Black Bay Books

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Black Bay Books, located in the Florida Panhandle, specializes in poetry and other fine literature.

Despite only entering two titles, Black Bay Books was awarded 5 medals in the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards contest. Sara Warner's Still Waters won the GRAND PRIZE in all fiction as well as winning the General Fiction category and was a top-5 finalist in Suspense/Thriller. The News in Small Towns, the first novel in Iza Moreau's Small Town Series, was awarded finalist medals in two categories: Mystery Fiction and Regional Fiction. Not bad for a couple of people who live on horse farms.

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Secrets in Small Towns
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Series: Small Town, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,980. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
It all starts when Sue-Ann finds a zonked-out teen near her farm. When it turns out that he has escaped from a juvenile detention center long rumored to abuse its charges, she decides to investigate. But the kid goes missing, and Sue-Ann has to find him--especially since Sgt. Joe Bickley of the local sheriff's office is threatening to "out" Sue-Ann and her girlfriend unless she produces the boy.
The Small Town Series: Boxed Set of 3 Complete Novels
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 277,890. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2014 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
The Small Town Series is now available in a boxed set. Follow the adventures of Sue-Ann McKeown--newspaper editor, dressage rider, and national champion archer--as she struggles to make ends meet in the little North Florida town of Pine Oak. One of the most important and enjoyable lesbian mystery series in the last 20 years. Includes all three complete novels about Sue-Ann, Gina, & their friends.
The News in Small Towns
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Series: Small Town, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,160. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Sue-Ann McKeown returns to her home town after a crushing six months of war reporting in Iraq. She has given up her high-profile job in Virginia and broken up with her boyfriend. Even her new job with a small-town newspaper seems almost too much to handle, especially since her old high school rival works there, too. But a dead goat is in her future, as well as voodoo, horses, and maybe even love.
Madness in Small Towns
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Series: Small Town, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,490. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Things are always a little wonky in Pine Oak, Florida. But lately reporter Sue-Ann McKeown, feels like every crazy thing is landing on her desk. For one thing, a former mental patient demands that Sue-Ann write his story—or else. And what is the meaning of the coded messages she hears on the local pirate radio station? And why has her new best friend quit her job and left town for places Unknown?
Mysteries in Small Towns
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,540. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2015 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
8 stories in the Small Town Series featuring lesbian newspaper editor Sue-Ann McKeown and her friends in Pine Oak, Florida. These are all mysteries--about horses, archery, writing, love, and murder. Find out what finally happens to the characters in the Small Town Trilogy of novels. This is the 4th and last book in the popular detective series. Includes the novella, "Indian Summer."
The Edge: A One-Act Play
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A woman in her thirties unexpectedly moves back into the family home after her marriage goes sour, then informs her father that she has been studying to be a clown. Her father's reaction to her return--and her reasons for marrying in the first place--are the cards from which this fragile playhouse is built. An excellent play for two actors using a minimal stage.
Little Saigon (A Play in Three Acts)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,870. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011 by Black Bay Books. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
During the final exodus from Vietnam in 1975, a family from Saigon arrives in a refugee camp in Florida. Their old professions--physician, lawyer, technician--are useless to them now. Somehow, they must find a sponsor, a place to live, and some kind of menial job. They also must learn why their father--and their savings--disappeared just before they were scheduled to depart for their new country.


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  • Hilda - Snow White Revisited on Nov. 30, 2011
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    Cute and entertaining, but rife with typos, misspellings, and misuse of language. If we are going to publish our own books, we need better self-editing. I do not approve of the star rating system, so I have ignored it.
  • The Ex-Pacifist on May 25, 2013

    This is one of those books that hook you first by the cover, then by the blurb, then by the first chapter--which is theway the it should work in buying an e-book. Wilson has created her own version of the universe peopled with characters that you would either like to be or would like to stay away from. The story is exciting, the writing is vibrant, and the anticipation remains through the last chapter. Looking forward to #2 in the series.
  • Machine on June 10, 2013

    An exquisite piece of futuristic writing. Much better than 99 percent of what you will find on the racks of most bookstores and better than 100 per cent of what you will find on the best seller lists.n
  • Keeping Secrets: A Mimi/Gianna Mystery on Sep. 05, 2013

    One of the very best in the hopefully increasing sub-genre of lesbian mystery. Written 20 years ago, it is still fresh (and scary) today.
  • Precipitation on Jan. 14, 2014

    For fans of flash fiction, this is as good as it gets. In just a page or two, the author, spare and clear, shows us a hard side of growing up that we sometimes, wrongly, ignore.
  • Joe's Honeymoon, 1947 on Jan. 15, 2014

    Short shorts are supposed to be sort of snapshots of life. This story takes us beyond that to become the snapshot of a snapshot. I'm looking forward to reading more of these, maybe in a collected volume