PJ Nunn, PJ Nunn
Marketing, Authors, Ten Years experience
As with most things, PJ Nunn's career started out as something else entirely. She started out in retail, then moved to property management.
That led to teaching high school, then serving as a counselor and liaison to the local police youth services division.
PJ also spent five years as chairperson of the Coryell County Child Welfare Board and spent years counseling abuse victims and serving law enforcement as a trauma counselor and consultant.
When PJ moved to Dallas, a family illness caused her to leave a job teaching psychology at Dallas County Community College District to become a freelance writer, but found that a few favors she was doing for friends—writing press releases and setting up book signings—was better suited to her talents and her drives.
In 1998, PJ founded BreakThrough Promotions, a national public relations
firm helping authors, mostly mystery novels, publicize themselves and their work.
The business is thriving and PJ is excited about the release of her first novel,
PJ lives with her husband and five children near Dallas, TX.
Shadow in the Pines
Danielle Jones loved the scent of the tall pines that surrounded her new home – a log home, nestled in a remote area in East Texas. It seemed the other end of the world from the high society life as a doctor’s wife she’d tried to live in Austin. When her marriage disintegrated just after her mom died, Dani grieved for the time she’d lost, then applied for a fellowship at a university in Tyler and picked up the plans she’d set aside to work while her ex-husband finished medical school.
Nearly ten years older, and certainly wiser, she was excited about finishing her own schooling and getting her life back on track. Not many women would be excited about
a job in a Biology lab, or more precisely a reptile lab. But for Dani, it was part of the package. She wasn’t crazy about snakes, but it put her on the fast track to finishing her degree in Zoology. It didn’t seem bad until snakes started turning up in places they weren’t supposed to be.
As Dani gave in to her naturally inquisitive nature, she learned that several years ago her new home had been owned by the man in charge of the Ophidian lab.
Worse, some students disappeared out there one day when they were scouting the
surrounding area for snakes. Suddenly Dani’s new life seemed more filled with dread
than with promise. What happened to those students who were never found? And
why did Dani have the strange feeling that someone out there was watching her?
When Jesse Morgan’s boss and best friend died, she inherited Private Spies, a private investigation firm that specializes in missing persons. Unfortunately,
she knew little about the business aside from her intensive work on the computer. But if Joey thought she could handle it, she felt obligated to at least give it a try. How hard could it be, right?
So Jesse took on her first case. Very straightforward. This guy is missing, find him. Oh but wait, he also
kidnapped his own daughter. Find her too. Still not that hard. Except when she ran his report, the picture she found on his drivers license is of another guy. And when she found a guy who matched the first picture, he had another name. And when she found a girl that looked like the daughter, she didn’t match anything. Not good.
Enter a retired police officer named Byron (really?) who says before Joey died, he hired him to work for them. Ok. This might be helpful. But then came a stalker, and a dead guy, a dead duck and an increasing list of incidents that all seem confusing to Jesse. Up to her eyeballs in threats and questions, Jesse’s outraged when the woman who hired her decides to fire her. Unbelievable! Unable to stop at that point, Jesse is determined to find the guy and solve the case. If only it was as easy as it sounded.
“Hilarious! Jesse Morgan is a girl-next-door turned detective who if she runs short of skill will make up for it with sheer determination or maybe luck. She won’t rest until her case is closed.”
The death of a child is every mother’s nightmare. But what if the child has no mother?
What if their little bodies are discarded like garbage and no one even seems to care that they’re gone?
Shari Markham, psychologist for the Dallas Police Department, knows what it
feels like to be unclaimed and unwanted. She can’t turn away, even if it means demons
dancing in her dreams at night. But when her relentless pursuit of information to help apprehend this madman gets a little too close, he turns the tables, warning her that his next scheduled victim will be her own three-year-old granddaughter, Angel!
"Dr Shari Markham demonstrates skills Charlie Fox would be proud of in this
tense hunt for a deranged serial killer. Crackles with romantic suspense."
– Zoe Sharp, author of Die Easy and the Charlie Fox Thriller series