Have you ever been to a Renaissance Faire or a living history museum? I’ve been to both, and I find them fascinating. At the Renaissance Faire I attended with my family many years ago, my son was knighted Sir Scooby of Doo (because he was wearing a Scooby Doo shirt) by the queen. In lieu… Read More
Amanda Lee is a pseudonym Gayle Trent is using for the new
cozy mystery series featuring a heroine who owns an
embroidery shop. The series is set on the Oregon Coast and
features Marcy Singer, a spunky, thirty-something,
entrepreneur who is handy with a needle.
Amanda/Gayle lives in Southwest Virginia with her husband
and two beautiful children, a boy and a girl. She’s a
full-time writer/editor/mom/wife and chief cook and bottle
washer, and she loves every minute of it. Okay, not the
bottle washing so much, but the rest of it is great.
The characters in the latest book in the embroidery mystery series are going through a lot of changes, especially heroine Marcy. Although she has been living independently from her mom for quite some time now, Marcy experiences a little bit of a role reversal in this book because she has to be her mother’s protector…. Read More
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It’s Historical Mystery Award Season!
Spring seems to be the season for historical fiction and mystery writing awards: the Lefty (awarded at Left Coast Crime), the Agatha (Malice Domestic), the Edgar (Mystery Writers of America), and my new favorite, the Benjamin Franklin (Independent Book Publishers Association, aka IBPA). I’m excited to share the news that FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE IRISH… Read More