Having fun with my writing, and connecting with readers--that's just what being a mystery author means to me. And I LOVE what I do!
It began in 1985 when I started writing my first novel, without much clue how to start it. 2 decades and 500 pages later, when I finally typed 'The End,' I felt a enormous rush of enthusiasm. That book took third place in the Southwest Writers competition and started making the rounds of publishers. I just started writing my instant, and then my third books.
After publishing a few of my Charlie Parker puzzles, I chose to branch out with a new cozy mystery series and I created the character of Samantha Sweet. Among the methods in which I got a little extra pocket money through my high school years was to bake and decorate cakes--consequently, a livelihood for Samantha based in my own experiences.
Back in 2009 I changed publishers and was off to a new experience, viewing all of my books made accessible for Kindle as e-books were only starting to take off in the publication world. It's been an exciting time in publishing--high points for me were hitting #1 on Amazon several times along with the Top 50 on the USA Today bestseller list. I am loving the way e-books allow me to personally connect with readers all over the world through my newsletter and my site at connieshelton.com.
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Besides composing the Charlie Parker and Samantha Sweet mysteries, Connie is a award-winning essayist. Her work has been published in both major and small anthologies, such as Chicken Soup For the Writer's life, and her short stories have won a few awards. She has also become a commercial hot air balloon pilot also holds the women's world altitude record for size AX-4 balloons. She's been featured in Who's Who and The World Who's Who of Women.
She and her husband reside in northern New Mexico with their two dogs, Daisy and Missy, who became celebrities of their own series of childr
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