Don't get me wrong, I'm living my dream. Not only do I own a country store breakfast-and-lunch
But hey, running a restaurant is hard work. And when I get accused of murdering the aide to the mayor? Yikes. Nothing like that ever happened in Santa Barbara where I grew up.
I've been living in the midwest for four years now, though, and it kind of grows on you. Especially after my mom died suddenly last winter - well, I'll just say I'm blessed both with the love of my aunt Adele, the former mayor of South Lick, and with my mom training me in carpentry. When I bought the run-down country store, it saved me a ton of money being able to do all the renovation work myself.
I know Mom is watching me from somewhere, smiling down on her daughter. Now if the local police could only figure out who really killed Stella.
The first book in the Country Store Mysteries series, Flipped for Murder, will release in late October and is written under the name Maddie Day. Maddie (aka Edith Maxwell), wants me to tell you the book is available for preorder now!
Readers: What's your favorite breakfast out? The piece of antique cookware you're dying to acquire?