NOTE FROM AUTHOR, SHARON MIERKE: There will be one more Mabel Wickles book released this fall, Memories, Murder, and Mabel, and then Mabel will be officially retiring. A Chat with Mabel Wickles, the Spinster Detective. Mabel Wickles is a character created by Sharon Mierke, and has appeared in five books When my grandson Stu said... Continue Reading →
Good morning! I hope everyone is enjoying the day. It's a bit cooler so we are having a break from the hot weather. A one day reprieve! How do you feel when the first review readers see for one of your books is a one-star review? I mention this because one first time author was... Continue Reading →
Author Diane Weiner’s new release The Tainted Course is a winner in my book. The Tainted Course is the fourth in her Sugarbury Falls Series. I thank Diane for guesting on my blog with a post on the ins and outs of writing another book in an already popular series. Welcome, Diane.
From devouring soap operas with my grandmother to reading Nancy Drew mysteries, I’ve always loved a good series. The characters and settings become old friends and unlike in a standalone or a movie, the characters have time to grow and change over a period of time while we become more and more attached to them. A series is attractive because we are in it for the long haul.
In my ten-book Susan Wiles Schoolhouse Mysteries series, retired teacher Susan Wiles solves murders which occur in and around school settings. Just how many mysteries can Susan solve…
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Another Granny guests on my blog!
I am happy to welcome Granny Bertha to my blog today. Granny was introduced to me by Author Matt Ferazz. Let’s meet Granny and see what she has to say.
What was the first investigation you ever did? What was the last? Do you expect to do more investigations in the future?
Oh, Granny, my first investigation was such a
long time ago! I was still a young woman, pregnant with my son, when I read in
the papers about a man who was found dead in my town. I decided to investigate
it by myself, and found out who did it, but was afraid to show my conclusions
to the police. Unfortunately, the killer committed another crime after that. I
felt so guilty that I promised I was never going to let my fear get in the way
of justice again.
Decades after that, when I was already…
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One of the former members of our blog has a new clothing company.
Every garment I make has some element of handwork.
Good Clothing Company is a wonderfully happy venture, a culmination of so much creativity and peace in my life. I’ve also been sewing all my life both personally and professionally, coming from many generations of fine seamstresses. It matters to me how clothes are made, the care and attention that goes into the construction, the quality of the materials used. I love the process – selecting the fabrics and notions, conceiving the designs, constructing the garments. Everything I make has some element of hand work, it’s my favourite part, when I feel my most connected to what I do.
Because I work in small runs, I needed small batches of labels. Easiest way was to learn how to make them myself. Turns out I love even doing that 🙂
To me, good clothes are the ones you love to wear, that…
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My latest blog stop. It was so much fun visiting the cozy pages.
Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for Granny Bricks a Bandit by Julie Seedorf. I’m quite chuffed to be hosting a guest post by Granny herself! Please read on, you’ll certainly enjoy!
Granny and her cohorts are at it again! When Granny and her neighbor Mavis, go water-skiing and discover a dead body, Granny’s sleuthing instincts take over! She is determined to identify the corpse and find the killer. But wait! No sooner are Granny and her cohorts on the murderer’s trail, then Mavis’ husband George suddenly disappears! Could he be the killer’s next victim? Or could he be the killer? When the gals take a side trip to the Mall of America, they find a man fell to his death on a climbing wall––and Mavis is certain she spots George nearby! What does it all mean? Will Granny get to the bottom of it, with the help…
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I am delighted to join the blog tour for Granny Bricks A Bandit by Julie Seedorf today! My thanks to Lori at GreatEscapes Tours for the chance to join and the wonderful review copy!
Granny Bricks A Bandit
(Fuchsia, Minnesota Series)
by Julie Seedorf
About the Book
Granny Bricks A Bandit (Fuchsia, Minnesota Series)
6th in Series
Cozy Cat Press (February 18, 2019)
Paperback: 239 pages
Digital ASIN: B07P1J663L
Granny and her cohorts are at it again! When Granny and her neighbor Mavis, go water-skiing and discover a dead body, Granny’s sleuthing instincts take over! She is determined to identify the corpse and find the killer. But wait! No sooner are Granny and her cohorts on the murderer’s trail, then Mavis’ husband George suddenly disappears! Could he be the killer’s next victim? Or could he be the killer? When the…
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My latest book review on my blog Mysterious Musings on JulieSeedorf.com
It was a treat to read Chris Norbury’s novel Straight River. It is a mystery that holds your attention as the plot unfolds throughout the book.
Matt Lanier comes home after his father is found dead in a farming accident. Things hadn’t been good with their relationship and Matt feels guilt that perhaps his father’s death could have prevented had he listened to the message from his father and returned his call.
It is easy as a reader to identify with Matt as he ponders the fate of his father and sorts out his feelings about being back home and getting reacquainted with old friends. Many of us find ourselves in the same situation. Mr. Norbury’s interpretation of his character put us into Matt’s head and lets us feel his emotions. Does his past interfere with the conspiracy theory he thinks surrounds his father’s death?
I can’t wait to read…
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From the blog on my website
If any of you have downloaded my new book, Granny Bricks A Bandit, you know there are errors. I have to apologize. I don’t know what happened or if the wrong file got uploaded, but I have fixed this and am waiting for the KDP people and the other venue where they are published, to advise me if they have updated the books for those of you that have already purchased it.
She is sorry. Will you forgive her? It might take me a short time but I am holding out for treats.
I am so sorry this happened. Please know that I and Granny must be just alike. Having said that, I hope you were able to overlook those many errors and enjoy the book.
As writers we send our books to beta readers and they catch the mistakes, but the goofs still ended up in the final…
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