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Short story: For I Have Sinned
Murder, He Wrote: An Interview with Mystery Author Jeff Markowitz

NEW! Released by Oaklight Publishing in June of 2012, Check Out Time is a fun Mystery novel set in a small town.

From the back cover:

Naomi Vogler blames herself for her mother’s tragic death, continually reliving the accident in her nightmares. When she reconnects with her estranged father, he invites her to live with him in a little town called Witchfire. A simple job stocking shelves overnight at a local grocery store seems a perfect distraction. But when the manager of the store is found dead in the boiler room, Naomi’s boring job becomes something much more complicated. No matter how she looks at it, one thing is certain: retail is murder.

Check Out Time is available for order from your favorite bookstore. Ask your reference librarian to order Check Out Time for your local library! Also available on Kindle, Nook, and other e-readers.

Published by Oaklight Publishing in August of 2010, Taking 1960 is a unique take on the Mystery genre, weaving elements of the Paranormal into a rich storyline.

From the back cover:

An envelope addressed to Katherine Maslin stood out amongst the pile of bills. It is a notice from an attorney… the rights to her grandparents’ farmhouse and adjacent property. She believes that a change will rid her of the strange dreams she’s been having, wherein an oddly familiar woman visits

her, begging for her help. But when Kat realizes that the woman in her dream is her dead grandmother, she begins to have doubts about moving to the farm. Rumors and nightmarish tales fill her mind, stories of the five men who lost their lives in the late 1950s to a heartless murderer. A man had been convicted, but was he the one the police had been looking for, or had he been framed? Kat is thrown backwards through time on a journey to discover a terrible truth. The ghost of her grandmother is always one step ahead of her, leading the way. But will she find the real killer before he finds her?

My article, “Winter Solstice in South Florida”, was published in Pagan Writers Presents: Yule by Pagan Writers Press, December, 2011. From the blurb on the back cover:

“Come out of the snow and pull up a chair by the roaring fire! The Wheel has turned once more as we look to the morning sky, eyes waiting to welcome the reborn sun. Yule, also known as the Winter Solstice, was an indication to our early ancestors that the long winter was half over and that they needed to start looking toward the spring planting season. Modern-day celebrants of this sacred Sabbat exchange gifts, feast, and spend time with friends and family. Pagan Writers Presents Yule is a collection of articles, poetry, songs, and short stories.

“Thirty-four Pagan writers have come together to express how we celebrate the holiday, to share their thoughts and feelings, and to entertain with stories that take place on or around the Winter Solstice. Throw off your coat, grab a mug of mulled wine, and join us at the hearth as we tell you about the Sabbat known as Yule. Pagan Writers Presents Yule is the second anthology in the Pagan Writers Press Sabbat collection. All proceeds from the sale of this anthology further the mission of the Pagan Writers Community, an organization that seeks to educate, inspire, and promote artists, authors, bloggers, musicians, poets, and writers who follow alternative-faith spiritual and religious paths.”

My short story, “An Evening Out”, was published in Pagan Writers Presents: Samhain by Pagan Writers Press, 2011.  From the blurb on the back cover:

“Samhain marks the end of summer and the preparation for winter. To many, Samhain is merely Halloween, but to Pagans, it is a day when the veil between the worlds is thinnest, and we can reconnect with our beloved deceased. Samhain is a joyful celebration where we invite the spirits of our loved ones into our homes to remember and honor them.”

“Loved Rosa Sophia’s writing, it was like talking with a friend, and as the mystery grows you get a nice feeling of eeriness . . . I liked it a lot!” –From For the Love of Reading

Dark Impressions: “Grave Chesapeake” is the first in a series of short stories published on Kindle and Nook by Oaklight Publishing.

A young girl discovers that the scariest place–and the most comforting–is in the middle of the bay on a dark night. This short story is available for download on Kindle and Nook.

“Dark Impressions by Rosa Sophia is a well-written short story series book. In Grave Chesapeake, Julie and her three friends go on a sailing trip for three months. Julie in particular wanted to get away from life and mostly her emotionally abusive boyfriend. Without me giving away the story, I will say, that Julie encounters someone who has an influence on her outlook to life in general. The author is quite talented and creative. I look forward to reading more from her.” — Review from Amazon by True Crime author RJ Parker