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Tag: a camper and criminals cozy mystery

Eggnog, Extortion, & Evergreens is here!

I can’t believe we are celebrating the release of Eggnog, Extortion, & Evergreens today. I’m so excited we are camping in Happy Trails Campground during Christmas and celebrating the holidays with Mae West and the gang!

If you’ve not gotten your copy yet, I’m giving you the first three chapters as a free sneak peek as my release day gift to you!

Stay tuned because I’m going to let you know in a fun author’s note how I came up with the first chapter in this fun cozy!

Have you gotten your copy? Grab it here!

Christmas Comes Early- And Fun Giveaway

I don’t know about y’all, but a little Christmas cheer goes a long way. I can hear your eyes rolling right now as you read Christmas and probably thinking, “it’s not even Thanksgiving.”

I know, but hey, it’s 2020 so we can all use a little cheer.

Since it’s less than one week from release of Eggnog, Extortion, & Evergreens, I thought it would be a lot of fun to not only make Beaches, Bungalows, & Burglaries FREE this week, but also give away a printed and signed ARC copy of Eggnog, Extortion, & Evergreens.

I had so much fun writing in the world of Mae West and the Laundry Club Ladies. The first question I get during interviews about A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery is if I go camping and the second one is about the Laundry Club Ladies and how I came up with them.

I do go camping in a mini-travel trailer!

 

After raising four boys who loved to tent camp, I call this a luxury and technically I glampcamp. My little travel trailer has a full kitchen equipped with a microwave, a coffee bar, a dining table, a full bathroom with a tub (YES! A tub.) and a queen bed. Since we sold our home where my she-shed office was located and bought the new property where we are building our dream home, I have put the travel trailer on the property and go there every morning to write. My little camper has become my SHAMPER (she-camper!)

I get so much inspiration from being on the property and writing from the camper as I overlook our lake, just like the lake in Happy Trails Campground, the campground in A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery.

But the Laundry Club Ladies are also a big part of the series. Every cozy sleuth needs a sidekick, so why not four nosey and local women who meet in the local laundromat and listen to a police scanner? Of course!

I also wanted the women to be different ages so each of them brought knowledge to the mystery when it came to sleuthing. Plus, each one of them have a backstory that makes the series interesting and fun.

I rarely but a book for FREE and I just love this series so much that I want everyone to be able to escape into the fun southern, cozy world of Mae West and the gang.

Another question readers ask me is about my assistant, Rowena, and if she likes to go camping. Yes! She loves it. But actually, I think she loves just making sure I’m working.

 

I love answering readers questions. If you have one, please send me your question!

In the meantime, I’m giving away a printed/signed ARC copy of Eggnog, Extortion, & Evergreens right here! I’ll pick a winner on Sunday and put it in the mail on Monday.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever been camping to be entered. I’d love to know. Be sure to subscribe to this News & Chit Chat here on the website and check back on Sunday to see if you are the winner!

Coming Next Week

Eggnog, Extortion, & Evergreens will be released on November 19th!

Welcome to Normal, where nothing is normal.

 

Mae West is busy this Christmas season. She’s running around Normal getting the town ready for the first Winter Festival, which she hopes will become an annual event for the tourist town.

The freshly fallen snow sure does make the Daniel Boone National Park beautiful and ready for Santa’s arrival, but it also makes the curvy roads through the forest very slick. Unfortunately, Mae finds out just how slick the roads are after her car slides off the road and hits a tree, putting Mae into a deep coma.

Mae is one of the lucky patients who does wake up and happy to celebrate Christmas with family and friends.

One of the patients in the emergency room with Mae didn’t die that night of natural causes, and Hank Sharp has himself a new homicide case on his hands.

Mae starts having memories about the fire that took her family and a memory of a murder plot that she thinks happened when she was in her coma. Only, she’s having a hard time distinguishing between the two memories and the clues seem to have blurred lines. There’s one thing she does know for sure, both incidents come with clues that neither were accidents.

Once again, Mae West with the help of the Laundry Club Ladies put on their ameatur sleuth cap to help solve the mystery of the murders before the killer sends her Christmas gift she can’t return.

 

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“A stunning plot twist of who done it that blew my mind who the culprit was.” Goodreads Reviewer Meryl