Meet The Author
Karen Shughart received a B.A. in Comprehensive Literature from the University of Pittsburgh and completed graduate courses in English at Shippensburg University. She has worked as an editor, publicist, photographer, journalist, teacher and non-profit executive, and has served as a volunteer on non-profit boards.
A Murder in the Museum: An Edmund DeCleryk Mystery, is her first work of fiction. It takes place in a small village on the southern shores of Lake Ontario, in upstate New York and is the first in a series featuring the retired police chief and his wife, Annie. She is also the author of two non-fiction books, Pennsylvania Bed & Breakfast Guide and Cookbook, (Stackpole Books, 1999), and Creating Profitable Special Events: From Dollars to Dessert, (Outskirts Press, 2013). Before moving to a small village on the shores of Lake Ontario in upstate New York, she and her husband resided in south-central Pennsylvania, near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
MURDER IN THE MUSEUM
Early one gray November morning, retired Lighthouse Cove, NY police chief, Edmund DeCleryk, finds Emily Bradford’s body on the beach at the base of the bluff where the local museum and historical society stands. At the same time, a break-in has been reported at the museum, and Emily’s coat and purse are found hanging on a peg in the museum’s gift shop where she worked. Was her death the result of a burglary gone bad or something more sinister?
CREATING PROFITABLE SPECIAL EVENTS: FROM DOLLARS TO DESSERT
This book will help your non-profit organization make money! Arts’ and human service agencies, PT0s and non-profit economic development groups will benefit from reading this book. By following the simple steps described in this guide, those working in the non-profit world, whether as volunteers or staff members, are guaranteed to learn not only how to coordinate effective special events, but also how to maximize profitability and gain visibility for their organization.
PENNSYLVANIA BED & BREAKFAST GUIDE AND COOKBOOK – CENTRAL REGION
Bed and Breakfasts and country inns offer a unique alternative to the conventional lodging-cozy atmosphere, personal attention, and really good food. This book is both a guide to 56 inns of Pennsylvania’s central region and a cookbook that features 196 of their trademark recipes for breakfast and brunch fare — and even some gourmet dinner specialties.