Mysteries & More

Exciting news!

My first Gracie McIntyre Mystery is coming out this summer! I can't wait to share it with you!

And, I have a short story published in July in an anthology full of tales about the total solar eclipse that will be visible all across the US on August 21.

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Coming on August 29 . . .

DEATH IN GLENVILLE FALLS ~ A Gracie McIntyre Mystery
Early September is a time for new beginnings in a college town, and Gracie McIntyre braces for hers.

Early September is a time for new beginnings in a college town, and Gracie McIntyre braces for hers.

Gracie left the practice of law eighteen years ago, after losing a client to an apparent murder/suicide. Since then, she’s been a stay-at-home mom and part-time professor at the local college. Now that her son has gone off to university and her daughter has started high school, she is ready for a new adventure. But opening a new-and-used book shop gives her more than she bargains for.

Days after her grand opening, she finds a threatening message outside her door. When she refuses to heed the warning, violence escalates. What’s worse, 
she suspects a police officer might be the culprit. She soon realizes she’s on her own to find a way to save her store—and possibly her life. 

Featuring a cast of eccentric characters, and bringing together a love of books, New England charm, and the challenge of a good puzzle, DEATH IN GLENVILLE FALLS will keep you turning pages right up to the surprising conclusion.  

My current publications . . .

My story, "The Dark Side of the Light" will appear in the upcoming anthology, DAY OF THE DARK: STORIES OF ECLIPSE,  edited by Kaye George, from Wildside Press. 
The Dark Side of the Light
On the same day as the total solar eclipse, a husband and wife, who had each kept the other "in the dark" about some life-altering information, reveal their secrets to each other. But it does not follow that being "enlightened" necessarily leads to happiness. In fact, there can be a dark side of the light.

Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC (October, 2016) This anthology contains stories for children from preschool through middle school--and for the child in all of us. I have two stories in this book: "Maddie's  Birthday Surprise" and "A Visit From Belsnickel."

Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC (November, 2015) includes twenty-seven food-related stories, two of which are mine: "Nana's Vegetable Soup" and "The Hunter." It was a finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Let it Snow: The Best of Bethlehem Writers Roundtable (Winter 2015 Collection) contains my story "American Flyers" among many other terrific stories. Available in e-book or print editions.

 A Christmas Sampler: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Holiday Tales (2009), published by the Bethlehem Writers Group, includes my light mystery "You'd Better Watch Out,"  as well as "Nana's Chocolate Cake," and "A Christmas on Nantucket." You may read the last of these here.  We were so happy when A Christmas Sampler won the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award in two categories: Best Short Fiction and Best Anthology. It also garnered an Honorable Mention from the 2010 DIY Book Awards.

"My First Red Sox Game," appears in this anthology which came out in November, 2013. Once Around the Sun was a finalist for Best Anthology in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group Members
My story, "Connecting the Dots" appears in this anthology available in March, 2017.
Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group Members
(March, 2016) This book includes twenty-eight stories, twelve poems, and nine essays including my story, "A Christmas on Nantucket." 

Also from Carol L. Wright:
The Ultimate Guide to Law School Admission: 
Insider Secrets for Getting a "Big Envelope" with Your Acceptance to Law School (2003)
After several years as a pre-law adviser, I put what I learned into a book--then I turned to writing fiction.