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Melissa Bourbon

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aka Winnie Archer, Melissa Bourbon Ramirez

Melissa Bourbon, who sometimes answers to her Latina-by-marriage name Misa Ramirez, gave up teaching middle and high school kids in Northern California to write full-time amidst horses and Longhorns in North Texas. She fantasizes about spending summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love/hate relationship with yoga and chocolate, is devoted to her family, and can’t believe she’s lucky enough to be living the life of her dreams. She is the author of the Lola Cruz Mystery series with St. Martin’s Minotaur, A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series with NAL, and co-author (with Tonya Kappes) of The Tricked Out Toolbox.

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Romantic Suspense

Picture Books
   The Flight of the Sunflower (2002) (as by Melissa Bourbon Ramirez)
Melissa Bourbon recommends
Don't Blackmail the Vampire (2014)
(Sons of Kane, book 2)
Tiffany Allee
"...a delectable read filled with vampire anger and sexy romance it gives readers a happily ever after they can really dig their teeth into. I loved every bit of it."
The Good, the Bad and the Guacamole (2016)
(Taste of Texas, book 2)
Rebecca Adler
"Terrifically addictive as a bowl of chips and salsa."
Cake and Punishment (2018)
(Southern Cake Baker Mystery, book 1)
Maymee Bell
"Cake and Punishment is baked to order. From murder to love to apple pie, it is a ridiculously satisfying read. Get ready for your tastebuds to be tickled!"
Magic, Lies, and Deadly Pies (2022)
(Pies Before Guys Mystery, book 1)
Misha Popp
"Magical, decadent, and addicting! Magic, Lies, and Deadly Pies is a breath of fresh air, and Daisy Ellery is a heroine worth rooting for. Honey Crunch Apple pie is my new favorite thing!"

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