We are fortunate to have a number of excellent authors in our chapter. Below is a list of members; click on their name to go to their website. Omissions/corrections? Please contact the webmaster at trow (at) interbridge.com.
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Shree C. Aier – Shree is writing books to share her interest and awe of the world in its entirety—of animals, and plants, of invertebrates, of the living and the non-living. She also enjoys writing about relationships through light romance and fantastical worlds, as well as science fiction.
Peggy Barnett is from New York, where she worked as a professional photographer and real estate developer. After moving to Washington in 2006 she published On Your Left, her memoirs as poetry. Peggy has just written her first novel, a medieval historical romance/thriller Blood Rainbow. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and EasySpeak Poetry Forum.
Cynthia Baxter – Empress of ice cream Kate McKay scoops up gourmet treats and murder investigations in the Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe mystery series. #4 in the series, Game of Cones, came out in November 2020.
Alice K. Boatwright – Life brings the skeptical Ellie Kent to the Cotswolds as a newlywed vicar’s wife; death keeps her guessing how long she’ll last there.
Debra Borchert – Debra’s careers include: model, fashion designer, actress, spokesperson, photographer, marketing and public relations manager, essayist, travel writer, technical writer, and elf (wrapped gifts for the guy in red). Inspired by the photographs she has taken while traveling, she has written and published short stories that lead up to the French Revolution and is currently writing a novel that takes place in Paris and the Loire Valley from 1782 to 1792.
Jeffrey D. Briggs – Jeffrey’s Seattle Waterfront Mystery series explores the dark mysteries that remain hidden just below the surface in these taut contemporary thrillers featuring Martha Whitaker.
Leslie Budewitz – Combining her passion for good food, great mysteries, and the Northwest, Budewitz writes two cozy series, the Spice Shop Mysteries set in Seattle’s Pike Place Market and the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries set in fictional Jewel Bay, Montana. As Alicia Beckman, she writes stand-alone suspense, including Bitterroot Lake. When a young widow returns to her family’s lakeside Montana lodge in search of solace, murder forces her to reconnect with estranged friends and confront everything she thought she knew about the tragic accident twenty-five years ago that tore them apart.
Rachel Bukey – A new mystery series set in Seattle and featuring protagonist and Seattle Times reporter Ann Dexter.
Beth Camp attended eight high schools and worked her way through as many colleges on the west coast of the U.S. before earning her master’s at the University of Oregon. Her careers as an international banker, a corporate consultant, and a writing teacher and English Department Chair at the community college level have fueled her passion for historical fiction and poetry. Her first mystery, The Seventh Tapestry, is set in the Museum of Medieval Art in Edinburgh.
Curt Colbert – Battling personal demons as he investigates the murders of members of his old platoon from Vietnam, Seattle P.I. Matt Rossiter is shaken to the core when he finally identifies and confronts the killer. Writing as Waverly Curtis (with Waverly Fitzgerald) in a mystery series featuring a talking Chihuahua named Pepe and his PI partner Geri Sullivan.
Martha Crites – A taut and intelligent whodunit, Crites‘ first book, Grave Disturbance, thrives on its grim Northwestern atmosphere and dark contemporary themes.
Roxanne Dunn is a foodie and fanatic about good chocolate, a physical therapist (now retired), and a private pilot. She lived aboard a classic wood motor yacht for 17 years. Murder Undetected is her second mystery.
Theresa Gage is a retired nurse. She likes to read mysteries and fantasies, but she also loves to write, especially fantasy, but has taken many SINC classes in order to learn and write in the mystery genre. Theresa has had many short stories published through the Art Ascent Magazine, and her latest story, “Trapped,” is in the anthology Enough through the Rumpus Magazine. She won the 2018 and 2019 flash fiction contests through the Pikes Peak Women Writers website.
DeeAnna Galbraith is the author of three romantic suspense novels and a mystery, McCarren’s Rules — Angel Falls, published by The Wild Rose Press.
Ramona Gault’s debut novel, The Dry Line, is a thriller/romance set in New Mexico. She is currently putting out queries for her new mystery, Nosy Woman, which is set in her native South. She’s also the author of Artistry in Clay: A Buyer’s Guide to Southwestern Indian Pottery and co-author of The Santa Fe & Taos Book: A Complete Guide.
Janice Gorow – It’s murder to be single! And having a mother who owns a dating agency can be just as daunting, especially if said mother is dogged about keeping you hooked to the one guy you least want to see. Welcome to the life of sassy Kat Kallio, an unattached mid-lifer, who, living in an up-scale ski town, chooses peace over war by agreeing to host Mom’s “Right One” singles bash. Unfortunately, the party takes a nosedive when Kat’s ex-guy turns up smashed, and it continues to plummet into deep mucky-muck when Kat meets up with the dead body of Mom’s smarmy accountant.
Robert Herold – The supernatural always had the allure of forbidden fruit, ever since Robert Herold’s mother refused to allow him, as a boy, to watch creature features on late night TV. She caved in. (Well, not literally.) Following the siren’s call, he wrote The Eidola Project, based on a germ of an idea he had as a teenager.
Karen Hugg lives in Seattle, where she writes literary mysteries and thrillers inspired by plants. Her work has appeared in the Crime Reads, Thrive Global, and the Rooted anthology. Her novel Harvesting the Sky is the second book in her Botanique Noire trilogy, which combines vivid literary prose and a thriller plot, while enticing readers with the wonder and magic of plants.
Julia A. Hunter is a historian by training and has published biographies of New England women Anna May Sevigny, Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby, and Harriet Blaine. Although she has yet to finish plotting a mystery, she reads them avidly. She draws on her background as an editor when serving as a beta reader for some of her favorite authors.
Jane Isenberg – Menopausal professorial angst and humor in the Bel Barrett Mysteries, and The Bones and the Book, a stand-alone Seattle mystery taking place during the gold rush and the 1960s. Her most recent book, Murder In The Melting Pot, is set in the Yakima Valley between 2008 and 2016.
Joanne Jaytanie writes writes romantic suspense, paranormal, mystery-thriller, supernatural suspense, and contemporary romance. Her latest book is latest book is Reaching Hope (Dog Talk, Book 1).
Gay Lee Jensen
Larry Karp – in memoriam – A little medicine and music with your murders, including one co-authored with his son Casey Karp.
Bharti Kirchner is the author of eight critically acclaimed novels (in various genres, including historical, literary, and mystery) and four cookbooks. Goddess of Fire, a historical set in the 17th century, was shortlisted for the Nancy Pearl Award. Her most recent is Murder at Andaman: A Maya Mallick Mystery (Book 2). Bharti has written for Food & Wine, Vegetarian Times, Writer’s Digest, The Writer, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Seattle Times, and eleven anthologies. Her short story “Promised Tulips,” first published in Seattle Noir, was recognized as a top noir story and appeared in USA Noir. Her many awards include a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship. She has been honored as a Living Pioneer Asian American Author.
Jeanne Matthews – Author of the international mystery series featuring cultural anthropologist and amateur sleuth Dinah Pelerin, and the Garnick and Paschal historical mysteries.
Jennifer McCord – A writer, editor, educator, and publishing consultant in Seattle, Jennifer is Executive Editor and Associate Publisher for Epicenter-Coffeetown-Camel Press.
Susan McCormick is an award-winning writer and doctor who lives in Seattle. She served in the U.S. Army for nine years before moving to the Pacific Northwest and civilian medical practice. She writes The Fog Ladies cozy mystery series, set in an elegant apartment building in San Francisco, with spunky senior sleuths and an overtired young doctor-in-training who team up to solve life problems and murder.
Erica Miner is an award-winning author, screenwriter, lecturer and journalist. A former Metropolitan Opera violinist, she brings her experience at the Met to the mystery/thriller genre with her series of opera mystery thrillers set in some of the world’s most prestigious opera houses: Murder in the Pit, Death by Opera and Staged for Murder.
Alexis Morgan – Not only did Abby McCree inherit her aunt’s house in Snowberry Creek, Washington, she inherited a handsome tenant and a whole lot of trouble . . .
Death by Intermission, published in 2021, is the fourth installment in the Abby McCree Mysteries.
Linda Norlander has published short fiction in a number of regional and national magazines including winning the 2009 Minnesota Magazine award for the short story “Aurie’s Last Dance.” Most recently her short stories have been featured in The Bellevue Literary Review and Creative Colloquy Volume IV. Her latest mystery novel is Death of a Starling, a Cabin by the Lake Mystery.
Jen Pitts – The French Quarter Mysteries feature West Coast transplant Samantha Richardson settling into her new hometown, New Orleans. Her neighborhood is full of music, food and history as well as interesting people. Join Sammy as she explores the Big Easy by solving the mysteries of the past and present in this new modern, cozy mystery series.
Candace Robb – Writing about the mean streets of medieval York in two series—Owen Archer and Kate Clifford.
Sarah Niebuhr Rubin – Writing emotionally driven mysteries set in the Pacific Northwest.
Charlotte Stuart’s first mystery, Survival Can Be Deadly, was a ForewordINDIES finalist. She is also the author of two Macavity & Me Mysteries—Pinnacle Book Achievement Award winner Why Me? Chimeras, Conundrums and Dead Goldfish and Who Me? Fog Bows, Fraud and Aphrodite—and Bogged Down, her first Vashon Island Mystery.
Elena Taylor – Author of All We Buried: A Sheriff Bet Rivers Mystery. Elena also writes the Eddie Shoes Mystery Series under the name Elena Hartwell.
Sandra Terhune-Bickler, Ph.D., is a retired police sergeant who served 28 years with the Santa Monica Police Department, Southern California. She teaches an interactive course for civilians which offers a comprehensive introduction to general aspects of law enforcement for writers to enhance their understanding and portrayal of police practices in their writing. Dr. Terhune-Bickler frequently teaches law enforcement personnel on topics related to crisis negotiations and tactical communication strategies.
Marty Wingate – The USA Today best-selling author shares her love of Britain in three mystery series: The First Edition Library mysteries, The Potting Shed books and the Birds of a Feather mysteries. Her first historical fiction book, Glamour Girls (January 2021), is set against the backdrop of the Second World War in England.
Joyce Yarrow was born in the SE Bronx, escaped to Manhattan as a teenager and now lives in Seattle with her husband and son. Along the way to becoming a full-time author, Joyce has worked as a screenwriter, singer-songwriter, multimedia performance artist and most recently, a member of the world music vocal ensemble, Abráce.