Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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. 

Today The Cozy Times is featuring the 
Fuchshia Follies Gazette

Take a look at the shocking news out of
Fuchshia Minnesota!

Breaking news from Fuchsia Minnesota

We have just learned that Hermiony Vidalia Criony Fiddlestadt Cricket, better known as Granny has entered the Next To The Last Resting Place Home in Fuchsia Minnesota. It was reported after her husband’s house blew up shortly after their wedding that she began to act strangely thinking she was married to former Detective Franklin Gatsby, and at times she did not recognize her own children. "We had to put her away." Her son,Thor, now Co-Police Chief along with Ephraim Cornelius Stricknine, told the Fuchsia News.

Her friends reacted with disdain and shock. "It's a conspiracy. Her children just wanted her out of the way." Commented her neighbor Mavis, who is living in sin with Mrs. Criony Fiddlestadt Cricket's other neighbor, George.

Her daughter Penelope stated, "I am still in shock my mother went downhill this fast. She has always been cunning and challenging but for us to have to make her live in the last place she ever wanted to be, the wrinkle farm, is...well...I just don't know what to say."

 Granny's friend Ditty Belle, owner of Persnickity's Books Store had another take on the situation, "She was hoarding animals and her husband couldn't do anything about it so he wanted her out of the way so he could ban the animals from the house. Have you seen what he is doing with her property?"

We asked the Co-Police Chiefs if there was anything to the rumor that the residents of The Last
Resting Place were dying suspiciously and wasn't Thor Fiddlestadt worried about his mother living in a dangerous situation? At first he would give no comment and then he answered, "My mother is a dangerous situation. Don't you remember all the trouble she's been in?"

This reporter wonders if this truly is a conspiracy between Hermiony Vidalia Criony Fiddlestadt Cricket's family and her husband to sell her property to a developer and make a killing on the sale. It has been rumored her property is the most valuable property in Fuchsia and that her business magnate sister, Amelia, wants the property to build Fuchsia World Amusement Park. We asked her sister if there was any truth to the rumor. All she could say was "This is Fuchsia, anything is possible."

We were finally able to sneak in to visit Ms. Criony Fiddlestadt Cricket. It seems she is not allowed visitors right now. All she would say was "I needed to see the dentist."

The question begs "Is Granny at the wrinkle farm because her wrinkles finally took over or is there a conspiracy against her because she knows too much and was going to spill the dirt on her family? We will continue to investigate this breaking news.

The Cozy Times Comes To Fuchsia!

Fuchsia residents are all a flutter! The editor of The Cozy Times, Lisa A. Kelley has sent us a special edition of her newspaper. It gives readers one of their first looks into the sort of news Ms. Kelley reports on when not featuring quaint little towns like our Fuchsia.

Read this special edition of The Cozy Times for yourself by heading over to and/or .    


I don't know about you, but I want to head to Fuchsia and take advantage of those great deals! 
I should pay Granny a visit while I'm there. 

If you want to learn more about Granny and the other residents of Fuchsia, check out the
Julie Seedorf

About Julie

Julie Seedorf is a Minnesotan. She calls dinner—supper and lunch—dinner. She has had many careers over her lifetime but her favorite career was that of mother to her children. In later life she became a computer technician, opening her own business. In 2012 Julie signed a contract with Cozy Cat Press for her Fuchsia Minnesota Series. Books included in that series are Granny Hooks a Crook, Granny Skewers A Scoundrel, Granny Snows A Sneak and Granny Forks A Fugitive. Closing her computer business in January 2014 Julie transitioned to becoming a full time writer adding free-lance work for various newspapers, along with continuing her column Something About Nothing, which is now in book form in a book of the same name released in early 2015. Her children's series, Granny's In Trouble give her grandkids a hint of the young Grandma underneath the wrinkles. Her books are light and fluffy and highlight the fact in the midst of life we have to find the humor in bad situations to keep us going. "We all take ourselves too seriously and we need to have a little fun." Julie secretly yearns to be like the Granny characters in her books. In February 2016 the first book in the Brilliant Minnesota Series was released titled the Penderghast Puzzle Protectors. She also is part of a group mystery by Cozy Cat Press Authors titled Chasing the Codex. Julie's serious side is revealed in a story included in the Anthology, We Go On - Anthology for Veterans where the proceeds go to Veteran's Charities. 

Visit her website at Her blog sprinklednotes is a little scattered like Granny but lends itself to wisdom and occasional flip flops about life. You will also find her on Facebook at and on Twitter at . Enjoy the moments; they may carry you through a lifetime.

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  1. Uh-oh, Lisa, things don't sound good for Granny! Happy Wednesday, to you.

    1. Right, Pat? For a whole different Cozy Times experience, visit Julie Seedorf's blog . . . or her SPrinkle Notes page . . . !

    2. Granny is hoping she has nine lives like her cat.

  2. I enjoyed this Cozy Times. The Granny books are a lot of fun. Thank you for this post.

  3. Another great edition, Lisa. I think you need to give your reporters a raise for always doing such a great job.

  4. Another great addition of the Cozy Times! Thank you, Julie and Lisa!