New release news!!!

She’s back!!!


Book Seven of the Calamity Jayne Mystery series, CALAMITY JAYNE AND THE TROUBLE WITH TANDEMS will be out Monday, July 21st!!! A BIG thank you to all my readers for being so patient while waiting for Tressa’s return. You guys are the best!

And what about Tressa Jayne Turner’s latest misadventure?

Hmm. Let’s just say, you better strap on your bike helmets and don that padded Spandex, ’cause it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.


Calamity Jayne and the Trouble with Tandems (Calamity Jayne book #7)

What’s the hardest part of learning to ride a tandem?
The pavement.

It’s late July, and Tressa Jayne Turner’s summer is as sizzling as Ranger Rick Townsend! But is Tressa in love or lust with the hot ranger? There’s not time to find out as Tressa’s boss at the Gazette, Stan Rodgers, wants his Ace Cub Reporter to cover TribRide—the state’s ginormous bicycle ride across the state—but not from the sidelines. This assignment is a little more…hands on. Hands on the handlebars, that is. Not only that, but Tressa’s ticket to ride is on a bicycle built for two! And at the tandem’s helm? Sleazy rival reporter Drew Van Vleet, aka, “the missing link.”

Could things get any worse? You decide. Tressa’s parents are on the outs. Her sister is on the warpath. Van Vleet’s insisting on a Star Trek theme. And Tressa is the number one suspect in a series of SO-not-funny pranks targeting reality TV star Keelie Keller. Talk about strange new worlds! Tressa is about to go where no “Calamity” has gone before—and where the ultimate wedgie is bound to be the least of this uneasy rider’s worries! Hang on, folks. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride. (I am a Vulcan. I feel no pain.)

Coming July 21 to print and all ebook formats!

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  • NEW RELEASE NEWS!!! Book Seven in the Calamity Jayne Mystery series, THE TROUBLE WITH TANDEMS, will be out July 21st!!! Yippee, skippy!
  • 03/29/2014 – Calamity Jayne’s Seventh mystery is done! As soon as I have a firm release date, I’ll let you know! It’s gonna be another doozy!
  • 12/4/2013 – SIX GEESE A’ SLAYING, a Calamity Jayne mini-mystery from Amazon’s new StoryFront is out today! Check out all 12 stories in the TWELVE KILLER DAYS OF FICTION collection!
  • 11/21/2013 – SIX GEESE A’ SLAYING coming December 4th! Can’t say more yet, but check back December 4th for details!
  • 9/21/2013 – Check out my exciting news above! And stay tuned for even more exciting news of an…er…”seasonal” nature. All I can say right now, is it’s gonna be a “Killer Christmas!” Hehe.
  • 3/21/2013 – Ran into a kerfuffle (or two) getting my next Calamity Caper ready for prime time. Hope to have updated release date soon. I’m also dipping my toes into western historical romance! More on that soon. Now, back to Calamity…
  • 2/8/2013 – It’s crunch time here. I’m edging ever closer to the finish line on my seventh Calamity Jayne Mystery. I’ve hit a few potholes along the way, but I’m pumped up for the final push to the end. Okay. I hear you. “Enough with the punnybike references, Bacus, and get back to the book! I’m going! I’m going!
  • 9/16/2012 – Fall is in the air and writing continues on several fronts. My next Calamity Caper is coming right along and I’m also putting the touches on a new women’s fiction/ police procedural I’m very excited about. I’m also trying to get all the website features up and running, so there’s lots to do before winter sets in and I want to hibernate. Stay tuned!
  • 8/18/2012 – Home from CA and back in the work–and writing–realm. I’m polishing and editing two manuscripts for submission, but I’m also hard at work on the next Calamity Jayne Mystery. I’ve given it a new title and hope to reveal the cover soon. Check back for updates!
  • 7/26/2012 – Author’s don’t have office parties… They have writer conferences! Currently living it up at the RWA conference in Anaheim, CA.