Natalie Buske Thomas is the author of the Serena Wilcox Mysteries, the Dramatic Mom comic stories, Savannah's Inky Imagination and the Thriving in a Hateful World series. She is also an oil painter and entertainer. Her paintings have been in exhibits, galleries and on tour. Please view her website to see her list of titles, pictures of her paintings, life stuff on her blog, and more!
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The Serena Wilcox Mysteries is a series of 12 books that started in 1998 and will finish in 2015. The official first book of The Serena Wilcox Mysteries is Angels Mark.
Serena Wilcox is a quirky former private detective, a happily married wife, and a mother of three. While Serena is far removed from the political scene, President Ann Kinji is drowning in a divided nation riddled with conspiracies, power-hungry government and criminal politicians. President Kinji calls upon government outsider Serena Wilcox. Can Serena save the day with her unlikely crew of vigilantes and burned agents?
The Serena Wilcox Mysteries in chronological order:
1. Gene Play (novella 1, 1998)
2. Virtual Memories (novella 2, 1999)
3. Camp Conviction (novella 3, 2000)
4. Angels Mark, 2011 (book 1)
5. Covert Coffee, 2012
6. Bluebird Flown, 2013
7. Project Scarecrow, 2013
8. Ruby Red, 2014
9. Future Beyond, 2014
10. Project Willow, 2014
11. Downward Spiral, 2015
12. Shed Secrets, 2015
Spin-off series “10 Chapters”:
1. Fender, 2015
2. Mol, 2015
10 Chapters is a series of fast-paced alternate reality adventures beginning with Fender.
Advances in technology made it possible to implant computers as small as a living cell into our bodies. Electronic information was stored within us for easy transactions. Scientists had engineered our systems to work together more efficiently. They had connected our bodies and minds to our social selves, to our communities, to our nations, and to Planet Earth. But something went wrong.
Fender is one of the 2% of the world’s population whose spirit has been transferred to the body of another person who is living as Fender (call him Fender #2) in an alternate reality.
Scientists are calling this phenomenon “spirit transference”. How can we prevent spirit transference from happening? How can we return the 2% back to their original bodies? While scientists wring their hands, politicians are hiding this disastrous truth from the public. As the afflicted 2% are revealed, they are whisked away to a secret government facility.
Can Fender stay one step ahead of the agents who are after him? Is he a hero in the making?
How do we fight the enemy within? The World Order continues to push toward a utopian society. Peace and security are sought at any cost—even if it means that humanity itself will be lost. Can Serena Wilcox stop the march toward artificial intelligence, or is it too late to change the course of fate? SHED SECRETS is the final book in the 12-book Serena Wilcox mystery series.
Is this you? Do you know a little boy who pretends to be a superhero? Or a mom who attracts awkward and ridiculous situations? Dramatic Mom could have been written about YOUR family! Dramatic Mom is a short and sweet book about the love of family, the joy of laughter, and what’s really important in life, in the form of funny poems and comics.
Can Serena Wilcox, former private detective and happily married mother of three, reverse the horrifying downward spiral of humanity? Imagine a world without war, without poverty, and without pain. Imagine a world with no mortality, no morality, and no miracles. This is the future, where everyone is the same and independent thinking is eradicated.
Fender is one of the 2% of the population whose spirit has been transferred to the body of another person (Fender #2) in an alternate reality. Scientists call this phenomenon “spirit transference”, while politicians hide the disastrous truth from the public. As the afflicted 2% are revealed, they are whisked away to a secret facility. Can Fender escape imprisonment? Is he a hero in the making?
"Nana Plays" is a picture book illustrated by original oil paintings. The illustrations are sweet and joyful, while also tender and sad. The story is based on Natalie's own experiences when she was her mother's caregiver and she brought her youngest child to see Nana. "Nana Plays" delivers a powerful message about kindness and love. Watch Natalie paint the art for "Nana Plays", link included.
Serena Wilcox investigates high tech and psychological crimes. Her new case is Project Willow: Humans are genetically modified to be of optimal age, unified race and one gender. There is no more poverty or disease. The world is at peace. But they want more. They want to live forever. Not everyone wants immortality. Some only want to be human. Can Serena reverse genetic research? Is it too late?
Original oil paintings tell the story of how Grandpa watches over a little boy over the course of his life, even though Grandpa can be with him only in spirit. Gentle emotions, passionate colors, and simple words communicate an inspirational message that love lives on and family is forever. Watch the artist paint the pictures from Grandpa Smiles by clicking on the link inside the book.
The future of the nation depends on former private detective Serena Wilcox and her unlikely crew. The Serena Wilcox books are quirky, suspenseful and unpredictable thrillers featuring creative plot twists about corrupt government and political nastiness. The Serena Six contains six complete novels: Angels Mark, Covert Coffee, Bluebird Flown, Project Scarecrow, Ruby Red and Future Beyond.
Time travel detective Serena Wilcox investigates corrupt governments of the past, present and future with her heroic crew. Geek candy, dry humor, and plot-twisting suspense await those who join Serena on her latest adventure. What began in Project Scarecrow continues in Ruby Red and comes to a thrilling conclusion in Future Beyond. Historical references.
RUBY RED is a fast-paced mystery thriller with surprising plot twists, dry wit and disturbing ideas. Meet Albert Einstein, travel to Ellis Island, and add the MOTF to your list of things that give you nightmares! Book 5 in The Serena Wilcox Mysteries
Serena is a quirky, brilliant, and flippant detective who solves crimes by following her whims. Is she the best choice for the world’s first time travel investigator? Agent Estep doesn’t think so, and he never misses a chance to remind everyone of his objections. Meanwhile, Estep is saddled with “managing” Serena with the help of techie-gypsy eccentric burned agent Beav and crew.
Bluebird Flown goes even deeper into the madness of futuristic America; corrupt, heavy with conspiracies-- chillingly close to tomorrow's headlines. President Ann Kinji trusts no one, except for government outsider, former private detective mother-of-three Serena Wilcox and her motley crew. As the United States continues to spiral out of control will anyone remain standing?
As the case draws her ever closer to the conspiracy to kill the president, Serena Wilcox reaches out to the criminally insane for help, sinking deeper and deeper into a rabbit hole where the bodies are piling up and nothing is as it seems. Dystopian, eerie, oddly humorous, and intense, COVERT COFFEE is a fast-paced thriller, book two in the Serena Wilcox Mysteries.
Futuristic America is geographically divided, with two governing presidents: John Williams and Japanese-American Ann Kinji. Conspiracy, greed and a lust for power are at the root of this plot-twisting thriller about corrupt government; when the future of the nation depends on former private detective Serena Wilcox and her unlikely crew.
Annabel got what she wished for. The popular kids wanted her, the cutest boy in school wanted her, her teachers were fun and her family was normal. But she discovered that this wasn't what she wanted after all. Now she must find a way to undo what the Magic Camera had done.
The Magic Camera is a suspenseful and mysterious page-turner for middle grade through adult readers.