Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Lisa Ks Book Reviews blog is proud to bring to you

This is a weekly online publication focused on connecting cozy mystery readers to favorite cozy characters by way of their town's newspapers. 

The Cozy Times will be available Wednesdays right here on Lisa Ks blog. 
There will also be weekend editions, and special editions from time to time. So keep watch. 

Today The Cozy Times is featuring the 
The Hill Country Herald

Check out what's going on in 
Lavender, Texas!

Devlin Receives Posthumous Award

Crystal Devlin, a well-known Realtor in the Texas Hill Country prior to her death this past summer, was awarded the prestigious Top Seller’s Sapphire Award from the Lawton County Board of Realtors. A former employee of the deceased accepted the award on her behalf. Ms. Devlin was dedicated to helping families shop for the perfect house to fit their needs. Many county residents will remember Ms. Devlin fondly as they enjoy their homes over the coming years. Family members were unavailable for comment.


The Hill Country Rodeo touted a bonus performance at this year’s Senior Pro Rodeo. Star performer, Colt Brooks, best known in North Texas circles for his world-class roping skills, performed for the crowd and has agreed to return to Lavender for the second annual Senior Pro Rodeo in 2017.
Special mention goes out to Rowena Flowers and her goat-roping friends, winners of the “Most Entertaining Performance” at this year’s event.

Best-selling author, Victoria Anderson, will make a personal appearance and sign copies of her newest bestseller, HAUNTED, at Knead to Read on Saturday, October 29, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

Carla Moore, daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Moore, entered the Freshman class at Texas A&M University this semester. The Moores sent her off with much love and best wishes for her success!

Joe and Maddie Wagner welcomed their first child, a son named Ross Wilson Wagner, into the world on September 8.

Sheriff Jebediah Crawford celebrates ten years of keeping law and order here in Lavender. Thanks, Sheriff, for your good work.

Attend services at the Lavender Bible Church every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. as well as Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Visitors are most welcome!

Derek Brooks won first place at this year’s 4-H Pig Judging Competition at Lawton County Fairgrounds. Ten-year-old Derek dedicated a good deal of his free time to caring for his animals and his parents are very proud.


Lavender, Texas
 sounds like my kind of little town!


If you haven’t met Hitchcock the cat, you can read about him and his best friend, up and coming mystery author Sabrina Tate, in The Bad Luck Cat Mysteries by Kay Finch.

About author Kay Finch

Kay Finch grew up on a Pennsylvania farm, but she got to Texas as fast as she could and discovered her favorite vacation spot, the Texas Hill Country. Kay is the best-selling author of the Bad Luck Cat Mysteries, including Black Cat Crossing and The Black Cat Knocks on Wood as well as the Corie McKenna, Houston PI Mysteries and the Poppy Cartwright Klutter Killer Mysteries. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division. Kay lives with her husband and their pets in a Houston suburb.

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  1. Thanks, Lisa. A great edition of The Cozy Times! Happy Wednesday, to you.

  2. Thanks for sharing your post. I love the Cozy Times.

  3. Thanks, ladies. Glad you enjoyed today's Cozy Times post.