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Trial & Triumph: Ketia Swanier

From the first moment I met Ketia Swanier, I felt a connection. The daughter of military veterans, she showed a special confidence and self-worth. Her empathy and kindness toward others, was evident. Reluctant to "toot her own horn" she wanted to know about you, your life, and your interests. You'd never guess she was a …

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Reflections from Andi Anna Jones

First posted on May 5, by Christy's Cozy Corners Blog. A few words from protagonist, Andi Jones (Andi Anna Jones Mysteries). Forced to refute a few misconceptions about her life and career, she wants to get everything out in the open. Hi folks! I run a travel agency, although my right hand, Ellie, would, and …

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Defending Georgia Jones!

A recent reviewer criticized Andi Anna's sister, Georgia. While Andi sometimes agrees that her sister is a little snobbish, aloof, and spoiled, she still loves her sister and sometimes envies Georgia's family life. I want to give Georgia a chance to defend herself and share insight on her busy life and relationship with Andi. Interview …

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Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder Blog Tour!

To celebrate the release of Book # 1, Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder in my new Andi Anna Jones Mystery series, I'm visiting great blogs from all over the country! Click on the links, below, and you'll be treated to interviews, excerpts, and a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card! TOUR PARTICIPANTS May 5 – Christy’s …

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Release Day! Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder

Andi’s step-mother, Ruby, is a real piece of work, but is she a murderer? Andi Anna Jones, so-so travel agent/amateur sleuth, puts aside her resentment of her father’s widow and books a 60th birthday cruise to Cancun for Ruby and three friends. Never does Andi imagine the cruise will include the murder of a has-been …

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Visual Comprehension Disorder, or Great Idea for a Cozy Mystery Series?

2nd from left, I joyfully wave, oblivious to the horrors that await me as a travel agent Andi Anna Jones, mediocre travel agent, with an inferiority complex about her job, her looks, and her single status, discovers her “inner sleuth” in Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder. Perhaps you wonder how I decided on Andi’s occupation, personality, …

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Face Plant!

She LOOKS innocent, doesn't she? It began as a beautiful, sunny day. My furkid, Lucy, hadn't been on a walk in a few days. My knee had been bothering me, as they often do in aging bodies. But this afternoon was too nice to pass up. We walked down our street to a cul-de-sac, admiring …

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Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder Release Date!

Mark your calendars! Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder will be release by Wild Rose Press, April 27, 2022 Andi’s stepmom, Ruby, is a piece of work, but is she a murderer? Andi Anna Jones, so-so travel agent/amateur sleuth, puts aside her resentment of her father’s widow and books a 60th birthday cruise to Cancun for Ruby …

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Leilani: The Tail of a Rescue Cat

You just know when you meet someone. You're going to be friends...no, soul sisters forever. That's how it was with Samantha (Sam). We met in 2004 on a job interview (She was boss. I was prospective employee). I believe we spent about five minutes on the job requirements and the next couple of hours laughing …

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A Dog Named Sam

Oh, I know everyone had a special dog, but in Sam's case, he was just that. He loved to play in the leaves in the fall, roll around, bury his nose, and usually come up snorting and sneezing. The picture above testifies to that. Leaves in his mouth, dust in his nose, his sneezes were …

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