Missy Jenkins is a thirty-four-year-old piano teacher who lives in a fictional neighborhood called Twin Pines, located on the outskirts of the very real town of Middletown, Pennsylvania. She's married to hunky construction worker Dick Jenkins, and has two rambunctious boys, ten-year-old Alan and six-year-old Jimmy. Missy has her faults: she snoops; she talks to herself; she's impulsive; sometimes she has trouble with her temper. Missy's strengths are her love for the children; her loyalty; her curiosity; her tenacity; her ability to improvise.
Suzanne Flaig lives in Phoenix, Arizona. A recent short story, "Into the Night," is included in the anthology So West: Killer Nights (DS Publishing). She has also published nonfiction articles on a variety of subjects, including music, writing and rollerskating. She is the author of three Missy Jenkins novels: Terror in Double Time, Death in 3/4 Time, and Killing in Quarter Time. Her latest Missy Jenkins mystery, Killing in Quarter Time, was the winner of the Best Fiction Award at the 2017 Cirque du Livre Writers Conference.
Suzanne has two books of original short stories: Thrilled to Death, featuring "flash fiction" stories, and longer mystery/suspense stories, Deadly Droplets.She is a member of the Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime, the Mesa Writers Guild, the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the Society of Southwestern Authors, and a member of the American Business Women's Association.
Books by Suzanne by Suzanne Flaig is a freelance writing, editing and book consulting service. Suzanne provides editing and other writing services, including writing query letters and synopses and formatting manuscripts. She has published her own books as well as those of other writers on sites such as CreateSpace. Besides private clients, her editing credentials include serving as co-editor for several anthologies, and eight years as co-editor and co-publisher with Red Coyote Press, a small press located in Phoenix, AZ specializing in mystery fiction.
5 FUN FACTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT ME
1. I STARTED ROLLER SKATING AS SOON AS I COULD WALK - THE PHOTO WAS TAKEN WHEN I WAS ONE YEAR OLD.
2. MY FIRST PIANO, WHEN I WAS SIX YEARS OLD, WAS A USED PLAYER PIANO WITH THE PLAYER PARTS REMOVED.
3. I LEARNED TO PLAY THE HAMMOND ORGAN AT THE ROLLER RINK AT SINKING SPRINGS SKATARENA NEAR READING, PENNSYLVANIA.
4. ONCE I RECEIVED A BLUE RIBBON FOR A GIANT TURNIP AT THE COUNTY FAIR .
5. WHEN WE MOVED TO ARIZONA, I WALKED PARTWAY DOWN THE GRAND CANYON (WITHOUT A BOTTLE OF WATER) AND ALMOST DIDN'T MAKE IT BACK UP.
TEMPE FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
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Suzanne Flaig, Shannon Baker,
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