Seeking Signs Murder Presentation and Book Signing

Sunday, October 6, 2013

A Century in the Making — One hundred years ago, Minnie Seamer’s death shocked her rural Iowa community. On a rainy summer morning June 20, 1913, a young farmhand found her body hanging in the barn. The coroner ruled it a suicide, but distraught family members were not convinced. Was it suicide — or was it murder? Based on actual events, Seeking Signs is the story of a young girl searching for answers in the wake of a family tragedy. The signs she finds ultimately change the path of her life forever. Staci gave a short presentation on the project, a reading, a question and answer session, and a book signing.

From the Prologue: I became a private investigator the day my sister died. Never mind that I was only a girl of 13 and she was 32. Thirteen and a girl is just as good as anything else. All you need is common sense, the ability to observe things, and some sneak in you. To tell you the truth, my age and the fact that I was a girl helped me blend in and appear harmless to the one who killed her. At least for a while, anyway. Things did go badly in the end.

Author Biography:

Staci Mercado is the mother of four boys, a wife, a late bloomer, a delayed gratification artist, an obsessive-compulsive flare–up survivor, a small scale chicken farmer, a garden dirt junkie, a teacher, a voracious reader, a story collector, and a teller of tales. More of her stories can be viewed at