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Answering a Reader Question & POST MORTEM ARC giveaway winners!

This week’s question is from reader LESIA L RENIKER. I love to answer reader’s questions!

BUT…here are the winners from the NEWSLETTER ARC giveaway!

Kathy Clugston

David Hogan

Tina Bierhalter

Helen Podlevsky


Please submit your question here


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Hi do! If you are new to my channel here’s a little bit about me~ I’m Tonya Kappes. I’m a USA Today Bestselling author who write SOUTHERN COZY MYSTERIES.

First I’m a mom of four grown men boys, a wife with a rescue cat, Rowena. We live in the Bluegrass state of Kentucky where the seasons change as quickly as the suspects in my books!

I write in 11 cozy mystery series for HarperCollins, Henery Press, Crooked Lane (Maymee Bell), and indie publish. I love my readers and host my own annual MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND every October where I rent a train (yes a real train that moves) with a mystery dinner theater.

My readers send me in question and I love to answer those through weekly videos from my shamper (SHE-CAMPER). Don’t miss anything! Be sure to SUBSCRIBE!

Happy sleuthing!


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Happy weekend! I’m dropping off this little lovely FREE Mail Carrier Box Set books 1-3 in your mailbox. Get it…mail carrier, mailbox? Oh my, I crack myself up!

The Mail Carrier Box set is the first THREE full length cozy mysteries in the series!

Bernadette Butler is a mail carrier seasoned sleuth. What is a seasoned sleuth? Someone in her fifties or older. Bernadette is also a mother of a grown son who has his own family. She is a very active member of the small southern town of Sugar Creek Gap.

She’ll do just about anything to keep her town safe!

I love writing Bernadette. Maybe because we are the same age and I can relate to her. But most of all, I think you’re going to love her!

DON’T FORGET the next two books in the series are on preorder.


Bernadette Butler, a local mail carrier, hears all the gossip swirling around while delivering the mail on route. Hearsay says Jeff ran off because his payment for an old gambling debt came due or he ran off with another women making both assumptions irrelevant after Rowena, Bernadette’s feline, finds Jeff’s lifeless body.

Heartbroken for Jeff’s family, Bernie knows all too well what it feels like to become a widow and a son fatherless. Bernie can’t help but collect clues with all the gossip flowing faster than she can deliver the mail, putting her smack dab in the middle of the investigation that has more twists and turns than the roads where Bernie drives her mail carrier truck.


Have a wonderful weekend visiting Sugar Creek Gap and gossiping with the Front Porch Ladies.


Tonya Kappes

Chapter One Reading: Post Mortem

It’s that time for y’all to listen to my twangy voice reading a chapter of one of my cozy mystery books…

YIPPEE!! I know y’all are so excited you just can’t stand it. BWHAHAHAHA….

Grab a coffee, tea or even just a bourbon (only because it might help you deal with the twang) and hit play!

Enjoy Chapter One of Post Mortem


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Sneak Peek: Insects, Ivy, & Investigations


Cozy Mysteries aren’t supposed to have big love or romance plots in them. There is a hint of romance that can be woven in. I love to have a romance between the sleuth and her man as a subplot. So if you’ve read up to date on A Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery, you’ve met Mae West’s high school love, Kenny Jolly who is now a very successful pharmacist.

He’s back! This time he’s come to visit Mae….And y’all know that Mae has been questioning her relationship with Hank. How will this scene play out in Ivy, Insects, & Investigations?


“It’s nice what you’re doing for Bobby Ray. And Alicia.” He threw in the last part. “I guess it’s okay about Alicia.”

“Bobby Ray deserves to be happy and you met Abby. She’s great.” Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed Dottie staring at us when we walked past them on the way to the office. “Alicia is another story. I’d never hear about her. I had no idea Mary Elizabeth had another foster child after I left. I just goes to show how conceited I was to even think she would.”

“Don’t talk about yourself like that.” The soft tone of his voice penetrated the darkness like a sweet melody. “You’re special. You had reason to act the way you did. You had a loving family that was taken from you. I would’ve acted the same way.”

I took my keys out of my pocket to unlock the door. He playfully kicked my shoe with his foot.

“You were perfect. You gave me a lot of fun and entertainment.” I gulped at his flirtatious tone because I knew it so well. “How’s Hank?”

“He’s good. He’s been promoted to sheriff, so he’s all over the case. He has been great about Alicia and Mary Elizabeth. Very helpful.” I blabbed on out of nervousness.

“Stop.” Kenny put his hand on my arm after we walked into the office. “I know you. Why are you so jittery around me these days?” His warm touch lingered there. “It’s me. Kenny.” He grinned. “Ever thought about leaving this behind and coming home? We were pretty good together.”

“I love it here. I have Mary Elizabeth, Bobby Ray, and Hank.” My mind started to get foggy.

He slide his hand down my arm and took my hand in his.

“I don’t see a ring on this finger.” He brought my hand up and kissed my finger.

Quickly I jerked it away when the door to the office had opened and Hank stood there.

A blank look on his face.


Be sure to grab Insects, Ivy, & Investigations!