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TATTERED LEGACY by Shannon Baker

I’ve known Shannon Baker for several years. In fact, we launched books together, along with another pal, Peg Brantley.

Shannon writes two mystery series.

The Kate Fox mysteries, set in rural Nebraska cattle country are STRIPPED BARE and DARK SIGNAL.

The Nora Abbott series is a fast-paced mix of Hopi Indian mysticism, environmental issues, and murder. The first in the series, TAINTED MOUNTAIN, is set in Flagstaff, AZ, where she lived for several years and worked for The Grand Canyon Trust, a hotbed of environmentalists who, usually, don’t resort to murder. It was a 2013 finalist in the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards. BROKEN TRUST is #2, and the one I’m giving away, TATTERED LEGACY is #3.

It’s a signed copy that one lucky reader will win. You must be a subscriber to my So Seldom It’s Shameful newsletter because that’s where you’ll find instructions about how to enter AND where I post the winner’s name.

Good luck!


Bodacious Blurbs for Banana Bamboozle

I’ve been deep in the throes of the launch for my new novel BANANA BAMBOOZLE. I swear, it’s taking longer than birthin’ a baby!BananaBamboozle front cover

But all the moving parts are beginning to clang together so I’m getting happy and antsy. Happsy.

One of the coolest things about writing books ”” besides having complete strangers tell you how much they like them ”” is having peers, people you respect, tell you they like your writing.

I stuck my neck out and asked three writers if they’d be so kind as to blurb my book, for the back cover. These are writers whose books and talent I respect, so I was thrilled when they all immediately said yes. They sent back such perfect responses I wanted to share them here first. Here’s the back cover …

Bamboozle back cover

I want to give them each a shout-out because if you haven’t read any of their books yet, you really should!

stay at home dead

Jeff Shelby writes the bestselling Noah Braddock mysteries (Killer Swell, Wicked Break, Liquid Smoke and Drift Away), which are fabulous. If you like Robert Crais and Robert B. Parker, these are right up your alley. But I love his funny cozy mysteries, Stay At Home Dead and Popped Off, written under Jeffrey Allen, his pen name.



I’m reading Peg Brantley’s newest mystery The Sacrifice right now. Well, not right now, but you know what I mean. It’s terrific. Suspense with a soupçon of heart. Lots of twists, interesting characters and tight writing.


nymphosMy favorite book by Mario Acevedo is The Nymphos of Rocky Flats, because it was my first introduction to the weird way his mind works. I mean, seriously, what kind of person writes so lovingly about a vampire private investigator? It’s hilarious, sexy, unique, and undeniably entertaining. And guess what? It’s a series!

So, thank you Jeff Shelby, Peg Brantley, and Mario Acevedo for saying nice things about Banana Bamboozle. You didn’t have to, but it makes me ridiculously happsy that you did!