Hi, my name is D. V. Stone. I am a multi-genre author who also enjoys reading across genres. On this page you'll meet a great group of writers and get an insider's view into their lives and books. I hope you enjoy this special peek and find new and exciting reads.
Who: Twisted Lies is my seventh romantic suspense novel published by The Wild Rose Press. When I’m not busy traveling around the globe or hiking and camping in the wilderness near my home in northern British Columbia, I can be found in front of my laptop plotting the next story.
Interests: I enjoy hiking, canoeing, and snowshoeing with my husband and dog in the beautiful back country of northern British Columbia. Recently, we flew (dog included) in a small float plane into the rugged Chilcotin mountains and spent a glorious week hiking in the alpine, surrounded by stunning views of glaciers, azure lakes, wildflower-filled meadows, and tumbling waterfalls.
Network: Living in a small rural community limits face-to-face interactions with fellow authors, but I’ve made many online connections. One thing I’ve learned in my writing journey is that other authors are more than willing to help. They celebrate the highs and commiserate with you on the lows.
Desk: I write in my son’s old bedroom on his scarred school desk. A steaming cup of tea is on the desk, old time country music is playing in the background, and Penny, my Brittany dog, is lying on the bed. The desk and nearby wall are covered with multi-colored sticky notes where I’ve scrawled reminders and plot points. There’s also a small bulletin board on the wall with my favorite family photos pinned. A stack of reference books is on the shelf. My favorite go-to book is The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglish.
Outrageous: I’ve watched every single Bachelor, Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise episode. It’s my guilty secret. Watching the show is like a car accident. You know you shouldn’t look, but you just can’t turn away.
Window: We live in the country, so when I look out my window I see a dense forest with towering fir trees, blooming wildflowers, and lush green plants. I often spot squirrels, deer, grouse, or a bear passing through. Once a great horned owl perched on the tree outside. This view of nature soothes my soul and encourages my creativity.
Here's a Peek outside C. B.'s window
C. B. Clark
From the Author PG-13 some steamy scenes
Athena Cooper’s tragic past drives her to seek solace in a bottle. The addiction threatens her legal career, and she risks spiraling out of control. When her dog engineers a meeting with an all-too-handsome hunk, it’s lust at first sight…until she discovers his identity.
Businessman Russell Crawford is desperate to find the woman who cheated him out of his inheritance. His shock when she turns out to be the gorgeous red head he had a brief encounter with is only surpassed when she claims his father was a murderer.
Athena and Russ declare a truce and join forces to investigate the mystery of her parents’ disappearance from an isolated island off the rugged Northwest Coast of British Columbia. Russ promises to be her safe harbor as they uncover long-buried secrets that rock her very foundation. Can she overcome a lifelong distrust and open her heart to love?
Barnes & Noble:https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/twisted-lies-c-b-clark/1140006831?ean=9781509238613
Books2Read Universal buy link: https://books2read.com/u/3Lw8LX
Twisted Lies is award-winning author, C.B. Clark’s seventh novel published by The Wild Rose Press. When she’s not busy traveling around the globe or hiking and camping in the wilderness near her home in northern British Columbia, she can be found in front of her laptop plotting the next story.
Deep Peek okay it's staring now 😂
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15029617.C_B_Clark
Amazon Profile Page: https://www.amazon.com/C.-B.-Clark/e/B01BK61TQG/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1517868402&sr=1-2-ent
Book Bub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/c-b-clark
Who- Hi, I’m Dr. O. Randolph Overbeck, but my friends mostly call me Randy. I served children for four decades as a teacher, a college prof, and a school leader. Not surprisingly, this wealth of experience has provided a rich resource of real-life stories to draw on to craft my fiction, all featuring teachers as heroes. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for 50 years—wow, where has the time gone?—and have a wonderful extended family of three adult children and loving spouses, and most important, seven incredible grandchildren. Unfortunately, they are scattered across the country.
Interests- I have several varied interests, not really connected. I’m a pretty decent cook—I do almost all the cooking in our house—and I love to explore new recipes, as long as they’re not too spicy. (One of my favorite sayings is “If God wanted you to eat it, it wouldn’t hurt going down.”) I’m serious about my exercise, committing to at least five active hour-long sessions per week, with my favorites being water aerobics and golf. I’m really into activities with the grandkids, you know, putt-putt, bowling, and mostly, riding roller coasters. My wife and I enjoy traveling and seeing new places, and we’ve been to most of the 50 states and a half dozen foreign countries. Lately, these travels have inspired the Haunted Shores Mysteries. Our last trip (pre-pandemic) was to a small town on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
Network. I’ve always been a “connector” and learned early in my educational career the power of collaboration. As far as writing, I’m a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the Midwest Chapter. When I can, I participate in writing conferences such as Killer Nashville and Sleuthfest and work to connect with writers there as well. In addition to connecting with the fine authors at the Wild Rose Press, I belong to the Rare Reviews Book Club and try to learn from all these dedicated writers. Since I’ve received help and support through these venues, I try to use them to mentor other writers. I also belong to two local writers groups. I’ve worked to maintain networks in other areas as well. I’m a member of local, state, and national retired teachers groups, even serving the Ohio Retired Teachers Association as president and board member for seven years. I’m a Senior Active member of Xenia (OH) Rotary and have been an active Rotarian for almost 25 years. I’ve found all these networks provide me with avenues to market my work.
Desk description. I’m very fortunate here. My wife and I recently designed and built a new house, and within the plans, I was able to specify a spacious, comfortable office, complete with desk, chair, bookcase, wall space with bulletin board and trundle bed—for when I tire—all with an expansive window on one side. My working space is a large, L-shaped executive desk with more than twenty square feet of surface. If you’d pop in when I’m creating, you’d likely find the surface covered with my laptop, keyboard, 24-inch monitor, and Bluetooth speaker, as well as post-its, piles of notes, and lists of research details. Not much of the rich wood surface would be evident. Beside the desk sits my printer atop a small matching file cabinet and, of course, a tall bookcase. As I glance around, I remind myself how fortunate I am—and then I get back to work. Oh, and when I break for the day, I do tend to tidy up a bit, though I’m not the OCD freak like my hero of my novels, Darrell.
Outrageous talent or something fun like that. I don’t think this is an outrageous talent, and I’m not sure others would consider this fun, but here goes. I know many writers enjoy, prefer, and are happiest as hermits, just them and their computers, pecking away to make their stories come alive. While I like my alone time—and need hours of it to create—I also love being out among “the people.” I’m fortunate to be a comfortable—and pretty good—speaker, and I’ve had the privilege of giving more than 175 “author talks” to all kinds of groups and organizations, large and small, over the past several years. I love the challenge to hook the participants, and I thrive on the chance to engage everyone in the audience. Now that the pandemic is easing—we hope and pray—I have twenty more scheduled in the next few months, and I can’t wait to get back out there.
Window What’s outside yours? Since we were able to draw up the design for our new place, we placed the window in my office with a great view. When I glance up from my manuscript, I look out on a small pond filled with coy and beyond, a full stand of trees that edge the woods that surrounds our sub. This view is inspiring most days and explodes with riotous color during our Midwest autumn. During the Christmas season, the window becomes a display of our favorite holiday decorations. While I sometimes take solace in the tranquility of the view, I try not to let it draw me away too much from the reason I’m sitting there—to create my next masterpiece.
Peek until your hearts content
Scarlet at Crystal River A Haunted Shores Mystery
Darrell and Erin thought they were heading to Florida for a carefree honeymoon, but the ghosts of two immigrants children haunt them, pleading for help.
(Paranormal mystery, mild Release by Wild Rose Press—September 13, 2021)
A Peek Inside
All Darrell Henshaw wanted was to enjoy his honeymoon with his beautiful wife, Erin, in the charming town of Crystal River on the sunny Gulf Coast of Florida. Only a pair of ghosts decide to intrude on their celebration. And not just any ghosts, the spirits of two young Latino children. Unwilling at first to derail the honeymoon for yet another ghost hunt, Darrell finally concedes when a painting of the kids comes alive, weeping and pleading for his help.
When he and Erin track down the artist, they discover the children’s family were migrant workers the next county over. But when they travel there, their questions about the kids gets their car shot up and Erin hospitalized. Torn between fear and rage, Darrell must decide how far he will go to get justice for two young children he never even knew.
A Peek at what others think
“Scarlet at Crystal River is an eerie paranormal mystery I couldn't stop reading. Randy Overbeck is a masterful writer of the paranormal, drawing the reader in before instilling shivers down the spine. 5+ stars." –N. N. Light's Book Heaven
“A rollercoaster of a mystery, hurtling up and down hills and sharp corners until the very end, when the reader is left slightly breathless, waiting for their hearts to beat back to a normal rhythm. ★★★★★—ReadersView
“Scarlet at Crystal River is a suspenseful paranormal novel with compelling characters and an enigmatic mystery that drives the story to a riveting conclusion. Overbeck is a master at building tension–-this is easily a one-sitting read.” ★★★★★—Literary Titan
A more in-depth Peek
Dr. Randy Overbeck is an award-winning educator, author and speaker. As an educator, he served children for four decades in a range of roles captured in his novels, from teacher and coach to principal and superintendent. His thriller, Leave No Child Behind (2012) and his recent mysteries, the Amazon No. 1 Best Seller, Blood on the Chesapeake, Crimson at Cape May and Scarlet at Crystal River have earned five star reviews and garnered national awards including “Thriller of the Year--ReadersFavorite.com, “Gold Award”—Literary Titan, “Mystery of the Year”—ReadersView.com and “Crowned Heart of Excellence”—InD’Tale Magazine. As a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Dr. Overbeck is an active member of the literary community, contributing to a writers’ critique group, serving as a mentor to emerging writers and participating in writing conferences such as Sleuthfest, Killer Nashville and the Midwest Writers Workshop. When he’s not writing or researching his next exciting novel or sharing his presentation, “Things Still Go Bump in the Night,” he’s spending time with his incredible family of wife, three children (and their spouses) and seven wonderful grandchildren.
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Who My pen name is Delsora Lowe and I live in Maine near the coast. Regrettably no view of the ocean, but close enough (1/2 hour) that I can drive and enjoy the scent of the salty air, see the rugosa roses and the islands that dot the bay and coastline, and sometimes spot a seal or two.
Interests I love reading romance. I am partial to contemporary and historical, but I do enjoy digging into a suspense or a paranormal or any other genre of romance. Not only is reading my go-to-entertainment, but I learn from every book I read, and every author I meet. My other favorite “hobby” is cooking. I used to cater for a living and work in restaurants, before moving to event planning. Food creativity is a huge part of my life. Whether it was building a menu specific to a bride’s taste or for a corporate meeting, food is the uniter and essence of any gathering, big or small, family or work. I am one of those that never follows a recipe. By that I mean I collect tons of recipes, but I alter each one, before I ever try it in its original form. Sorry, I can’t help myself. I also invent recipes as I walk through a grocery store or a farmers market. I do take a list of essential ingredients when I shop, but I always end of with a myriad supply of items not on my list.
Network or Support system I have a home state Romance Writers chapter who are near and dear to me. And I belong to the national group, Romance Writers of America. I also belong to 4 state chapters, most of which are independent chapters. Each has a wonderful group of writers, who all have different talents and perspectives they are willing to share. We have lively monthly meetings and great programming. I belong to two goal motivating groups, one that checks in daily, one that checks in weekly, and I belong to a critique group. And now that life is moving to a new normal, I hope to touch base with all of these writers in person next year. Nothing like seeing old friends and getting real hugs, meeting new friends, and learning new skills to bring a smile to my face and a pep to my step. These are the groups of writers who inspire me and keep me motivated and on track.
Desk My kitchen table is my desk, even though I have a real desk set up in another room. My work space is extremely “messy,” even though I clean it off often. Despite looking messy to any outsider, I do know where everything is. I used to have a boss who got upset that I kept files on my desk instead of putting them away. Once I file something, it is forever lost to me. So, until I finish a project, the files lay stacked. Despite the small table, and the kitchen location, the reason I love the space is (1) it is within a few feet of the stove and my lifeline, the teapot, and (2) it does face the window to my back yard (see below for details.)
Outrageous talent I used to have a lot of talents. I loved crafting and taking classes (pottery, sewing, braiding rugs, jewelry making-basically anything adult ed offered.) I even taught cooking classes for adult ed. The kids grew and I spent more time chasing after their activities and then working crazy hours, so no time for fun and relaxing with crafting. But I would say the talent I used most in any job I had, was networking. I love people. I love to talk. So, networking and helping others network is a core part of who I am. I am now retired, but most of my work life was spent organizing events for schools and nonprofits. And that means a ton of networking, of pulling the right people together for an event or conference, making sure you have the right décor and setting, the right invite list of like-minded people who have a same goal or interest, building a list of reliable vendors, etc. And then at any function, networking includes listening, so you can introduce people with common interests. That skill has come in handy as a writer. Over the years, I have built a wonderful network of writer friends and been involved with writing organizations around the country. So, despite lonely hours spent writing and editing, I still love the networking, whether in person at a conference or on ZOOM.
Window My backyard has a huge oak tree that is framed in the center of my window. I can watch the baby squirrels chasing each other up the trunk, the variety of birds that peck the dirt for tasty bugs, and see my blooming daylilies. I live on a road that dead ends into an elementary school parking lot, so my view is of the playground. I can see kids playing basketball and hear the ring of the net when they make the shot. I can see the kids swinging and climbing the jungle gym. In the winter I see a sea of brightly colored jackets and hats as kids climb the snow mountains made by the plow clearing the playground. And I can hear the happy shouts and squeals of the children and the loud-speaker when they are called back to class. Although I live in town, I have seen fox and deer in the wee hours of the morning—not a normal occurrence. And once in a great while the “ladies” who lay eggs next door, escape their pen and wander through my yard to peck at the ground.
The Love Left Behind Hartford Estate Book One
Her only worry was the out-of-control mother-of-the-bride,
until the past slammed head first into the present.
Marlee Thomas looks at life head-on. No looking back, no second chances on what could have been. Except to thank her great aunt one more time for giving her love, a home, a legacy, and the means to mold an event planning business she loves.
Brian Mason is on his own. Left behind is his family’s law firm legacy and a disastrous marriage born out of family loyalty. He’s starting fresh, away from the big city where his surname is infamous.
Coincidence finds Marlee and Brian face to face for the first time in twenty-seven years. She, the event planner, he, the divorced father of the bride.
Mixed signals, a secret baby, instant passion ignited years ago, and second chances divide the years. Can either forgive past mistakes to learn to love again?
(From the author. This book does have one sex scene. No explicit language.)
Author Amazon Pagehttps://www.amazon.com/Delsora-Lowe/e/B01M61OM39/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
Author Books2Read Pagehttps://www.books2read.com/ap/8GWm98/Delsora-Lowe
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Author of the Starlight Grille series, Serenity Harbor Maine novellas, and the Cowboys of Mineral Springs series, Lowe has also authored short romances for Woman’s World magazine. Her new novella, The Love Left Behind, released in October, 2020.