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I’m Amanda and I’ve loved mysteries for as long as I can remember. After a lifetime of reading mystery novels, from Trixie Belden to Agatha Christie, I decided to try my hand at writing my own. Here, I share my love of all things mysterious, my writing experience, my favorite reads, and my other hobby–photography. I’m glad you’re here!
What I’m Writing
Nora “Fox” Sinclair is only back in Hawthorne, her famously haunted hometown, for a few weeks. At least, that’s what she tells herself and anyone who will listen. But when she stumbles across the body of her unpleasant next-door neighbor, it seems that her stay might be lengthened indefinitely.
When rumors begin to fly that Miss Tillie was murdered by a ghost, Fox finds that small town life is not as dull and predictable as she remembered, especially when she comes face to face with Liam O’Connell, the handsome Irishman who broke her heart once and just might be willing to do it again.
Will Fox unmask a murderer, or will she become Hawthorne’s newest haunt?
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