Deb Baker Buzzing Suspense - aka Hannah Reed - Dark Streets
Bio: Hannah Reed is the pen name of author Deb Baker.
As Deb (her real name) she has authored The Gertie Johnson Backwoods Adventures and The Dolls To Die For Series. In her youth, Deb dreamed of working as a private investigator or as an undercover cop. So when Deb began writing a new series, the Queen Bee mysteries, she did something she always wanted to do -- she went undercover with an alias! Hannah was one of her all-time favorite names. Reed was her great-grandmother’s maiden name. So she put the two together.
As it turns out, the author Hannah Reed is much younger than Deb Baker. She’s also more daring, more willing to step right into the midst of any sticky situation, and she’s not afraid to tell it like it is. As Deb says, “Look out! When Hannah’s around, big trouble is sure to follow.”
Deb considers herself a late bloomer; she graduated from college at the ripe age of forty-five with a degree in English. As she says, she became involved in creative writing in her last year at school and discovered that she loved to kill people (but only in fiction!)
As Deb Baker, she pens the Gertie Johnson Mystery series. The sixty-six year old protagonist is the star of this series, set in the Michigan Upper Peninsula from which Deb hails. As Hannah Reed, she writes the “Queen Bee” mystery series. Next year she plans to debut a new mystery series, set in the Scottish Highlands, under Hannah Reed.
Here’s a bit about the latest release in the “Queen Bee” series, BEELINE TO TROUBLE:
Folks in Moraine, Wisconsin, are buzzing about the latest swarm of trouble humming around Story Fischer…
It’s a real buzz-kill when beekeeper Story Fischer gets a visit from her frantic sister. Now she has to help host a combative trio of professional food flavorists. Good thing the well-stocked shelves of Story’s grocery store, the Wild Clover, can provide the morning meal. During a pre-lunch tour of Story’s hives, however, one of the guests is found dead. Just what Story needs only days after hunky boyfriend, Hunter Wallace, finally decided to move in. As if a dead body isn’t enough to put a damper on romance, Story becomes a prime suspect when the carrot juice she brought with the breakfast fixings is found to contain poison. Now it’s up to Story to comb through the evidence and find the real perpetrator before she ends up getting stung herself...
Deb is a 20 plus year cancer survivor after having been given a 10% chance of survival, so she truly knows how important it is to make each and every day count! Her goal: to entertain her readers, to give them a brief respite from their daily lives, smile or laugh out loud at her character’s antics.
We think she’s succeeded…what do you think?
Toni LoTempio – admin by day, writer by night! In addition to writing the suspense column for Nigh Owl, Toni writes paranormal suspense and mysteries, among them, Raven’s Kiss, MY SUPERHERO SISTER, Raven’s Quest and NO REST FOR THE WICCA available at Amazon.com and B&N.com. Toni’s cat, ROCCO, occasionally lets her on his blog, www.catsbooksmorecats.blogspot.com, which features interviews with authors and giveaways each month. Toni and her blogging cat ROCCO also do work for Nathan Fillion’s charity, KIDS NEED TO READ, (Rocco is its official spokescat!) and Toni is featured in the paranormal anthology, EVERY WITCH WAY BUT WICKED, available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, whose proceeds benefit the charity!