The Renovator & Motor Addiction

Have you ever wanted to renovate your life? Have you ever wanted to do
something more on a road trip than just drive? These new stories by LB Sedlacek
will let you do both … at the same time! Published by Alien Buddha Press

The Renovator & Motor Addiction


New short stories book published by Alien Buddha Press.


Book 2 following the dystopian novel Cackalacka. Back at the beach in North Carolina, aka Cackalacka, Charleston and his pal look for a rocket to the moon to solve the mystery. Calabash – free Kindle preview


The character of “Brave Billy” was invented by my Dad. I had so much trouble sleeping as a child due to allergies that he would tell me these stories to help me get to sleep. I didn’t realize until later on that these bedtime stories were also life lessons for me. They gave me such self-confidence! I’ve always firmly believed that the underestimated underdog will always have a chance to be a winner!


The 20th Anniversary Reissue of the cult classic “Suicide Pumpkins” is now available as an E-book!

Revisit this black humor tale where the suicide plans of a would-be actress in Hollywood fall apart when she meets her Prince Charming who comes complete with a white Porsche & a pumpkin. Get to know Jessica & Jeremy in this humorous but twisted Cinderella story.

Suicide Pumpkins


One Senator, one murder, one boat crash, Pea Island, Asheville, Nags Head, one Sheriff and two childhood friends who reconnect in a most unusual way and oh yeah the Boom Boom club – may be as dumb as dumb laws but all of it oh so true!

A Sunless Sea, the sequel to “The Glass River”

Detective Chance Richardson and Kelly Grant return for another mystery this time up high on Hibriten Mountain.

A review of “A Sunless Sea”: “LOVED this sequel! Waited months for this 2nd book in the Chance Richardson and Kelly Grant mystery series to be released and I wasn’t disappointed! Suspense at its best. Hope to read more of Chance and Kelly in the future! Great series that I don’t want to end!” ~Cathy S.

Four Thieves of Vinegar & Other Short Stories


Charleston Silver was just an ordinary boy, an ice runner on Lake James in North Carolina, or what was left. He’d never known what life without ice looked like, none of them did, they’d heard of it but none of them were really sure it ever existed at least not in this corner of western of North Carolina. He stuck to the ice and running. Lake James, when it wasn’t frozen, in places went as deep as 125 feet. Everything was solid ice even the trees were solid blocks of tall frozen ice.

None of them, none of this part of North Carolina knew the sun. 

Join Charleston and his crew: Goldsboro, Columbia, Richmond, Wilmington, Jacksonville aka Jackson, and New Bern as they discover what put this particular part of the south, western North Carolina, entirely frozen and in need of the sun.

Do you dare to play the game, the game of Cackalacka?


When I was looking for something educational to do involving reading while at Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina, I discovered this mailbox, The Mailbox of the Kindred Spirit, which is on the southern end of Sunset Beach. The mailbox is real. The mailbox is the inspiration for my story about Ernie and Melody who meet at a young age at a Golf Club in the mountains of North Carolina where he works and where her mother works. They grow up and grow apart and she moves to Ocean Isle Beach. Eventually he comes to a place where he tries to connect with her again.

Traveling with Fish

After inheriting a cabin, a travel writer and her family move from the North Carolina mountains to the coast with their dog and fish. “Traveling with Fish” is my travel postcard in literary form all about the NC coast near Hatteras. It’s a story that evolves from a travel writer inheriting a fishing cabin from an acquaintance she barely knew and how she and her sons, husband, their dog and their fish all move together and adapt to life on the coast.

THE EP HUNTING CLUB: “THE POEM CODE”The EP Hunting Club:  Book One The Poem Code

E.P. Huntington is just a maintenance guy for the GBT (Great Big Thing) and the other telescopes and labs at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. An artist, a poet, and a novice astronomer, Janise Birch was all that until she disappeared. She left something behind. Does her last poem, her most ingenious work contain an important message for us all? Her cousin, Darius, his best friend, E.P., and her Astronomy Professor are about to find out.  Reading from this book on location in Pocahontas County, WV where it’s set!


E.P. Huntington is back again this time solving the mystery of what happened to Janise’s Dad in Spruce, WV. Join the Professor, Kelsi and Darius as they stumble across some of Pocahontas county’s well-known spots such as Droop mountain, Spruce, Cass, and Beartown in West Virginia to solve the enigma of the Redshift.

THE GLASS RIVER – Happy Valley Edition

A new edition of the classic and award nominated mystery with Detective Chance Richardson and Kelly Grant. Help this perfect sleuthing pair solve the mystery of who murdered Al Bryant out near Happy Valley, North Carolina – the site of the infamous real-life Tom Dooley murder of Laura Foster.

The Glass River – Happy Valley edition


*Nominated for the 2018 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award 

REVIEW OF THE GLASS RIVER BY GARY B. “Super reading I was torn between trying to figure out where the towns, businesses, areas in questions because the names were changed to protect the innocent ( not really) and who may have committed such an act. You will be surprised as to the identity of the guilty. Fun book.” (March 2019)

Want a copy of your very own?  The Glass River by LB Sedlacek (Book or Ebook)

REVIEW OF “THE GLASS RIVER” BY PHILLIP B. It’s so well-written.  I really enjoyed figuring out all the local places you had written about.  I read it in one weekend.  Well done! (July 2018)

REVIEW OF “THE GLASS RIVER” BY HOLLY C. Please write another mystery novel!! You are a great author.(May 2018)

REVIEW OF “THE GLASS RIVER” BY GEORGE BROSI:  “This is a murder mystery set in contemporary Happy Valley, North Carolina, in Wilkes County, the site where Tom Dooley grew up and was buried after he was hanged in Statesville in 1868 for the murder of Laura Foster. L. B. Sedlacek is a prolific writer of poetry and fiction. She is co-host of “Coffee House-to-Go” a podcast and the publisher of “The Poetry Market Ezine.”

Description:  A mystery set in North Carolina. Private Detective Chance Richardson stumbles upon the brutally murdered body of Al Bryant out near Happy Valley, North Carolina – the site of the infamous real-life Tom Dooley murder of Laura Foster – after intercepting a CB broadcast asking for help.

A local town drunk by the name of Henry Lee Coffey is found near the crime scene and arrested for Al’s murder. Henry’s wife, Ruby, was also killed in a similar manner several years ago which caused Henry to abandon his job, home and to drink.

Chance’s pal, newspaper reporter Kelly Grant, is asked by her former high school nemesis Mary Beth Coffey Dula to check into the crime for Henry’s sake.

Chance and Kelly start nosing around the former Henry Coffey house, Al Bryant’s place, into Ruby Coffey’s murder and in and around the Happy Valley area, and dig a little into the Tom Dooley legend.

Published by Four2Three Press