Chaunce Stanton writes stories full of imagination. An avid gardener, permaculturalist, and forager, Chaunce enjoys spending time in nature. With a shovel.
He grew up in Annandale, Minnesota, was kicked out of a Minneapolis Bible college, and graduated from St. Cloud State University with an English, Creative Writing major.
Sorry ladies: he’s happily married to his first wife.
Edie Fisker wants a normal life for her family in 1975 Minneapolis, but her nit-picky mother, erratic husband, and overactive son aren’t making normal easy. Their lives careen in a comical tailspin after discovering she inherited her uncle’s lake resort in northern Minnesota.
Turns out her uncle’s death was anything but accidental, and the lakes up there are run by a powerful Norwegian men’s club, the Sons of Gunnar, dontcha know. So on top of keeping her husband and son in line, and only having one decent thing to wear, now she needs to solve a murder—and there are plenty of suspects to choose from.
Better throw a potluck, then! But will she find out who killed Uncle Nat and why so many folks hate fruit cocktail in their glorified rice?
Contains Minnesota humor. Uffda!
For Minnesotans and the weirdos who love them.
Book #1 of the RESORT OF LAST RESORT SERIESMore info →
Church Cookbook Caper
Edie Fisker gets dragged onto the church cookbook committee by her friends at the Glorious Truth Lutheran Church. The church’s “Recipe Lady” isn’t happy about the younger generation of members, but she is even less happy about being murdered.
Meanwhile, Edie’s husband, Sam, is sneaking off to some weird Norwegian men’s club—even though she forbade him. Her son, Arne, is a magnet for trouble, including a trained raccoon who cheats at cards. Plus the Fiskers need to complete the fix-it list so they can open the Hole on Little Paw Lake resort and start earning a regular income.
On top of painting cabins and putting out fires (literally), Edie needs to figure out who frosted the church Recipe Lady. Uffda!
Enjoy the CHURCH COOKBOOK CAPER as a standalone read, the behind-the-scenes story of the 1975 Glorious Truth Lutheran Cookbook and how the murder of the “Recipe Woman” would forever bond three good friends.
The Church Cookbook Caper is Book 2 in the RESORT OF LAST RESORT Series, a humorous small town cozy mystery with plenty of family heart.More info →
Dead Man Switcheroo
Thad Donaldson is the first guest at the Hole on Little Paw Lake Resort—and maybe its last. When he’s found dead in Cabin 3, Mr. Donaldson makes things very inconvenient for Sam and Edie Fisker. The City wants to shut down the resort for good, because the corrupt mayor has other ideas for the property. Mayhem mounts when the dead Mr. Donaldson doesn’t stay dead after all. Will someone try to make his death more permanent the second time around?
Meanwhile, Grandma Dolores finds out she wasn’t the only ‘other woman’ in Grandpa Bud’s life. Will the two love birds finally call it quits on their secret romance?