This blog was supposed to be about Candy Holliday. Why does everything have to be about Candy Holliday? Her life is not that interesting. First of all, she wears the same jeans and yellow fleece jacket everywhere she goes. How boring is that? I wear striking bold colors, the way a woman should. Especially one in my position, which is the sole Welcome Committee member for the Town of Cape Willington, Maine. I have lived here my whole life, born and raised. Candy has been here only a few years, yet everyone in town looks up to her like she is a long lost daughter come home.
Here is an example of Candy’s day. She gets up, feeds her chickens-“the girls” she calls them. Then she bakes pies for Melody’s Cafe. She bakes all the pies for the Cafe now. Okay, I admit they are delicious, but really. Then she goes to work part time for Georg Wolfsburger, the owner of The Black Forest Bakery. I think she works the counter, and helps with the baking as well. He and Candy got to be close friends after the murder of Sapphire Vine, Cape Willington’s elected Blueberry Queen in 2010.
That is when she started to annoy me. She solved two murders that year, and has solved two more since then. Now everyone in town thinks she is a sleuth. They call on her for any missing kitty, or lost slipper sock. To make matters worse, she got the job as Community Correspondent for the town newspaper, The Cape Crier. That job should have been mine and everyone knows it. So, I had to take matters into my own hands and start my own, better, superior paper. Mine is a website and blog, with photos and the most current need to know right away information. I call it The Cape Crusader.
In fact the life of Wanda Boyle is so important I need to sign off and head over to the Pruitt Opera House. I hear Elsie Lingholt is Hoola Hooping and I want to get there before Candy does. Wanda signing out for now….
You can read about Candy and Wanda in TOWN IN A WILD MOOSE CHASE, the third book in the “The Candy Holliday” murder mystery series. The first book in the series is TOWN IN A BLUEBERRY JAM.
** Thanks to the publisher, I have one (1) copy of TOWN IN A WILD MOOSE CHASE to give away. Contest open to residents of the US only. Contest ends February 25. Leave a valid-email address with your comment. The book will be shipped directly from the publisher. **
Meet the author:
B.B. Haywood is a pseudonym of writing team Beth Feeman and Robert Feeman. They conceived the idea for the Candy Holliday mysteries while driving around the Maine countryside, stopping at different small towns throughout the state. B.B. has worn the same fleece jacket for 12 years. Visit B.B. Haywood at http://hollidaysblueberryacres.com
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