Did you hear about the blonde coyote?
It got stuck in a trap, chewed off three legs, and was still stuck.
Tressa Jayne Turner, Grandville, Iowa's own little "Calamity Jayne," is headed for the Grand Canyon State--and a wedding! Tressa's goofy Gammy is gettin' hitched, and Tressa is looking forward to a little down time in the desert. But her sunny vacation is suddenly about to have more strings attached than a dreamcatcher! Her cousin's keeping secrets, the roguishly hot Ranger Rick's sending mixed signals--more of the smokin' than smoke variety--and a "Kookamunga," a butt-ugly fertility figurine Tressa picked up at a roadside stand as a wedding gift, is turning out to be more trouble than tribal treasure. This wacky wedding's about to become a southwestern scavenger hunt of Amazing Race-meets-The Da Vinci Code proportions, featuring a washed-up actress out to kick-start her career, a suspect spiritual advisor, locals with a cause, and a ten-year-old who's a chip off a certain ranger's blockhead.
It'll be a vision quest to make Thelma and Louise's southwestern spree seem like amateur night at the OK Corral. May the best spirit guide win.
Calamity Jayne Mysteries:
Calamity Jayne and the Fowl Play at the Fair
Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming
Calamity Jayne and the Campus Caper
Calamity Jayne in the Wild, Wild West
Calamity Jayne and the Hijinks on the High Seas
Calamity Jayne and the Trouble with Tandems
Calamity Jayne and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Lawn Gnome
Six Geese A ‘Slaying (a holiday short story)
About the Author
Kathy's unconventional path to publication can certainly be described as the "road less traveled." A pioneer for women in law enforcement, she was one of the first female state troopers in Iowa, and she learned two valuable lessons that have served her well in her pursuit of a professional writing career: never give up and never stop laughing. Kathy is the award-winning author of the Calamity Jayne Mystery series. She's been a Romantic Times American Title finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a finalist in the prestigious Daphne Du Maurier Award of Excellence contest, among other writing accolades.