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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Squirrel Superhighway

Hot off the press! Anna C. Morrison's SQUIRREL SUPERHIGHWAY is released from Guardian Angel Publishing! Please leave a comment to let her know you stopped by?


Author: Anna C. Morrison

Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing

Pages: 16

Genre: Children’s Picture Book

Superhighway features a dog on a self-discovery mission who is surrounded by
many graceful squirrels. This is a vocabulary booster in a series of feel-good
stories for children of all ages and those who read with and to them. The story
includes squirrels, more squirrels, even more squirrels, and a dog who wants to
be a squirrel!


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Book Excerpt:

About the Author

C. Morrison is an author of children’s books, including Silly Moments and Green
Gooey Goop, with many more to follow.  She is also an adjunct professor
for multiple colleges and universities, both face-to-face and online.
While she instructs various levels of English composition, she also teaches
classes on literature, film, feature writing, and technical writing, among
others.  In addition, she has worked with Adapt Courseware as a writing
consultant on three video course projects, including college skills and
composition.  Anna received her MFA in Writing from Spalding University in
Louisville, Kentucky, and her BA in English, Creative Writing, from California
State University, San Bernardino.  Anna is an active member of SCBWI and
is available for book signings.  She lives in Southern
California with her family and pets.   



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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Scheduled to Death by Mary Feliz

Scheduled to Death (A Maggie McDonald Mystery, #2)Professional organizer Maggie McDonald has a knack for cleaning up other people’s messes. So when the fiancée of her latest client turns up dead, it’s up to her to sort through the untidy list of suspects and identify the real killer.
Maggie McDonald is hoping to raise the profile of her new Orchard View organizing business via her first high-profile client. Professor Lincoln Sinclair may be up for a Nobel Prize, but he’s hopeless when it comes to organizing anything other than his thoughts. For an academic, he’s also amassed more than his share of enemies. When Sinclair’s fiancée is found dead on the floor of his home laboratory — electrocuted in a puddle of water—Maggie takes on the added task of finding the woman’s murderer. To do so, she’ll have to outmaneuver the suspicious, obnoxious police investigator she’s nicknamed “Detective Awful” before a shadowy figure can check off the first item on their personal to-do list — Kill Maggie McDonald.

*Picture and synopsis from Goodreads

What I Thought:

The one word that I think of when describing this book is busy.  There was a lot going on.  When Maggie's client's fiancé is found dead from electrocution in his home, that she is helping to organize, of course she has to get involved.  During her endeavors of trying to find out who was responsible for killing Sarah and clearing Linc’s name, she meets many people, who could be possible suspects.  Of course, Maggie is a very nurturing person, so she moves Linc and his wolfhound Newton into her home while the investigation is going on.  Things start getting dangerous when Linc and Newton are hurt in a bicycle accident.  There are more accidents and of Maggie is right in the middle.  Then she moves some aged out foster children into her home and there is more danger.  Throw in having to deal with a tetchy police detective and it is almost too much for Maggie, but she is persistent and will not give up.  This was a well written book that flowed well and kept me entertained.  Like I said earlier, it was very busy with a lot going on. Of course the ending was a complete surprise and not what I was expecting at all.  I look forward to reading more in this series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Masked to Death

Masked to Death (A Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery)
5th in Series
Cozy Mystery
Henery Press (January 24, 2017)
Paperback: 238 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635111378
A Caribbean cruise is the perfect setting for a Roget wedding, and Faith meeting Ted’s family. She also hopes the vacation gets their stalled romance moving, but it doesn’t take long for that dream to capsize. Ted’s daughter hates her. The ex-wife is adored. Odessa Roget is surly. And the banned father of a groom, John Roget, requests Faith’s assistance in bringing down a jewel theft ring masterminded by his ex-wife.
Having had a man she loved accuse her of a crime, Faith won’t let Odessa travel down the same path and agrees to help. Faith sets her course on uncovering the true criminals—which might be a groom’s best friend. The romantic week turns disastrous as a wedding is interrupted, suspicious deaths point to murders, and Ted’s daughter schemes to reunite her parents. Instead of diamonds being a girl’s best friend, Faith finds they’re cruising toward Davy Jones’ Locker.

What I Thought:

This is the second Faith Hunter Scrape this Mystery that I have read and it was just as good as the other one.  In this installment, Faith is on a cruise to attend the wedding of her boyfriend Ted's brother, Bob and his lover, Garrison.  There are suspected jewel thieves on the boat, so Ted and Bob's estranged father, Jon is also on the ship and he enlists Faith's help.  Faith thinks she will get to spend some quality time with Ted, but his daughter is also on the ship and she doesn't like Faith because she wants her parents back together.  This one had me laughing out loud sometimes, but it also kept me guessing.  It was very well written and flowed well, making it a quick read. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book.


About The Author –

The Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery series brings together Christina Freeburn’s love of mysteries, scrapbooking, and West Virginia. When not writing or reading, she can be found in her scrapbook room or at a crop. Alas, none of the real-life crops have had a sexy male prosecutor or a handsome police officer attending.
Christina served in the JAG Corps of the US Army and also worked as a paralegal, librarian, and church secretary. She lives in West Virginia with her husband, children, a dog, and a rarely seen cat except by those who are afraid or allergic to felines.
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Guest Post by Christina Freeburn

Travel Journal

I love scrapbooking and our travel albums are my favorite books that I create. As I work on the layouts, I get to relive the trip and all the fun and family time that came along with it. I particularly enjoy coming across a photo I hadn’t realized was taken, or taken by one of my children (now all adults) where I see one activity of a trip through their eyes.

One of the issues I had was I often didn’t get around to creating the scrapbook until a few months, or even years, after the trip and I was relying on mine and my families memory of what happened. We could usually piece everything together, and some details (like names of museums, dates of vacation, etc) I could find out online or checking our reservations and brochures I kept, but some of the fun stories were missing as that one moment we all swore we’d never forget trickled out of our minds.

When my husband and I went on a cruise for our 25th anniversary, I brought along a travel journal. It’s a small book that I had written the days of our trip and any excursions or activities we preplanned so the pages were ready. At the end of the evening, I’d write about what we did that day, anything funny that happened, or bits and pieces of what we had said during the day. There were some days we were so busy with enjoying all the activities and amenities of the ship that we were too tired to write in the journal, so I’d write down a word or two to remind me of what we’d done to fill out in the morning before we started the day.

I haven’t been able to make our anniversary scrapbook yet so I’m happy I have the highlights of our day documented. We’ve been on two other trips this one, one with family, and without the brief snippets of those memories, there’s a chance I’d have forgotten some of the details. I also love how I can tell by my word choices and by how neat or messy my handwriting if it was a relaxing or on the go day.