Dr. Randy Overbeck is an award-winning educator, author and speaker. As an educator, he served children for four decades in a range of roles captured in his novels, from teacher and coach to principal and superintendent.
His thriller, Leave No Child Behind (2012) and his recent mysteries, the Amazon No. 1 Best Seller, Blood on the Chesapeake,Crimson at Cape May and Scarlet at Crystal River have earned five star reviews and garnered national awards including "Thriller of the Year--ReadersFavorite.com, "Gold Award"—Literary Titan, "Mystery of the Year"—ReadersView.com and "Crowned Heart of Excellence"—InD'Tale Magazine. As a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Dr. Overbeck is an active member of the literary community, contributing to a writers' critique group, serving as a mentor to emerging writers and participating in writing conferences such as Sleuthfest, Killer Nashville and the Midwest Writers Workshop.
When he's not writing or researching his next exciting novel or sharing his presentation, "Things Still Go Bump in the Night," he's spending time with his incredible family of wife, three children (and their spouses) and seven wonderful grandchildren.
Representation of Ghosts based on actual documentation of researchers
Featuring different out-of-the-way unknown spa resort towns in his novels
Creating not-so-perfect characters and his protagonist's special gift
Targeting relevant social issues, this story focusing on the plight of migrant workers and their children
What's next for Randy Overbeck?
Scarlet at Crystal River (The Haunted Shores Mysteries Series Book 3)
All Darrell Henshaw wanted was to enjoy his honeymoon with his beautiful wife, Erin, in the charming town of Crystal River on the sunny Gulf Coast of Florida. But his carefully laid plans go sideways when they discover a hidden painting of two young Latino children, which turns out to be haunted. Is Darrell willing to derail their entire honeymoon in this perfect, quiet corner of the world to unravel the mystery of the children's deaths?