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Maggie Bishop

Deep Gap, North Carolina, United States


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Maggie Bishop is the author of a mystery series, Appalachian Adventure Mysteries, and two romance novels set in the Mountains of North Carolina in the Boone area. “I started with romance and have turned to murder.” In Perfect for Framing, released November 2008, greed and a lust for power led to murder in a clash of personal versus public needs. Murder at Blue Falls has Jemma who leads trail rides on her parents’ guest ranch as a suspect in the murder of neighborhood dogs and well as a man. Emeralds in the Snow involves skiing at Sugar Mountain, an emerald mine, and a cold case murder. Award winning Appalachian Paradise takes place on a five-day backpacking trip in the spring amongst the bears, boars and girl scouts.
Maggie's fun book is now available. Meow Means Me! Now! is a rhyming feline allegory with poetry and photos. This gift book is a departure from her novels but sprang from her love of cats. Think Dr. Suess meets Marley & Me.
Maggie Bishop hikes, skis, climbs, swims, explores and writes in the mountains of North Carolina where she settled in 1993 with her husband and cat. Every time they travel, they seek out other mountains but none are as exciting as the ancient Appalachians. When asked, "What do you do?" her answer is, "Entertain with word pictures."
In 2007, she was chosen as one of “100 Incredible ECU Women” for literature and leadership. She's an Air Force brat who put herself through East Carolina University and received a MBA degree, a former manufacturing executive, founder and past president of High Country Writers, past Secretary of Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers, and is a member of Romance Writers of America and Sisters in Crime Maggie's the current Treasurer of High Country Writers in Boone, NC. She's given workshops on Plotting a Novel in 60 Minutes, On Stage! Book Signings, Your First Chapter, Villains & Appalachian Villains, and Getting Organized. She was featured on the website of the Houston chapter of Sisters in Crime and on She's been a speaker at the Cape Fear Crime Festival, Malice Domestic, Appalachian Regional Writers series, Watauga Arts Council and the Lees McRae College High Country Book Fair.

Interests: Writing, reading, hiking, cats

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Perfect for Framing
  • Murder at Blue Falls
  • Emeralds in the Snow
  • Appalachian Paradise
  • Other

  • Meow Means Me! Now!