Christine DeSmet is the author of the Mischief in Moonstone series of light romantic mystery short stories beginning with, When Rudolph Was Kidnapped published by Writers Exchange Publishing. Christine is also the author of the Fudge Shop Mystery Series (Penguin Random House), including First-Degree Fudge, which became a bestseller for Barnes & Noble bookstores. She's also the author of Spirit Lake, an award-winning romantic suspense.

Christine is a past winner at the Slamdance Film Festival, optioning that true-story historical screenplay to New Line Cinema. The script is currently optioned with producer Steve Roeder in Hollywood.

A short drama script called The Stone Carver of King Street is being filmed by Living Storm Productions.

Christine is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum, and Romance Writers of America. She teaches novel writing and screenwriting at University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Studies where she's the director of the Write-by-the-Lake Writer's Workshop & Retreat that draws participants from about 20 states each June.

Christine is active on Facebook and you can also find her at

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Writers Exchange is a Christian publishing house, although we do publish many, many other genres and not all our authors are Christian:)

We have been publishing and selling books since 2000, but in 2017 we decided to sell MOST of our books exclusively from Amazon. A number of our books are also available from other retailers. We have made it very easy for you to find our books from whichever retailer you prefer, either in the "buy" links on each book page, but also by the Menu Item "Our Books by Retailer" which will show you our books at Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble and Kobo.

So what is here, that is not available at Amazon and other distributors?
* "Universe" pages that go into a lot more detail about the various fictional universes some of our authors have created,
* Free Short Stories by our authors (which will also be on our blog)
* upcoming: author interviews - which will also be on our blog (where you can get new content/releases emailed directly to you!)
* and other fun things as we think of them :)

We hope you enjoy!

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