Maggie Bishop is the author of a mystery series, Appalachian Adventure Mysteries, and two romance novels set in the Mountains of North Carolina in the Boone area. “I started with romance and have turned to murder.”

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Murder at Blue Falls now on audio

One Shot too Many by Maggie BishopOne Shot Too Many (3rd book in Appalachian Adventure Mystery series) features Detective Tucker with yesterday’s regret haunts, leading to today’s deadly fix. Impulsive acts from the past return to haunt, resulting in the death of a popular photo-journalist near the cozy mountain town of Boone, NC. Detective Tucker must face his own past while investigating suspects determined to keep too many secrets. Did the victim take too many photos of one of them?

Was it the nurse, determined to win the horse show? Perhaps the retired military man with too many guns, the dental hygienist with too many lovers, the grandmother who loves too much or the sports medicine professor who drinks too much.

Jemma Chase, trail-ride leader and CSI wannabe, follows clues, even though her interference may cost Tucker his job.  Review by University of North Carolina

One Shot too Many from Amazon

Perfect for Framing by Maggie Bishop, mysteryIn Perfect for Framing, trouble’s a-brewing in the Property Owners Association where greed and a lust for power lead to murder in a clash of personal versus public needs. Returning for a second suspense-filled mystery, Jemma Chase and Detective Tucker find themselves embroiled in a Property Owners Association power struggle. When a break-in escalates to murder, Tucker finds suspects aplenty from POA president Petula Windsor’s files, leading him to suspect the victim of blackmail. Tucker tries to keep Jemma’s interest at bay, but when the president’s husband is found dead and Tucker’s life is jeopardized, Jemma won’t be stopped until she finds the murderer.

“Fun, fast paced read with lots of local flavor … will keep you quickly turning pages” Our State Magazine

ISBN:  9781932158847  Perfect for Framing (An Appalachian Adventure Mystery) paperback on Amazon,  Available on Kindle $2.99

Murder at Blue Falls by Maggie Bishop, mystery

}Murder at Blue Falls on Audio

Murder at Blue Falls Ride the trails…Arson and murder disturb the Appalachian peace of the Triplett Valley’s Blue Falls Dude Ranch. Jemma Chase, daughter of the ranch owners and trail-ride leader, becomes involved when her horse finds a body.  Being an amateur SCI is fun until her meddling puts her life in danger.  Detective Tucker’s suspicions disturb and annoy Jemma, but in the end he becomes the answer to her prayers.

“Must have, must read” — Christy T French, Midwest Book Review

ISBN:9781932158755  Amazon paperback Murder at Blue Falls: The horse found the body.

Murder at Blue Falls, the Horse Found the Body (Appalachian Adventure Mysteries) Kindle $2.99

Emeralds in the Snow by Maggie Bishop, mystery, romanceEmeralds in the Snow involves skiing at Sugar Mountain, an emerald mine, and a cold case murder.  Downhill ski … Emerald Graham and Lucky Tucker are an unlikely pair. She, accustomed to a life of privilege in which everything’s a bit of a game, including her teaching career. He, who has not let his life of struggle keep him from giving to his family, his community and the skiers he rescues on Sugar Mountain. Yet they seem to be finding an uneasy bliss when a treasure hunt and an old murder mystery threatened all they value.  “Fun, fast read … characters who shape the world around them and readers enjoy … look forward to her next one.” JC Walkup, Smoky Mountain News

ISBN:  1932158561   Amazon paperback Emeralds in the Snow
On Kindle $2.99 Emeralds in the Snow (Appalachian Adventure)

Appalachian Paradise by Maggie Bishop, romance, adventureAward winning Appalachian Paradise Backpack and hike …Athletic career woman meets good-ole-boy for a five-day backpacking trek in the rugged North Carolina mountains. Appalachian born West triggers Suzanne’s resentment and her desire amongst boars, bears and Girl Scouts. Suzanne’s burdens lighten as Wes’ easy charm helps her see the hope and allure of spring flowers, love and forgiveness.  “Gets off to a good start and maintains an exciting tension…A good part of Bishop’s success is the set-up she’s engineered.”  Rob Neufeld, Asheville Citizen-Times

ISBN:  0971304564   Amazon paperback Appalachian Paradise (Appalachian Adventure)
Kindle $2.99 Appalachian Paradise
Also available in other e-book formats.

Meow Means Me! Now! by Maggie Bishop, giftMaggie’s fun book,  Meow Means Me! Now! is a rhyming feline allegory with poetry and photos. This gift book is a departure from her novels but sprang from her love of cats . Think Dr. Suess meets Marley & Me.

ISBN 1595130039 $ 8 Amazon Meow Means Me! Now!
and Kindle $2.99 Meow Means Me! Now!

Maggie Bishop, Author

Author of Appalachian Adventure series of mystery and romance

Maggie Bishop hikes, skis, climbs, swims, explores and writes in the mountains of North Carolina where she settled in 1993 with her husband and cat. Every time they travel, they seek out other mountains but none are as exciting as the ancient Appalachians. When asked, “What do you do?” her answer is, “Entertain with word pictures.”

She was awarded the honor of being one of “One Hundred Incredible East Carolina University Women” for literature and leadership. She’s an Air Force brat who put herself through East Carolina University and received a MBA degree, a former manufacturing executive, founder and past president of High Country Writers, past Secretary of Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers, and is a member of Romance Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

Write Now! with Maggie‘s intense pen to paper writing workshops involve the nuts and bolts of crafting a novel or memoir.  These sessions range from one hour to all day and provide direction and tools for better writing.  Participants use their own stories for the writing exercises.  For those beginning a work, these workshops generate ideas.  For those finishing a draft, this is an opportunity to strengthen the story.• Begin Write! Organize and Go on Memoir/Novel• Create! Character   Action! Plot• The 5 Cs of Mystery Your First Chapter• Setting• Dialogue           Workshops for marketing include On Stage! Book Signings and Promotion! for authors

If you wish for Maggie to present a workshop at a conference, school, writers group or a home party, email her now for details.  Website

For Readers, she’ll chat about the writing life, her books, literary vs. commercial fiction or any other ideas the group is interested in.  Chat by telephone or in person (providing expenses are included).

She’s presented Write Now! with Maggie workshops at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, Blue Ridge Writers & Readers Conference, John C. Campbell Folk School (2011) , May We Write Conference, Cove Creek Senior Center, and Boone Senior Center. She’s been a speaker at the Cape Fear Crime Festival, Malice Domestic, Appalachian Regional Writers series, High Country Writers, Watauga Arts Council, Carolina Romance Writers, Lees McRae College Book Fair,.a number of libraries, Kiwanis and other civic groups, and book clubs.  She was Training Manager at Milliken and Danskin.  View book trailers at YouTube

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