Friday, October 6 at 7PM

Melinda Freeland & Kathy Gresham


speaking & signing

Love, Texas-Population 2 & Murder in the Second Pew



A Texas small-town reporter must decide what brings her true happiness, and is forced to reevaluate critical decisions she made in the past, when her ex-fiancé returns after a nine-year hiatus and tries to woo her back into a relationship not only with him, but with God, and asks her to exchange her journalism career for the lifestyle of a homemaker.


He was a good cop until he ran into a bad one. Then, to save what was left of his family and his sanity, Michael Hogan, Jr., entered the Fed's Witness Protection Program and became Pastor Matthew Hayden. Just out of seminary, Matt takes a church in rural Texas, expecting peace, quiet and a good dose of humility. What he finds is a town ruled by the past and an old woman murdered. To make matters worse, the dead woman's daughter, Angie O'Day, runs the town's Ice House and is truly an angel by day and a devil by night. Matt might be a man of God now, but he is still a man. When the second body is discovered and accusations are levied at the innocent Angie, Matt has to put on an old hat--his cop's hat--and discover the buried secrets of Wilks, Texas.


Melinda Freeland's novelist aspirations began not long after she learned to read and write, but she's come a long way since penning her first story about Mr. & Mrs. Texas Toast at age 8. Love, Texas Population 2 is her debut Christian contemporary romance novel. It was inspired by Melinda's life as a newspaper reporter and photographer, her reunion with her first love, and her faith journey. Melinda lives in scenic Canyon Lake, Texas. Some of her favorite pastimes are watching at least one drama or comedy DVD a week; spending time with family and friends; listening to a wide-genre of music; and reading novels and biographies.


K.P. Gresham enjoys writing humorous cozy mysteries as well as audacious (in all its definitions) mainstream novels. Due to her quirky fixation with adventure plus the fascinating inspirations provided by members of the human race, she has a never ending source of story lines and characters. K.P. writes in two genres: main stream and mysteries. Hey, variety is the spice of life!

Three Days at Wrigley Field revolves around her life long loyalty to the Chicago Cubs. In this novel K.P. explores the ends to which the Cubs’ owner will go in order to win the ever ever out of reach World Series. His solution is a “Rembrandt” of a closing pitcher. Who happens to be a woman. (You were warned that it was audacious.)

For the Pastor Matt Haydn series, K.P. grew up as a “Preacher’s Kid” in Illinois, then married an awesome guy who whisked her away to a paradise called Texas. Both experiences put the truth into her fictional and beloved Grace Lutheran Church of Wilks, Texas. A graduate of Illinois State University and a middle school literature teacher for many years (again, lots of fodder for lots of tales), writing humorous mysteries combines her lifelong love of laughing, reading and enjoying a great whodunit. K.P.’s moniker is “have story, will write,” and she hasn’t stopped writing for over fifty years!

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Love, Texas - Population 2 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781546433965
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - May 12th, 2017

The Preacher's First Murder Cover Image
ISBN: 9780996700207
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kathleen P. Gresham - August 15th, 2016