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Dawn Merriman writes small town murder mysteries with a paranormal twist.

Escape into a world of mystery and suspense that will keep you up reading, but not give you nightmares.

Dawn Merriman's book are full of twisty clues, hear-pounding action, fun hijinks and unforgettable characters. Each book has a high dose of  mystery and suspense, a little bit of the supernatural and a touch of faith. Cuss words, sex and graphic violence are sparse or non-existent on the page. 

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Dawn's books are all available on Amazon as e-book, paperback or FREE with Kindle Unlimited subscription. Paperbacks personally signed by her are also available on her Facebook Page.   

Upcoming Releases

Currently working on several projects for 2021. First up should be (in case the muse draws me in a different direction) a series of murder mysteries set in a lake town in northeastern, Indiana. Kenda is a podcast journalist going through some tough times and thrown into investigating murders for her podcast. With her estranged identical twin Cassie as the detective on the cases and the hot DNR officer, Dax, on the radar. Things are complicated and heating up. Oh, yeah, Kenda talks to ghosts, too.  This series has been fun to write. Look for Story of Water: Harper Lakes Murder Thriller Book 1 in March. 

My Story

Dawn Merriman writes creepy small town murder mysteries, but nothing too graphic. (She likes to sleep at night.)
   Dawn Merriman grew up a small town farm girl on a small time pig farm in Indiana. She spent her young adulthood sitting on her bedroom floor scribbling stories into notebooks. She won the "Northeast Indiana Young Writers" award as a sophomore in high school.
   After battling severe depression, she wrote her debut novel "Field of Flies" (previously published as "How Murder Saved My Life") as therapy. Mixing her love of murder mysteries and farming with climbing out of the darkness, she continues to write twisty thrillers. 
   Dawn Merriman currently  lives on a small farm with her husband and teenage children. You can often find her with muck boots on her feet, or barefoot, and a story in her head. She is currently working on new murder thrillers. She enjoys animals, auctions, reading, snorkeling and writing small town murder mystery novels. 

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Ways to keep in touch

I love hearing from fans and interacting. There are several ways to keep in touch with me. 

   Newsletter. Sign up at the top of this page to join my newsletter. I send letters out about twice a month.

   By email.  My email address is DawnMerrimanAuthor@gmail. Feel free to email me for any reason. 

  "Unofficial Fan Club" on Facebook. We have lots of fun there. I post excerpts of my books, funny crime memes and occasional insights into my life. I also hold weekly and monthly contests where you can win signed paperbacks of my books. If you'd like to join, send a friend request to Dawn Merriman Novelist. 

   Official Author Page. My official author page on Facebook is where you can follow me, as opposed to "being friends." I try to post here too, but it doesn't get as much action from me as the other Unofficial page.

  Instagram and Twitter. I just signed up for these accounts and am still learning. You can follow me on Instagram at DawnMerrimanNovelist  my Twitter is @DMerrimanBooks.  

  Dawn's Journey Newsletter. I also write a newsletter about my struggles with a rare neurological disorder in addition to MS. Some posts I share with my general newsletter, but this list is specific to my health and mental battles. Sign up at Dawn's Journey.