Welcome to my website …

…. where I post thoughts on various writing topics, short stories from my collections, and updates on my suspense-filled crime and mystery novels.


I’m fortunate to sit at my desk and look out the windows to the mountain scene pictured above.  It’s a wonder I get anything written with such a magnificent distraction.  It’s also the reason several of my short stories, novellas, and novels are set in my home state of North Carolina.

My most recent books include: At the River’s Edge, a murder mystery with the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains as its backdrop, and Butcher Road, another jaw-clenching mystery set in the fictional town of Stonefield, North Carolina north of Charlotte.

Thanks for visiting.  I’ll update this site regularly and welcome your comments and suggestions.  You can learn more about my writing by clicking HERE.  I hope you come back often.

— D.R. Shoultz 

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13 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Johanna Gabbett Klesh

    Good luck on the new site! I have read a lot of your books and posts and have enjoyed them. It is nice to know that I knew you “way back when” as we were growing up.
    Johanna Gabbett Klesh


    1. It was tough to move from my old site. Been there since 2012. I tried to move my posts, but it was a mess so I started over. Still have them on file, so I can pull one out every so often. Thanks for stopping by. Good luck with your blog and writing.


  2. Just stopping by from Goodreads. Your website has a clean, uncluttered look. A trend that appears to be favoured these days. Colour scheme is pleasant, and you are presenting your titles via a dominant position on the page. So the net effect is all good. The only things you could/should consider adding to your site (in the future) are a few marketing widgets.

    To be honest I am not a significant consumer of fiction books, but for yours I might make an exception. My background includes many years spent in the Oil & Gas industry: mostly the Middle East. I also have an I.T./Systems background. So your titles “Melting Sand” and “Cyber One” readily caught my eye.

    Wishing you the best results going forwards.


  3. I love your site. It’s easy on the eye and the brain. I’m not impressed by some new blogs that slip from the top, then the bottom, and finally flash, “Join my Mailing List”, so yours is a real treat. I shall return to see what you’re up to.

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  4. Pamela Record

    I have finished At the Rivers Edge. I loved it. Will be starti g Melting Sand next. Will order all of your books a few at a time til I have all of them. . Can’t wait for Butchers Road.


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