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Graphics for Deadly Delivery


I’m so pumped about getting back to Sugar Creek Gap. When I started this series, I wanted to write about an older sleuth and I wasn’t sure what that would look like. I just knew that I could relate to her and I have to say that I love her so much!

A couple of months ago I asked what y’all like to see with Bernie. Someone mentioned how they’d like her to explore age-ism…
I loved that idea! So what did I do? I did add in some for her job because after all, it takes someone young, spry and in great shape to walk all day right? WRONG! So let’s get these graphics out and help spread the word about our fav seasoned sleuth!

Read Deadly Delivery now!

Oatmeal Raisin Droplets Cookies

Do y’all know what’s happening next week?

FALL!!! September 22nd is FALL!!! Of course I’ve got my snuggly boots, big heavy scarves, pumpkin everything all ready for the big event! I hope you enjoy this funny video!


Oh yeah….that’s totally me! BUT it won’t stop me from making delicious fall oatmeal raisin droplets! These are delicious cookies my boys love.



2.5 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking soda

1.5 teaspoon cinnamon

2 cups rolled oats

1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup raisins
1 cup shortening
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine eggs, raisins and vanilla in a medium bowl and let stand for an


Beat shortening and both sugars together in a large mixing bowl or use an

electric mixer with a paddle attachment.

Thoroughly stir in the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon.

Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, stirring flour mixture.

Stir the egg, raisin, vanilla mixture. Stir in the oats and nuts. Shape dough

into 1 ½ inch balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheets.

Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Character Post: Buster, the Mail Carrier Labrador

Hello to all my fur friends and the people they own. My name is Buster. I’m a brown Lab in the Mail Carrier Cozy Mysteries written by Tonya Kappes.

I’m NOT the only fur friend in the series. I have to share the limelight with this cat named Rowena. Let me tell you how hard it is to share the limelight with a cat.

And not just any cat…she is a diva. And she thinks she’s literally the cat’s meow.

She gets a little angry while our human, Bernadette Butler is out walking her feet off by delivering the mail to all the residents in Sugar Creek Gap. But do you think that crazy cat cares….umm…no!

And the darn thing doesn’t even wait for Bernadette to come home to go potty! I wait. I wait by the door. I wait with my tail wagging by the door.

Nope. Not that cat. She literally goes to the bathroom in Bernadette’s box and then Bernadette never says a word when she has to clean it up.

But…if I have a little bit of an accident, Bernadette doesn’t look happy with me!

Do y’all have any fur brothers or sisters out there?? Tell me about them.

Have you read Mail Carrier Cozy Mystery Series?