New Release from Claudia Whitsitt!

Love mystery’s? Then don’t miss these!

The Samantha Series, by award-winning author Claudia Whitsitt, follows Samantha Stitsill, an amateur sleuth with a penchant for solving domestic mysteries. A special education teacher, widow, and mother of five children within a blended family, her curiosity consistently lands her in mounds of trouble.

Here’s an example of one of the series many solid reviews. “And I can’t remember when I’ve enjoyed a book more. The author, without being presumptuous, spins a good tale that had me guessing the entire book. And I usually get bored with trying to solve the mystery, for I usually have it before the middle of the book. Some authors throw a kink into the mix late in the book and think that it adds to the mystery, but I find it deplorable. Ms. Whitsitt, much like the old “Nero Wolf” mysteries, puts it right up front, and she defies you, successfully, to solve the mystery. I find her writing style, her melding of characters, and plot twists, realistic and both terrifying and heart warming. Not many authors for which I await the next offering, but I’m awaiting the next in this series with great anticipation.”

NEW RELEASE!

In Internal Issues, the third installment in the series, Samantha has just returned from tracking her husband’s mistress to Japan where she was also deceived into a meeting with his murderer and, along with detective Jim McGrath, killed him…again.

The poor woman needs a break. But, she’s not that lucky…

After arriving home, a friend leaves a frantic phone message and then disappears. Though Sam’s instincts warn against it, she can’t resist gathering information. Dangerous men begin to follow her, and Sam realizes she has inadvertently placed her family in peril once again. This time, her greatest fears will come true.

“You go looking for trouble, Sam, you’re going to find it.”~Jim McGrath, Detective

claudiaAbout the Author

Claudia Whitsitt, who lives in Michigan, is a recently retired special education    teacher and the mother of five grown children. She spends her days writing and enjoys a glass of wine in the evening with her husband, Don.

You can reach Claudia through her website at www.claudiawhitsitt.com, email her at cjw@claudiawhitsitt.com, or LIKE her on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Claudia-Whitsitt-Author/313890383058?ref=hl

New Release from Claudia Whitsitt! Free Dec 4th!

The Story of IDENTITY ISSUES

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It wasn’t until the threatening letter arrived (from Botswana) that I became a bit concerned about the theft of my husband’s passport some years previous. The letter, clearly meant for someone else, was disturbing. But in all his business travels, Don had never been to Botswana, nor did he have associates there. We blew it off. Then came the late night wrong numbers (also from Botswana) demanding my husband’s contact information. My interest peaked, but there weren’t enough dots to connect. The caller sought a man by the same name, a man not my husband. I never succeeded in convincing the persistent caller of his mistake and merely tolerated in his bi-annual calls. They became nothing more than an irritating interruption of my much-needed sleep.

After the calls faded, a parent who shared my surname visited me at Parent-Teacher conferences. Who’s named Whitsitt? C’mon, really! She claimed her husband shared the same first and middle name as my husband, along with a matching birth date and countless other similarities. This identity theft had come back to haunt us. FOR REAL. Right in our own backyard. That short twenty minute conference with the other Mrs. Whitsitt, who wound up making startling accusations, marked the conception of Identity Issues.

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That disquieting meeting would have been enough to spark my writing of the book, but more puzzle pieces fell into my lap. Too many questions with too few answers and a simple schoolteacher from Michigan re-invents herself as an author of suspense.

I’ve always loved writing and even attempted to write an entire book when at the age of ten. But I found myself compelled to write this story in a way I’d never experienced before. It wouldn’t leave me alone. So, in September of 2006, I fired up my laptop and put fingers to the keyboard. To my surprise, the book poured out of me. Since the initial parts of the story were true, it seemed easy to recount the details. And I LOVED WRITING! In the process, I researched. Both the true elements of the story, to verify the facts, and the fiction portion, to add credibility. I wonder how many readers will be able to tell when the true story drifts into fiction. Can you?

Identity Issues is available exclusively at Amazon.com. Click here!