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‍‍‍‍‍‍Madison Night Mystery Series #1  |  cozy mysteries, women ‍‍‍‍‍‍sleuths

‍‍‍‍‍‍PILLOW STALK by Diane Vallere‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍

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“A multifaceted story...plenty of surprises...And ‍‍‍what an ending!” – New York Journal of Books

Diane will happily attend book clubs that fit these ‍‍‍‍‍‍travel parameters:

‍‍‍Interior Decorator Madison Night might look like a throwback to the sixties, but she proves that independent women can have it all. When a killer targets women dressed in her signature style—estate-sale vintage to play up her resemblance to Doris Day—what makes her unique might kill her. The police connect the new crime to a twenty-year-old cold case, and Madison’s long-trusted contractor is the leading suspect. As the body count piles up, Madison uncovers a Soviet spy, a campaign to destroy all Doris Day movies, and footag‍‍‍e that will change her life forever.

• Skyp‍‍‍e or Facetime

• Conference Call

After two decades working for a top luxury retailer, Diane Vallere traded fashion accessories for accessories to murder. The Pa‍‍‍jama Frame, #5 in her Madison Night Mad for Mod Mystery Series, comes out February 2018. She also writes the Samantha Kidd, Lefty Award-nominated Material Witness and Costume Shop, and Sylvia Stryker Outer Space mysteries. She started her own detective agency at age ten and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since.

• ‍‍‍Nati‍‍‍onwide for groups of 20+ (schedule permitting)

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• In-Person

‍‍‍‍‍‍• Roly Polys (meatballs renamed from Pillow Talk)

• Ravioli Pillows‍‍‍

• Pinot Noir (Doris Day's favorite wine!)

Download: PillowStalkReaderGuide.pdf

‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍Download: IScreamYouScreamReaderGuide.pdf

‍‍‍Mystery A-la-mode Series #1  |  humorous cozy mysteries‍‍‍, Southern fiction

‍‍‍‍‍‍I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM by Wendy Lyn Watson‍‍‍‍‍‍

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”‍‍‍This lighthearted peek into small-town secrets and rumors carries enough good humor, emotional honesty, plot twists, and recipes to entertain and satisfy.” — ‍‍‍Publishers Weekly

‍‍‍Wendy will happily attend book clubs that fit ‍‍‍these travel parameters:

Tallulah Jones’s ice cream parlor, Remember the A-la-mode, is struggling, and she’s stooped to catering a party for her sleezeball ex-husband Wayne and his arm candy girlfriend Brittany. Worst of all? Her dreamy high school sweetheart shows up on her front porch, swirling up feelings. Things go from ugly to plain old awful when Brittany turns up dead and all eyes turn to Tally as the murderer. With the help of her hell-raising cousin Bree, her precocious niece Alice, an‍‍‍d her long-lost love Finn, Tally has to dip into the heart of Dalliance, Texas’s most scandalous secrets to catch a murderer.

• ‍‍‍F‍‍‍acetime

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Despite some serious temptation, the only thing Wendy Lyn Watson has killed so far is a pint of ice cream. When she isn’t tasting her way from chai ginger chip to balsamic strawberry to Mexican vanilla, Wendy teaches American government and constitutional law to college students. She lives in a completely neglected historic home in North Texas with the most patient man in the world and the Tabby Congress (Tiberius, Blaze, and Squeak-a-Doodle). Between teaching, writing, volunteering with the Modified Dolls, and more, life is busy but the cherry on every single sundae.

• Greater Dallas/Ft. Worth Metropolitan area; occasionally Oklahoma City, OK, Portland, OR, and Grand Rapids, MI

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Recipes included for all:

• Tex Mex Enchilada Casserole

• Sundae Extravaganza

• Coconut, Salted Caramel, & Hot Fudge Sauces

• In-Person‍‍‍

‍‍‍Kenni ‍‍‍Lowry Mystery Series #1  |  humorous cozy mysteries, ‍‍‍Southern fiction

FIXIN' TO DIE by Tonya Kappes‍‍‍‍‍‍

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“Kappes captures the charm and quirky characters of small-town Kentucky...a charming, funny story with exaggerated characters.” – ‍‍‍Lesa’s Book Critiques‍‍‍

‍‍‍Tonya will happily attend book clubs that fit ‍‍‍‍‍‍these travel parameters:

Kenni Lowry likes to think the zero crime rate in Cottonwood, Kentucky is due to her being sheriff, but she discovers the ghost of her grandfather, the town’s previous sheriff, has been scaring off any would-be criminals. When the town’s beloved doctor is found murdered on the same day as a jewelry store robbery, and a mysterious symbol ties the crime scenes together, Kenni must satisfy her hankerin’ for justice by nabbing the culprits. With the help of her poppa, a lone deputy, and an annoyingly cute, too-big-for-his-britches State Reserve officer, Kenni must solve both cases and prove she’s‍‍‍ worth her salt before time runs out.

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‍‍‍Recipes included for all:

• Fallin' Off the Bone Ribs

• White Chicken Chili

• Kentucky Derby Pie

Tonya Kappes has written over twenty novels and four novellas, all of which have graced numerous bestseller lists including USA Today. Best known for stories charged with emotion and humor, and filled with flawed characters, her novels have garnered reader praise and glowing critical reviews. She lives with her husband, three teenage boys, two very spoiled schnauzers, and one ex-stray cat in Kentucky.‍‍‍

• Within a one hour drive of Cincinnati, OH‍‍‍

CONTACT: [email protected]‍‍‍

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‍‍‍‍‍‍Download: FixinToDieReaderGuide.pdf

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‍‍‍‍‍‍Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series #1  |  ac‍‍‍ademic cozy ‍‍‍mysteries

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‍‍‍“If Indiana Jones had a sister, it would d‍‍‍efinitely be historian Jaya Jones.” — Suspense Magazine

‍‍‍‍‍‍Gigi will happily attend book clubs‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ that fit these travel parameters:

When historian Jaya Jones receives a package containing a jewel-encrusted artifact from India, she discovers the secrets of a lost treasure may be hidden in a Scottish legend from the days of the British Raj. Helping her decipher the cryptic clues that lead to a remote archaeological dig are her magician best friend, a devastatingly handsome art historian with something to hide, and a charming archaeologist running for his life. When a member of the dig’s crew is murdered, Jaya must figure out which of the scholars vying for her affections might be the love of her life—and which one is a killer.

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• In-Pe‍‍‍rson‍‍‍

Recipes included for all:

• San Fran‍‍‍cisco Chocolate Covered Strawberries

• London Fog Tea

• Scottish Whisky MacDonald Cocktail

• Book-Themed Snacks

USA Today‍‍‍ be‍‍‍stselling author Gigi Pandian is the child of cultural anthropologists from New Mexico and the southern tip of India. She spent her childhood being dragged around the world, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Gigi writes the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt mysteries, the Accidental Alchemist mysteries, and locked-room mystery short stories. Gigi’s fiction has been awarded and nominated for multiple awards.

• Within the San Francisco Bay Area

• Periodically travels to Portland, OR & Los Angeles, please reach out

CONTACT: [email protected]‍‍‍dian.com

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Download: ArtifactReaderGuide.pdf

‍‍‍ARTIFACT‍‍‍ by Gigi Pandian‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍

A Novel  |  chi‍‍‍ck lit, humorous fiction, Southern fiction, women's fiction

‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍LOVE LITERARY STYLE by Karin Gillespie‍‍‍

‍‍‍‍‍‍Novelist Aaron Mite meets Laurie Lee at a writers’ colony and mistakenly believes her to be a‍‍‍ renowned writer of important fiction. When he discovers she’s a self-published romance author, he’s already fallen in love with her. Aaron thinks genre fiction is an affront to the craft. He often quotes the essayist Arthur Krystal, who says literary fiction “melts the frozen sea inside of us.” But Aaron doesn’t seem to realize that he’s emotionally frozen. The vivacious Laurie, lover of all things hot pink, is the one person who might be capable of melting him.‍‍‍

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• Facebook ‍‍‍Live

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“Gillespie leads readers on a merry chase in this decept‍‍‍ively thought-provoking and addictive tale that will be a hit with romance fans.” – Library Journal‍‍‍

‍‍‍Karin will happily att‍‍‍end book clubs that fit these ‍‍‍travel parameters:

Karin Gillespie is the author of seven novels, including the popular Bottom Dollar Girls series. She’s written for the New York Times and Washington Post and pens the humor column “Southern Sensibility” for Augusta Magazine. She won a Georgia Author of the Year award in 2017.

• W‍‍‍ithin 100 miles of Augusta, GA

CONTACT: [email protected]‍‍‍

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‍‍‍• Skype or Facetime‍‍‍

‍‍‍• Conference Call    

• Laurie's Chicken and Dumplings

• Pink Lady Cocktail

Download: LoveLiteraryStyleReaderGuide.pdf

Carol Childs ‍‍‍Mystery Series #1  |  traditional mysteries, ‍‍‍women sleuths

SHADOW OF DOUBT by Nancy Cole Silverman

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“A thoroughly ‍‍‍satisfying crime novel with fascinating, authentic glimpses into the world of talk radio and some of its nastier stars. The writing is compelling and the settings ring true.” – Jill Amadio, Author of Digging Too Deep

Nancy will happily attend book clubs that fit these ‍‍‍travel parameters:

When a top Hollywood Agent is found poisoned in her bathtub, suspicion qu‍‍‍ickly turns to one of her two nieces. But Carol Childs, reporter for a local talk radio station, doesn’t believe it. The suspect is her neighbor and friend, and also her primary source for insider industry news. After a media frenzy pits one niece against the other—and the body count starts to rise—Carol knows she must save her friend from being tried in the court of public opinion.

• Skype or FaceTime

• Conference Call

• Crisp Salad Greens

• Eggplant Lasagna (recipe included)

• Crunchy Garlic Bread

• Wines: Chardonnay and/o‍‍‍r Merlot

Nancy Cole Silverman credits her twenty-five years in news and talk radio for developing an ear for storytelling. But it wasn’t until she retired that she was able to write fiction full-time. Much of her writing is pulled from events that were reported on from inside some of Los Angeles’ busiest newsrooms where she spent the bulk of her career. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Bruce, and two standard poodles.

• Anywhere in Southern California‍‍‍

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• Facebook Live‍‍‍ Event

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Download: ShadowOfDoubtReaderGuide.pdf

Red Carpet Catering Mystery Series #1  |  culinary cozy mysteries, amateur sleuths

MURDER ON A SILVER PLATTER by Shawn Reilly Simmons

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“This series is so well done that you will feel as though you have just gone to a friend’s house to visit for a few hours.” – The Reading Room

Shawn will happily attend book clubs that fit these ‍‍‍travel parameters:

Penelope Sutherland and her Red Carpet Catering company just got their big break on an upcoming blockbuster. But when she discovers a dead body, Penelope finds herself in hot water. Things quickly boil over when serious accidents threaten the lives of the cast and crew. And when the film’s star‍‍‍ is poisoned, the entire production is nearly shut down. Threats toss Penelope out of the frying pan and into the fire, and before she can dish up dessert, she must find the killer or she’ll be the one served up on a silver platter.

• Skype or FaceTime

• Conference Call

• Penelope's Perfect Crepes (recipe included)

• Mimosas

Shawn Reilly Simmons was born in Indiana, grew up in Florida, and began her professional career in New York City after graduating from the University of Maryland with a BA in English. Shawn has worked as a book ‍‍‍store manager, fiction editor, convention organizer, wine consultant, and caterer. Cooking behind the scenes on movie sets perfectly combined two of her great loves, movies and food, and provides the inspiration for her series.

• Within 300 mil‍‍‍es of Maryland (basically the East Coast & she'll even make dinner!)

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Download: MurderOnASilverPlatterReaderGuide.pdf

Liz Talbot Mystery Series #1  |  PI, ‍‍‍cozy mysteries, Southern fiction

‍‍‍LOWCOUNTRY BOIL‍‍‍ by Susan M. Boyer

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“Imaginative, empathetic, genuine, and fun, Lowcountry Boil is a lowcountry d‍‍‍elight.” – Carolyn Hart, Author of What the Cat Saw

Susan will happily attend book clubs that fit these ‍‍‍‍‍‍travel parameters:

‍‍‍PI Liz Talbot is a modern Southern belle: she blesses hearts and takes names. She carries her Sig 9 in her Kate Spade handbag, and her golden retriever, Rhett, rides shotgun in her hybrid Escape. When her grandmother is murdered, Liz high-tails it back to her South Carolina island home to find the killer. Fit to be tied when her police-chief brothe‍‍‍r shuts her out of the investigation, she opens her own. Then her long-dead best friend pops in. When more folks start turning up dead in this small seaside town, Liz must use more than just her wits and charm to catch a psychopath before he catches her.

• FaceTime

• Conference C‍‍‍all

• Lowcountry Boil

• Hushpuppies (or Garlic Bread)

• Cole Slaw (‍‍‍or Pasta Salad)

• Peach Cobbler with Ice Cream

Susan M. Boyer's books have won or been nominated for such awards as the Agatha, Daphne du Maurier, and Macavity, along with being Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Okra Picks and short-listed for the Pat Conroy Beach Music Mystery Prize. Susan loves beaches, Southern food, and small towns where everyone knows everyone, and everyone has crazy relatives. She lives in Greenville, SC, with her husband and an inordinate number of houseplants.

• 25+ attending members: Nationwide (if scheduling permits)

• 12 +/- members: Within 75 miles of Greenville, SC

• Susan adores book clubs, so if your group doesn’t quite fit these scenarios, please get in touch, esp‍‍‍ecially if there’s wine involved.

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‍‍‍• In-Person

Download: LowcountryBoilReaderGuide.pdf

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‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍Maggie O'Malley Mystery Series #1  |  medical mysteries, suspense books‍‍‍‍‍‍

PROTOCOL by Kathleen Valenti

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‍‍‍“A page-turner! S‍‍‍mart, fast-paced and surprising.” – Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mary Higgins Clark Award-Winner, Author of Say No More

Kathleen will happily attend book clubs that fit these travel parameters:

Freshly minted college graduate Maggie O’Malley embarks on a career fueled by professional ambition and a desire to escape the past. As a pharmaceutical researcher, she’s determined to save lives from the shelter of her lab. But on her very first day she’s pulled into a world of uncertainty. Reminders appear on her phone for‍‍‍ meetings she’s never scheduled with people she’s never met. People who end up dead. With help from her best friend, Maggie soon unearths a treacherous plot that threatens her mission—and her life.

• Skype or FaceTime‍‍‍

• Conference Call

• Veggie ‍‍‍Pizza

• Craft Beer Tasting Trio

• Cannoli‍‍‍‍‍‍

When Kathleen Valenti isn’t writing page-turning mysteries that combine humor and suspense, she works as a nationally award-winning advertising copywriter. Protocol is her debut novel and the first of the Maggie O’Malley mystery series. Kathleen lives in Oregon with her family where she pretends to enjoy running.  

• Within Central Oregon (weather permitting)

CONTACT: ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍[email protected]

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Download: ProtocolReaderGuide.pdf

‍‍‍Guilia Driscoll Mystery Series #1  |  cozy mys‍‍‍teries, PI, humorous‍‍‍

NUN TOO SOON by Alice Loweecey‍‍‍‍‍‍

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“Exciting and suspenseful.” – Publishers Weekly

‍‍‍Alice will happily attend book clubs that fit these ‍‍‍travel parameters:

Giulia Falcone-Driscoll has taken on her first impossible client: The Silk Tie Killer. He’s hired her to prove his innocence in thirteen days. Everyone in town is sure Roger Fitch strangled his girlfriend with one of his silk neckties. And then there’s the gossip show The Scoop stalking Giulia and her client for sleazy sound bites. Giulia’s passion for justice from her convent years hasn't changed. But the more dirt she digs up, the more she’s worried her efforts will help a murderer escape. As the client accuses Driscoll Investig‍‍‍ations of dragging its heels on purpose, Giulia thinks The Silk Tie Killer might be choosing one of his ties for her own neck.

• Skype or FaceTime

• Confer‍‍‍ence Call

• Miso Soup

• Tempur‍‍‍a Veggies with Rice & Wasabi

• Green Tea

• Ginger Ice Cream

Baker of brownies and tormenter of characters, Alice Loweecey recently celebrated her thirtieth year outside the convent. She grew up watching Hammer horror films and Scooby-Doo mysteries, which explains a whole lot. When she’s not creating trouble for Giulia Driscoll, she can be found growing her own vegetables (in summer) and cooking with them (the rest of the year).

• Within 150‍‍‍ miles of Buffalo, NY (that includes Toronto, folks)

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Download: NunTooSoonReaderGuide.pdf

Eli Marks Mystery Series #1  |  humorous cozy mysteries, amateur sleuths‍‍‍

‍‍‍THE AMBITIOUS CARD‍‍‍ by John Gaspard‍‍‍‍‍‍

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The Ambitious Card is intelligently written and...entirely engrossing.” – Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

John will happily attend book clubs that fit these ‍‍‍travel parameters:

‍‍‍The life of a magician isn’t all kiddie shows and card tricks. Sometimes it’s murder. Especially when magician Eli Marks very publicly debunks a famed psychic, and said psychic ends up dead. The evidence, including a bloody King of Diamonds playing card, directs the police right to Eli. As more psychics are slain, and more King cards rise to the top, Eli can’t escape suspicion. Things get really complicated when romance blooms ‍‍‍with a beautiful psychic, and Eli discovers she’s the next target for murder, and he’s scheduled to die with her. Now Eli must use every trick he knows to keep them both alive and reveal the true killer.

• Skype or FaceTime

• Conference Call

• Pumpkin Bread

• Butternut Squash Soup

• Cider Spiked Scalloped Potatoes

• Enormous Bo‍‍‍wl of Halloween Candy

In real life, John’s not a magician, but he has directed six low-budget features that cost very little and made even less–that’s no small trick. He’s also written multiple books on the subject of low-budget filmmaking. His blog was been named “One of the 50 Best Blogs for Moviemakers.” He’s also written for TV and the stage. John lives in Minnesota and shares his home with his lovely wife, several dogs, a few cats and a handful of pet allergies.

• Within 7‍‍‍5 miles of Minneapolis, MN‍‍‍

CONTACT: Jgaspard‍‍‍@earthlink.net

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Download: TheAmbitiousCardReaderGuide.pdf

Aggie Mundeen Mystery Series #1  |  humorous cozy mysteries, Southern fiction‍‍‍‍‍‍

‍‍‍‍‍‍FIT TO BE DEAD by Nancy G. West‍‍‍

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“A satisfying read with powerful characterization, plot twists and a feisty believable protagonist.” – Midwest Book Review‍‍‍‍‍‍

‍‍‍Nancy will happily attend book clubs that fit these ‍‍‍travel parameters:

‍‍‍Aggie Mundeen, single and pushing forty, fears nothing but middle age. When she moves from San Antonio, she decides she better shape up before anybody discovers she writes the column, “Stay Young with Aggie.” She takes Aspects of Aging at the University of the Holy Trinity and plunges into exercise at Fit and Firm. Rusty at flirting and mechanically inept, she irritates a slew of male exercisers, then stumbles into murder. She’d like to impress the attractive detective with her sleuthing skills. But when the killer com‍‍‍es after her, the health club evacuates semi-clad patrons, and the detective has to stall his investigation to save Aggie’s derriere.

• Skype

• Conference Cal‍‍‍l

• Cheese Spread on Melba Rounds

• Salad with Favorite Dressing

• Wine

Nancy is a recovering business major who discovered that writing novels is more fun than accounting. Nine Days to Evil‍‍‍‍‍‍, the psychological-suspense prequel to the Aggie Mundeen Mystery Series, won the Blether Gold Award. Every book in the Aggie Mundeen series has been short-listed or won an award. Nancy loves family gatherings, books, music, h‍‍‍umor, time spent lakeside and daydreaming about Aggie Mundeen’s future escapades

• Within 75 miles of San Antonio, T‍‍‍X

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‍‍‍Zoe Chambers Mystery Series #1  |  cozy, traditional mysteries, women sleuths

‍‍‍‍‍‍CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE by Annette Dashofy‍‍‍

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‍‍‍“An easy, intriguing read, partially because the townfolks’ lives are so scandalously intertwined, but also because author ‍‍‍Dashofy has taken pains to create a palette of unforgettable characters.” – Mystery Scene Magazine‍‍‍

‍‍‍Annette will happily attend book clubs that fit these ‍‍‍‍‍‍travel parameters:

Zoe Chambers, paramedic and deputy coroner in rural Pennsylvania’s tight-knit Vance Township, has been privy to a number of local secrets over the years, some of them her own. But secrets become explosive when a dead body is found in the Township Board President’s abandoned car. As a January blizzard rages, Zoe and Police Chief Pete Adams launch a desperate search for the killer, even if it means uncovering secrets that could not only destroy Zoe and Pete, but also those closest to them.

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• Con‍‍‍ference Call

USA Today bestselling author Annette Dashofy has spent her entire life in rural Pennsylvania surrounded by cattle and horses. When she wasn’t roaming the family’s farm or playing in the barn, she could be found reading or writing. After high school, she spent five years as an EMT on the local ambulance service, but these days, she, her husband, and their spoiled cat, Kensi, live on property that was once part of her grandfather’s dairy.

• 100-mile radius of Pittsburgh, PA

CONTACT: [email protected]‍‍‍

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• BBQ Ribs and/or Cheeseburger

• French Fries and/or Coleslaw

• Coffee (of course!)

Download: CircleOfInfluenceReaderGuide.pdf

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‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍The Bottom Dollar Series #1 |  chick lit, humorous fiction, Southern fiction

BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR by Karin Gillespie

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“A winner of a first novel, filled with Southern-style zingers and funny folks.” – Kirkus Reviews‍‍‍ (starred review)

Karin will happily attend book clubs that fit‍‍‍‍‍‍ these travel parameters:

Welcome to the Bottom Dollar Emporium in Cayboo Creek, South Carolina, where everything costs a dollar but the coffee and gossip are free. For the Bottom Dollar gals, work time is sisterhood time. When news gets out that a corporate dollar store is coming to town, the women are thrown into a tizzy, hoping to save their beloved store as well as their friendships. Meanwhile the manager is canoodling with the town’s wealthiest bachelor and their romance unearths some startling family secrets.‍‍‍‍‍‍

Karin Gillespie is the author of seven novels, including the popular Bottom Dollar Girls series. She’s written for the New York Times and Washington Post and pens th‍‍‍e humor column “Southern Sensibility” for Augusta Magazine. She won a Georgia Author of the Year award in 2017.

• Within 100 miles of Augusta, GA

CONTACT: [email protected]‍‍‍

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‍‍‍‍‍‍• Fried Chicken and Collards

• Peach Cobbler

‍‍‍• Sweet Tea (so sweet it'll make your teeth beg for merc‍‍‍y‍‍‍)

Download: BetYourBottomDollarReaderGuide.pdf

‍‍‍‍‍‍Faith Hunter Scrap This ‍‍‍‍‍‍Mystery Series #1  |  crafty cozy mysteries

CROPPED TO DEATH by Christina Freeburn‍‍‍‍‍‍

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“A great read that had me reading non-stop...‍‍‍The writing flowed easily and I liked the cast of characters in this charming whodunit.” – Dru’s Book Musings‍‍‍

‍‍‍Christina will happily attend book clubs that fit these ‍‍‍‍‍‍travel parameters:

Former US Army JAG specialist Faith Hunter returns to her West Virginia home to work in her grandmothers’ scrapbooking store determined to lead an unassuming life after her adventure abroad turned disaster. But her her friend is charged with murder—and Faith inadvertently supplied the evidence. So Faith decides to piece together what really happened. With a sexy prosecutor, a determined homicide detective, a handful of sticky suspects, and a crop contest gone bad, Faith quickly realizes if she’s not careful, she’ll be the next one cropped.

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• Sandwich Fixings

• Rolls‍‍‍

• Macaroni and Cheese

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. 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.

• Within 20 miles of Burlington, WV

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‍‍‍‍‍‍Bl‍‍‍u Carraway Mystery Series #1  |  traditional mysteries, ‍‍‍‍‍‍Southern fiction

‍‍‍IN IT FOR ‍‍‍THE M‍‍‍ONEY by David Burnsworth

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‍‍‍‍‍‍“Burnsworth is outsta‍‍‍nding as he brings out the heat, the smells, the colors, and the history of Charleston.” – John Carenen, Author of A Far Gone Nigh‍‍‍

‍‍‍David will happily attend book clubs that fit these ‍‍‍‍‍‍travel parameters:

Lowcountry PI Blu Carraway needs a new client. The tax man is coming for him. But not everyone appreciates his skills. Some call him a loose cannon. Others say he’s a liability. All the ex-Desert Storm Ranger knows is his phone hasn’t rung in a while. Lucky for him a client shows up—a distraught mother with a wayward son. Except nothing is as it seems. The jigsaw pieces—a ransom note, a beat-up minivan, and a missing briefcase filled with money and cocaine—do not make a complete puzzle. Blu’s first real case in three years goes off the rails.

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David Burnsworth became fascinated with the Deep South at a young age. After a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and fifteen years in the corporate world, he made the decision to write a novel. He is the author of both the Brack Pelton and the Blu Carraway Mystery Series. Having lived in Charleston on Sullivan’s Island for five years, the setting was a foregone conclusion. He and his wife call South Carolina home.

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• 2‍‍‍0‍‍‍0 miles (weekends) or 25 miles (weekday nights) from Spartanburg, SC

• Peel and Eat Shrimp

• Key Lime Pie

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‍‍‍‍‍‍Aurora Anderson‍‍‍ Mystery Series #1  |  crafty cozy mysteries, amateur sleuths

‍‍‍FATAL BRUSHSTROK‍‍‍E ‍‍‍by Sybil Johnson

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“Rory is definitely a quirky character; she has the ability to draw the readers in so that they want to follow her through her adventures. ” – Suspense Magazine‍‍‍

‍‍‍Sybil will happily attend book clubs that fit these ‍‍‍‍‍‍travel parameters:

‍‍‍Computer programmer and tole painting enthusiast Aurora (Rory) Anderson doesn’t envision finding a dead body in her garden and a detective on her doorstep. After all, she lives in Vista Beach, a quiet beach community where violent crime is rare. Suspicion falls on Rory when the body turns out to be her tole painting teacher, Hester Bouquet. Just two weeks before, Rory attended one of Hester’s seminars, an experience she vowed never to rep‍‍‍eat. As evidence piles up against Rory, she embarks on a quest to identify the killer and clear her name.

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Sybil Johnson’s love affair with reading began in kindergarten where visits to the library introduced her to Encyclopedia Brown, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and a host of other characters. Fast forward to college where she studied Computer Science. After a rewarding career in the computer industry, Sybil decided to try her hand at writing mysteries. ‍‍‍Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in Southern California where she enjoys tole painting, studying ancient languages and spending time with friends and family.

• Anywhere in the greater Los Angeles area‍‍‍

CONTACT: [email protected]‍‍‍

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• Chinese Take-Out

• Mint Chocolate Ice Cream

• Diet Coke

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‍‍‍Ava Logan Mystery #1  |  traditional mysteries, women sleuths‍‍‍‍‍‍

‍‍‍TELL ME NO LIES‍‍‍ by Lynn Chandler Willis‍‍‍‍‍‍

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“The first in Willis’ planned series mixes murder and romance with enough suspects to keep you guessing.” – K‍‍‍irkus Reviews

Lynn will happily attend book clubs that fit ‍‍‍‍‍‍these travel parameters:

Ava Logan, single mother and small business owner, lives deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, where poverty and pride reign. As publisher of the town newspaper, she’s busy balancing election season stories and a rash of ginseng thieves. And then the story gets personal. After her friend is murdered, Ava digs for the truth all the while juggling her two teenage children, her friend’s orphaned toddler, and her own muddied past. Faced with threats against those closest to her, Ava must find the killer before she, or someone she loves, ends up dead.

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Lynn Chandler Willis has worked in the corporate world, the television industry, and owned a small-town newspaper (much like Ava Logan). She’s lived in North Carolina her entire life and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. Her novel, a Shamus Award finalist, Wink of an Eye. won the SMP/PWA Best 1st PI Novel competition, making her the first woman in a decade to win the national contest. Tell Me No Lies is the first title in the Ava Logan Mystery Series.

• Within a 60-mile radius of Asheboro, NC

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• Ava's Salsbury Steak

• Rice or Egg Noodles

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‍‍‍‍‍‍Brie Hooker Myste‍‍‍ry Series #1  |  humorous cozy mysteries, Southern fiction

‍‍‍‍‍‍BONES TO PICK by Linda Lovely‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍

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‍‍‍“How vegan Brie Hooker balances cheese loving carnivores, more t‍‍‍han one romantic interest, and murder is a humorous delight. A well-crafted series debut.” — Debra H. Goldstein, IPPY Award-Winning Author of Maze in Blue

Linda will happily attend book clubs that fit these ‍‍‍travel parameters:

Living on a farm with four hundred goats and a cantankerous carnivore isn’t among vegan chef Brie Hooker’s list of lifetime ambitions. But she can’t walk away from her Aunt Eva, who needs help operating her dairy, especially after the troubles begin. The farm’s pot-bellied pig unearths the skull of Eva’s husband, who disappeared years back. The sheriff, kin to the deceased, sets out to pin the murder on Eva. Death threats, psychic shenanigans, and biker bar fisticuffs won’t stop Brie from unmasking the killer, even when romantic befuddlement throws her a curve.

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Linda Lovely finds writing pure fiction isn’t a huge stretch given the years she’s spent penning PR and ad copy. She writes a blend of mystery and humor, chuckling as she plots to “disappear” the types of characters who most annoy her. She’s an enthusiastic Sisters in Crime member and helps organize the popular Writers’ Police Academy. When not writing or reading, Linda takes long walks with her husband, swims, gardens, and plays tennis.

‍‍‍• Upstate SC or other areas within a 2‍‍‍‍‍‍-hour d‍‍‍rive of Seneca, SC

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• Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

• Brie's Vegan Fruit Pie‍‍‍

• Strawberry Lemonade and Sweet Tea

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‍‍‍Elliott Lisbon Mystery Series #1‍‍‍ ‍‍‍ |  humorous cozy mysteries, Southern fiction

BOARD STIFF by Kendel ‍‍‍Lynn

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