Bio: Author Christine DeSmet is a novelist, screenwriter, short story writer and writing teacher at UW-Madison. Her romantic suspense, Spirit Lake, is an award-winning, best- selling novel for publisher Hard Shell Word Factory. Three of her novellas appear in recent anthologies published by Whiskey Creek Press, including the award-winning anthology, Tales from the Treasure Trove, Volume I, which earned first- place awards from Romantic Times Magazine and the Electronic Publishing Internet Connection (EPIC) in Spring 2006. A new novella, "Mayhem in Memphis," will appear in Hard Shell Word Factory's new mystery anthology featuring Egyptian antiquities. Christine is also a past winner of the Slamdance Film Festival and optioned that screenplay to New Line Cinema. With writing partner Peggy Williams, Christine recently adapted to film a Madison author's book of short stories. She's a fellowship graduate of the Warner Bros. Sitcom Writers Workshop. She's a member of Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum; Romance Writers of America and the Wisconsin Chapter of RWA; EPIC; Writers Guild of America, East; and the online writing and publishing group known as Jewels of the Quill. She has a master's degree in journalism from UW-Madison and grew up on a farm near Barneveld, Wis.
Humorous romantic mysteries set in Moonstone, Wisconsin, a little town on the Lake Superior shoreline. They're tall as the oaks, bold as the bulls they've ridden in rodeos, and they don't talk about the past. They're three buddies who've seen the worst the world has to dish out. One by one, they ride into Moonstone for missions impossible and women improbable.
Welcome to Moonstone, Wisconsin, a small town on the shore of Lake Superior, where you'll find mystery and romance, good-hearted neighbors and hilarity, with a dash of intriguing food on the menu at the local restaurant, The Jingle Bell Inn. Christine DeSmet is a Jewels of the Quill author and EPPIE AWARD winner writing as Dame Moonstone.
Secrets surround Spirit Lake ... their forbidden love is one of them. Danger collides with the peaceful beauty in Laurel Hastings' woodland hideaway when the man who jilted her fifteen years ago suddenly reappears--on the run from a killer. Cole Wescott--bullet lodged in his leg--stumbles off the train near her cabin on Spirit Lake in northern Wisconsin. He claims the evidence against the killer is stashed in her backyard--across the lake at the abandoned Victorian mansion his family once used a... more info>>