Living proof of the old adage that someone's trash really is another's treasure, Suzi Weinert penned her debut crime thriller, Garage Sale Stalker, when she was 72 years old, saw it published when she was 75, and now finds herself in a position that most authors can only ever fantasize about: her story is going to brought to life on TV screens across the country.
Suzi Weinert is the author of Garage Sale Stalker, the first novel in a series of 'Hallmark Channel Original Movie' Garage Sale mysteries. A member of the Mystery Writers of America and Sisters-in-Crime, she lives with her husband, a retired Army officer, in the Virginia countryside.
The press release states:
In Garage Sale Stalker Jennifer Shannon sees her safe, happy, comfortable life in affluent McLean, Virginia thrown into chaos as her keen eye for detail and her natural problem-solving instincts -- honed through years of garage sale sporting -- lead her into the thick of a deranged killer's nefarious plot. As she begins to identify the links between a series of burglaries and the disappearances of local women at the garage and estate sales she frequents, Jennifer finds danger closer to her doorstep than she could've ever imagined, and must use her wit, imagination and knowledge of the shadowy madman to protect herself and her family from his vow of revenge.
According to the author, when she finished writing Garage Sale Stalker she said: 'Well, been there, done that. Now I can just sit on the couch and eat grapes. I was thunderstruck when the publisher said, "No. No. No. This is the first in a series."'
Garage Sale Diamonds, the second instalment in the Garage Sale mystery series, is set for release in September 2013.
The Author's webpage is http://www.suziweinert.com/
Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Garage Sale Mystery http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/garagesalemystery
About the Movie - Garage Sale Mystery
Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin) can always find a diamond in the rough - when it comes to garage sales, that is! Whether it's a new antique to sell at her consignment shop, an Atari game for her son or a piece of furniture for her handy husband Jason (Rick Ravanello) to refurbish, she has made a career out of her treasure hunting prowess. But, when a string of burglaries hits her town, Jennifer must use her keen eye for detail and her natural problem solving instincts to help her piece together the clues and catch the criminal before it's too late! As she gets closer to the truth, Jennifer learns that crime solving can be far more dangerous than any garage sale. Can she uncover the "Garage Sale Mystery," or will her investigation create problems that not even Jennifer can solve?