Best Kept Secrets

Best friends tell each other everything.

Even their deepest, darkest secrets.

Morgan Jewell and Fay Ramsey are enjoying their last summer together before college. Fay is shy, with a controlling mother, and Morgan is the perfect, wild, loud-mouthed yang to Fay’s yin. But when Fay is found dead, Morgan’s entire world crumbles.

Best Kept Secrets

Reviews

This debut novel... deserves high praise for its ability to show how we all share the same complicated needs and emotions, whether we end up committing murders or solving them.
There's a "sway" to this novel that caught me off-guard in a good way. -Amazon Review
Excellent thriller!!!! Love it - one of the best! - Amazon review

Best Kept Secrets

Reviews

This debut novel... deserves high praise for its ability to show how we all share the same complicated needs and emotions, whether we end up committing murders or solving them.
There's a "sway" to this novel that caught me off-guard in a good way. -Amazon Review
Excellent thriller!!!! Love it - one of the best! - Amazon review

Litbop is an annual literary journal published by Timothy Chapman. It containing short fiction, poetry, art, and photography. This issue touches on the theme of loss. Tracey S. Phillips contributed On Angel Wings, a short story about the loss of her mother, to this issue.

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May, 2022 release, Taking Flight is a compilation of short stories written by ten mystery authors. The anthology includes Forbiddance, an award winning story by Tracey S. Phillips. Other authors include, Laurie Buchanan, Timothy Chapman and Joy Ribar.

Boys mean trouble. Melanie Ann Matula hears her mother's voice as she breaks curfew to meet Larry, a boy she hardly knows. On the way, Larry's friend joins her. Melanie didn't know he invited someone else to their secret meeting. What else is up his sleeve? It's dusk and getting darker. Her mother's voice plays on auto repeat. Only killers and criminals stay out after dark. Will Melanie prove her mother wrong?

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Articles by

Tracey S. Phillips

The Big Thrill

The Big Thrill Recommends: Murderous Means, by Lida Sideris

When inexperienced private investigator Corrie Locke goes looking for a killer, she digs up a mismatched bunch of clues and a family of real characters in this southwest murder mystery. Matriarch and landowner, JoJo Means, died in her sleep. Or so the medical examiner says.

Psychic Heidi Honeyman believes there’s more to it. Corrie Locke is a hardcore skeptic of paranormal telepaths, but she needs this job. Read More Here.

Music, Musings and The Muse

For the past fourteen months I’ve been submitting FOREWARNED, a manuscript that’s dear to my heart, to agents and editors. I pitched it in waves, mostly through online events and in person by attending monthly Writing Day Workshops. I traveled to Thrillerfest’s Pitchfest in NYC. I received so much positive feedback, eighty percent asked to see the work and about fifteen percent asked for the full manuscript. I submitted to about thirty industry professionals with that early draft, and I was spurred on.

This is the one, I thought. This manuscript will get me an agent.

post) . . .Read More Here.

Tracey S. Phillips writing as Karissa Knight

103.5 Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Public Radio

Interview with Rex Owens

The interview aired on Monday, August 1st, 2022. Click here to listen! 

About Tracey

Tracey S. Phillips has played the piano since age three and attended Berklee College of Music.  She considers herself a serial artist who gardens, teaches piano lessons, loves to draw. She writes psychological thrillers and spicy romantic suspense. In 2020 she founded Blackbird Writers, authors flying under the mystery umbrella. She has interviewed almost 100 authors her mantra is cross promotion helps authors soar.

BEST KEPT SECRETS won a Hugh Holton Award in 2018. Tracey’s manuscripts, Mother of Secrets, and Forbiddance were finalists for the Claymore Award for unpublished fiction. Her short story, Forbiddance one was a finalist for Writers’ Digest Genre Fiction awards. On Angel Wings, is published in LitBop Vol. 1, issue #2

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Contact

To get in touch, email me at tracey@traceysphillips.comor connect with me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

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