Merry Christmas!

If you thought the No. 1 black cat detective would take a hiatus from sleuthing simply because of the holidays, think again. He’s in Turnout, MS where everyone in the small town is anticipating the annual Christmas party at Bubba Bailey’s, a stalwart of the community and the owner of Bubba Bailey’s Used Cars. Also home on leave from the Marines is Teddy, Billie Dean Bailey’s high school heart breaker. Of course, it wouldn’t be a true tale of daring-do without a dead body. Here’s a little gift to you in the form of a short story starring Trouble, the Sherlock of black detectives. It’s a free e-reader download until Dec. 31.

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trouble in dixie finalThe Cat Women Collective is offering up a second book in the Familiar Legacy series. Meet Trouble, a black cat who always seems to be right where he’s needed when foul deeds occur.

Savannah, Georgia is simmering in the early autumn heat as valuable art seems to vanish into thin air and people disappear. Southern society takes it all in stride as only old blood will do with the exception of the Hamptons. Julia Hampton’s father finds her dabbling as a private detective unacceptable and dangerous. And he’s right; it is dangerous.

U.S. Marshal Mitch Lawson doesn’t help matters as he keeps secrets and loses his heart. But never fear. With the help of octogenarian Aunt Ethel and her ancient charioteer, Trouble will ride to the rescue. Trouble in Dixie, available Aug. 14, 2017 at Amazon.

Moments With Eugene

Praise for Moments With Eugene, a collection of memories…

“As a food writer, I once interviewed Eugene Walter over the phone. Oh, how I wish I had met this extraordinary bon vivant. This book and other writings about him and by him is the next best thing. A treasure trove of good stories.”  Sylvia Carter

“I had read some of Mr. Walter’s whimsical poetry some years back, but until I discovered this collection, I never knew just how talented and versatile the man truly was! This was an incredible collection of essays, stories, and everyday remembrances written by an amazingly talented and diverse group of writers such as Pat Conroy, Charles McNair, and British author Virginia Adair. I thoroughly enjoyed the book.”  Unnamed Amazon reviewer