About The Author

Gemma Halliday

Gemma had a hard time figuring out what she wanted to be when she grew up. She worked as a film and television actress, a teddy bear importer, a department store administrator, a preschool teacher, a temporary tattoo artist, and a 900 number psychic, before finally deciding to be a writer.

Since then, Gemma has written several mystery novels and been the recipient of numerous awards, including two National Reader’s Choice awards and three RITA nominations. Her books have hit both the USA Today and the New York Times Bestseller lists.

Gemma now makes her home in the San Francisco Bay area where she is hard at work on her next book.

Q: Where do you get your inspiration?

A: Everywhere. I know, cop-out answer, but it’s so true. Any little bit of dialogue I hear at Starbucks, song I hear on the radio, or guy in line at the grocery store can inspire a new idea. The only thing I can say for certain is that I steal from the people I know a lot. Thankfully my family and friends get a kick out of seeing me exaggerate their finer traits on paper, but there are a few ex-boyfriends that probably shouldn’t read my books. I do write about murders after all.

Books

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Social Suicide
Book #2 in Deadly Cool Series
By Gemma Halliday

To quote the main character: ‘Oh, fantastic amounts of fluffin’ fudge.’ This book is hilarious! In fact there are no words to describe how much I enjoyed this book and how my face hurt from so much laughing. I don’t think there is one page in the whole book without a tiny little joke. So, before starting to learn how …

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Deadly Cool
Book #1 in Deadly Cool Series
By Gemma Halliday

Hartley is definitely one of my favorite characters. I love her ‘excellent sarcastic wit’, I like how she is so stubborn in trying to find the real killer and save her ex-boyfriend from jail, even though she does it mostly because she thinks it’s her right (and only hers) to kick his ass and she would gladly do that. “I …

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