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CollectionsYour library (30)

Reviews14 reviews

TagsVermont (1), female cops (1), organized crime (1), counterterrorism (1), farm life (1), thriller (1) — see all tags

MediaBook (30), Paper Book (16), Ebook (14)

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About meSara M. Barton is the author of several fast-paced mystery and thriller series, featuring lively characters and lots of action. "Miz Scarlet" (Scarlet Wilson Mystery series) is a teacher-turned-innkeeper, who throws herself into danger with a feisty determination to make things right, relying on cohorts like "Captain Peacock" and "Colonel Grey Poupon" to help her solve the clues. Deputy Gabby Grimm (Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery series) protects the citizens of Latimer Falls, where there are more cows, goats, and chickens than people, and she has her hands full when terrorists, organized criminals, and other bad guys wreak havoc with the peaceful village of Latimer Falls, Vermont. Sydney Stansfield (Off-the-Books Mystery series), an artist and interior decorator, is the sidekick of FBI Special Agent Henry Hartman, and she is often dragged into crises that result from his investigations. Bea Jones, a former bookstore manager, is the beleaguered wife of Benedick, a CIA officer forced into early retirement, and they bicker their way through a myriad of intelligence situations of Shakespearean proportions, even as they run their Vermont bed and breakfast, hosting a variety of spies, operatives, and even a couple of war refugees.

The author's passion for writing fiction comes through each tale. "There is nothing sweeter than sticking characters in the hot seat and making them find their way out of the darkness. I'm fascinated by human behavior and I love to see characters grow as they go through tough times. Life is never fair, but I believe in heroes, those people who don't take no for an answer, who put the greater good ahead of 'me, me, me'. But most of all, I enjoy a good story, seasoned with action, memorable characters, unpredictable behavior, and a monkey wrench big enough to jam up the best laid plans. It's the perfect human storm."

She is also known as The Practical Caregiver, educating families on how to assist loved ones who need help due to disease or disorder. Her short guides are directed towards specific issues in home care, including cancer, hospice, and caregiver survival.

About my libraryI like characters who are memorable, stories that lift me up and challenge me to be more, and the chance to imagine. That's the beauty of books. The reader partners with the author to imagine what each character looks like in the mind's eye. We bring our own experiences, wisdom, and even limitations to the role of co-creator, and if the author has done his or her job right, it's a magical thing. A good book should leave you with something after that last page. If you can still chuckle, cry, complain, or cheer when you close that cover, the book has captured your imagination and your interet.



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