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Best Local Authors In DFW

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Suspense, romance and science fiction can all be found in Texas. Dallas authors weave webs of intrigue and keep North Texas readers on the edge of their seats wanting more.

Liz Lipperman

Argyle resident Liz Lipperman writes culinary mysteries. She is best known for the "Clueless Cook" series. The titles include "Liver Let Die," "Beef Stolen-Off" and "Murder for the Halibut," which was released last January. In "Murder for the Halibut," culinary reporter Jordan McAllister has a dream assignment judging a cooking competition on a Caribbean cruise. She turns amateur sleuth when an arrogant chef suddenly dies. There are plenty of twist and turns as Jordan sifts through the clues and ingredients to find out who killed the chef. Every "Clueless Cook" book has theme-oriented recipes. The series continues with "Chicken Caccia-Killer" and is due out in October.

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Michelle Miles

Texan and Fort Worth resident Michelle Miles is no stranger to the publishing world. She has written books over a few different genres including contemporary, paranormal and fantasy romance. In her latest book, Miles pulls readers through time travel into her fantasy romance novel "One Knight Only." Her main character, Maggie Chase, a college student, gets frustrated at her history thesis and throws it out of a window only to wake up the next morning in the arms of a handsome knight. Maggie must keep her knight alive through a jousting tournament in order to return back to the present day. Another twist is when Maggie finds herself in the bed of an evil, debt-filled gambler; she uses her charming and sassy ways to her advantage. "One Knight Only" is the first book of a series by Miles and is a wonderful escape. Her second book, "Only For A Knight," is due out later this year.

J.A. London

J.A. London is the creative duo of Alex London and his mother Rachel Hawthorne. Together they have written three books in the young adult paranormal genre. Newly released "After Daybreak" is the third and final book of the "Darkness Before Dawn" trilogy. Vampires rule in this dystopian world. Dawn Montgomery fights to save humanity. When the dark vampire overlord's son, Victor Valentine, meets Dawn, she discovers that not all vampires are bad. Victor and Dawn join forces to bring peace to a world that has been turned upside down.

Lorraine Heath

Plano resident Lorraine Heath is the author of over 32 romance novels. Her latest book, released in May, "Lord of Wicked Intentions" is the third and final book of "The Lost Lords of Pembrook" series. The series revolves around three brothers who escaped nearly being killed by their uncle. The youngest brother of the three, known as the Lord of Wicked Intentions, grows up on the streets and becomes a gambling house owner who wants to make an illegitimate daughter of an Earl, Evelyn Chambers, his mistress. Without any options, Evelyn works on teaching the Lord of Wicked Intentions about love.

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Rick Chitwood

Named after his great grandfather Richard Chitwood, who founded Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Rick Chitwood took after his family's legacy of science and education. Chitwood earned his bachelor's degree at Dallas Bible College, his master's in theology at Dallas Theological Seminary and doctorate in ministry leadership from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Chitwood's first book is a work of science fiction. "Husk" takes readers on a journey through time and space in a story of good versus evil. It questions what is the meaning of good and gives us a peek into the future of humanity and what it will be like. In popular Christianity, Heaven is considered an ethereal existence for many. This book will challenge your idea of heaven. Chitwood is also working on a book to help people renew their minds and break negative thinking patterns due out in fall of 2014.

Robin D. Everson is a native Chicagoan who resides in Dallas, Texas. Her
appreciation for art, food, wine, people and places has helped her become a well-
respected journalist. A life-long lover of education, Robin seeks to learn and
enlighten others about culture. You can find her work at

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