Hide Not Seek
(The Not So Reluctant Detectives)
by D.E. Haggerty
About the Book
Hide Not Seek (The Not So Reluctant Detectives)
3rd in Series
Independently Published (April 18, 2019)
Print Length: 183 pages
I know who you really are.
Pru has a secret, which she has no plans to reveal – ever. But after a woman is murdered and all clues point to her, she has no choice but to disclose her true identity. When her revelations help thwart the killer’s plan to frame Pru for the murder, the killer begins stalking her. With each note he sends, he gets closer. The police are stumped. Pru wants to run away. She really, really wants to run, but Ajax has found the woman of his dreams and he’s not letting her go anywhere. He can be patient. In the meantime, he’ll protect her with his life. Pru isn’t feeling very patient, and her friends, Mel and Terri, are definitely not willing to wait until the police uncover who the stalker is. The three friends take matters into their own hands and jump headfirst into the investigation.
Will Pru and her friends uncover her stalker before he turns his violence on Pru?
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10 Things I’ve learned
As Hide Not Seek is my fifteenth novel (still find that hard to believe!), I thought it was a good time to reflect on what I’ve learned since I started on this journey.
- Everyone thinks that a writer isn’t busy. I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count the number of times I’ve been asked by friends and acquaintances how I manage not to get bored when my hubby is off working.
- A lot of people don’t read. Seriously, they don’t read novels. I am flabbergasted and confused.
- Readers assume that the main character of each novel is you only more funny, mad, sad, [fill in the appropriate adjective here].
- Self-publishing is not for the fainthearted. If the prejudice against indie writing doesn’t get you down, then the sheer amount of extra work an indie writer needs to do to get noticed will.
- Finishing the book is just the start. Now you need to market the book and find readers. And somehow manage not to become discouraged and want to jump off a bridge.
- There comes a point in every book when you think: I can’t do this, I don’t know how to end this, where do I go from here? Keep. Writing. If that doesn’t work, alcohol can drown out that little voice in your head.
- Always carry a notebook with you. You won’t remember that awesome idea you had in the middle of the night, in the shower, while on the bus, etc. You might want to remember a pen or pencil as well.
- Bad reviews are like getting a negative job performance review that everyone just watched on YouTube. And then judges you based upon it.
- Grammar is harder than I remember from school. Or maybe it’s just me wanting to start sentences with conjunctions, use hyphens instead of commas, and write dialogues like people really talk. What’s an Oxford comma again?
- It’s okay to say you’re a writer even if you aren’t on the bestseller list. Yeah right. Still working on this one.
About the Author
I grew up reading everything I could get my grubby hands on, from my mom’s Harlequin romances to Nancy Drew, to Little Women. When I wasn’t flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although on the odd occasion I did manage to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. After surviving the army experience, I went back to school and got my law degree. I jumped ship and joined the hubby in the Netherlands before the graduation ceremony could even begin. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic before returning to the law. But practicing law really wasn’t my thing, so I quit (again!) and went off to Germany to start a B&B. Turns out running a B&B wasn’t my thing either. I polished off that manuscript languishing in the attic before following the husband to Istanbul where I decided to give the whole writer-thing a go. But ten years was too many to stay away from my adopted home. I packed up again and moved to The Hague where, in between tennis matches and failing to save the world, I’m currently working on my next book. I hope I’ll always be working on my next book.
Hide Not Seek is my fifteenth novel.
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