Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Virtual Tour & #Giveaway for Cherry Cake and A Cadaver by Susan Boles

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Tour, presented by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, for Cherry Cake and A Cadaver by Susan Boles.  Please leave a comment or question for Susan to let her know you stopped by.  You may enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You may follow all of the stops on the tour by clicking on the banner above.  My review of this book will post tomorrow.  Good Luck! 

About Writing by Susan Boles

Authors come to write books by a lot of different paths. I knew I wanted to be a writer all the way back in junior high school. I was in a secret club with two friends who loved to read and liked writing, too. We wrote little stories, that, now, would be called flash fiction. But back then, knowing nothing about word count and the publishing world, we thought we were the bees knees. We didn't show the stories to anyone except each other. Because, you see, we were nerdy, shy girls. The ones you see in every class in every school with secret dreams they don't share with anyone.

I still have some of those stories preserved in an old blue cloth, three ring binder. I'm not sure how they survived all this time, but they are a prize possession.

So, fast forward several years to making college decisions. My parents didn't think writing a was a good career choice, and since they were paying, I chose to get my degree in a double major of Business Administration and Marketing. With a triple minor in microeconomics, art history, and literature. Yep. Over achiever here. LOL.

So, fast forward a LOT more years and the writing bug is biting me pretty hard. So I dive into the whole thing and discover it's a pretty hard road to walk. But I kept at it and got two book published by small independent presses. But then, life happened, like it does, and I stepped away just as I was bulding a little momentum. Fast forward several more years, and I knew that if I didn't get back into writing, I would always regret it. So, here I am with my cozy mystery series about some crazy southern people in a fictional town in North Mississippi. And you know what? Those girls are still my friends and they're cheering me on with a lot of enthusiasm.  

Cherry Cake and A Cadaver
By Susan Boles
Lily Gayle Lambert, Book 2

Publisher:  Argent Ocean Publishing
Release Date: March 31, 2017
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Length: 106 Pages
ISBN: 9780997909326

Pre-Order Links:  Kindle | Kobo 

About the book:

Lily Gayle and the gang set out to find a killer after local baker Luxen Natolovich is found dead hours before the grand opening weekend at the new Bed and Breakfast in town, Midnight Dragonfly. As Lily Gayle deciphers the clues around Luxen’s death she uncovers a conspiracy of lies and half truths that could very well be tied to a refugee camp in Mississippi during World War II. The deeper Lily Gayle digs, the deeper the conspiracy runs, and the closer she comes to being the killer’s next victim.

About the Author:

Susan calls McNairy County, TN her home ground even though she has moved away. It was here, at Bethel Springs Junior High School that she began her writing career with two friends. They formed their own little writers group that was so secret they were the only ones who knew it existed. She still has some of the stories they wrote carefully preserved in a loose leaf binder and tucked away for safety.

She has worked in retail management, briefly for the Census Bureau and for many years in the investment/insurance industry in the regulatory compliance arena. All of which are left brain activities. So she exercises her right brain activity with reading and writing…just to keep both sides even.

Reading has been a passion since she was very young. As a toddler, her mother read to her from her ‘baby books’ and her Mother tells a story about her holding one of them upside down and ‘reading’ by repeating the story verbatim from memory.

Death of a Wolfman is the first in the Lily Gayle Lambert mystery series. Her previously published romantic suspense novel, Fated Love, is a contemporary paranormal romantic suspense (with a twist of paranormal) set in Memphis, TN. Her first novel, Kate’s Pride, is a historical women’s fiction set in West Tennessee in the aftermath of the Civil War. The novel is loosely based on her own Great Grandmother and published under the pen name Renee Russell.

Life got in the way of writing for many years but now she’s come back to her early love.

Author Links:
Twitter – @SusanBAuthor

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