RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2018. NOW AVAILABLE!
When four young men sign the rental contract on a Fairmount House, realtor Kelly O’Connell has no idea she has just signed a contract for chaos. But the racial tensions sweeping the country erupt in Fort Worth, and her tenants fan the flames. A young black policeman shoots an unarmed white teenage thief who charged him, the chief of police is shot by a sniper, and Kelly’s husband, Mike, is appointed interim chief of police. Life changes dramatically for Kelly and her family. Protests, threats, beatings, and graffiti mark daily life in Kelly’s beloved city. She must protect her infant, reassure her older daughters, and support Mike as he deals with the racism and dissension creeping through the police force and the city. How can she keep her family safe and stop the hate? Will the mayor’s city-wide Celebration of Neighbors calm a city on the edge?
I run two blogs. One is my personal blog, Judy’s Stew, and has been going on since 2006. The other one, Gourmet on a Hot Plate, is newer and will take off later this year (2018). You’re more than welcome visit them.
Please come on in, have some coffee or tea, and learn a little bit about me. Not only am I an author, I’m also a chef, a mother of five (includes a four-legged daughter), and a grandmother of seven rather rambunctious grandchildren.
Murder at the Bus Depot (fourth in Blue Plate Cafe Mystery series) was released on April 6, 2018. Kate finds herself amidst the drama of an old murder, strife between people, and a heated development-versus-historic-preservation debate.
*UPDATED* All bookmarks are gone. If you want some, I recommend printing them out. Any and all of my bookmarks are digitally provided for free and can be printed to your heart's content. You can find them as a PDF file on my Freebies page. A big thank you to those...read more
So proud to be part of Sleuthing Women II: 10 Mystery Novellas, a collection of ten mysteries featuring murder and assorted mayhem by ten critically acclaimed, award-winning, and bestselling authors. Each novella in this set is a tie-in to an established multi-book...read more
*UPDATE* The giveaway has ended. Thanks to those that signed up! Originally posted on 9/5/17: Goodreads and I are having a giveaway: Three signed books of my recent book, The Color of Fear! It ends on September 10th. Won't you try your luck and enter the giveaway?...read more
Surprise! My latest book, the sequel to The Perfect Coed, is titled Pigface and the Perfect Dog. It will be released on September 7th, 2017, so keep an eye out for it. If you're feeling a little bit curious about it, here's a free excerpt to satisfy your curiosity....read more
I have recently moved into a lovely cottage and just wanted to share it with everyone. Here are some pictures of my cottage. I talk a little bit about the cottage on my personal blog (among other things), so please come by for a visit. Judy's Stew (the blog). Cottage...read more
Now you can literally browse through my latest book The Gilded Cage on Amazon! Free preview If the above link doesn't work for you for any reason, there is an alternative. Go to my book on Amazon.com and click on "Look Inside" or on the book cover image. It will allow...read more
Mark the date, May 12, 2016, 8:00pm-9:30pm (EDT) for a launch party for Sleuthing Women, a boxed set of ten first-in-a-series mysteries, including my first Kelly O’Connell Mystery, Skeleton in a Dead Space. Gifts, games, fun! Here’s the link:...read more
My latest book is going to be on a tour! You can see the tour schedule on...read more
I'm excited to announce that my latest historical novel, The Gilded Cage, launched on April 18th of this year! Isn't the book cover simply gorgeous? Please visit this page to see what this book is all about. Descriptions and details abound! Two excerpts from this book...read more
Did you all enjoy the holidays? I did, with my family! I have released the first newsletter for this year. Enjoy! My past newsletters can be found on my newsletter archive...read more