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Nov, 10: Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day

 Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day

Have you heard about this? It’s December 7th.

 We absolutely love the idea of this annual event founded by friend and fellow mystery writer, Jenny Milchman. (Of course, we never need any encouragement to go to a bookstore.) But as their website says, “Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day is about instilling a love of bookstores in children so that they will value and support this most precious of resources as they go on to enter and create communities of their own.” Brilliant!

Mark your calendar now so you don’t forget. We will be taking our children and grandchildren to our local bookstore with us on December 7th and we hope you will too!


We had a wonderful time with the grandchildren at the bookstore. We even caught them “reading” a Pampered Pets Mystery book.

Kids at B&N Kids at B&N 2

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Nov, 10: Sparkle Abbey to Join The Stiletto Gang!

We’ve been asked to join the wonderful bunch of writers at The Stiletto Gang blog. We’re thrilled to be a part of this talented group of women and we’ll be posting on the first Thursday of every month. We hope you’ll stop by and join the discussion.

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Oct, 07: For the Paws!


Saturday, October 12th, we will join authors Angie Fox, Shawntelle Madison, and Sally Berneathy at Dog Eared Books in Independence, Missouri from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

This author event is a benefit and 100% of the Proceeds of the Raffle/Signing Tickets and Bake Sale and “Barrel Donations” will benefit Wayside Waifs and Great Plains SPCA.

We’re very excited to be back at Dog Eared Books! We had a great time last time we visited and we’re thrilled to be a part of this wonderful benefit.

If live in the area or feel like a road trip, please come by!


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Aug, 16: Pamper Your Favorite Pet Person!

Is there someone in your life who pampers your pet as much as you do?Maybe you know someone who gives of their time to help animals in need without asking for anything in return.

Here’s your opportunity to thank that special groomer, pet sitter or rescue volunteer with a basket of pampering.

Pamper your favorite pet person

Basket includes: Reading material (of course), a cozy blanket, muscle relaxing bath salts, foot balm, some Zen tea, and Godiva chocolate!

It’s easy to enter. Just go to our contact page and send us their name (and yours).  It’s that simple.

If you’d like to tell us what makes your nominee special, we’d love to hear it!

So what are you waiting for? Send us the name of your favorite pet person! 

**Due to issues with our website, we’ve extended out contest until next Saturday, August 31st.


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