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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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Gnome Alone by Kirsten Weiss

BLURB: Christmas is coming... and so is murder... It’s holiday season in small-town Doyle, and the town is pivoting from UFO tourism to Bigfoot Days. For Susan Witsend, the owner of a UFO-themed B&B, this presents a conundrum. But when Bigfoot is blamed for a mass garden gnome theft, control-freak Susan is drafted to track …

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Author Spotlight – Lucy Burdette/Roberta Isleib

National bestselling author Lucy Burdette's tenth Key West Food Critic mystery is piping hot with pie-enthusiasts and murder suspects. The Key Lime Crime: A Key West Food Critic Mystery Blurb: When a fierce rivalry between key lime pie bakers leads to a pastry chef's murder, food critic Hayley Snow is fit to be pied. During …

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Meet Ruby Jones (if you dare)

Ruby is the bane of Andi Anna's existence. If not for a well-intentioned, yet inadvisable promise to her dad to take care of his wife, should he pass unexpectedly, Andi could easily dismiss the frantic, middle-of-the-night phone call from her (ex) stepmother. Too late. She answered and couldn't ignore the hysterical voice on the other …

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The Year of COVID

I vividly remember this time last year. Morning Latte Fear, confusion, questions, and, yes, relief. You see, I'm an introvert and empath. The thought of social gatherings almost make me sick. What should I wear? Who's going to be there? Will my hair look okay? How many people will notice the (mumble, mumble, mumble) pounds …

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Carolyn Haines: Sarah Booth Delaney Mysteries

I became aware of Carolyn Haines through the Trouble Cat Mystery Series. Carolyn, along with authors,  Susan Y. Tanner  (Author, Editor), Miranda James (Author), Joanne Pence  (Author), Caroline Fardig  (Author), Connie Shelton  (Author), Ritter Ames  (Author), Larissa Reinhart  (Author), Pamela Sue DuMond (Author), Jaden Terrell  (Author), Susan Boles  (Author), Ava Mallory  (Author), Claire Matturro (Author), Rebecca Barrett  (Author)  have conspired to write these delightful books about Trouble, the sophisticated black cat detective with a British flair. He relates, particularly, to …

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I Remember: My First Booksigning!

My first booksigning, in 2006, was a momentous event. I didn't sleep for days worrying about 1. finding the bookstore in North Fort Myers. 2. Collecting all the gear I needed such as, business cards, promo poster, book marks, and, oh yes, BOOKS! You can't imagine how worried I was that I'd arrive with no …

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Coming Soon from Wild Rose Press!

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 lounge singer—or that Ruby might be the main suspect. Flirting with more than danger …

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Dear Reader…

Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder - Coming Soon! Do you ever wish you could take a horrifying job experience and turn it into something positive? My latest fictional character, Andi Anna Jones, is my way of coming to terms with a short-lived career as a travel agent. Oh, yes, I was truly awful, and often wished …

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Don’t Stop Writing!

...or dancing! Every teacher, from third grade on said, "Mary, whatever you do, don't stop writing."  Those words came back to me when I signed my first publishing contract with Echelon Press. "Why," I ask myself, "did it only take 40+ years to appreciate the fact that, maybe, just maybe, I did have a knack …

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