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Tell us about character traits that were fun or hard for you to include in the book.

The character of Ms. Millie was easy for me to write. I grew up in a small country town and have met several women whose traits I was inspired by for Ms. Millie. She’s stubborn, independent and speaks her mind. She’s also extremely funny and I have so much fun writing her scenes. At her core, she has a heart of gold and worries about everybody while also providing comic relief.

What playlist did you listen to while creating this book?

The playlist for this book was Fleetwood Mac, Sheryl Crow, Boston and Ed Sheeran. I have an eclectic taste in music but my favorite music to listen to when writing is 70’s and 80’s rock. I wrote that preference into the series. I have the main character, Landry, loving those decades of music, too.

Which scene, character or plotline changed the most from first draft to published book?

The murderer changed from one person to another. I’m a pantster and, as I wrote, the person I thought would be the killer changed. I felt like another character was a better choice.

Indie Author: Yes
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Publication Date: 05-11-2023

Cozy Mystery

Page Count: 194 Pages


Welcome back to Bobwhite Mountain. Hold on tight for the ride of your life with surprises, laughter and murder in this fifth book of the series.

The townsfolk of Bobwhite Mountain, TN are eagerly awaiting the marriage of two of their own. Lisa Wilcox and Jarred Atkins both have deep seated roots in the small town. They were engaged last year and are planning their wedding despite the horrific car accident that caused Jarred to be confined to a wheelchair.

Plans are underway for the big event when a world famous magazine makes an appearance in town to write an article about Annie’s bakery, Mountains of Sugar. Excitement abounds at the bakery as all of Bobwhite Mountain wants to be featured in the article.

Life in the quaint, small mountain town is moving at its slow, contented pace until Sheriff Wyatt Collins gets a call that a young woman is missing. She worked as a housemaid for one of the mansions up on the mountain and she can’t be located. The discovery of her body rocks the town. Will the culprit be found and arrested before someone else is killed and what surprises are in store for some of the residents of this town?

Join Landry, Adam, Wyatt, Ms. Millie and the others as they maneuver through everything happening in their lives while trying to find out who murdered the young woman.

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