Saturday, December 6, 2014

Just Released from Mozark Press: That Mysterious Woman

Earlier this month I received an early Christmas present -- my check and contributor copies of That Mysterious Woman.

The book with the striking cover is part of the award-winning Shaker of Margaritas Anthology series from Mozark Press.

That Mysterious Woman includes mystery tales ranging from cozies, soft-boiled mysteries, suspense tales, capers, and whodunnits, with emphasis on character, plot, and good old-fashioned storytelling -- each with a female protagonist. Topics covered in the anthology are tales of: "murder, retribution, paranormal activity, thievery, strange disappearances, deception, and other mysterious situations."

The anthology includes short stories from 27 writers who hail from coast-to-coast across the United States.

Contributing writers are: David K. Aycock, Paula Gail Benson, Steven Clark, Lisa Ricard Claro, Karen Mocker Dabson, E. B. Davis, Caroline Dohack, Eileen Dunbaugh, Linda Fisher, J. D. Frost, Jodie Jackson Jr., Mitch Hale, Cathy C. Hall, Sharon Woods Hopkins, Jennifer Jank, Suzanne Lilly, Mary Ellen Martin, Edith Maxwell, Carolyn Mulford, KM Rockwood, Martha Rosenthal, Georgia Ruth, Harriette Sackler, Rosemary Shomaker, Susan E. Thomas, Donna Volkenannt (that's me), Kari Wainwright, and Frank Watson.

For more information about That Mysterious Woman and to find out about future calls for submission, visit the Mozark Press site.


  1. Congratulations! There will be yet another book to add to my LONG list! Look forward to reading your story, along with the others!

  2. I'm not much for mysteries...and sure not a paranormal fan, but something about this books draws me to find a copy! I will work on that!

  3. Congrats! Mysteries are a mystery to me. I tip my hat to you. It's a pink, bedazzled, Dolly Parton cowboy hat given to me by my best ol' ex-teaching buddy, Mabel. I don't wear it all that often, but it's the best for tipping to folks who deserve recognition.

  4. Donna--Well, my hat's not dedazzled but it's tipped to you nonetheless. Congratulations. I don't read mysteries and I've never written one, but thank goodness there are writers like you who can do it all--memoir, short fiction, mysteries, humor...

    Congrats again. "Sins of the Daughter" is an intriguing title...

  5. Hi Claudia,
    I haven't read all the stories, but the ones I've read have been entertaining. It's a fun read.

    Hi Val,
    Thanks for the tip of the hat. An image of you in a pink, bedazzled Dolly Parton cowboy hat is imprinted on my brain. It makes a great visual for a character.

    Hi Sioux,
    You are always so encouraging. I'm not sure I can do it all, but I try to do my best and occasionally it works out. Thanks for your kind words.

  6. Congratulations, Donna! It looks like a fun book.

  7. Congrats to you, Donna! Great job!

    Critter Alley

  8. Hi Madeline,
    Thanks! It is a fun book.

    Hi Pat,
    Thanks! I appreciate your kind words.

  9. Congratulations! I recognize a few names. This sounds like a good read.


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