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All Salem Grimes expects as she walks into the church is her regular Tuesday morning AA meeting, but when she encounters a dead body instead, she does what any self-respecting clueless amateur would do — she freaks completely out and shouts words good Christians aren’t even supposed to know.
But when Salem learns that her ex-husband Tony is accused of the murder, she wonders if God might be steering her toward a chance of…Read More
Another day, another dead body. It’s all in a day of the life of Salem Grimes.
Salem Grimes figures even a God who works in mysterious ways wouldn’t resort to a dead body in a dumpster in answer to Salem’s prayers to help her stay on her diet – excuse me – Strat-EAT-Gic plan. But a dead body in a dumpster it is, and now Salem and Viv, her octogenarian partner-in-crime-solving, are on the case once again.
Salem finds the search for the killer a satisfactory distraction from…Read More
Armed with Salem’s “Smart-Enuff” phone and Viv’s racing model Cadillac (with aggressive acceleration!), these two amateur super-sleuths set out to catch a gang of armed robbers terrorizing G-Ma’s neighborhood… if for no other reason than to stop G-Ma’s panic-stricken calls every time a car drives by.
The only problem: they have no leads, no clues, and they accidentally got arrested for “moral crimes.” Will these bandits…Read More
Anyone who knows anything about Texas knows there is precious little that’s more important than football. Pro football, college football, peewee football, it doesn’t matter. If it’s an egg-shaped ball, Texans are all over it.
But there is one very particular football – this is the ball that a former Texas Tech Red Raider caught during last year’s Super Bowl game and ran into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown. As footballs go, it doesn’t get much more important than…Read More
Salem Grimes and her octogenarian friend Viv are back in this fun short story, this time kicking butt and rescuing kidnap victims. Well, this is actually a case of dognapping. At least the reward is real… but is it enough to face the gun-toting dognapper?
Armed with the strongest weapon available, Salem and Viv save the day once again, using…Read More
Salem Grimes is determined not to be that one lame friend who shows up at Christmas with no gifts. If she has to make extra money by spending three days pet-sitting for a weirdo who possibly communicates with his alien overlords through his Shirley Temple doll collection, so be it.
If she has to care for a psychotic tropical parrot with a beak that looks like a crude caveman rock-breaking tool, well, it will be worth it when she gets paid the extra cash. If she has to face a crazed gunman who is…Read More