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The Most Annoying Character!

Book # 1 That would be Andi’s (ex) stepmother, Ruby. To Andi’s continuing regret, she promised her dad, that if anything happened to him, she’d look after his widow. Even she, however, didn’t suspect that would include a murder charge! In case you think Andi overreacts when it comes to Ruby, here’s a bit of …

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I Love October (and why)

I adore the month of October and have listed some of my reasons. Cool, crisp air. After a long, hot, humid Georgia summer, temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s are a welcome change to someone whose forehead drips water like a leaky faucet. College football. Sure, my Indiana Hoosiers aren’t exactly a college football powerhouse, …

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History of the Sazerac

My joy in writing and publishing Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder was recently eclipsed by the contract I received from Wild Rose Press for Sazerac, Sleuth & Slay, An Andi Anna Jones Mystery, Book 2. We are currently in the final editing process, so a release date is right around the corner! The cover art, by …

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Andi Anna Jones Is (almost) Back!

Yep, Andi's back for another sleuthing adventure. This time in and around the Louisiana Bayou. Five unsolved murders, a body caught in a crawfish cage, and a mysterious candle, magic, and incense shop, leads Andi deep into the bayou on a hunt for clues. Will another victim be added to the serial killer’s list, or …

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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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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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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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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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