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Hello Sunshine!



A Bad Day for Sunshine is on the horizon! 

We’re so excited to share the news.

Sunshine’s story will be released in April 2020.

See the blurb below.


New York Times bestselling author Darynda Jones is back with the brand-new snarky, sassy, wickedly fun Sunshine Vicram series!

Sheriff Sunshine Vicram finds her cup o’ joe more than half full when the small village of Del Sol, New Mexico, becomes the center of national attention for a kidnapper on the loose. Del Sol, New Mexico is known for three things: it’s fry-an-egg-on-the-cement summers, it’s strong cups of coffee—and a nationwide manhunt? Del Sol native Sunshine Vicram has returned to town as the elected sheriff–an election her adorably meddlesome parents entered her in–and she expects her biggest crime wave to involve an elderly flasher named Doug. But a teenage girl is missing, a kidnapper is on the loose, and all of it’s reminding Sunny why she left Del Sol in the first place. Add to that trouble at her daughter’s new school and a kidnapped prized rooster named Puff Daddy, and Sunshine has her hands full.


Enter sexy almost-old-flame Levi Ravinder and a hunky US Marshall, both elevens on a scale of one to blazing inferno, and the normally savvy sheriff is quickly in over her head. Now it’s up to Sunshine to juggle a few good hunky men, a not-so-nice kidnapping miscreant, and Doug the ever-pesky flasher. And they said coming home would be drama-free.


Pre-Order Here








☠ October 12th

5th Annual Permian Basin Writer’s Workshop

October 12th-13th 2019

Purchase Tickets Here

☠ August 23rd

I’ll be the Toastmaster this year!

Albuquerque Marriott Uptown

Albuquerque, New Mexico

☠ July 27th



2019 Literacy Autographing

Saturday, July 27
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
New York Marriott Marquis

☠ February 2nd

Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe

  • Saturday, February 2, 2018
  • @ 12PM – 2 PM
  • Boonsboro, Maryland


☠ May 11th

Murdered by the Book

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • 4:30PM – 6:30 PM
  • Houston, Texas



☠ February 15th

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore

  • Friday, February 15, 2019
  • 7 PM – 9 PM
  • Scottsdale, Arizona


☠ February 16th

Ripped Bodice

  • Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019
  • 4PM – 5:15 PM
  • Los Angeles, California





☠ January 26th

Page 1 Bookstore

Saturday, Jan. 26th @ 4PM

Albuquerque, NM


☠ January 19th

Barnes & Noble BOOK Signing