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Bacus, Kathleen

Comments from the author about writing:
As a former Iowa State Trooper and Iowa Department of Justice investigator I bring a deep respect for the difficult job peace officers do each and every day to my writing. I also know the value of humor in dealing with the lemons life often hands us. My Calamity Jayne Series combines the best of both worlds in homegrown humorous mysteries set in the heartland. As a youngster I loved to write but it was only when I was home with four young children and needed an inexpensive escape that I began to write again. It was my way of getting away from it all--without leaving the house. I wrote three books before I sold Calamity Jayne. I have since gone on to pen four more Tressa Jayne Turner mysteries as well as a romantic comedy with a divine twist. I also write darker, edgier paranormal thrillers and young adult stories. I approach writing as a business. I have a rigid writing schedule and set specific short-term and long-term goals to assist in career building.

Literary awards received and date received:

  • 2007 Write Touch Readers Award Winner; 2007 Golden Quill Finalist: Calamity Jayne
  • 2007 Aspen Gold Finalist: Calamity Jayne Rides Again
  • 2007 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence Nominee: Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun

Book Types: Fiction

Audience Types: Young Adult, Adult

Genres: Mystery, Romance Fiction

Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes

If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? No

Author Web site URL: http://www.kathybacus.com

E-mail Address: http://www.kathybacus.com

County: Marion

Books By This Author

  • Trading Spaces, Kindle Edition, 2012.
  • Calamity Jayne, The Trouble with Tandems, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014.
  • Calamity Jayne, Six Geese A'Slaying, 2013.
  • Calamity Jayne, Dorchester Publishing Co, Inc., New York, 2006;CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013.
  • Calamity Jayne Rides Again, Dorchester Publishing Co., Inc., New York, NY, 2006.
  • Calamity Jayne Goes to College, Dorchester Publishing Co., Inc., New York, NY, 2007.
  • Calamity Jayne Heads West, Dorchester Publishing Co., Inc., New York, NY, 2007.
  • Calamity Jayne and Foul Play at the Fair, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013.
  • Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013.
  • Calamity Jayne and the Campus Caper
  • Calamity Jayne and the Wild, Wild West
  • Calamity Jayne and Hijinks on the High Sea
  • Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun, Love Spell, NY, 2006.
  • Fiance at Her Fingertips, Dorchester Publishing Co., Inc., New York, NY, 2008
  • Anchors Away, Dorchester Publishing Co., Inc., New York, NY, 2008

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