Tag: books

Local author releases second Sun Lakes mystery novel

Sun Lakes author Carmen Will and Cozy Cat Press announce the release of Deadly Degree, the second novel in the Amanda Winters mystery series. Will is a freelance writer and editor whose first Amanda Winters mystery novel, Doubly Departed, was published in October, 2016. Will’s series is set in Sun Lakes and the surrounding area…

Local author recognized

Sandra Givens, Sun Lakes author, has been recognized by the Romance Writers of America (RWA) for her debut novel, Running Horse Ranch. With this debut novel, Givens becomes part of the RWA’s Published Authors Network (PAN), a community dedicated to promote and protect the interests of published romance authors.

Three Weeks a lie memoir by John Gaudioso

Our mom was taken from our apartment; force marched through our hallway by “Men in White.” My brothers Al, Bob and I were sitting against our living room wall… facing our hallway. We had ringside seats. Loud voices mixed together, erupted. Mom’s voice was the loudest. “Who are you?” “Why are you here?” “Don’t touch…

Sun Lakes ladies enjoy book signing

These women gathered Sunday afternoon to get their copies of Sandra Givens’ book, Running Horse Ranch, signed by the author. Over drinks and snacks, the women enjoyed lively conversation and expressed their delight at having their own signed copy of the book. Standing (left to right): author Sandra Givens, Diana Hedges, Meg Reeves, Elaine Isaacson,…

Sun Lakes resident publishes novel

Author Raymond Lowrie

Raymond L. Lowrie The Elephant’s Grip was published in December 2016 by The Wild Rose Press Inc., of Adams Basin, NY. The story deals with frontier, mining, racial and personal growth issues. Obsessed with finding gold, Jeremy and his rogue step-uncle cross grueling plains and climb rugged mountains to join the Pikes Peak gold rush of…

Local author publishes first book

Mac Jewett

Local author Mac Jewett has published her book The Jewett Family Farm in New Paltz, NY. New Paltz was settled by the French Huguenots who had been persecuted in France and sought refuge in the Rhine area of Germany before coming to North America in 1677. Seeking land, they had to purchase property from the Esopus…

Local author publishes novel featuring Sun Lakes sleuth

Carmen Will is the author of Doubly Departed, the first in her Amanda Winters mysteries. Will, a freelance writer and editor whose novel, A Practicum for Murder, was a finalist in Poisoned Pen Press’s 2013 Discover Mystery contest, lives in Sun Lakes (Cottonwood), Arizona, with her husband Wayne. In Doubly Departed, young Nathan Reynolds drowned…

Sun Lakes resident writes first book

Sun Lakes author Mike Pavlic

Mike Pavlik had been an art teacher and coach for 35 years in Lorain, Ohio before retiring to Sun Lakes in 2005. He enjoys and continues creating his wood artwork, playing golf, and now writing. He had his first book published – If You’re a Duffer, You’re OK in My Book. He realized he was…