By: Casey Calhoun, Assistant White House Gardener
From: The White House Gardener Mystery Series by Dorothy St. James
Not again. Just when I think I have everything under control something like this goes wrong. The schematics for the gardens has gone missing. And I was the last one to have them.
No, it is not lost on my desk.
Yes, it might take a team of archaeologists to find my desktop. I've been busy. Really busy. But I've not been scatterbrained. I know that there's not a large-scale schematic lost in that pile. I've looked. More than once.
At first I wondered if Milo (the White House pup) wandered off with it. He's been extra naughty lately. But that naughty? Nah!
I'm beginning to suspect someone stole it!
If you haven't already heard, let me warn you, there's a thief in the area. So keep a close hand on your wallet! He (or she) stole the Killer Characters blog. The authors had to pay a ransom to get it back!
I'm checking my cell phone daily, waiting to hear from this dastardly villain. I need these schematics. Otherwise, the rest of the gardening staff will continue to think I'm scatterbrained. Which I'm not. Really.
Have you ever misplaced something important? How did you go about finding it?
Share your answer in the comments and be in the running to WIN a copy of OAK AND DAGGER, where you can find out what happened to the garden's schematics and discover if Casey is losing her mind...or not.
I'll contact the winner on Thursday, June 13. Good luck!
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Praise for FLOWERBED OF STATE (book #1 in the White House Gardener Mysteries):
"Credible characters, a fast-paced plot, and a light look at political life in Washington, D.C., will delight cozy fans." ~ Publishers Weekly
Praise for THE SCARLET PEPPER (book #2 in the White House Gardener Mysteries):
"A potboiler of homicide, blackmail, journalism, power and sex - but one that St. James handles with taste as well as verve - “The Scarlet Pepper” fulfills the promise of last year’s series debut, “Flowerbed of State,” and then some." ~ Richmond Times-Dispatch
Praise for OAK AND DAGGER (book #3 in the White House Gardener Mysteries):
"Hang on tight! This story is a wild ride! I loved it!" ~ Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book Blog