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Searching for Dime Box. PREORDER NOW. A drug-dealing defendant. A hospitalized grandson. A deadly new strain of murder. After lonely months spent writing her true crime novel, Michele Lopez Hanson reconnects with her community by offering pro-bono legal counsel. When an open-and-closed drug case takes an unexpected turn, she’s determined to shake off the rust and hit the books. But after a mysterious sickness sends her infant grandson to the hospital, she worries she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Searching for the source of his sickness, she discovers strange parallels between her legal case and the baby’s suspected poisoning. When Michelle’s investigative attempts are blocked at every turn, she realizes the sinister cover-up goes far deeper than she had ever imagined. To save her grandson, she must connect the dots and expose the culprits before the deadly sickness claims another victim. Searching for Dime Box is the third standalone book in a trilogy featuring protagonist Michele Lopez Hanson from the addictive What Doesn’t Kill You romantic mystery series. If you like nerve-racking suspense, courtroom drama, and shocking plot twists, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning series. By Pamela Fagan Hutchins. August 2018
Knockout. PREORDER NOW. A controversial tourist resort. An unsolved beachside murder. Does she have the pipes to blow the whistle on a deadly conspiracy? Everyone wants a piece of Ava’s skyrocketing star power… including her serious boyfriend and her deadbeat baby daddy. But when she visits the future site of a controversial resort and stumbles upon a dead body, Ava thinks she’s finally found a worthy cause for her newfound celebrity. Determined to catch the killer and stop the construction of the eco-unfriendly tourist trap, she plans to put her sex symbol status to good use. Infiltrating the resort chain gala’s celebrity guest list, she teams up with a heavyweight boxer to dig up dirt on the investors. But her investigation takes a critical hit when her ex sues for full custody. Faced with the possibility of losing her daughter, she may have to give up the flirty persona she’s put to good use in wheeling out secrets from under the noses of corrupt investors. To solve the murder and save her career, Ava must find a new way to take down the multi-million-dollar nest of corruption before her dead body joins the construction heap. Knockout is the third book in Ava’s trilogy within the What Doesn’t Kill You romantic mystery saga. If you like strong single mothers, glamorous celebrity lifestyles, and hard-hitting whodunits, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning series. Buy Knockout to step into the spotlight for a star-studded mystery today! By Pamela Fagan Hutchins. June 2018
Stunner. A nationwide tour. A popstar in the crosshairs. Touring with the band just got deadly. After battling breast cancer, island pop singer and single mom Ava thought she could handle anything her concert tour threw her way. But when tragedy strikes her album launch party, she realizes she may have underestimated the price she’ll have to pay for fame. And the cost skyrockets when someone attempts to murder her headlining act. Still shaken by the alarming attack, Ava has little time to process the traumatic event before she’s caught up in a scandal worthy of the tabloids. Someone in her staff is leaking secrets to the paparazzi, and the fallout is wreaking havoc on her love life. When a second pop singer is targeted, Ava doubles down on her search for clues. But with music careers and multi-million-dollar contracts on the line, she could pack a stadium with potential suspects. Knowing her future hinges on staying in the spotlight, Ava must track down the murderous stalker before the final curtain drops. Stunner is the second book in Ava’s trilogy within the What Doesn’t Kill You series of romantic mysteries. If you like sexy pop stars, backstage scandals, and edge-of-your-seat mysteries, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning series. Buy Stunner to go on the road with a show-stopping murder mystery today! By Pamela Fagan Hutchins. May 2018
Bombshell: An Ava Romantic Mystery. A musical career in the making. A murdered childhood friend. One chance to catch the killer. Ava dreams of building a better life for her daughter through her island pop songs. Her new temp job leads to a once-in-a-lifetime shot at a record deal, but before she can pack her bags for New York, she discovers a dead body outside her office building. Horrified, Ava recognizes the murdered sex worker as her childhood friend. The single mother finds herself torn between pursuing her life’s passion or justice for her murdered friend. When another friend is killed, she worries the deaths are connected to a shared trauma that she’s been running from her whole life. After dumping her cop boyfriend, she realizes the pain she keeps locked inside could be sabotaging her shot at lasting love. Before Ava can move on to a bright future in music, she must confront the truth behind her dark past to catch the murderer or she’ll be next on his kill list. Bombshell is the first book in Ava’s trilogy within the What Doesn’t Kill You romantic mystery saga. If you like sexy single moms, shocking suspense, and journeys of self-empowerment, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning series. Buy Bombshell to get into the rhythm with a fast-paced pop murder mystery today! By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, July 2017.
Murder, They Wrote: Four SkipJack Mysteries. Free on Kindle Unlimited. This boxed set of mysteries delivers four novels packed full of tension, suspense, and unforgettable characters, PLUS a free full-length bonus mystery, from the best-selling, award-winning authors of SkipJack Publishing: Saving Grace by Pamela Fagan Hutchins; The Closing by Ken Oder; Deadly Thyme by R. L. Nolen; Pennies from Burger Heaven by Marcy McKay; and Leaving Annalise by Pamela Fagan Hutchins.
Saving Grace (What Doesn’t Kill You, #1): A Katie Romantic Mystery Top 50 bestseller on Kindle and iBooks. Top 10 bestseller on Nook. A voodoo house in the islands distracts Katie from heartbreak and Bloody Marys when she’s there invetigating her parents’ shady deaths. By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, November 2012.
Leaving Annalise (What Doesn’t Kill You, #2): A Katie Romantic Mystery. Writers League of Texas Winner, Romantic Manuscript, and Kindle bestseller. One unexpected and hotly fought-over little boy, two dead bodies, and a series of home vandalisms throw Texas attorney turned island chanteuse Katie Connell into a tizzy. Juggling all of this, Bloody Mary cravings, baggage, and the bad guys too, she waffles between the jumbie house that brought her back from the brink and the man she believes is the love of her life. By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, July 2013.
Finding Harmony (What Doesn’t Kill You, #3): A Katie Romantic Mystery. Amazon Breakthrough Novel Quarter-finalist. A dead guy outside the gate, a dead pig on the dining room table, and dead bodies under the foundation threaten Katie Kovacs’ idyllic existence in a tropical island rainforest, where she, her husband and their young kids live in a house possessed by a voodoo spirit. Drawn into solving the troubling and dangerous puzzles, Katie finds herself wishing for a sequined pair of red shoes so she can click her heels and return to her old life. By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, February 2014.
The Katie & Annalise Box Set (What Doesn’t Kill You, #1-3): Romantic Mysteries. All three full-length novels in the Katie & Annalise series in one e-book: Saving Grace, #1, Leaving Annalise, #2, Finding Harmony, #3.
Going for Kona (What Doesn’t Kill You, #4): A Michele Romantic Mystery After losing her husband, she’s not about to lose this race. But if she doesn’t drop out, she could lose her family. When Michele Lopez Hanson quit her law practice to become an author, she was looking forward to spending more time at home with her triathlete husband and her teen kids. But when a tragic biking accident claims her husband’s life, she finds herself with nothing but free time and painful memories. Drowning in grief, she pledges to honor his memory by competing in the Ironman he’ll never finish. But as she follows along his old training routes, she discovers that if she pedals hard enough, she can sense him alongside her… Her single-minded focus on the race leaves little time for her children, but when her teenage son is accused of murder, she has no choice but to get off the bike seat long enough to track down the real killer. With the Ironman fast approaching and the charges against her son heating up, can she cross the finish line and hold her family together or will everything she loves crash and burn? Going for Kona is the first standalone book in the adrenaline-pumping Michele trilogy within the What Doesn’t Kill You romantic mystery series. If you like tenacious heroines, competitive sports, and relationships that last beyond the grave, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning whodunit. Buy Going for Kona today to strap on your helmet for a pulse-pounding mystery today! By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, October 2014.
Heaven to Betsy (What Doesn’t Kill You, #5): An Emily Romantic Mystery. USA Best Book Award WINNER, Cross Genre Fiction and Kindle bestseller. When a dead body swan-dives from a balcony into the pool at a wedding, gossip comes to a halt about disgraced paralegal and former rodeo queen Emily—whose husband left her for a woman who’s really a man. Enter Jack, a secretive attorney and sexy mix of cowboy and Indian. She refuses to work for him until she learns about the disappearance of the six-year old daughter of his notorious client Sofia, the wedding shooter, who is also an illegal immigrant. Emily feels a strange affinity with the girl and launches a desperate search for her. Bodies pile up in her wake across Texas and New Mexico as the walls around her own secrets begin to crumble, and the authorities question whether the child is anything but a figment of her imagination. By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, April 2015.
Earth to Emily (What Doesn’t Kill You, #6): An Emily Romantic Mystery. Paralegal and former rodeo queen Emily desperately wants to prevent the deportation of six-year-old Betsy and adopt her, and she’d really like a second chance with her sexy boss, Jack, too. But two teen runaways witnessed a trucker murdered in cold blood, and they’re convinced Emily’s the only person they can trust, forcing her to choose not whether to put a young person at risk, but which one. By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, August 2015.
Hell to Pay (What Doesn’t Kill You, #7): An Emily Romantic Mystery. USA Best Book Award, WINNER, Cross-Genre Fiction. Big-haired paralegal and former rodeo queen Emily thinks she’s got her life back on track. Her adoption of Betsy seems like a done deal, her parents have reunited, and she’s engaged to her sexy boss Jack. Then client Phil Escalante’s childhood buddy Dennis drops dead, face first into a penis cake at the adult novelty store Phil owns with his fiancee Nadine, one of Emily’s best friends. The cops charge Phil with murder right on the heels of his acquittal in a trail for burglarizing the Mighty is His Word church offices. Emily’s nemesis ADA Melinda Stafford claims her witness overheard Phil fighting with Dennis over a woman, right about the time Phil falls into a diabetic coma, leaving Nadine shaken and terrified. Meanwhile Betsy’s ultra-religious foster parents apply to adopt her and Jack starts acting weird and evasive. Emily feels like a calf out of a chute, pulled between the ropes of the header and the heeler, as she fights to help Phil and Nadine without losing Betsy and Jack. By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, March, 2016.
The Emily Box Set (What Doesn’t Kill You, #5-7): Romantic Mysteries. All three full-length novels in the Emily series in one e-book. Heaven to Betsy, #5, Earth to Emily, #6, and Hell to Pay, #7)
Fighting for Anna (What Doesn’t Kill You, #8): A Michele Romantic Mystery. 2017 Silver Falchion Award. A murdered art dealer. A missing love-child. Can Michele close the book on her neighbor’s mysterious past before a killer sets his sights on her? With her kids away for the summer, widow Michele Lopez Hanson struggles with her newfound solitude. When her unmarried retired neighbor Gidget asks her to document her career in the art world, she’s eager for the company… and the advice on coping with an empty nest. But their trek down memory lane turns into a missing person search when Gidget dies and leaves behind a will that tasks Michele with finding her long-lost love child. Before the casket lid closes, she feels a wave of sympathy for the endless stream of mourners from Gidget’s days as a high-powered art dealer. But when she learns the murderous truth behind Gidget’s death and she’s named the prime suspect, Michele realizes any one of the grieving artists and collectors could be the love child’s mystery father or her neighbor’s killer. To complete the memoir and clear her name, Michele must discover the ugly motives behind the picture-perfect murder before she joins her friend six-feet-under. Fighting for Anna is the second standalone book in Michele’s trilogy within the What Doesn’t Kill You romantic mystery series. If you like spirited amateur sleuths, high-society scandals, and plot twists that will keep you guessing, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning series. Buy Fighting for Anna to dip your paintbrush into a masterful mystery today! By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, November, 2016
Katie & Emily Box Set (A What Doesn’t Kill You Romantic Mystery Box Set. All SIX full-length novels from the Katie Trilogy and the Emily Trilogy in one e-book. Saving Grace, #1, Leaving Annalise, #2, Finding Harmony, #3, Heaven to Betsy, #5, Earth to Emily, #6, and Hell to Pay, #7
The Closing (Whippoorwill Hollow #1). IndieFab finalist, IPPY Awards: 2015 Bronze Medalist, and top 100 Kindle bestseller. A Virginia attorney seeking professional and personal redemption takes on the appeal of a death row defendant in a case that could cost everything for a man who thought he had nothing left to lose. First book in the Whippoorwill Hollow Series. By Ken Oder, April 2014.
Old Wounds to the Heart (Whippoorwill Hollow #2). IPPY Awards: 2016 Gold Medalist, International Book Awards, 2016 Winner, Amazon Best-Selling Literary Fiction. A violent Southern romance, and the second book in the Whippoorwill Hollow series. By Ken Oder, July 2015.
Deadly Thyme. Top 50 bestseller on Kindle. CLUE AWARD for psychological suspense and Texas Association of Authors award winner. When Ruth Butler escaped Texas for a sleepy seaside village in the south of England, it was to rescue her infant daughter from the perverted demon she’d married. But after ten peaceful years in Perrins Point, her daughter Annie disappears. Not far away, a madman has been trying in vain to turn back time. When Ruth turns out to be a dead ringer for his mother, the voices in his head haunt him day and night. The only way to stop his mother’s nagging is to kill her all over again . . . By R.L. Nolen, January 2014.
Pennies from Burger Heaven (The Burger Heaven Series, Book 1). Writers League of Texas Manuscript Winner. Frontiers in Writing award winner. USA Best Book Award, Fiction: General, Finalist. Eleven-year-old Copper Daniels is homeless and alone. She spends her nights sleeping beneath the cemetery’s Warrior Angel statue for protection, and her days battling the mean streets of Remington, Texas, hell-bent on discovering what happened the night her Mama disappeared. While Copper and her rag-tag group of friends find danger at every corner, two horrors are certain: her Mama’s really missing and someone’s after Copper, too. By Marcy McKay, January 2016.
The Dry. A deadly dry spell has left the earth parched and souls desperate. Crops are failing. Cities are starving. A missing newspaper man doesn’t account for much in times so terrible, except to the twelve-year-old son he left behind. When Elliot Sweeney discovers the search for his father has been called off, he boards a train alone to find him. By Rebecca Nolen, November 2013.
What Kind of Loser Indie Publishes, and How Can I Be One, Too? Writing, publishing, and promotion. Everything you wanted to know, plus the stuff you really need, too, with tongue firmly planted in cheek. By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, August 15, 2013. No audio.
Tides of Possibility. Produced as a not-for-profit for Houston Writers Guild. Featuring more than two dozen pieces, Tides of Possibility is a proudly independent anthology presenting some of the most distinct rising voices in the genre. A new generation of science fiction is beginning, and the Houston Writers Guild has brought their words to print. The first in a series of anthologies from the Guild, it was produced using funds faithfully pledges by local readers. Edited by K.J. Russell. August 2014. No audio.
Tides of Impossibility. Produced as a not-for-profit for Houston Writers Guild. A proudly independent fantasy anthology, the Houston Writers Guild presents sixteen short stories: fables, sword and sorcery, and urban fantasy. These bold visions of the impossible will take you to worlds both very distant and closer than you’ll believe. The second in a series of anthologies from the Guild, it is being produced with funds faithfully pledged by local readers. Edited by K.J. Russell and C. Stuart Hardwick. April 2015. No audio.
My Dream of Freedom: From Holocaust to My Beloved America. Produced as a not-for-profit benefitting Houston Holocaust Museum. Despite great personal pain, Helen Colin chose to share her story of survival during the Holocaust from the first day of her liberation from Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, where she addressed German civilians. Presently, she continues to share her history with all who are willing to listen, enduring the pain of recounting because she wishes that her struggles during this time of Nazism be seem as epitomizing hope against despair and compassion against hatred, bias and bigotry. By Helen Colin, April 2013.
How To Screw Up Your Kids: Blended Families, Blendered Style. USA Best Book Award WINNER, Parenting/Divorce. Because it doesn’t have to be that hard. By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, May 2012. Read the DIY Duo companion, How to Screw Up Your Marriage.
How to Screw Up Your Marriage: Do-Over Tips for First-Time Failures. How to be part of a disgustingly happy couple who makes everyone else want to puke, even if you’ve failed before. By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, May 2012. ead the DIY Duo companion, How to Screw Up Your Kids.