In celebration of the release of their new books (Hart's very first!), Hart Johnson (aka: Alyse Carlson) and Elizabeth Spann Craig, have invited us to participate in their Crazy Cozy BlogFest. Congratulations on your new books, Hart and Elizabeth, I am very excited for you both! I can't wait to read "The Azalea Assault" and "Quilt or Innocence".
1) Sleuth (age, occupation, maybe a little family info)
2) Sidekick (either friend or foil, but someone who always seems to be around)
3) Setting (town, city, or other sort of place)
4) Theme (go nuts)
5) Twist (be as creative as you like)
I have decided to use one of my BBF posts, about Ernie Rector the Paranormal Inspector in today's Cozy Mystery BlogFest. I'm going to also add links to pictures of the setting, which is McMenamins' The Olympic Club in Centralia, Washington.
The 5' 7", ornery, obese manager of the town's only gentleman's club, Ernie Rector is also regarded as the best paranormal investigator around. Now Ernie has his own ghostly encounters to deal with. The club seems to have spirits everywhere, including one who hangs out on the hallway ceiling leading to his room.
Young Jennifer's body was found in the quarters next to Ernie's last month, and he's had no peace from her restless soul. Jen seems to be actively forcing him to bring the full story of her murder to light.
Join Ernie as he solves this haunting and makes things right for Jen. (150 words)
To read my two original posts and see some neat pictures of historic downtown Centralia, please check out "Finding Jennifer" and "Ernie Rector, Paranormal Inspector".
Now I'm off to visit the other participants of the Crazy Cozy Blogfest, and you can too, by simply " "CLICKING HERE".
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Beatrice has a lot of gossip to catch up on—especially with the Patchwork Cottage quilt shop about to close. It seems that Judith, the landlord everyone loves to hate, wants to raise the rent, despite being a quilter herself… But when Judith is found dead, the harmless gossip becomes an intricate patchwork of mischievous motives. And it’s up to Beatrice’s expert eye to decipher the pattern and catch the killer, before her life gets sewn up for good.
Elizabeth Spann Craig: Elizabeth writes the Memphis Barbeque series for Penguin/Berkley (as Riley Adams), the Southern Quilting mysteries (2012) for Penguin/NAL, and the Myrtle Clover series for Midnight Ink. She blogs daily at Mystery Writing is Murder, which was named by Writer's Digest as one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers for 2010 and 2011.
As the mother of two, Elizabeth writes on the run as she juggles duties as Girl Scout leader, referees play dates, drives carpools, and is dragged along as a hostage/chaperone on field trips.
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Mystery Writing is Murder
Cam Harris loves her job as public relations manager for the Roanoke Garden Society. It allows her to combine her three loves, spinning the press, showing off her favorite town, and promoting her favorite activity. She's just achieved a huge coup by enlisting Garden Delights, the country's premiere gardening magazine, to feature the exquisite garden of RGS founder, Neil Patrick. She's even managed to enlist world-famous photographer Jean-Jacques Georges. Unfortunately, Jean-Jacques is a first-rate cad—insulting the RGS members and gardening, goosing every woman in the room, and drinking like a lush. It is hardly a surprise when he turns up dead. But when Cam's brother-in-law is accused and her sister begs her to solve the crime, that is when things really get prickly.
Alyse Carlson: Alyse Carlson is the pen name for Hart Johnson who writes books from her bathtub. By day she is an academic researcher at a large midwestern university. She lives with her husband, two teenage children and two fur balls. The dust bunnies don't count. This will be her first published book.
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Confessions of a Watery Tart
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