Roxe Anne Peacock is the author of two short stories entitled, Tomato Soup to Die For and The Wishing Tree. She received Special Mention in the Ides of March contest, 2007, in the Rockford Review. She has several poems published in the Rockford Review and the Rockford Register Star. The Rockford Register Star requested Roxe Annes profile for their column, Get to Know Me, March 2008. Roxe Annes first mystery, Leave No Trace was released February 15, 2011 by Whiskey Creek Press as an eBook and print. The book should appeal to both YA 14+ and adult audiences.
It's 1963, and Chief Riley Bennett knocks on Dody Canfield's door informing her that her husband died instantly when his car struck a telephone pole. Not wanting to raise her three children alone, it isn't long before she brings home Frank Billings; and he's moving in.
Mama sends thirteen-year-old Missy to take her little brother, Billie, fishing so she can have some alone time with Uncle Frank. Billie casts his line into the murky river water hooking the big one; granddaddy of all fish. He quickly hands the reel to Missy hoping not to lose his catch. Missy reels in slowly--bubbles begin emerging--releasing an undercurrent of secrets, deadly lies, and terror on the Canfield family.
Jessica Waters was looking forward to attending college in the fall with her best friend, Sandra Adams. But when Sandra disappears the night after prom, mutual friend, Jason Harris becomes the number one suspect. Jason isn’t the only suspect in the tight-knit community of Carlsbad, New Mexico. Before Sandra disappeared, she confessed to having an affair with coach and teacher, Carl Lundstrum. Now Jessica is going to make it her mission to find out what happened to her best friend if it is the last thing she ever does.