Killing Imaginary Friends

An Oliver Frampton Mystery


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Killing Imaginary Friends


30 January 2024     Killing Imaginary Friends, the first in the Oliver Frampton Mystery Series,  launched in the Garden of Dreams in Ajijic, Jalisco with Erik D’Souza joining me again as moderator.

It was my extreme pleasure to have two guest authors reading at the launch of Killing Imaginary Friends. Joanna Vander Vlugt read an excerpt from her latest novel, Spy Girls, and Hyacinthe Miller read from Kenora Reinvented.

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Thank you Joanna Vander Vlugt for presenting the first chapter of Killing Imaginary Friends on your SAM Magazine podcast.

Discover the Samantha Bowers Mysteries Trilogy

Follow the life of Samantha Bowers, throughout her tumultuous twenties—a decade cluttered with murders. How can a reluctant amateur sleuth save herself, the man she loves, and a perfect stranger?

I’m excited to share updates on my current writing project, the lives of my characters, and lost scenes or chapters. Squirrel! My life adventures in genealogy, quilting, photography, music and art do tend to distract me. But if you find that a snore, then how about hunting, mining exploration, aviation, wild rice and bush life in the Canadian North? I hope you will find some of these subjects of interest while you patiently await Book Two in the Oliver Frampton Mystery Series. I’m on it.