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Sweet Success for Margaret Mizushima


Three cheers for Margaret Mizushima! HANGING FALLS, her sixth Timber Creek K-9 Mystery
from Crooked Lane Books, has been named winner of the 2021 WILLA Literary Award for
Contemporary Fiction. Named for Willa Cather, the WILLA Literary Awards are presented by
Women Writing the West to honor stories that feature women or girls and are set in the
American West.

Hanging Falls - Book Cover


In this episode, Deputy Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo investigate the death of a person they found floating in a mountain lake, while Mattie seeks answers from long lost family about the secrets of her past. HANGING FALLS can be found or ordered wherever books are sold.

Margaret Mizushima


Margaret Mizushima is the author of the award-winning and internationally published Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries. She serves as president for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, was elected the 2019-2020 Writer of the Year by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and is also a member of Northern Colorado Writers, Sisters in Crime, and Pikes Peak Writers. She lives in Colorado on a small ranch with her veterinarian husband where they raised two daughters and a multitude of animals. Visit the author at and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
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