Sweet Success

Sweet Success for Debbie Burke

By; Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Debbie Burke on the recent release of her latest book, CROWEDED HEARTS.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

This novella, from the Tawny Lindholm Thrillers with a Heart series, follows the continuing adventures of Tawny Lindholm and Tillman Rosenbaum as they prepare for their upcoming wedding. But will the wedding happen? The novella can be purchased through Amazon.

Debbie Burke, Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Debbie Burke writes thrillers with a heart. A regular blogger at The Kill Zone, her nonfiction articles have appeared in national and international publications. She is a founding member of Authors of the Flathead and helps to plan the annual Flathead River Writers Conference in Kalispell, Montana. Her greatest joy is mentoring young writers. The first book in Debbie’s series, INSTRUMENT OF THE DEVIL, won the 2016 Zebulon Award which led to her publishing contract. For more information about Debbie and her books, follow her on Twitter or visit her at www.debbieburkewriter.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Bill Bush

Bill Bush is excited to announce the, October 24, 2020, release of his latest book, WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT. This cozy mystery won first place in the 2020 Zebulon contest in the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category, and is the first in the Halstead Mystery series.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Eden didn’t peg bribery, kidnapping, and murder for summer activities.

For eighteen-year-old Eden, her court-mandated community service is set to be every bit as punishing as prison. Sent off to work at a pizza joint while living with her grandmother in a little out-of-the-way town, at least she can appreciate the peace and quiet.

But the town is hiding its own secrets, and pretty soon peace and quiet will be very hard to come by. She might not realize it, but between the spiteful neighbor, the enigmatic mayor, and the calculating owner of the abandoned hospital, Eden’s 90 days in Halstead are set to be the most exciting of her life.

Follow Eden’s unexpected adventure in this strange and entertaining tale of mystery.

Bill Bush - Headshot

 ­­­ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Bill Bush grew up in Yates Center, Kansas, and is a graduate of Yates Center High School and Tabor College. He loves God, his two children, writing, and running. Not always in that order, but he tries.

His desire to write comes from his mom, Phyllis Roth Lewis, who published two books and wrote numerous other short stories, poems, and books.

Besides WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT, Bill is the author of the Vetrix series and writes full-time for the Harvey County Independent, Harvey County Now, and McPherson News-Ledger newspapers. Visit the author at billbushauthor.com/ or follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Deborah Martinez Martinez

By; Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Martinez Martinez on the recent release of her latest book, CHICANA ACTIVISTS OF COLORADO: POWERFUL WOMEN PAPER DOLLS AND THEIR STORIES.

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Illustrated by Robert W. Pacheco, the unusual art portfolio book uses the paper doll format to present 21 short biographies of each woman and her work in social justice. According to the author, “These women and their stories are treasures. Their stories are potent and serve to motivate and guide.” The book is available from the publisher,  VanishingHorizons.com  and from Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

This is the second book by author Deborah Martinez Martinez, Ph.D, and the eleventh book for her as editor and CEO of Vanishing Horizons Publishing. She retired from higher education with the Colorado State University of Pueblo in 2004. “Throughout my career as a college recruiter,” she said, “I realized that no matter how much someone worked for the good of the community, only certain people showed up in the newspaper. It was the racism and sexism of the 1970s. Being an author and publisher is my way of combatting that slide into anonymity that faced some of these leaders.” For more information about the author or her other books, visit the author at VanishingHorizons.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Terry Odell

Congratulations to Terry Odell on her recent release, HEATHER’S CHASE, set against a backdrop of the British Isles.


ABOUT THE BOOK:  Caregiver Heather Donnegal reluctantly accepts a tour of the British Isles to honor a patient’s dying wish. Private Investigator Chase Nolan has been hired to find and bring back a woman his wealthy client has accused of stealing from him. Two businesses are at stake. Will they trust each other enough to save both? Escape with Heather and Chase in this stand-alone international mystery romance. This and other books by Terry Odell can be purchase from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers worldwide: Universal Book Link

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Terry Odell began writing by mistake, when her son mentioned a television show and she thought she’d be a good mom and watch it so they’d have common ground for discussions.

Little did she know she would enter the world of writing, first via fan fiction, then through internet groups, and finally with live critique partners. Her first publications were short stories, but she found more freedom in longer works and began studying the craft.

Now a multi-published, award winning author, Terry resides with her husband and rescue dog in the mountains of Colorado. Visit the author at terryodell.com and follow her on TwitterFacebook, and Goodreads


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for D. M. O’Byrne

Congratulations to D.M. O’Byrne on another author milestone!

D.M. O'Byrne books

D.M. O’Byrne, author of four mysteries from Black Opal Books, is pleased to announce that the Pikes Peak Library District now carries her books, including DANGEROUS TURF, THREE TO ONE ODDS, and the first two in the Ryn Lowell Colorado Mysteries series: DEATH IN TROUT FORK, and THE MOUNTAINTOP MURDERS. The third book in the series, A KILLING IN VAIL, is available on the Black Opal Books’ website, Amazon, and other bookstores worldwide.

D.M. O'Byrne - author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: D.M. O’Byrne’s first job was as a waitress. Now she’s a writer of mystery novels. In between, jobs included English teacher, racehorse exerciser, jockey, accountant, golf resort assistant manager, writer, and editor. Her places of residence ranged from the Jersey Shore to a lengthy sojourn in California, and finally to the Colorado Rockies. Each profession, each location was rife with life lessons, fascinating characters, potential plot lines, and wide-ranging experiences. Sooner or later, they will all end up on the written page. D.M. lives in Colorado Springs with her husband. Visit the author’s website and follow her Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Margaret Mizushima

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Margaret Mizushima on the September 8th release of her latest book, HANGING FALLS, the sixth Timber Creek K-9 Mystery from Crooked Lane Books

Book Cover - Hanging Falls

ABOUT THE BOOK:  In this episode, Deputy Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo investigate the death of a person they found floating in a mountain lake, while Mattie seeks answers from long lost family about the secrets of her past. HANGING FALLS can be found or ordered wherever books are sold.

Margaret Mizushima

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Margaret Mizushima is the author of the award-winning and internationally published Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries. She serves as president for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, was elected the 2019-2020 Writer of the Year by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and is also a member of Northern Colorado Writers, Sisters in Crime, and Pikes Peak Writers. She lives in Colorado on a small ranch with her veterinarian husband where they raised two daughters and a multitude of animals. Visit the author at margaretmizushima.com and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Ghosts of Downtown

Congratulations to the PPW members who were selected for this year’s Ghosts of Downtown walking tour in Colorado Springs. Stuart Gould, Laura Hayden, Robin LaBorde, and Tammila Wright each provided a spooky story that is told by a guide as they led walking tours to visit some of Colorado Springs historic buildings.

Although the tours were sold out for 2020 mark your calendar for next year when submissions re-open.

Sweet Success for J. Dallas Brooks

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to J. Dallas Brooks on the release of his latest novel, MARTIAN MIST.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Martian Mist - cover

Surviving the end of the world is hard. It’s even harder if you’re on the menu.

When the first manned mission to Mars makes an unexpected return in 2037 with a dead crew, a terrible contaminant is unleashed that turns the skies purple and threatens humanity’s survival. It brings with it a frightening new apex predator that bumps the surviving humans down the food chain. In this new world, the unflappable sixteen-year-old, Zach Granger, rides his dirt bike across the scorching Arizona desert. With only a shotgun and his loyal beagle hound, Zach must find the robotics expert, Skylar Lucas—a man who may not even exist. His life hangs in the balance when the monsters catch his scent, and Zach must race to California in a quest to find where he belongs. Pick up your copy at Amazon, or add it to your Goodreads list.

J. Dallas Brooks

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  J. Dallas Brooks is an Air Force veteran, Cybersecurity Engineer, and adjunct professor who enjoys spending time with his family on their farm in Peyton, Colorado. A 7th generation Georgian, Dallas has made Colorado his home since 2008. When not writing, he enjoys playing retro games, listening to 80s music, and attending his children’s numerous sporting events. Visit the author’s website: www.jdallasbrooks.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Karen Lin

By: Darby Karchut-

Karen Albright Lin is thrilled to announce the August 30th release of her new book, MU SHU MAC & CHEESE. The story interweaves the subtle relationships of family with food and Chinese culture, with liberal dashes of humor.

ABOUT THE BOOK: With her household the focus of a TV reality show, food writer Elaine’s professional dreams are about to come true. But her dominating Chinese mother-in-law’s unexpected arrival blends the filming with more than a dash of culture clash. All too soon, Ma wants to chaperone Elaine’s son to prom and otherwise brings the household’s pot to a full boil.

MU SHU MAC & CHEESE explores how far a corn-grown foodie will go to save her family’s happy life from being sliced and diced. It’s Julia Child meets My Big Fat CHINESE Wedding. The book is available from Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Karen Albright Lin is an award-winning author of many genres and a produced screenwriter. Her novel, AMERICAN MOON, is available on Amazon. She’s also a freelance editor for bestselling and award-winning authors, and a cruise ship speaker. She’s published many short works and worked with a Hollywood agent and top New York agents. Visit the author at karenalbrightlin.com or follow her on Facebook.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Darby Karchut

PPW’s very own Sweet Success Coordinator, Darby Karchut, has a success of her own! Congratulations!

By: Darby Karchut

Well, this feels totally weird to write my own Sweet Success, but, hey, it’s 2020 and weird is the new norm. So here goes…

My latest novel, ON A GOOD HORSE, releases November 10 from Owl Hollow Press. While this is my fifteenth book, it’s my first contemporary standalone middle grade (I usually write MG and YA fantasy series).

On a Good Horse - Cover

ABOUT THE BOOK: A boy and horse could outrun all the sadness of this flat world. If the boy believed, and the horse was swift. The sorrel knew he was fast enough to help the boy. He just needed open grassland and a light hand on the reins. He’d show Ol’ Mr. Grief his heels. Why, he’d run so fast that the wind would peel that sorrow right off the boy. Like a snake shedding its skin. Leaving it caught in the grass and drying up in the sun. Dust to dust. All the horse needed was a chance.

Alex Nash dreams of being a soccer star. Or a graphic artist. Maybe both. But being a cowboy? Nope and no way. Not if it means being anything like his seldom seen father.

Then, out of nowhere, tragedy shatters Alex’s world, and when he thinks life couldn’t sucker-punch him again, it does. He’s forced to live with his father, Roberto Nash, a man he barely knows. Or wants to know.

Until Alex finds out his dad has bought him a peace offering of a sort, one with a red coat, lightning speed, and a fighting spirit. A spitfire of a horse that just might heal Alex’s heart and reunite father and son.

The book is available for purchase from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Kobo, and from independent booksellers worldwide.

Darby Karchut, Headshot
Darby Karchut

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Darby Karchut is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. When not dodging death by Colorado, Darby is busy wrangling words. Her middle grade novel, DEL TORO MOON (Owl Hollow Press) won the 2019 Colorado Book Award Winner for Juvenile Literature. Visit the author at www.darbykarchut.com or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads.


Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.