Cathy Smith (Sophia Watson) lives in northern Maine near the Canadian border writing cozy novels (on Nook and Kindle also as Zara Brooks-Watson), poetry (on Kindle as Cathy Smith), taking photographs (for the poetry) and editing her short stories from the Nineties (of which she has many). She lives in a farming (rural) area watching the wildlife -- recently foxes, weasels and cardinals -- and the ubiquitous coyote. She has a wonderful rescued Yorkshire terrier named Sparky, supports third world and other animal rescue organizations online and has owned quite a few amazing dogs and cats.
She also writes under two pseudonyms -- Zara Brooks-Watson and Sophia Watson (cozy mysteries). She has four book websites -- silverlakemysteries.weebly.com -- jitterbug-watson.weebly.com -- zarabrookswatson.weebly.com and appleciderpoetry.weebly.com -- She authors the Silver Lake Cozy Mystery Series and the Bonaventura Cozy Mysteries -- samples of these books and links to all of her online downloads are available on the website link below. She is her own publisher as Cozy Pubishing. More books are available under all three names on Nook and Kindle and many other e-book distributors online. She attended Boston University (graduating magna cum laude) and Harvard.
Silver Lake is an exciting eco/jet-setter nexus of extreme sports, fishing on the Mississippi, spelunking in the Ozarks & much more - plus Asia Reynolds, Elise Snuggles & Sgt. Sheila Rodriguez, dogs & livestock solving the problems of the rich and privileged. 4 books to the series -- the second book is "Snow Angels" -- the third book is "That Summer in Silver Lake" -- the fourth book is "Solstice". Books 2 and 4 comprise a mini-series on international cyber crime.
See silverlakemysteries.wixsite.com/sophia-watson for links and book descriptions.
Officer Carlton Thomas, a dishonest cop newly hired in Silver Lake is an aggressively unfriendly professional poker player. We visit the "High Rollers" Casino in Silver Lake during an increasingly antagonistic game of "Texas Hold 'Em" where the local cop is becoming agitated because he met his match while trying to "take" a few naive tourists in a high stakes game ending with a whirlwind chase.
Jake Wheeler, a child computer prodigy and adult hacker, is about to undergo a radical personality change. Bullied as a child, inheriting a vast fortune from his Scottish grandfather, he is being chased by a slew of international police. Now is not the time to change, but he is a lost man and has no option. His personal helicopter loses altitude over the Scottish Hebrides, he must survive.
This is the first book in a mini-series about international cyber crime and Cyber Vigilantes within the Silver Lake mysteries.
Jake Wheeler has been a major cyber-criminal, a teenage genius and computer prodigy, a hacker and Dark Net web-host, the victim of a ‘copter crash on the cliffs off the Scottish Highlands, honorary member of Anonymous, an FBI fugitive. Then, an FBI informant.
This is the First Book in the Silver Lake Cozy Mystery Series by Sophia Watson. Silver Lake Illinois is part of the East Cape Girardeau farming community and extreme sports - eco-tourist area. The town is situated across the Mississippi river from Mingo National Wildlife Refuge and the foothills of the Missouri Ozarks. It features bungee jumping, hot air balloon rides, spelunking & more.