Maris SouleMaris Soule has had 25 category romances published, 2 finaling for the RITA award, and 2 mysteries.
Maris SouleMaris Soule is an author of romance and romantic suspense novels and short stories. Her latest book, The Crows, is a mystery novel. Her books feature a variety of settings and situations, including the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Search and Rescue dogs, barrel racing, dressage, and a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy.
Mystery and romance novelist
A relaxing afternoon walk in the woods with her Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy turns into a harrowing experience for accountant P.J. Benson. One that ends with a man dying in her dining room. P.J. has a stack of taxes to finish before April 15th; she doesn’t have time to deal with people being murdered, her house being broken into, a biogenetic experiment that doesn’t seem to exist, or an attractive homicide detective. Forced to question her sanity, she fears she’s developing the same debilitating schizophrenia that claimed her mother’s mind…that or someone really is trying to kill her.
As The Crow Flies
When an elderly woman hands P.J. Benson a briefcase and begs for her help, it’s just the beginning of a series of events that has P.J. wondering if she’s jinxed. Soon she’s sporting a black eye, her boyfriend, homicide detective Wade Kingsley, is avoiding her, her neighbor Nora Wright is still threatening her, and the sheriff’s department thinks she’s involved when a house blows up. Even her Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, Baraka, is acting up. If P.J. doesn’t figure out what’s going on, and soon, she may be the next victim.
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Busy working on third book in P.J. Benson mystery series.
Signed with agent Evie Saphire-Bernstein of the Loiacono Literary Agency back in July. Evie has been sending A KILLER PAST out to several publishers and we may soon have news regarding that story.
Award winning author, Maris Soule, has had 25 category romances published, her first being FIRST IMPRESSIONS, the giveaway book that introduced the Harlequin Temptation line in 1983. Over the years, she has written romances for Harlequin Temptation, Silhouette Romance, Silhouette Yours Truly and Bantam Loveswept and mysteries for Five Star/Gale/Cengage Learning. She has taught classes in English and on "Writing for Publication" at the community colleges in Battle Creek, Kalamazoo and South Haven. She has belonged to RWA since 1984 and helped start the Mid-Michigan RWA chapter, in which she's served as president, vice-president, treasurer and retreat chair. She's also a member of Authors Guild, Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. She is listed in several Authors and Writers Who's Who, and has spoken at conferences, libraries and to various groups around the country.