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Dead to the Last Drop Featured on Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast

January 15, 2021

Y’all, I had so much fun answering a few questions for the King River Magazine Mystery Rat’s Maze podcast. If you’re not familiar with the podcast, it’s a ton of fun for all y’all sleuths!!!

This cool feature is actually a the first chapters of various cozy mysteries that’s read by an actor. I hope y’all enjoy our little broadcast of DEAD TO THE LAST DROP.

I love how it turned out and the southern accent is perfect for Roxy!!!!

Let me know in the comments what you think about the broadcast to enter to win a print and signed copy of DEAD TO THE LAST DROP!

I’ll pick a winner on Monday!


Happy Sleuthing!







Inside Tonya’s Head

January 13, 2021

Hey y’all!! Remember the video of me walking in the dark and I was telling y’all how I had a plot thought and I would let y’all know about it when I write it? Well, I was out hiking today and the first scene played out in my head.

I guess I should tell you it’s POST MORTEM, Mail Carrier Cozy Mystery, which will be released in 2021. I’m not even writing it yet, but I know I’ll be thinking about it super soon and my head knows it.

When I’m hiking my mind just lets go and does whatever it wants. Today it just went right past the next two books in line and straight to Bernie. I practically had the entire book written before I was even finished with the hike.
I didn’t have my phone on me so I was unable to do what I normally do which is to use the notes section of my phone. This is the hardest part because I had no idea my creative brain was going to give me the whole mystery so the last part of my hike I continued to talk to myself and tell myself the story so when I got home I could write it down in my bullet journal where I keep all my notes for my books.

I thought I’d give you a glimpse at the first scene and I’m sure you can see where this is going!

Iris has a feeling!

Have a wonderful day!