It’s been a little while, but the last time you heard from me (unless you’re new, in which case hi!) I was preparing to poison my family with a Christmas turkey I feared my mother bought waaay too early.
Good news! We survived!
Bad news: In an attempt to rid my small kitchen of the giant turkey pan full of grease, my mother sat it outside the back door. Then someone let the dogs out to go to the bathroom. Who let the dogs out? My sister-in-law, apparently, who had no idea my mother cleverly stashed a giant pan of turkey grease outside. (And yes, you’re welcome for putting that Who let the dogs out? woof! woof! woof! song in your head for the rest of the day.)
Soon after, someone let two strangely greasy-faced dogs back into the house.
Then I bolted outside chanting something like “oh no oh no oh no” and found a very shiny empty turkey pan sitting outside the door.
And now Gordon Labradoodle has abandoned his noble search for a cure for squirrels and has devoted his life to figuring out what he did right that earned him a pan of turkey grease.
But all is forgiven, because the dogs didn’t die (Gordon threw up, but that wasn’t all that unusual) and my parents gave us The Ring video doorbell, which captured this:
And now on to books!
First – I’m half way done Pineapple Port Mystery #4: Pineapple Land War! Shooting for having it out in about a month. I’ll be running a contest to name something in that book soon!
Next, a couple of giveaways and two new releases… First, I’m giving away a signed paperback copy of Kilty as Charged on GoodReads…
New Release! – Trouble at the Animal Shelter
by Dianne Harman – 99 cents!
From seven time Amazon All-Star comes her latest cozy mystery.
When Maggie Ryan, a retired schoolteacher, is murdered, and over thirty dogs are discovered living in her home, the Cedar Bay Animal Shelter is stretched beyond its meager resources.
Join Kelly, the owner of Kelly’s Koffee Shop, and her husband Mike, the sheriff of Beaver County, Oregon, along with a bulldog puppy named Max, and Sanyu, an Akita guard dog, as they literally have to sniff out the murderer before they become the next victims.
WILD HEARTS OF SUMMER, Ocean City Boardwalk Series, Book 3 by Donna Fasano
Cathy Whitley’s two best friends, Sara and Heather, may have found the men of their dreams… and that’s all well and good for them. But that’s not going to happen to Cathy. She allowed love to catch her off-guard once and it drained her dry, emotionally and financially.
Brad Henderson has been chasing Cathy for years. He’s settled for their on-again-off-again, “friends with bennies” relationship for far longer than he expected. Then Brad inherits a business worth millions from billionaire Harold Hopewell. Now Cathy will surely see him in a new light. Right?