Indie Author: Yes
Kindle Unlimited: No
Publication Date: 10.26.2020

Cozy Mystery
Psychic Sleuth

Page Count: 166 Pages

A lonely girl with a gift,
A couple of paranormal podcasters,
and a snarky black cat solve murders before they happen in Grounded.

As the music played…

…she knew one thing.

Somebody was marked for death.

Penny Nicols is an 18-year-old girl with the “gift” of seeing terrible omens. It has kept her from making friends. She doesn’t want the pain of being responsible for their demise. Always running from the Raven, she finds herself in the great northwest.

When does a paranormal gift become a curse?

The moment she sees her boss’ death in a cup of coffee.

Janice may have only 24-hours left.

Four hours away, over the internet, she makes a friend. A podcaster, T.C., who isn’t afraid of Penny’s ability, encourages her to solve the case and save her boss, but will they unravel the lyrical clues in time?

With the help of her snarky cat, Spades, they go deep into the mystery.

A truck almost finished Janice off, and Penny knows it won’t be the last close call.

You’ll love the first book in this new paranormal mystery series because Penny and Spades are the perfect team of sleuths to thwart the Raven’s plans.

Check out this Behind the Writing interview with the author!

Tell us about character traits that were fun or hard for you to include in the book.

I love Penny’s “gift”. Adding songs as clues into the plot was a hoot even if the Raven made Penny’s life miserable.

Were there any alternate endings you considered?

I rarely know who the killer is until I’m halfway through the book. Grounded was no different.

What special knowledge or research was required to write this book?

I had to learn how to roast my own coffee beans. It’s something I’ve always wanted to know how to do and now I can. 🙂

What do you hope readers will take away from this story?

Every “gift” or “curse” has a purpose if you use it wisely.

Sarah lives in California, in a home that brings her happiness and hay fever. She loves God, loves her family, and loves freshly brewed coffee. She has a husband who cooks, a son who stop animates, a daughter who loves animals, a dog that follows her everywhere, and a turtle who scowls at her condescendingly.

Her mother raised her on Mary Higgins Clark, Diane Mott Davidson, and Remington Steele. Her grandmother shared True Crime stories with her as they plotted how to get away with the perfect murder. It’s no surprise that Sarah became an award-winning spinner of suspenseful tales brimming with quirky characters. Mysteries are in her blood. Not that she could survive one of her own stories. She confesses, “I’d be snuffed out by chapter two.

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