Monday, May 3, 2021


Check out these giveaways at GoodReads!

There could be a mix of print and eBooks, so make sure to check before you enter.

Use the link below each book for a chance to enter.

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MYSTERY


THRILLER


RIP
Sheila Connolly
We miss you.

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GOOD LUCK!

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

In today's author spotlight, 
I shine my light on another of my favorite authors, and all around lovely lady,
Barbara Early / Beverly Allen!

Barbara Early earned an engineering degree, but after four years of doing nothing but math, developed a sudden allergy to the subject and decided to choose another occupation.

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BRIDAL BOUQUET SHOP MYSTERIES
written as Beverly Allen 

As the co-owner of The Rose in Bloom, Audrey Bloom creates magnificent flower arrangements for brides to be.

A designer of eye-catching bridal bouquets—many of them based on the Victorian meanings behind each flower—Audrey is used to celebrations that end with happily ever after. In fact, every couple she’s worked with is still together, living in wedded bliss.




VINTAGE TOY SHOP MYSTERIES

Liz McCall grew up in a playful winter wonderland but it was never her dream to manage her father’s vintage toyshop. However, after he sank his entire police pension into the business, someone needed to help him turn his dreams into reality—and keep him from sneaking off to patrol the not-so-mean streets of East Aurora, NY.


  

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY EXTRAVANGAZA

High school geometry teacher, Donna Russell likes her life well-ordered and logical, even if it is a tad solitary at times. But when a charming co-worker at the local food bank disappears just before Christmas, Donna is left with more questions than solutions.



PUPPET SCRIPTS FOR CHILDREN'S CHURCH
Our cozy authors often use their writing talent in other areas as well!

Puppet scripts suitable for use by church puppet ministries. 

 

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Bringing out her first book in 2011, Barbara was soon well on her way to becoming a full fledged author of mystery novels. This would also see her producing the much loved ‘Vintage Toyshop Mystery’ series of novels too. Not just writing murder mysteries, though, she is also known to inject an element of romance into her stories too.

Previously working as an English and science teach in high-school, she is also known to go under the name of Beverly Allen as well. With a number of other passions, including crafts and cooking, she is always keeping herself busy.


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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Hey all!
Today I'm going completely off topic.


 This won't be a regular thing. 
Unless you'd like it be, maybe once a week or so. 

 My sister, Tammie, and I have decided it's time to declutter. How two women and a dog ended up with as much stuff as we have I'll never know. 

So, in about a month, we're going to have a yard sale! 


Not just any yard sale. 
Each item at our yard sale will only be a dollar!


WHAT?
Oh yeah. 
We want this stuff gone.

Now, you may ask, What if the item isn't worth a $1.00? Those items will be in a box at the main table, and anyone who spends $5.00 can pick a free item!

We're not messing around! 
Nothing but the money comes back into our house.
We already have someone who will take away whatever we have left.


How about you guys? Do you have yard sales, or like going to them? Other than getting up early on the morning of the sale, I don't mind having one at all. It's fun to talk to the different people who come.


But what about the pandemic?
We're putting it in all the ads and putting signs up letting people know they must wear a mask. 


I'm sure we'll have a few who bulk at that, but I'm not shy about telling people they can't shop without one.

I'll try and get photos of some of the items before the sale is open. And I'll take some throughout the day. I'll post them later in the week after.


Let me know in the comments if you have or had any yard sales. Did you do well with them? 

Are you a yard sale shopper? Do you look for certain things or just whatever catches your attention?
Do you have a favorite yard sale find? 

I look forward to chatting about your yard sale stories. So, please, comment! 

PS . . . Don't forget to let me know in the comments if you'd like me to do more off topic posts.

PPS. . .  Also, please leave questions for me in the comments. As many as you'd like. Nothing is off limits. If I get enough questions from all of you, I'll post it interview style on a future blog. Hmmm . . . This could get interesting. 😉


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