NEW RELEASE! Cocktails at Five Book 5 in the Kirk Lake Camp series.
About K.L. McCluskey
Ms. McCluskey has first hand experience similar to that of the main character of the Kirk Lake Camp and Back Road to Shore series of murder mysteries.
She joined the Hamilton Regional Police Service in Hamilton, Ontario and was a police officer for 14 years. She started as a beat officer in Stoney Creek, then became a Detective Constable in the Criminal Investigative Division, partnered with a Sergeant, investigating crimes such as serious assaults, robberies, sudden deaths, sexual assaults and break and enters. She was promoted to Sergeant and worked in the Special Investigative Unit as a detective in the Sexual Assault Unit. She was also specially trained in Child Abuse investigations and Domestic Violence.
She passed her Staff Sergeant exams and attained the rank of Acting Staff Sergeant before she left policing and moved on to another career in which she owned a water access resort in northern Ontario that included 12 rental cottages, fishing boat and canoe rentals, and a small general store.
After seven years she sold the resort and taught Police Foundations at a small college in Sudbury, Ontario, before she moved to Victoria, B.C.
She moved back to northern Ontario and concentrated on her work as a freelance writer going back to what she missed most, writing.
Well before her policing career, she graduated from Print Journalism. She has been writing for over 40 years including her time as a police officer and resort owner. Her articles included a weekly fitness column, feature stories, and a short stint as a beat reporter for criminal court and town council.
Back in her early days, as an offshoot from her fitness column and training as a fitness instructor, she started her own business, Basic Fitness. It was a bi-weekly exercise class for local women in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Her business was in operation for eight years until she was asked to be the Director of Fitness at the downtown Kitchener YWCA.
She now lives with her partner in an old farmhouse in a small community along the eastern shore of Nova Scotia, not far from Cape Breton Island.
She enjoys traveling to visit her daughters and grand-children. While at home she kayaks, hikes, cycles, swims, practises yoga, and drives the back roads to explore the beauty of her new province where she gets inspiration for her writing and life in general.
K.L. McCluskey is currently working on the Kirk Lake Camp murder/mystery series of ebooks and paperback novels and a collection of short stories with an east coast theme. The series will consist of six books in total and when completed will lead to the Back Road to Shore series. The books are available as ebooks and paperback novels and are published by An Taigh Buidhe air an Lohan Publishing, a small Nova Scotia publisher, and distributed by Smashwords and Amazon.
The books are available through links from this page for just about all readers, to read online on your computer or to buy as a paperback. Epub is a widely used format and can be viewed on most readers. Smashwords makes the ebooks available as epubs (Kobo and most other readers), kindle (Amazon's reader), pdf (desktop, tablet or phone viewing), lrf (older sony readers), pdb (older Palm readers) and an online reader that is in a browser and can be used by any device with an internet connection. The "Buy Now!" button will list the most popular sources such as Smashwords (all formats), Kobo (epub and other formats), Apple (iBooks), Amazon (Kindle), Barnes and Noble (Nook reader) and Scribd (epub readers). The paperback novel is only available from Amazon or at select locations in Nova Scotia.
NEW! A collection of short stories with an east coast flavour by author K.L. McCluskey.
East Coast Eddies
Small stories of life in rural Nova Scotia.
Life in rural Nova Scotia along the eastern shore has its own culture and way. This collection of small stories from the perspective of a CFA, a Come From Away, highlights the author's view of life around her new home. Having lived in Ontario and British Columbia, and lived in both large cities and small villages and in areas where even villages were distant, the author is familiar with both urban and rural lifestyles, but living large along the coast in Nova Scotia has a distinct way about it. The small stories tell of a few ways in which the author sees the distinction.
The book consists of 5 short stories with an illustration for each story by Nova Scotia illustrator Arthur McBain. The stories are fiction as are the characters but still touch on the distinct flavour of maritime rural Nova Scotia.
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A Kayak For One
Book one in the six book Kirk Lake camp series. more ->
Two Buckets of Berries
Book two in the six book Kirk Lake camp series. more ->
Three for Pumpkin Pie?
Book three in the six book Kirk Lake camp series. more ->
Fore! In the Hole
Book four in the six book Kirk Lake camp series. more ->
Cocktails at Five
Book five in the six book Kirk Lake camp series. more ->
Six is the Limit!
Book six in the six book Kirk Lake camp series. Coming soon!
Cookbook for Murder: The Recipes from A Kayak For One
Companion book to A Kayak for One.
Cookbook one in the six book Kirk Lake camp series. more ->
Cookbook for Murder: The Recipes from Two Buckets of Berries
Companion book to Two Buckets of Berries.
Cookbook two in the six book Kirk Lake camp series. more ->
Cookbook for Murder: The Recipes from Three for Pumpkin Pie?
Companion book to Three for Pumpkin Pie?
Cookbook three in the six book Kirk Lake camp series. more ->
Cookbook for Murder: The Recipes from Fore! In the Hole
Companion book to Fore! In the Hole.
Cookbook four in the six book Kirk Lake camp series. more ->
Cookbook for Murder: The Recipes from Cocktails at Five
Companion book to Cocktails at Five.
Cookbook five in the six book Kirk Lake camp series. Coming Soon!
Cookbook for Murder: The Recipes from Six is the Limit!
Companion book to Six is the Limit!
Cookbook six in the six book Kirk Lake camp series. Coming soon!