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To Joshua, Cadence is a mystery to unravel.


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In war-torn Berlin, two lovers risk all to save endangered Jews.


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The holidays are served up with some spice in this small-town romance featuring a woman who must maintain a secret identity and the man who begins falling for her.


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Catching a kidnapper takes teamwork...and a St. Bernard.


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PI Emma Djan investigates the death of Lady Araba, a Ghanaian fashion icon and social media celebrity


Eileen Watkins

Eileen Watkins
Photo Credit: Glamour Shots of Freehold, NJ

Growing up in Cranford, NJ, Eileen always aspired to write novels. As soon as she could print, she began folding sheets of letter-sized paper in half, drawing cover illustrations and attempting to write "books." Her earliest efforts involved adventure stories about horses. During her high school years at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth, NJ, she moved on to Nancy Drew-type mysteries.

In her freshman year at Marywood College in Scranton, PA, Eileen won first place in a college-wide short story contest. The real turning point occurred later that year, when a friend lent her a paperback of DRACULA. Eileen read it by flashlight during a thunderstorm and blackout in the dorm, and instantly knew that was the kind of book she wanted to write. More contemporary horror and suspense authors who have influenced her work since then include Ira Levin, Dean Koontz and Barbara Michaels.

Eileen has published short stories in the magazines BELLADONNA and DOPPLEGANGER, and in the anthology IN A FEARFUL STATE published by the Garden State Horror Writers. In 1994, she won First Prize in the national contest sponsored by the GSHW, with an excerpt from her then- unpublished novel PARAGON. In 2000, she won Second Prize in a Philadelphia Writer's Conference contest, with an excerpt from her unpublished novel BLACK FLOWERS. She is a founding member of, and publicity officer for, the Garden State Horror Writers. She is also a member of the Horror Writers Association, Sisters in Crime/Central Jersey and The Writer's Workshop, Englewood, NJ.

A professional journalist for more than 20 years, Eileen covered art, architecture, fine crafts and interior design for The Star-Ledger, New Jersey's largest daily newspaper. She now freelances, writing on these same subjects. She shares her 1922 house in northern New Jersey with two cats--Bela and Harley--and rides horseback, specializing in dressage. She also collects furniture, clothing and fabrics from the 1930s-40s.

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Series

Cat Groomer

Books:

Claw & Disorder, January 2021
A Cat Groomer Mystery #5
Trade Size / e-Book
Gone, Kitty, Gone, January 2020
Cat Groomer Mystery #4
Trade Size / e-Book
The Persian Always Meows Twice, November 2019
Cat Groomer #1
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Feral Attraction, October 2018
Cat Groomer Mystery #3
Trade Size / e-Book
The Bengal Identity, April 2018
Cat Groomer Mystery #2
Trade Size / e-Book
The Bengal Identity, March 2018
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
The Persian Always Meows Twice, October 2017
A Cat Groomer Mystery
Trade Size / e-Book

 

 

 

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