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MFB and a Give-away

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mfbMurder Freshly Baked has released! It should be arriving at your local store soon, and it is available now through all on-line outlets as well. You can find all the purchase links here.

A few things I want to share with you about this book:

* I had a lot of fun researching PIE

* One of the subplots for this book is about cancer research and treatments

* You will also get to meet Mocha, a service dog who helps people with PTSD. This was truly amazing, and everything you read about Mocha is true. You can learn more about ICAN here.

* This entire series takes place at the Amish Artisan Village, a fictional location based on the Essenhaus in Middlebury, Indiana.

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VC Book Spotlight, Cozies

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I’m glad you’re enjoying the spotlights I’m doing this month on my various series. Some readers have joined me in the last year and they don’t know about the earlier series. If you’ve read them all, I appreciate your patience and I hope you’ll share this blog with friends.

Murder Simply Brewed was the first book in my Amish Village Mystery series and it released last spring. Book 2, Murder Tightly Knit is available for pre-order and will release in December. The final installment in this series, Murder Freshly Baked, will release next summer. All 3 books are set in Middlebury, Indiana.

So why AMISH and MURDER? First of all, these are cozy mysteries. Though a murder does take place, they are essentially stories about a small community and the way folks interact. There’s usually an amateur sleuth and a sidekick and together they get into trouble before they solve a mystery. Sound simple enough? They’re a lot of fun to write, but more importantly I think they’re a great way to highlight the fact that God works in our lives through all situations.

I actually started writing cozy Amish mysteries because Zondervan/Harper Collins called me and asked me to! Isn’t that fun? This series was picked up by Sam’s Club, so it was fun to see the book there.

What do you think? Have you tried a cozy mystery?

Blessings,

V