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Author Interview,  Hope-filled Fiction

Zoom Interview with Author, Susan Byrde

By Deena Adams

Help me welcome Susan Byrde to the blog this week! Susan is an online author friend who recently published two novels with Winged Publications. Check out the interview and consider purchasing Susan’s books. If you do, be sure to leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads.

Let’s hear from Susan!

Thanks for sharing your journey with us, Susan. And congratulations on your books’ publication!

Join the conversation. Do you like reading cozy mysteries? Do you appreciate authors who seek to write clean fiction for our enjoyment? Any questions for Susan?

Susan Byrde is the author of the Christian cozy mystery series, the Ivy Greene Mysteries. Much like the character Ivy Green, Susan lives in East Texas with her husband, two rescue dogs, and a small parrot. Prior to the Ivy Greene Mystery series, she self-published four books: The Abby’s Road series, a three-book romantic suspense series, and a picture book entitled The World is Mine.

Connect with Susan: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Amazon

As We Forgive by Susan Byrde

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There’s been a murder in Pinnacle, Texas!

The list of people who disliked the victim enough to kill him is a long one, but the local police have focused on just two people: Ivy Greene, the one who discovered the body; and James Williamson, the mechanic who recently returned to his hometown.

Ivy has enough on her hands as the single mother of a precocious six-year-old daughter and the owner of her own small business. Adding amateur detective to the list of her daily duties isn’t something she wants to do, but she feels compelled to find justice for the man that even she’d never liked.

As Ivy sorts through the clues, she also works to help her daughter understand the true meaning of the words contained within the Lord’s Prayer.

Judge Not by Susan Byrde

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What do a leprechaun, a piglet, and the Bible have in common?

Ivy Greene, of course.

Ivy Greene is a single mother who makes her living as a mobile dog groomer in her hometown of Pinnacle, Texas. When word begins to spread around town that there have been a string of pet thefts, rumors start to circulate, and fingers start pointing in Ivy’s direction. Ivy soon learns that she is the prime suspect in the police investigation. Almost as quickly, her clients begin canceling appointments, making her worry about her little business’s future.

Then one of her favorite clients, a young bloodhound named Bentley, is abducted, further fueling Ivy’s determination to put an end to these crimes.

When she offers shelter to a stranger during a storm, Ivy is given a clue to solving the case, but she has to wonder, can she trust the information provided to her by a man who wears a mask?

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If you missed last week’s Zoom interview with debut author, Amanda Wen, find it here!

As a Jesus girl for more than thirty years, Deena Adams understands how important hope is to daily life, which fuels her passion to inspire others through hope-filled fiction based on true to life stories. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and is a multi-award-winning writer, an active ACFW member, and ACFW Virginia president. Connect with Deena through her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


  • Teresa+Moyer

    I do not think I have read any Christian cozy mystery as of yet. I love mystery novels and true crime novels. I will check out your books. I am expanding my reading choices to broaden my mind as I pretty much only read 1 or 2 genres all my life. I am a brand new writer myself and my current WIP is my memoir. Who knows some day I may try to write fiction.

    • Deena Adams

      Hi Teresa. I hope you’ll love Susan’s books when you get a chance to read them. I’ve read only one or two cozy mysteries myself and continue to branch out in my reading.

    • Susan Byrde

      Theresa, these are a “light” read. I think you’ll find they’re good for a short, temporary escape! Let me know what you think!