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Behind the Writing of Antiques, Artifacts & Alibis

Which of the side characters would you love to explore more, or turn into a main character in another series?

In “Antiques, Artifacts & Alibis,” the sleuth, Libby Ballard, meets a wealthy computer genius named Sam Collins. I look forward to developing a romance between Libby and Sam over the course of the series.

What special knowledge or research was required to write this book?

My heroine, Libby Ballard, is the director of a small-town history museum. While I was writing this book, I interviewed two people about their work in museums. I’m a former reporter and, although I don’t go into great detail about museum operation, I wanted to accurately portray Libby’s work life. In addition, in this book Libby mentions that her interest in history began with a trip to the Smithsonian, where she saw the exhibit of First Ladies’ dresses. I emailed the Smithsonian to make sure that the exhibit would have been on display when she said she visited as a child. (It was!)

What do you hope readers will take away from this story?

I hope “Antiques, Artifacts & Alibis” will provide readers with a happy escape from real life. Although there is (of course) the occasional murder in Dogwood Springs, the core story of the series is that of a woman rebuilding her life in a sweet small town with the help of wonderful friends and a lovable golden retriever.

Indie Author: Yes
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Publication Date: 09/08/2022

Animal Mysteries

Page Count: 210 Pages


Libby Ballard’s got everything she needs to rebuild her life. A new job, a new friend, and a newly adopted golden retriever. Then there’s the dead body in her new office.

Libby Ballard, director of the history museum in the small town of Dogwood Springs, Missouri, is eager to start a new chapter of her life.

She’s only been in town a few days, but already she’s settled into an apartment, made a new friend named Cleo, and adopted a lovable golden retriever named Bella.

But everything is not as idyllic as it seems in Dogwood Springs. On her first day at the museum, Libby walks into her new office and finds her predecessor’s dead body.

Join Libby, Cleo, and Bella as they track down a killer!

Antiques, Artifacts & Alibis is the first book in the Dogwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series. If you like a mystery with a pet who will win your heart, friends who feel like family, and a sweet small town, you’ll love this series!

Join Libby and start solving your next mystery today!

A clean cozy mystery with a hint of romance.

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