The winner of SPINNING IN HER GRAVE by Molly MacRae is…

SPINNING-IN-HER-GRAVE-218x350From the cover of SPINNING IN HER GRAVE: “Kath Rutledge is settling in as the owner of the Weaver’s Cat, a fiber and fabric shop in Blue Plum, Tennessee. But nothing, not even the ghost haunting her shop, prepares her for the mystery that will leave the whole town spinning…

And watch for the next in Molly MacRae’s Haunted Yarn Shop series, KNOT THE USUAL SUSPECTS, in September—pre-order it now!

Knot_the_usual_suspects-93x150 Connect with Molly and read more about her books on her website or on Facebook.

Ready to hear who won the signed copy of SPINNING IN HER GRAVE? Cheers to… BARBARA HAWK!

Please send your mailing address to me at leslie (at) lesliebudewitz (dot) com by May 31 to claim your prize. Or else my supervisor will stare at me until I pick another winner!

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Photo: Ruff the Cat, aka the Supervisor, the model for Mr. Sandburg in my Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries.

BUTTER OFF DEAD, July 2015 (available for pre-order now!)

Collecting can be murder — Krista Davis — #bookgiveaway

Krista -- collectionsWe’re celebrating the upcoming release of my third Food Lovers’ Village mystery, BUTTER OFF DEAD (July 7—save the suspense and pre-order it now!) with a glimpse of some of your favorite authors’ prized collections.

Today, a peek behind the scenes with Krista Davis, author of the Paws and Claws Mysteries and the Domestic Diva Mysteries.

“When Leslie asked what I collect, I couldn’t think of a thing. But then I remembered Sophie Winston, the protagonist in my Domestic Diva Mysteries. She’s always collecting china. I confess, I have a weakness for crystal and china, and I indulge my desires through Sophie, who has a vast collection.

But let’s be clear. I’m not a snob. My fondness extends to glassware and ceramics, too. If I had the money and the space, I would be one of those crazy people with special dishes for every holiday, including Easter and Halloween!

Okay, so I do have Christmas china. Hmm, I haven’t acquired that beautiful Waterford stemware with snowflakes on it yet . . .

In the photo, the fun flowered glasses are from Pier 1. The gold-rimmed schnapps glasses were bought on a trip to Europe eons ago.

Krista -- KissThe red plates are among my favorites. Who doesn’t love all American Fiestaware? It’s so cheerful for breakfast or a meal on the patio. My latest obsession are those cute little square plates from Macy’s. So clean and modern. Perfect for appetizers and tiny desserts.

The amber glasses make an appearance every Thanksgiving. And doesn’t everyone need some champagne glasses for special celebrations?

I guess none of this comes as a big surprise. If you’ve read the Domestic Diva Mysteries, you probably suspected I had a little bit of domestic diva in me. The next book, THE DIVA STEALS A CHOCOLATE KISS, comes out on June 2nd! And yes, there’s some very special Italian pottery in it!”

Catch up with Krista on her website, Facebook, or Twitter.

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tnButterOffDeadTo win a copy of  signed copy of THE DIVA STEALS A CHOCOLATE KISS, leave a comment on my Facebook Author page or blog. Ruff the Cat will choose a winner at random—check back in the morning to find out!

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