger hunt of Amazing Race-meets-The Da Vinci Code proportions!
What does a blonde get on her intelligence test?
Ace cub reporter Tressa Jayne Turner goes back to college, what's to stop her from making the grade? Her grandmother turned roommate rekindling an old flame, maid of honor madness run amok, a botched betrothal that's more than just schoolyard gossip, and a campus criminal who is out to teach the student body a lesson... one crime at a time.
What's a blonde pirate always looking for, even though it's right behind her?
Tressa's barely got her sea legs on a lo-cal "biggest loser" cruise, when a dastardly murder plot bobs to the surface that only she can solve.
It's autumn in the heartland, but this year, Tressa Jayne Turner isn't just enjoying the candy corn, popcorn balls and caramel apples. This reporter is on a mission to sniff out a serious story. Enter a blackmailing, six-foot-two-inch homecoming queen candidate with all the charm of Frankenstein in taffeta, a rival reporter out to scoop the competition, and a séance-hosting grandmother!
Tressa Jayne Turner, known in her hometown as "Calamity Jayne" for her unconventional exploits, is ready to enjoy the final weeks of summer at The Iowa State Fair. But when her cousin goes missing, it's another fine, sticky mess she's gotten herself into. The only question is, can she solve the crime and save the day... or will this blonde be enjoying her final fair?
Tressa Jayne Turner has had it up to here with the dumb-blonde jokes and a childhood nickname that's harder to get rid of than her favorite pair of cowboy boots. Then Tressa finds a seriously dead body and an opportunity to get a skeptical citizenry to see that she's no longer that skinny kid with scraped knees by resurrecting her job as a reporter for the hometown paper and solving a murder.