Our three web appearances this week featured our two mystery stories and our young adult adventure—and coincided with two mysteries and an adventure that happened right here in Carpenter Country.
The first mystery was a gorgeous avian who visited the Carpenter Country birdbath. Dark and elegant and sporting vibrant red feathers, the bird had the appearance of a regal spy in a thriller novel.
A bit of internet sleuthing, combined with a search through our paperback bird book, revealed the identity of our mysterious visitor.
That’s an orchard oriole, rare for our area. We had never seen one before. Beautiful!
The second mystery was the question of who was digging up the flowerbed in the middle of the night? The perp uprooted bulbs and plants, and left untidy mounds of dirt and a filthy birdbath where obvious signs of covering up the perp’s identity took place.
The motion-activated spotlight revealed the culprit: our local possum, on the hunt for worms and slugs in the rich dirt of our newly weeded garden.
The adventure for the week was figuring out the formatting error that messed up the print proof of our cozy mystery, Murder by the Books.
We’re happy to say we solved the problem and will soon be releasing the paperback edition.
Now on to the week’s web travels!
We started the week over at Gina Briganti’s blog with our chicken soup recipe and an excerpt from our cozy mystery, Murder by the Books.
THANKS FOR INVITING US, GINA!
Next, we shared a cup of tea with Samantha McGraw on her blog Tea Cottage Mysteries. Lots of fun, and we even revealed where we get our ideas! Click here to read the interview and all our secrets. Okay, some of our secrets.
Thanks for the opportunity, Samantha! And for the tea! 🙂
We wrapped up the week with a book bubble featuring our young adult mystery, Pirate Summer. We want to know if you recognize your full potential. Well, do you?
Thank you for joining us on this week’s travels through Carpenter Country!