G G Collins
G G Collins writes the Rachel Blackstone Paranormal Mysteries, the Taylor Browning Cozy Mysteries and young adult novels. Her love of mysteries began as a teen when she read "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" by Shirley Jackson. From that time on she loaded up on mysteries from the library: cozy, police procedural and romantic suspense. Later on, it was Stephen King who drew her attention. With an interest in metaphysical subjects and science fiction, she began writing paranormal mysteries. They are infused with Native American traditions and the American Southwest with many of her stories set in New Mexico and Arizona.
The Rachel Blackstone Paranormal Mysteries features Rachel and Chloe, fast friends who solve paranormal mysteries. Rachel is a journalist who finds a mystery in every assignment. Chloe always caters their stakeouts and envies Rachel's reporting job. It's friendship, fun and solving the unsolvable.
In The Taylor Browning Cozy Mysteries, Taylor is a mystery editor at a book publisher. As a mystery lover, she just can't seem to stay in the office. Whether she is faced with a recalcitrant author or coping with the varied personalities at employer, Piñon Publishing, Taylor can't help stumbling over murder victims.
Collins' interest in writing young adult novels was inspired by Judy Blume. "Flying Change" is horse fiction and "Without Notice" is about coping with loss.
Anasazi Medium (A Rachel Blackstone Paranormal Mystery)
Eight of the nine signs signaling the end of the Fourth World of the Hopi have come to pass. The ninth is hurtling toward Earth!
Rachel is recruited by the spirit world to prevent a cataclysmic occurrence: the end of the Fourth World of the Hopi. The ancient spirit tells her: “Everyone you know and everyone you do not know will die. You will die. Your feline will die.”
In this fourth Rachel Blackstone paranormal adventure, ancient peoples enlighten contemporary humankind in a mystery as old as time. As earthquakes occur in Santa Fe and a New Mexico supervolcano threatens to blow, it becomes imperative she discover the root of all evil. But can she stop the greedy men intent on having their way and willing to kill to achieve it?
In this her most dangerous challenge yet, Rachel calls on her friends, both the quick and the dead. The survival of an unaware civilization depends on Rachel getting it right.
Atomic Medium (A Rachel Blackstone Paranormal Mystery)
"We're three women from two different centuries, trying to save the world from oblivion. I don't know about you, but that's way above my pay grade."
A time warp has opened in a popular Santa Fe retail store. The building housing the shop was the main office of The Manhattan Project during WWII in the 1940s. Only one person has witnessed the departure of two dangerous men through the dark doorway to the past--reporter Rachel Blackstone, the reluctant psychic. Although she is certain they are evil she has no idea how they left 2015 or where they landed on the other side, only that she saw them do it. But the office on the other side is certainly a very different place than the showroom with the neatly arranged inventory of gifts and Native American art. When Rachel uncovers the supernatural mystery of the room, threats are made and people die. But is it fantasy or fact? It becomes apparent at least one man is an alien force wearing a Nazi uniform—and intent on changing the balance of nuclear weapons in the world—thanks to Hitler’s belief in the occult and alien life forms. Rachel and friend Chloe, women sleuths by accident, time travel to a world of secrets, subterfuge and danger. If they can't stop the two men intent on sabotage, history will be altered. In this paranormal thriller, Rachel and Chloe find it's no small task: just save the world.
Lemurian Medium (A Rachel Blackstone Paranormal Mystery)
“I’m a reporter,” Rachel said. “I write about the arts, festivals, new projects in the city. What I’m not is some kind of psychic astral traveler! How did I get here? Planning a trip to another dimension?”
Reluctant psychic Rachel Blackstone watches in horror as a friend vanishes into a painting at a posh Santa Fe gallery. Unable to find Stella by customary methods, the reporter who has recently been endowed with psychic abilities considers the clues to her supernatural disappearance. Holding Stella’s necklace produces painful visions that she can’t interpret. The artist who conceived the fantasy painting remains mysterious. After consulting a soul navigator, women sleuths Rachel and Chloe believe time travel via the astral plane may be the only way to find Stella. Rachel discovers an ancient land doomed to slip beneath the sea. But is the legend of Lemuria merely a myth or history yet to be discovered? Some of the locals seem friendly; others are decidedly hostile. In this metaphysical thriller, Rachel must find Stella and return before the cataclysm occurs. But there are those who will stop at nothing to prevent a successful rescue. Can Rachel become an astral-naut? Or will she be forever lost in the cosmos?
Reluctant Medium (A Rachel Blackstone Paranormal Mystery)
The shaman told Rachel: “Allow the power to flow through you. Don’t try to capture it. You wish only to borrow it.”
All Rachel Blackstone wants is to talk with her father; solve the mystery of how he died. Using a Native American ceremony given to her by a shaman, she summons him in this paranormal mystery. Instead, a soul intent on revenge slips through and threatens people she loves. Now the Santa Fe, New Mexico reporter must follow the evil spirit, uncover its purpose and send it back. The shape-shifter has horrific powers. Rachel is tormented by what she has unleashed. There’s more. She’s seeing dead people; which frankly give her the creeps. Some are helpful; others lead her away from the truth. One spirit, a lone wolf, seems to have an uncertain allegiance. What she, and friend Chloe—both fledgling women sleuths—uncover is an earthly scam involving both the quick and the dead. Rachel must play a dangerous game of fantasy treasure hunt to stop the ruthless ghost. To survive, she must discover her own psychic powers during a climatic supernatural storm of earth, wind and fire. In this thriller, to fail is to die.
Dead Editor File (The Taylor Browning Cozy Mysteries)
Preston Endicott, Jr. was hated by most of the staff at his book publishing house. At least until he turned up dead in his locked office in this debut of the Taylor Browning Cozy Mystery series.
Taylor, the new mystery editor at the Santa Fe book publisher, sees plenty of possible perps right in the office suite. But the employees are hardly the only people to count as suspects.
Dominique Boucher, their bestselling author, just submitted her latest manuscript. It’s a locked-room mystery with a similar story line to the real life puzzle. His ex-wife wasn’t a fan either. Who stands to gain the most?
Detective Victor Sanchez is assigned to uncover the killer. His crime-solving style manages to irritate just about everyone on his lengthy person of interest list. But he secretly hopes the editor, Taylor Browning, is not the murdering type.
About the only non-suspect is Taylor’s Abyssinian cat, Oscar, who manages to get in enough trouble on the domestic front.
Taylor’s new hobby appears to be amateur sleuthing until she discovers her own life is in danger. One thing is certain. She can’t edit her way out of this one!
Looking Glass Editor (The Taylor Browning Cozy Mysteries)
While rescuing a kitten, mystery editor Taylor Browning witnesses a murder. Only she doesn’t know it, but the murderer sees her. A dangerous game of cat and mouse commences in this second outing for the Taylor Browning Cozy Mysteries series. And no, Oscar, Taylor’s Abyssinian cat is not amused by the new baby in his kingdom.
At the Santa Fe book publishing house, things aren’t much better. A new metaphysical mystery writer, Crystal Visions, is exhibiting symptoms of an uncooperative nature. Taylor is sent to Sedona, AZ to encourage the author to fulfill her book contract.
Detective Victor Sanchez is relieved Taylor left New Mexico. He believes she will be safer in Arizona while he works to solve the murder. Her amateur sleuthing had already led her right into a gruesome discovery. Taylor realizes the killer followed her. The detective travels to Arizona to protect her, but has to leave his gun at home.
While Taylor explores one of the vortexes in Arizona’s beautiful Red Rock Country, she becomes aware she is no longer alone. By the time Victor arrives on the scene, Taylor is fighting for her life along the treacherous cliffs in the suspenseful conclusion.
Teen & Young Adult Equestrian Fiction
"I have to be more than a passenger this time, I have to be a rider."
Fourteen-year-old Molly O’Connor thinks big. She wants to become an Olympic equestrian. Despite her father’s disapproval, she lands a job at Reintree Stables. It doesn’t hurt that the owner’s son is her age. Her work pays for riding lessons, but just when she sees her objective on the way to fruition two incidents occur that frighten her. Now she sees herself as a coward. Even the horse she loves can’t help her. The big riding career seems over before it began. Little does she know another test of her courage is coming, one where life hangs in the balance.
Teen & Young Adult Fiction, Blended Families
Blended families are okay until it affects Courtney’s family. It’s bad enough her father moves the family to a new city after her mother is killed, but then they meet his girlfriend Silky. Courtney resists in the only way a thirteen-year-old can; being unkind even when she doesn’t want to be. But a new friendship with a troubled but adventurous girl allows Courtney to try new experiences, until one of these lands them in trouble. Courtney will have to depend on Silky for help.