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Normal Gazette Editorial ~ Editor in Chief, Violet Rhinehammer

I shivered at the thought someone would even think that way. But I’ve learned that if I could think it, someone else had already done it. When it came to greed, money, or jealousy, people would stop at nothing. It didn’t matter about their morality.

“It has been brought to my attention from various citizens that the lines down at the courthouse for all the branches of government has been a longer wait than usual. What some considered a social hour while going to get their driver’s license renewal or sheriff’s inspection for their new vehicle, has turned into a couple of hour wait time with no socializing to be had. In fact, the growing population in Normal has the citizens concerned. One concerned citizen stated that when he approached the Mayor about what the planning and zoning was going to do about the new subdivision being built by Rod Blair or Blair Builders, the Mayor just smiled at him and told him economic growth was good for Normal.

Economic growth good for a national park? That should be the question posed to Mayor Courtney Mackenzie when in fact land development only creates more of an environmental issue when it comes to the stability of the mountains, cliffs, caves and trails the park was built around. If all of those are compromised and taken away, why would anyone want to come visit Normal for the outdoor vacation they have embraced?

These are questions we here are the Gazette are working on for you, our loyal readers of the Normal Gazette. Stay tuned. Editor in Chief, Violet Rhinehammer.”

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Whooohooo!! Be sure to catch up on what Violet is doing in this week’s release of JACKETS, JACK-O-LANTERN, & JUSTICE!

I have always found secondary characters are just as important as the sleuth. The main sleuth really can’t be the quirky character for me. It’s the secondary characters I love to throw in the side of quirky.
In #acamnperandcriminalscozymystery I have a few side quirky characters!
Here is a fun character post from Channel Two’s very own Violet Rhinehammer!
Let me know in the comments one thing you LOVE about Violet for a chance to win ONE of five $5 Amazon gift cards!

Blossoms, Barbeque, & Blackmail Cross Stitch

Thank y’all for loving these cross stitch patterns of my covers! If you need one you don’t have, please comment below or you can scroll through the categories on the right and find the cross stitch tag.

Grab the pattern here!

Blossoms, Barbeque, & Blackmail

 

Readers ask me, “Tonya, how can I help? Review? Blog? What?”

I always respond the same. WORD OF MOUTH! Yes. There’s nothing that works better for authors than for y’all to spread the word about our books with your friends.

I love love love to make graphics for my readers to share. Every month I do this so y’all can grab and go and let the world know about these awesome books.

 

 

 

I have been so excited about this book! It’s really a fresh start for Mae West and I think she needed it. I won’t give any spoilers if you’ve not read Wildlife, Warrants, & Weapons. BUT remember, each book can be read as a stand alone. I hope you’ve grabbed Blossoms, Barbeque, & Blackmail!

DON’T FORGET: you can use the bottom share button to share this with your friends on social media.

The last thing Normal needs is Dottie Swagger or Mary Elizabeth Moberly as the Ms. Blossom Festival Queen.

I thought I had my hands full when Dottie Swaggert and Mary Elizabeth Moberly entered the Ms. Blossom Queen Beauty Pageant for seniors but when I witnessed a fight at the festival between Carrie Patillo and Jason Dresser, Carrie’s daughter’s accused killer, I knew Jason was wrongfully accused for the murder and set up.
How was I going to prove it before the trial started?

Easy. Gather the Laundry Club Ladies and use our unique sleuthing skills. Right?

Wrong!

After we uncovered some evidence of blackmail and head on over to tell Jason what we found out. . .we found out something alright. The true killer got to Jason first.

If that wasn’t enough to deal with, Bobby Ray Bond found his real mama. With her impending arrival, we Laundry Club Ladies have our hands full with Blossoms, BBQ, & Blackmail.

Welcome to Normal where NOTHING is normal!

Let’s Talk Book Covers

Part of being in business as an author, there are so many things to consider when looking at covers.
In the past, I’ve shown y’all how some of my covers are actually hand drawn by the artist before they turn it into the illustration, but in this case, my cover artist and I had a couple of different ideas for SCENE OF THE GRIND, the first book in the KILLER COFFEE SERIES.


I really did like the red one, but I felt like the book one needed to be the cute boardwalk. I use the setting as a character in my mysteries. That is why I had decided upon the boardwalk cover. I still love the red one, so maybe I can use it in one of the upcoming books.


SPOONFUL OF MURDER is the Christmas book for this year. It was hard for me to choose on this one because I LOVE THAT RED, but the blue toned went so well with Pepper, the dog, that I just had to pick it.
What are y’all’s thoughts on this? I’d love to know!!!