Author Spotlight and Giveaway with Judy Alter

Happy Wednesday! Today's author spotlight goes to Judy Alter! Judy is the author of A Blue Plate Cafe mystery series and and a Kelly O'Donnell mystery series. Leave a comment and email and three lucky readers will win a copy of Deception in Strange Places.

     


Judy Alter

I'm really a mystery author! Hard for me to believe because it's always been my secret ambition to write mysteries. Five Kelly O'Connell Mysteries--Skeleton in a Dead Space, No Neighborhood for Old Women, Trouble in a Big Box, Danger Comes Home, and Deception in Strange Places--are now available in print and as e-books. And two Blue Plate Cafe Mysteries, Murder at the Blue Plate Café and Murder at the Tremont House, are also available. In that series, I move from an inner city urban neighborhood to a small town in East Texas.
New in October 2014: a self-published title, The Perfect Coed, which is a big leap for me in many ways, and I'm excited about it. It's set on a fictional college campus in Texas and features a prickly English professor who finds a coed's body in the trunk of her car. So far,it's gotten high praise. I'm the author of about sixty books for children and adults.My main interest for years was the experiences of women in the American West, and I've written six adult novels with that theme and seven young-adult novels. Three of the adult novels, now called Western Historical Romances--Libbie, Cherokee Rose, and Sundance, Butch and Me--are available on Kindle, as are Ballad for Sallie, a book about the late 19th-century street children in Fort Worth, Mattie, a novel about a pioneer woman physician on the Nebraska prairie, and Sue Ellen Learns to Dance, a collection of short stories about women in the Ameerican West. Also available are children's books on a variety of subjects and a memoir/cookbook (Cooking My Way Through Life with Kids and Books), ...and other works. 
Retirement is great, and I couldn't be having more fun than writing these books. Please feel free to email me at j.alter@tcu.edu.

Find Judy here:

https://www.facebook.com/judy.alter

http://judyalter.com/

all of her books can be found on Amazon.com 





Comments

  1. Sounds like the kind of book I like to read.
    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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  2. YOUR BOOKS SOUND GREAT! THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  3. Your books sounds like fun reads. Thank you for the giveaway.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Boy do I like the sound of this one. Thanks for the chance.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  5. a new-to-me author/series......
    I would love to start this series.....

    thank you for the giveaway.....

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  6. Glad you are enjoying retirement and are able to do something you love.
    thanks.
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  7. Thanks for this opportunity :)
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  8. Nice to meet Judy, she's written quite a few books! Hope she continues to enjoy retirement! Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. They look great, thanks for the chance :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  10. Thanks for all your comments. Nice to meet several new potential readers. I might add now there is a sixth Kelly O'Connell novel--Desperate for Death.

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  11. What a wonderful feature and interesting giveaway. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Wow, Judy! All those books, and you're still writing. I'd love to read your latest mystery.

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  13. This author is talented and very creative. Thanks for this great post. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. I'm glad you're making the best of your retirement and writing up a storm! Your work adds a lot to our genre.

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  15. Wow talk about living your dream!!! I have never read any of Judy's work, but I'd love to! Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  16. I've not read any of these but would love to become acquainted with this author. The Blue Plates sound especially fun as do the others.

    Kathleen Bylsma h5apby@yahoo.com

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  17. I had no idea you've been so prolific and written for such a variety of audiences. A great accomplishment.

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn--lots of audiences but never rich or famous.

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  18. A new-to-me author, thanks! The books sound good!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  19. new to me series

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  20. I have not heard of this Author. These books sound great.
    Moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway! I've never hears of Judy Alter but her books sound great. smmolloy1105@yahoo.com

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  22. Thank you for the chance to win & be introduced to your work!
    bpwoodfield@gmail.com

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  23. thanks to all for the interest and thanks to Shelley for introducing me to lots of new readers.

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  24. Winners are Pamela, Kathleen B, and Shannon! Congratulations!

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