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Meet Author Abby Vandiver

 

I am excited to spotlight Author Abby Vandiver on my new blog today. I am in the midst of reading Bed and Breakfast Bedlam, book one in the Logan Dickerson mysteries, and I am loving it. I will be purchasing the rest. I love funny, quirky characters and Abby’s characters remind me of Granny and Jezabelle in my series of books. Abby is a cozy writer and I would highly recommend her books. What makes her visit exciting is that she is introducing her sixth installment of this series, South Seas Shenanigans. I have to read fast to catch up. Welcome, Abby.

 

Author Abby Vandiver

 

It’s the sixth installment of an Amazon #1 Best Selling cozy mystery series by Author Abby Vandiver! South Seas Shenanigans continues the adventures of amateur sleuths, Logan Dickerson, archaeologist, and Vivienne Pennywell, aka, Miss Vivee – a five-foot-nothing, ninety-something Voodoo herbalist. 

Fans of this series have enjoyed the unusual, rarely heard causes of death that only Miss Vivee and her new husband can recognize, and this one doesn’t disappoint! Sail away on a Fijian paradise vacation with Logan, Miss Vivee and Mac as they suffer the shenanigans of a prankster, dance the Meke, and solve an untimely death. Oh, wait! Did I say “a” death? Make that two! Can you guess whodunit?

Additionally, Abby is offering a boxed set of the first three books in the series. Both South Seas Shenanigans and the Logan Dickerson Cozy Mystery Boxed Set are set to be released March 29, 2017. Meanwhile, Abby had only planned to write one more book in the series, but in listening to her fans, she has decided to continue writing the series a little longer. Check out her website for more information.

Cozy Mystery Boxed Set

 

 A little more about the Author:

Through her various occupations, Abby discovered her love of writing. She’d always been told she had a gift for telling stories, combining the two, she became an author.

Her debut novel, the mystery/sci-fi, In the Beginning, Book I in the Mars Origin “I” Series was an Amazon #1 bestseller. It was written on a whim, packed away, and rediscovered some twelve years later. After publishing it in 2013, Abby decided to make writing a full-time endeavor. She’s penned a slew of novels since then and has even more in her head. Although she writes mostly mystery, she’s written a historical/women’s fiction novel. It was co-written with author and friend, Kathryn Dionne under the pen name Kathryn Longino. Currently, she is working on her first cozy mystery series. There will be at least five in the series, three, Bed & Breakfast Bedlam, Coastal Cottage Calamity, and Maya Mound Mayhem have already been published and are Amazon international bestsellers.

Abby, a former lawyer, and college professor, has a bachelor’s degree in Economics, a master’s in Public Administration, and a Juris Doctor. A lifetime resident of Cleveland, Ohio, Abby spends all of her time writing and enjoying her wonderful grandchildren.

 

Meet Anne Hillstrom, Star of Antique Hunter Mystery Series

91O3Yzdpo9L._UX250_I am very excited to have the star extraordinaire of the Antique Hunter Mystery Series with me today. She is going to tell us a little about her finds and what kind of mischief she is up to.  Welcome Anne
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Happy shopping, everyone! This is Anne Hillstrom, antique enthusiast, and star of the Antique Hunter Mystery Series. I haven’t been on social media recently because I’ve been busy hitting several local resale stores, estate sales and flea markets. Of course, I’ve been mainly looking for items to resell in our antique store, Great Aunt Sybil’s Attic, but would I be remiss in adding a couple pieces to my own collection?
To prevent my friend, CC, from lecturing me, I’ve kept my purchases to small items such as this lovely pair of gold earrings handmade set with reclaimed IMG_0006 (1)sapphires
as well as this gold and pink sapphire Victorian necklace. There’s always room for jewelry even in my small apartment above the antique store. I had to purchase a small jewelry cabinet to hold some of my recent finds.
While I’ve been busy finding “finds” for our store, CC has been equally busy, planting her spring garden, learning about herbs and their medicinal uses. We took a trip to Asheville, North Carolina, where she was fascinated by Appalachian herbal remedies and now she has become quite the expert. I personally am not a fan of the nettle leaf tea or some of her other concoctions but I’ve learned it’s best to humor her. She is willing to share many of the tips she is learning so I’m sure you will learn more.
While we were in Asheville, we spent a day at the marvelous Biltmore Estate. Not only is the estate fabulous but they had a display of costumes from Jane Austen movies. The detail on many of the dresses is simply stunning, and the backdrop of this Gilded Age mansion made it a spectacular exhibit. I could simply live on the back porch of the estate with its view of the inside of the house. I pictured myself touring the house with my washed apple green silk gown swirling around my ankles, enjoying high tea in the morning room or a five-course dinner in the grand dining room.
After our stop at the Biltmore, we visited several area antique stores including our favorite, the Tobacco Barn, a mega warehouse with stained glass galore, reclaimed wood and furniture. I did not buy anything this trip but plan to return when I renew construction on my house. We also stopped at many of the local breweries. Asheville is known as microbrewery capital of the United States. I strolled the downtown art galleries while CC spent an afternoon with a brewmaster, and now she has set up a brewery at the farm where we have our restaurant.
Of course, what would a Spoon Sisters road trip be without a little adventure? I don’t want to share all the details here but you can find out more about our Asheville trip in Murder for Sale, due out by late summer. In the meantime, you can spend some time with CC and myself by reading the first four books in the Antique Hunters Mystery Series.
Thank you to Julie for letting me put a guest appearance on her blog today! I have to run, shopping awaits.
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Meet Author, Abby Vandiver

Abby1I am excited to spotlight Author Abby Vandiver on my new blog today. I am in the midst of reading Bed and Breakfast Bedlam, book one in the Logan Dickerson mysteries, and I am loving it. I will be purchasing the rest. I love funny, quirky characters and Abby’s characters remind me of Granny and Jezabelle in my series of books. Abby is a cozy writer and I would highly recommend her books. What makes her visit exciting is that she is introducing her sixth installment of this series, South Seas Shenanigans. I have to read fast to catch up. Welcome, Abby.

Author Abby Vandiver
South Seas Shenanigans CoverIt’s the sixth installment of an Amazon #1 Best Selling cozy mystery series by Author Abby Vandiver! South Seas Shenanigans continues the adventures of amateur sleuths, Logan Dickerson, archaeologist, and Vivienne Pennywell, aka, Miss Vivee – a five-foot-nothing, ninety-something Voodoo herbalist.

Fans of this series have enjoyed the unusual, rarely heard causes of death that only Miss Vivee and her new husband can recognize, and this one doesn’t disappoint! Sail away on a Fijian paradise vacation with Logan, Miss Vivee and Mac as they suffer the shenanigans of a prankster, dance the Meke, and solve an untimely death. Oh, wait! Did I say “a” death? Make that two! Can you guess whodunit?

Additionally, Abby is offering a boxed set of the first three books in the series. Both South Seas Shenanigans and the Logan Dickerson Cozy Mystery Boxed Set are set to be released March 29, 2017. Meanwhile, Abby had only planned to write one more book in the series, but in listening to her fans, she has decided to continue writing the series a little longer. Check out her website for more information.

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A little more about the Author:

Through her various occupations, Abby discovered her love of writing. She’d always been told she had a gift for telling stories, combining the two, she became an author.

Her debut novel, the mystery/sci-fi, In the Beginning, Book I in the Mars Origin “I” Series was an Amazon #1 bestseller. It was written on a whim, packed away, and rediscovered some twelve years later. After publishing it in 2013, Abby decided to make writing a full-time endeavor. She’s penned a slew of novels since then and has even more in her head. Although she writes mostly mystery, she’s written a historical/women’s fiction novel. It was co-written with author and friend, Kathryn Dionne under the pen name Kathryn Longino. Currently she is working on her first cozy mystery series. There will be at least five in the series, three, Bed & Breakfast Bedlam, Coastal Cottage Calamity, and Maya Mound Mayhem have already been published and are Amazon international bestsellers.

Abby, a former lawyer and college professor, has a bachelor’s degree in Economics, a master’s in Public Administration, and a Juris Doctor. A lifetime resident of Cleveland, Ohio, Abby spends all of her time writing and enjoying her wonderful grandchildren.

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