Today is the first in a series of posts with Author Margaret Mizushima and Agent Terrie Wolf.

Author Margaret Mizushima and agent Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary Management answer questions about their affiliation and the book KILLING TRAIL: A TIMBER CREEK K-9 MYSTERY to be released on December 8, 2015 by Crooked Lane Books.


Why did you write this book?

Margaret: I wanted to write a mystery. I’d tried my hand at mainstream fiction and romance, but my reading interest had shifted to suspense, thrillers, and mystery. My husband is a veterinarian, and one of his clients was a police officer who trained police service and protection dogs. This dog trainer let me observe him while he worked with several officers and their dogs. I decided that I wanted one of my characters to be a vet and one to be a K-9 handler. Thus, Deputy Mattie Cobb, her patrol dog Robo, and Cole Walker, DVM, were conceived. Together they solve crimes that involve animals and their humans.

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Margaret Mizushima is the author of Killing Trail: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery to be released December 8, 2015 by Crooked Lane Books. After earning a master’s degree in speech pathology, Margaret practiced in a hospital and her own rehabilitation agency, and now she assists her husband with their veterinary clinic and Angus cattle herd. Her short story “Hay Hook” was published in the 2014 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers anthology Crossing Colfax. She enjoys reading and hiking and lives in Colorado on a small farm where she and her husband raised two daughters and a multitude of animals. She can be found on Facebook/AuthorMargaretMizushima, on Twitter @margmizu, and on her website at


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