Give us 5 interesting/weird facts about you.
1) The only writing experience I had before the Temptation series, were the 4H horse club and farm activity articles that I’d submit to the local newspaper. I never took a writing class in my life and learned the process through trial and error and the wonderful suggestions given to me by professionals along the way.
2) I have five children, ranging in age from 8 to 19.
3) I have quite the menagerie of animals living on the farm, including; 15 horses, 7 goats, 4 dogs, 6 cats and an assortment of rabbits, ducks, chickens and peacocks.
4) I traveled to Australia twice and Europe once as a young adult.
5) I’m currently addicted to the Game of Thrones HBO series and books by George R. R. Martin.
I’m also excited to say that I’ve written an adult Amish mystery that will be available on Kindle this year! Lamb to the Slaughter is a story about the intertwining lives of three unlikely people in an Indiana Amish Community and the devastating results when a rebellious teenage girl is found shot to death in a corn field during the harvest. Serenity Adams is the newly elected young sheriff in the country town of Blood Rock and besides dealing with the threatening behavior of her predecessor, she now has a dead Amish girl on her plate. At first glance, the case seems obvious. The poor girl was probably accidently shot during hunting season, but when the elders of the Amish community and even the girl’s parents react with uncaring subdued behavior, Serenity becomes suspicious. As she delves deeper into the secretive community that she grew up beside, she discovers a gruesome crime from the past that may very well be related to the Amish girl’s shooting. Serenity enlists the help of the handsome bad-boy building contractor, Daniel Bachman, who left the Amish when he was nineteen and has his own dark reasons to help the spunky sheriff solve the crime that the family and friends who shunned him are trying desperately to cover up. Serenity’s persistence leads her to a stunning discovery that not only threatens to destroy her blossoming romance with Daniel, but may even take her life in the end.
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Karen Ann Hopkins
The final book of the Temptation Series
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