I’m sharing drafts of my work-in-progress mystery novel here. Please send me feedback! I love to hear what’s working for you and what’s not.

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Escape Artist

Being accused of murder sure makes it hard to enjoy new-found freedom from an abusive ex.

Avalon’s been framed for a murder by her ex. While she’s solving the mystery, she needs to evade the police and discovers her knack for clever escapes.

In getting proof of her innocence and a solid lead on the true killer (spoiler: not the ex), she ends up helping another woman get out of a bad situation. Will she decide to stay, or keep running away?

A woman (me) smiling with wind blowing her hair and steep rocky hills to water below.

Karen Lowry


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Chapter 1

Hidden Places

Here is a draft of the first chapter.