Today I want to introduce you guys to Tara Meyers. She has something for everyone's tastes. If a fun cozy mystery is your style, check out her Secrets of Sanctuary series. If you prefer something with a little more bite, snag The Chris Echo Files. Tara also writes YA mysteries under the name Tara Ellis. Seriously, where does she find the time.
You Can Lead a Horse to Murder
Spirited Ember Burns is led back home to open her own veterinary practice, and her first client lands her in the middle of a murder mystery. When the evidence points to the horse as the cause of death, she vows to protect him.
But horses don't talk and neither do the dead, so Ember has to rely on her intelligence and instinct to get to the truth. A truth buried under layers of small-town secrets. Some that are big enough to get you killed.
Battling a reluctant Sheriff and pushy Mayor, Ember struggles to get her business off the ground while digging deeper. Why would anyone want to kill the local farrier? And who was plotting to stop her? As the town gears up for its centennial celebration, Ember is led from local ranches to the surrounding mountains in her quest. Can she unveil the true culprit before they get away with murder?
A Distant Echo
A Distant Echo is a short story of around 10,000 words and takes the average reader one to one-and-a-half hours to read. It is a lead-in to a new, thrilling crime series called The Chris Echo Mysteries.
Twelve-year-old Samantha Wolf, and her best friend Ally, are excited to spend part of their summer break in the mountains of Montana. But unbeknownst to them, Hollow Inn is bathed in mystery and legend. After arriving, they soon discover that things are not going well for Sam's Aunt and Uncle, who own the Inn. There's vandalism, ghostly sightings, and rumors of lost treasures. Determined to help, Sam and Ally embark on a challenging journey to discover the truth.
Read the whole Samantha Wolf Mysteries series, now an Amazon bestseller!
Book 1 The Mystery of Hollow Inn
Book 2 The Secret of Camp Whispering Pines
Book 3 The Beach House Mystery
Book 4 The Heiress of Covington Ranch
Book 5 The Haunting of Eagle Creek Middle School
Book 6 A Mysterious Christmas on Orcas Island
Book 7 The Case of the Curious Canine
Book 8 The Legend of Shadow Mountain
Meet Tara Meyers/Tara Ellis
I live in the Pacific Northwest, and when I'm not writing, I'm out beach combing with my dogs for sea glass, or hiking in the rugged Cascade Mountains. It's the perfect backdrop to fuel my creative genius. *rubs hands together evilly*
You'll find all my adult romantic suspense and cozy mysteries here, and on my OTHER profile (secret identity ;)) Tara Ellis, I keep my middle grade and young adult books. Check them out, You might like those, too!
Here's how to start your next mystery:
Tara Meyers profile on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tara-Meyers/e/B01MSI04AK
Tara Ellis profile on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tara-Ellis/e/B00IVF1JQK
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Where the Red Fern Grows.
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Most days it energizes, but if it’s an emotional scene, it can be exhausting!
Whatis your writing Kryptonite?
Emotional turmoil in my “real” life.
What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
My closest author friend is Deborah Garner. She’s an amazing woman and a source of both support and inspiration. She’s always there for me as a steady sounding board, and supplies a constant stream of levelheaded advice.
I have several readers that have gone on to be ARC and then BETA readers. One in particular, Annamarie, has been a huge support and super-fan. I love connecting with readers, because that’s why I write!!
How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
Five right now, but then also a few other outlines.
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
Keeping it real. I actually don’t struggle too much with it. I’ve always been a tomboy and had several professions where I worked closely with men (I was a firefighter/EMT for years), so I feel I have a pretty good insight into how they are.
If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?
Something in emergency medicine. I currently also work in an ER.
Do you read your book reviews?
How do you deal with bad or good ones?
Yes. I re-read the good ones when I’m feeling down or discouraged, and I use the negatives as fuel to drive me to improve my work.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Julie Campbell, Ken Follett, Dean Koontz
Who are some authors in your genre that inspire you?
Deborah Garner, CeeCee James, Tonya Kappes