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It's a party! Authors - introduce yourselves! Tell us something about yourself and what you're working on. And post links to your books, too!

 

 



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Hi, Leann, so glad you are here. I've read your Cats in Trouble series and loved it. Thanks for stopping by.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep - Robert Frost
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Thanks so much for reading the books and I am glad you enjoyed them. I am working on #4 in the series!

 

take care,

Leann

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Hi everyone. My name is Kari Lee Townsend and I write The Fortune Teller Mystery Series for Berkley Prime Crime. My first book Tempest in the Tea Leaves comes out August 2nd. I am sooo excited :smileyvery-happy:  My website if www.karileetownsend.com in case anyone wants to check it out. So exciting to see my cover up there as well. Thanks Becke!

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KariLeeTownsend wrote:

Hi everyone. My name is Kari Lee Townsend and I write The Fortune Teller Mystery Series for Berkley Prime Crime. My first book Tempest in the Tea Leaves comes out August 2nd. I am sooo excited :smileyvery-happy:  My website if www.karileetownsend.com in case anyone wants to check it out. So exciting to see my cover up there as well. Thanks Becke!


Hi Kari Lee - So glad you could join us! I noticed your name on the anthology below, too:

 

Tempest in the Tea Leaves 

Dreams and Desires   

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Thanks for posting the covers. I'm thrilled to be among the authors and am open to answering any and all questions from readers!

 

Say cheese!

 

Avery Aames 

Lost and Fondue (Cheese Shop Mystery Series #2)  

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What a wealth of great mysteries.  Readers should have a terrific summer.

 

In my TBR pile, Lorna Barrett, Janet Bolin, Sheila Connolly, Kate Collins and so many more. Lucky me.

 

Enjoy.

 

Avery Aames

 

 

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Hey, Becke, can I send my cover?

 

Liz Lipperman

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AveryAames wrote:

Thanks for posting the covers. I'm thrilled to be among the authors and am open to answering any and all questions from readers!

 

Say cheese!

 

Avery Aames 

Lost and Fondue (Cheese Shop Mystery Series #2)  


Hi Avery - It's always fun when you come for a visit! Am I imagining things or were you showing the cover of Clobbered by Camembert  on Facebook recently? 

 

The Long Quiche Goodbye (Cheese Shop Mystery Series #1) 

Lost and Fondue (Cheese Shop Mystery Series #2)   

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[ Edited ]
If the formatting cuts this off, you can read more here: http://www.lizlipperman.com/

lizlip wrote:

Hey, Becke, can I send my cover?

 

Liz Lipperman


Liz - How did I miss you?? Here you go:

 

Liver Let Die  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

LIVER LET DIE: A CLUELESS COOK MYSTERY  
Coming October 2011 from Berkley Prime Crime

Jordan McAllister dreams of becoming a popular sports columnist but gets stuck in a podunk town writing personal ads for a small time newspaper.  When she's offered a chance to fill in for a local food critic off on sick leave, she jumps at the chance rationalizing that it's one step closer to her dream. However, when a dead body is found underneath her apartment stairwell with her name and number along with it, she becomes the prime suspect, as well as the main course on the murder menu.

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[ Edited ]

Here's an excerpt of Liz's book:

 

(If the formatting cuts it off, you can read it here: http://www.lizlipperman.com/ )

 



Jordan dropped her review on Dwayne Egan’s desk and stepped back to await her fate. She’d spent the entire morning researching foie gras on the Internet and had come away outraged and ready to make a stand on the issue.

That was before Egan grabbed the report and lowered his eyes to read, and all her bravado dissipated. Shifting nervously and second-guessing herself, she tapped out the melody of a rock song along the side of her slacks with her fingers.

Too late to change her mind as Egan motioned for her to sit.

She eased into the chair behind her, eyes fixed on the editor while he finished the first page and flipped to the second. Her nerves were like aliens ready to burst through her skin.

“You actually ate this?” he asked, finally glancing at her over the top of his silver-rimmed reading glasses.

“Yes and no,” she replied. “Mostly, no.”

Egan had already turned back to the report, re-reading the first page. “And this is how they get the duck liver?”

Her eyes lit up. Maybe he wouldn’t scream at her after all. “Yes sir. They force-feed the animals to fatten them up.” She paused, remembering how the pictures had sickened her, how seeing the tubes shoved down their throats had nearly made her gag. “The ducks are kept in tight cages so they can’t exercise or even move around.”

“Geez! And they’re serving this right here in Ranchero?”

“Yes,” she answered quickly. “At a price that would water your eyes.” She stopped, not sure she wanted to remind him how much she’d charged on the company card.

Egan dropped the report on his desk and leaned back in the chair, hands behind his head, making his ears protrude even more. “This is going to ruffle a few feathers at Longhorn Prime Rib.” He grinned, obviously pleased with his play on words.

Jordan shifted in the chair. “I was totally complimentary about the restaurant in general.” She thought about the Chocolate Decadence Cake that had doubled as breakfast that morning. “The desserts were phenomenal and the service – fantastic.”

Egan studied her face, his head tilted as if in deep thought. “I had you pegged for a simple meat and potatoes girl. For the life of me, I can’t figure out why you’d order this when you’re obviously so outraged at how they get it.”

Here it is! This was where she’d have to admit she was clueless when it came to fancy food. This was where he’d realize what a big mistake he’d made giving her the job. “The waiter recommended it. Said it was imported from Canada. Since I knew it was too expensive to ever try on my own, I went with it.”

“I still find it hard to believe you’d even order the dish, knowing how you feel about it.”

“I thought it was chicken,” she blurted, looking away for a moment, imagining the pink slip falling from this week’s pay envelope.

Egan threw back his head and laughed. And continued to laugh until Jordan finally gave in and smiled.

“So, let’s see,” he began when he was finally able to speak. “I have a culinary expert who has no idea what she orders at restaurants.” He slapped the desk. “That’s rich. Loretta would never see the humor in that, of course, nor would she be caught dead ordering anything but a thick, juicy steak.” He leaned forward and lowered his voice. “And just between you and me, she wouldn’t know foie gras fromchicken piccata, either, even if it bit her on her overpaid butt.”

“I’m sorry, sir. Maybe you should give this job to someone else.”

His eyes bored into her. “Are you joking? This is going to grab the attention of every animal lover in Ranchero who probably has never even looked at Loretta’s column before.” He slid the papers across the desk. “Take this down to the copy room ASAP. I want it in tonight’s edition.”

Stunned, Jordan grabbed the report and headed for the door.

“Oh, and McAllister?”

She whirled around, expecting her little bubble of excitement to burst like a piñata at a birthday party with eight year old boys on a sugar high.

“From now on, you’ll do a bi-weekly column with recipes and food information. Fancy food like this. A couple of exposés would be great.” He rubbed his hands together. “If my gut is right, with the exception of the restaurant owner, the good citizens of this fine town are going to love you.”

“What about the Personals?”

He smiled. “Look at this as a freelance opportunity,” he said. “And the Personals as your day job. Now go.”

Jordan wondered how he could say that with a straight face, but she was too excited to care. She hurried out the door, surprised to see Jackie Frazier smiling. She’d obviously been eavesdropping. She imagined her, as Roseanne Roseannadanna saying, “It’s always something,” and she smiled back.

Who knew fatty duck liver could wipe the sarcasm off the secretary’s face and maybe even jump-start her career?

   

 

 

Check out her website here: http://www.lizlipperman.com/index.html

 

Liz blogs here: http://www.mysteriesandmargaritasblogspot.com/2010/09/interview-with-m-m-author-liz-lipperman.html

 

Mysteries and Margaritas

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Hmm. I thought I was adding my book cover.  I guess it didn't work.  My name is Betty Hechtman and I write the crochet mystery series.  It is a dream come true.  All that crocheting and yarn buying counts as research!

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Behind the Seams  Yay, I did it.  I managed to post all my book covers! 

 

I am really excited about Behind the Seams which comes out in November.  It features something I call impatient crochet, which is just like what it sounds, crochet for people in a hurry.

 

 

 

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BettyJH wrote:

Behind the Seams  Yay, I did it.  I managed to post all my book covers! 

 

I am really excited about Behind the Seams which comes out in November.  It features something I call impatient crochet, which is just like what it sounds, crochet for people in a hurry.

 

 

 


Wow, Betty - you did so much work, you deserve a bouquet!

 

Bright Colorful Flower Bouquet & Butterfly Gifs Images

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Hi, I'm Riley Adams (also Elizabeth Craig) and my book, "Finger Lickin' Dead" released on June 7th.  Thanks for hosting this board for all of us who love cozies (writing and reading them!)   It's been an exciting month so far!  :smileyhappy:

 

I'm on Facebook as Riley Adams Author and would love to interact with y'all there, too. 

 

Thanks,

 

Riley/Elizabeth

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ElizabethSCraig wrote:

Hi, I'm Riley Adams (also Elizabeth Craig) and my book, "Finger Lickin' Dead" released on June 7th.  Thanks for hosting this board for all of us who love cozies (writing and reading them!)   It's been an exciting month so far!  :smileyhappy:

 

I'm on Facebook as Riley Adams Author and would love to interact with y'all there, too. 

 

Thanks,

 

Riley/Elizabeth


Hi Riley/Elizabeth - Thanks so much for joining us! Are you this Elizabeth Craig?

 

 

Pretty Is as Pretty Dies   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finger Lickin' Dead (Memphis BBQ Mystery Series) 

Delicious and Suspicious (Memphis BBQ Mystery Series) 

Hickory Smoked Homicide