Author Tags: Fiction
ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: 1994
EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: fisheries and environmental consulting
The Sad Clown Affair, Guideposts, 2002
Plots and Pans, Guideposts, 2002
No Safe Arbor, Guideposts, 2002
The Unwelcome Suitor, Guideposts, 2001
The Angel's Secret, Guideposts, 2001
The Nervous Nephew, Guideposts, 2001
A Hemorrhaging of Souls, Salal Press, 1998
Teed Off!, CP Publications, 1996, 2014. Dark Oak 978-1610091091 $15.95
Heartsong, Book 1, Sisterhood of Shepherds (Kentucky: Mantle Rock Publishing, Kentucky 2014)
Born in Edmonton and raised in Saskatchewan, Ontario and Prince Edward Island, Furlong holds a degree in fine arts and psychology from Carleton University. She lives in Sidney, B.C.
After eight novels, Nicola Furlong re-released her first mystery Teed Off! (Dark Oak 2014) in which a chocoholic golf club pro discovers that not all bad lies are on the golf course... Coroner Riley Quinn is forced to unravel her own past when she investigates the suspicious death of her boss and brother?in?law in order to catch a cunning killer. The protagonist finds herself "sandwedged" by a villainous environmental group, a mysterious Japanese consortium and her estranged sister. There are no penalty strokes for golf puns.
For her ninth novel, Nicola Furlong delved into the inspirational fiction mode for Heartsong, Book 1, Sisterhood of Shepherds (Kentucky: Mantle Rock Publishing, Kentucky 2014). According to publicity materials: "Some families have hope. Others have faith. The Shepherds of rural Oregon have Faith, Hope and Charly, three quirky sisters whose lives change forever when they reluctantly answer a personal calling to help other make amends. Thirty-something single parent Charly Shepherd is satisfied with her life raising two children and thousands of plants in her family owned Sweet Shepherd Nursery. Then tragedy strikes. As she and her siblings struggle to keep the nursery going, Charly begins to believe her family’s destiny is greater than raising flowers. When the three sisters reluctantly delve into family secrets to help their ailing father fulfill a promise, their lives change forever as they pursue a new inspirational path of discovery, heartache, humor and redemption."
[BCBW 2014] "Fiction"
Plots and Pans (Guideposts $13.95)
Meet Gracie Parks, a fiery 62-year-old widow with bright red hair and an attitude that makes her a magnet for mayhem and mystery. From the Church Choir Mysteries. No ISBN
[Spring 2003 BCBW]
A Hemorraging of Souls
A Vancouver Island girls’ school is the setting for a second mystery by Sidney’s Nicola Furlong, A Hemorraging of Souls, available from Salal Press. Whereas Teed Off! used Furlong’s love of golf, this one incorporates opera, specifically Rigoletto, to explore teen suicide. Her sleuth is a child psychologist and opera singer this time—not a golf pro and coroner.
[BCBW WINTER 1998]