Thursday, June 26, 2014

New Bloggers

Please join me in welcoming the following three bloggers to Sleuths and Suspects! 

Amanda Holland

The first mystery Amanda fell in love with was Scooby Doo. It wasn't long before she discovered her little hometown library's collection of Trixie Beldin, Nancy Drew, and The Three Investigators, and she fell more in love with every novel she read. She can't remember a time when she didn't love a good mystery.

Fast forward a few years: Now she’s a pastor's wife, registered dental hygienist, ACFW member, and mom to two boys and a Yorkie. She still loves getting lost in a good mystery novel or crime show. Her favorite authors include Ted Dekker, Steven James, Sibella Giorello, and J. Mark Bertrand. She also enjoys cooking, spending time at the gun range, and running. 

Two years ago, she started seriously pursuing her lifelong dream of writing. Now she blogs at Grace In Our Moments ( and writes fiction. Her second short story will be published later this month in Splickety magazine, and she’s finishing her first mystery novel.

Kelly Bridgewater

K. (Kelly) L. Bridgewater is an active member of My Book Therapy and ACFW. Two of her short stories, Letting Go and Moving On, have been published. She finished her Bachelor and Masters degree in English at Indiana State University. She has completed two complete manuscripts, Missing and Deadly Hunt, which she hopes one day will be published. Currently, she's working on a three part trilogy that she's in the process of plotting and can't wait to introduce Devin Sanders and Chloe Walker to the world. She proofreads her friends' manuscripts to help them with the writing process. Besides here, she also blogs on and Feel free to check them out. She resides in Western Indiana with her husband, their three sons, and their two dogs.

Marcy Dyer

Marcy G. Dyer is a Registered Nurse and suspense author. Like so many other writers, she began writing at a very young age, but never took herself seriously as a “real” writer until about ten years ago when she began taking courses and learning the craft of writing. She currently has two novels from the Desert Winds Series available:  Down & Out and Out for Blood.

Marcy is an alumnus of the Christian Writer’s Guild and long-time member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She hosts a small critique group for ACFW and is involved in two other critique groups. For anyone seriously interested in becoming an author, she recommends a strong, diverse critique group to help authors hone crafts.

In addition to her personal website (, Marcy hosts a blog to help those with autoimmune diseases. While many autoimmune diseases aren’t visible, they still cause chronic pain and disability. If you would like more information, please visit

As followers of Jesus Christ, Marcy and her family are active members of Crossroads Fellowship in Odessa, Texas. Sermons are carried live via the web – at the following times on Sundays – 9:30 & 11:00 and 5:00 & 7:00 central time.


  1. Exciting and glad to have these new ladies joining the site!

  2. Thank you for the warm welcome, Heather. I hope I do the blog justice. I'm already working on my first blog post.

  3. Better late than never, but I'd like to welcome Amanda, K.L., and Marcy to the fold. True, I'm more outnumbered than ever (the one thorn among the roses, or the beast among the beauties). But at least I'm no longer the only Hoosier here.

    Ladies, I'll be looking forward to reading your blogs.

  4. Thanks for the welcome! I'm looking very forward to being a part of this awesome blog! I've been a reader for a long time, so I'm excited for the opportunity to participate!

  5. By the way, out of curiosity -- Amanda, are you any relation to the singers Craig and Jana Holland in Wisconsin? One of my favorite singers. And K.L., I went to school with twin sisters Rena and Renee Bridgewater. (Sorry, Marcy, I can't think of a Dyer connection.)

    1. No relation - at leas not that I know of. My husband's Holland roots are in south Georgia.

  6. Thank you, Jeff for the sweet welcome. My husband grew up here in Western Indiana while I grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from Ben Davis High School. Maybe we'll meet in person some day.

  7. What year did you graduate from Ben Davis? My wife graduated there in '71 (probably before your time). Me? Nowhere close. Both my H.S. and college are in Arizona, the state that is still too smart for Daylight Savings Time.