- My part-zombie girl character Becca from my young adult book, GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie has been turning sleuth! I have two stories coming out:
In my story “The Nearly Ruined Thanksgiving,” Becca solves the mystery of the (dreaded!) missing cranberries, in the November edition of Mystery Weekly (http://www.mysteryweekly.com). ** See links on Fiction page to get issue.
** And her first short mystery:
Becca faces her fear of dogs, fights some zombies, and solves the mystery of why many of the other dogs are disappearing in “Puppy Love and Zombies,” coming in the anthology, Young Adventurers: Heroes, Explorers and Swashbucklers. ("It was love at first lick." - #1linewed - from story.)
The anthology features all kinds of adventures, including a boyhood story with the future Repairman Jack by author F. Paul Wilson.)
Story on Dog Rescuers & Fostering Nominated for Dog Writers Assn. Award - wins category!
Updated: Feb. 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 15, 2012
A story on Wisconsin dog rescuers and fostering by freelance writer Christine A. Verstraete has been nominated for a Maxwell Medallion in the Feature in Mainstream Magazines category of the 2012 Dog Writers Association of America awards competition. The story and photos ran in the Jan/Feb.2012 issue of PRIME Magazine published by the Kenosha (WI) News.
* The story was chosen as the category winner at the association's banquet on Feb. 10, 2013 in New York City.
** See DWAA.org awards announcement,
(See photos & story links on nonfiction page.)
Today at THE CORNER CAFE: A Tasty Collection of Short Stories, there's a special new guest... a dog? And good thing!
I'm sharing an excerpt of my story. In "Perfect Timing," a rescued pup helps cafe owner Gina Mason find love and thrwart a would-be robber. See excerpt at my Candid Canine blog.
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Blog Tour: The Corner Cafe: A Tasty Collection of Short Stories by the BBT Cafe writers including Christine Verstraete
Most towns, big or small, have that special place, the restaurant, diner,
The Corner Cafe, where friends and neighbors gather
for coffee, pie and some chit-chat.
The Corner Cafe: A Tasty Collection of Short Stories follows that concept, offering stories by 15 authors set in or around the Corner Cafe.
(See story descriptions.)
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Find out more about the stories, and authors,
via the stops below during the month-long blog tour.
The Corner Cafe Blog Tour
June 4 Blog Book Tours Kick-off Blog Book Tours Kick-Off
June 5 Bob Sanchez
June 6 Red Tash
June 7 Bodie Parkhurst, Magic Dog Press
June 8 Heidi Thomas
June 11 Marian Allen
June 12 W.S. Gager
June 13 Candid Canine - Chris Verstraete
June 14 Helen Ginger
June 15 Kathy Wheeler hosts Christine Verstraete
And read an excerpt of my story "Perfect Timing" at my blog
June 18 Morgan Mandel's Double M
June 19 Pat Bean
June 20 Shonell Bacon
June 21 Alberta Ross
June 22 Karen Casey Fitzjerrell
June 25 Pat Stoltey
June 26 S.B. Lerner
June 27 Maryann Miller
June 28 Mary Montague Sikes
June 29 Stephen Tremp
The Corner Cafe: A Tasty Collection of Short Stories, stories by 15 authors including Christine Verstraete
New fiction collection! Assorted stories set in or involving The Corner Cafe.
The Corner Cafe: A Tasty Collection of Short Stories by 15 authors including Marian Allen, Shonell Bacon, Karen Casey Fitzjerrell, W.S. Gager, Helen Ginger, Dani Greer, S.B. Lerner, Audrey Lintner, Morgan Mandel, Maryann Miller, Bodie Parkhurst, Bob Sanchez, Mary Montague Sikes, Red Tash, and Christine Verstraete.
In my story, "Perfect Timing," a rescued pup helps cafe owner Gina Mason find love and thwart a would-be robber.
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Dog Rescue in Wisconsin story
New story on dog rescues and rescuers in Prime Magazine, Jan/Feb. 2012 issue: http://www.primethemagazine.com/main/prime3a.php
Blog by Chris Verstraete - author, award-winning journalist, miniaturist. I love dogs, too. It's all good.