So excited to announce my newest story, Do Grave Harm, is now available for pre-order at iBooks and Amazon!
I’ll add the official blurb and links to pre-order this title below but I want to give you all a little background info on this story.
I got the idea for it while undergoing treatment for agressive breast cancer for the first time in 2014. I used to tease my doctors every time they were telling me news (good or bad) that they’d better be careful because as a writer they couldn’t be sure I wouldn’t come up with an idea to kill them!
It didn’t change their message (sometimes it was good news; yes, others were devastating), but I know they all realized I was kidding. Several of my doctors even offered me options on just exactly how to go about “killing them.” The nurses came up with even better ideas to kill the doctors.
Fast forward to this summer. Finally, after fits and starts, this book is finished.
All my stories have personal meaning to me. I don’t know that I could write a book that didn’t. Because this story started out when I was fighting an insidious disease that I may never defeat, it goes beyond the normal. I can’t step away from it. I can’t toss it off as “just another story.”
I hope, when you read it, you’ll understand why…
DO GRAVE HARM
(A Blue Bald Falls Mystery)
“Helpless” and “vulnerable” aren’t normally part of freelance writer Jennifer Atkinson’s vocabulary. But there’s nothing normal about her regularly scheduled radiation treatment, especially when she discovers that while she was fighting claustrophobia inside the massive machine aimed at her breast, someone was murdering the technician at the controls.
As the gruesome scene plays over and over in her mind, small details that didn’t seem significant at the time start the wheels turning. Soon she’s asking more questions than she’s answering for the seriously attractive investigating officer, Blue Bald Falls Detective Ben Manteo.
Despite Ben’s warning she should keep her nose out of it, Jennifer can’t resist using her limited energy to pick up seemingly unrelated threads that, inevitably, begin to weave themselves into a narrative. A story of lies, deceit, and betrayal that someone will go to any length to make sure never gets told…
Note: The proceeds from this story during October, breast cancer awareness month, will be donated to metastatic breast cancer research.