Call Today

Yesterday, a scientist friend called me from England, concerned about COVID-19 corona virus. She offered these wise words: “Today, I’m calling people I care about. Many are older and at high risk for infection. If they’re healthy, that’s wonderful and we’ve had a nice conversation. But if something happened, I would always regret not calling them today when I had the chance.” Phone calls don’t transmit viruses. I’m grateful she cared enough to call me. If you call someone you…

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Reading is a Germ-free Activity

Your spring break trip is canceled. You stay home to avoid crowds. You watched everything interesting on Netflix. What to do now? You could clean out that junky closet but here’s an alternative that’s more fun: READ!  Reading on Kindle avoids viruses. Reading is a limitless journey to different worlds. Reading expands the mind and increases knowledge. If you’re like me, your Kindle is a giant collection of TBR (to be read). Now’s the opportunity to catch up. Looking for…

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Writing and The Fun Scale

Master story guru and teacher Larry Brooks graciously invited me to write a guest post for his award-winning blog. Thank you, Larry, for this opportunity to visit with Storyfix.com readers.  If you’ve ever despaired about your writing, you’re not alone. Here’s the link to my post about The Fun Scale and Writing.  Larry will teach a master class September 18, 2020 at the 30th Anniversary Flathead River Writers Conference.  

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Please Check Out My New Articles

Fiction reflects real life, sometimes too closely for comfort. My thriller Stalking Midas deals with a charming con artist who targets seniors. Then the crime became real when my adopted mother fell victim to elder fraud. The circumstances were different from the novel but there were parallels and an article grew out of the subject. My article was just published in Montana Senior News here.      Montana Senior News also published another article I co-wrote with Dr. Ann Bukacek…

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THRILLERS ON SALE FOR $.99

NY Times bestseller KAT MARTIN says: “TAWNY LINDHOLM IS UNIQUE, GUTSY, SMART, AND CAPABLE. WELL-PLOTTED, FAST-PACED. A MUST-READ FOR MYSTERY LOVERS.”    INSTRUMENT OF THE DEVIL, Book 1 in Tawny Lindholm Thrillers With a Heart Series, is on sale from February 7 to February 14, 2020. Read it for only $.99 at this link.  A dashing terrorist plots to destroy the electric grid, triggering the attack with the smartphone belonging to an innocent widow. Can Tawny Lindholm turn the instrument…

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Fun Conversation with a Homesick Montanan

In December, Sarah Meckler from Golden State Media Review interviewed me for their book review podcast. Sarah is a Montanan now living in California who, of course, misses her home. Above are a few photos to remind her what she’s missing. We talk about my series, Tawny Lindholm Thrillers with a Heart, which are set…where else?…in Montana! There’s some fun video that accompanies the interview. Here’s the link.

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Eyes in the Sky PUBLISHED!

My new book, Eyes in the Sky, is officially published. It’s available in ebook or paperback at this link. The cover photo was taken of The Rimrocks in Billings, Montana. The “Rims” are a popular destination for daring rock climbers who come from all over the world to scale the sheer limestone cliffs. They also make a perfect setting for a murder! Click here for a sneak peek inside.   Eyes in the Sky is the third book in the…

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Podcast interview with Golden State Media

Sarah Meckler, Golden State Media Concepts, interviewed me for her Book Review Podcast. Sarah and I share parallel but opposite journeys–she is a Montanan, transplanted to California, whereas I’m a former Californian now living happily in the Big Sky. We always have fun chatting about Montana. She’s homesick, I’m not! Sarah asked about my recent thriller, Stalking Midas, and the upcoming book in the Tawny Lindholm series, Eyes in the Sky. You can listen to the interview here. Stalking Midas…

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EYES IN THE SKY – Now available for pre-order

Happy New Year! Eyes in the Sky, the third book in the Tawny Lindholm Thriller series, is now available for pre-order at this link. NY Times bestselling author KAT MARTIN says: “Debbie Burke’s unique 50-year-old heroine, Tawny Lindholm, is gutsy, smart, and capable, her characters interesting and original.  Eyes in the Sky is well-plotted and fast-paced, a must read for mystery lovers.”      Investigator Tawny Lindholm knows falling for her boss, renowned criminal attorney Tillman Rosenbaum, is risky. His ex…

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