A Day In The Life Of Skye Denison by Denise Swanson

My name is Skye Denison and I’m a school psychologist in rural Scumble River, Illinois (population a bit over 3000). I like to say that my hometown is seventy-five miles south of Chicago and seventy-five years behind the times. At thirty-six, I never thought I would still be living here. In fact, after making a rather regrettable valedictorian speech, I left town and never intended coming back—except for brief family visits.

Unfortunately, stuff happened. Things were going pretty well at first. I graduated with a B.S. in psychology from the University of Illinois, then did two tours in the Peace Corps, obtained my graduate degree, got my first job as a school psychologist in New Orleans, and became engaged to a guy whose family could trace their roots back to French royalty. That’s when the stuff hit the fan.

After losing my job, maxing out my credit card, and being jilted, I moved back home with my tail between my legs. I’ve been back six years, and boy has my perspective change. I love my job working for the Scumble River school district. It’s a challenge covering the elementary, middle, and high school, but since a school psychologist does everything from psych evaluations to counseling to consultation, no two days are alike and the kids are awesome.

A while back, I was hired as the psychological consultant to the Scumble River police department. I think it’s because of my training, but it could be because of all the dead bodies I’ve stumbled across. The chief’s philosophy might be, if you can beat ‘em, join ‘em.

Speaking of the chief, my personal life has improved, too. I had a few rocky times, and it was tough choosing between two fantastic guys, but I’m engaged now and that means I’ve made up my mind. Right?
You can read more about Skye in MURDER OF A CREPED SUZETTE, the fourteenth book in the Scumble River mystery series. However, if you like to start at the beginning, the first book in the series is MURDER OF A SMALL-TOWN.

Skye’s adventures are written by Denise Swanson who was a school psychologist for twenty-two years, grew up in a small town, but has never found a dead body. Visit Denise at www.deniseswanson.com

** To celebrate the release of MURDER OF A CREPED SUZETTE, I’m giving away one copy of the book, thanks to the publisher. To enter, you must leave a valid e-mail address in the comment box with your comment. Please break it up using (at) and (dot), like domain(at)host(dot)com. This is only open to US addresses at the publisher’s request. Contest ends on October 15th at 6pm EST. Winner will be notified by e-mail and has 2 days to respond. The book will be shipped directly from the publisher. **

Books are available at retail and online booksellers.

14 responses to “A Day In The Life Of Skye Denison by Denise Swanson

  1. I’ve heard a lot about this series from friends but have not yet had a chance to read it. I’d love to be able to start enjoying it by actually owning a copy of this book.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com


  2. i cannot wait to read Murder of a Creped Suzette!!!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!!!



  3. Bettie Kieffer

    Love all thebooks. Can’t wait for this one.

    Bettie Kieffer


  4. I have’nt read any of these books yet, but Skye sounds like a really fun character. The books sound wonderful, too! A little mystery is always good.


  5. Sounds like a fun book—I think I live at least a hundred miles from nowhere so I should be able to relate.


  6. I love this series and would love to read this book!!!!


  7. I enjoy reading your books.



  8. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Good luck everyone!


  9. I’ve never read any of her books but would like to try them.

    spookycat72 (at) gmail (dot) com


  10. Have not had a chance to read about this series. However heard these books are a page turner, which i love to hear. Can’t wait to read the series.

    elisanabby at gmail dot com


  11. Sounds great!



  12. Somewhere along the line I had forgotten this lovely series. I started reading it quite a few years ago and when we moved I lost several boxes of my books to critters. Thank you for reminding me about this delightful author and fun series. I would love to read Murder of a Creped Suzette.



  13. Contest is closed.


  14. We have a winner: Congratulations Alicia!