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Friday, March 31, 2023


Sometimes things slip through the cracks. Such was the case today. Our featured author was juggling too many balls in the air and dropped one. Unfortunately, we were that dropped ball. So we’ve had to reschedule her to another date. 

However, in the time-honored tradition of making lemonade from lemons, this gives us one last opportunity to remind all of you that the ebook sale on the bestselling 2-book bundle of the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mysteries, featuring Revenge of the Crafty Corpse and Decoupage Can Be Deadly, is nearly over. You still have today and Saturday to grab your copy for only .99 cents. On Sunday, the price reverts to $6.99.


Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mysteries, Books 3-4

Revenge of the Crafty Corpse  Anastasia Pollack’s dead louse of a spouse has left her with more bills than you can shake a crochet hook at. Teaching craft classes at her mother-in-law’s assisted living center seems like an easy way to supplement her meager income. But when Lyndella Wegner—a 98-year-old know-it-all with a penchant for ruffles and lace—turns up dead, Anastasia’s cantankerous mother-in-law becomes the prime suspect in her murder. Upon discovering that Lyndella’s scandalous craft projects—and her scandalous behavior—made her plenty of enemies, Anastasia sets out to find the real killer before her mother-in-law ends up behind bars.

Decoupage Can Be Deadly  Anastasia and her fellow American Woman editors are steaming mad when minutes before the opening of a consumer show, they discover half their booth usurped by Bling!, their publisher’s newest magazine. CEO Alfred Gruenwald is sporting new arm candy—rapper-turned-entrepreneur and now Bling! executive editor, the first name-only Philomena. During the consumer show, Gruenwald’s wife serves Philomena with an alienation of affection lawsuit, but Philomena doesn’t live long enough to show up in court. She’s found dead days later, stuffed in the shipping crate that held Anastasia’s decoupage crafts. When Gruenwald makes cash-strapped Anastasia an offer she can’t refuse, she wonders, does he really want to find Philomena’s killer or is he harboring a hidden agenda?


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Kathleen Kaska said...

Nice recovery, Lois.

Pamela Ruth Meyer said...

What lovely sunny yellow lemons, Lois! Well Done!

Lois Winston said...

Thank you, Kathleen and Pamela!

Donnell Ann Bell said...

Love your use of lemons, Lois! Great series in book form or audio, by the way! As one who's had this crud, I hope your blog guest feels better!!!

Karen McCullough said...

Great way to fill in!

Lois Winston said...

Thanks, Donnell. Having the crud is bad enough, but when your entire family is down with it? She definitely gets a pass on forgetting about the guest post!

Lois Winston said...

Thanks, Karen!