Friday, September 4, 2015

My Eyes Aren’t What They Used To Be


by Hilda Bjorn of Dinkytown
from the FAT CAT series by Janet Cantrell

GIVEAWAY BELOW  
Large Print Edition

I was told to introduce myself since some of you might not know me yet. My name is Hilda Bjorn, Bjorn with a J. My mother told me, when I married my late husband, that it means “bear.” He wasn’t one, though, unless you count a Teddy Bear. But that’s not important. He’s been gone so long I wouldn’t remember what he looks like without the pictures. And I can’t see the pictures without my wire-rim glasses. Now, where are...oh, here they are, on my head.

Anyway, what I—Oh, look! Here comes that darling cat. Come here, Quincy. He loves rocking with me on my front porch. Isn’t he darling?

You wait a minute, Quincy, I’ll be right back. I’m going to get him some crumbs from that last batch of Raspberry Chiffon dessert bars I bought at the Bar None. That’s where the nice lady works who owns Quincy. He’s always getting away and he loves to come see me.

There, see how much he enjoys this treat? I do, too, and neither one of us should be eating it, I suppose. I’ve got that diabetes stuff, but I’ll just do my pump.

Back to what I was saying. My eyes aren’t what they used to be. That nice lady, Julie Larson—she’s the one who put that bad man in jail and she’s also a friend of Chase, Quincy’s owner—gave me a book that other day and it was large print. I’m going to look for more of those. It’s just the thing for my old eyes. I set it down right…now, where did I put it? I’ll find it after Quincy goes home. His owner will be along soon. I think that’s her running up the sidewalk now. Quincy, let’s brush these crumbs away so she won’t know.

It’s me, Janet, the author. I have one copy of the first book in the series, FAT CAT AT LARGE, in large print to give away. Please either leave your email below or message me with it. I’ll pick a winner next Friday and mail it to you!  

FAT CAT TAKES THE CAKE is the second mystery in the Fat Cat series. Please
check Janet’s webpage for preorder links.


When their former classmate Richard “Dickie” Byrd throws a high school reunion to gather support for his mayoral campaign, it drums up some not-so-sweet memories for dessert shop proprietor Chase Oliver and her friend Julie Larson. Julie would rather not reconnect with Ron North, the creepy kid who had a crush on her back in the day. His social graces haven’t exactly improved with age, but is he creepy enough to kill?

The next day, Chase is in the park testing a new cat harness for Quincy, who quickly proves that he cannot be leashed. But when his escape leads Chase to Ron’s body, the police wonder who else got away. Now, with Julie suspected of murder, Chase must prove her innocence before the real killer plans another fatal reunion.

56 comments:

  1. I love large print books, and the cover is cute. Thank you for the giveaway.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I would love to have a large print copy of this book—thanks for the chance to win one!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  3. jilldaniel_wv@yahoo.com

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  4. angelbear19662000@yahoo.com

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  5. erika@booksthething.com - thanks for the chance!

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  6. Large print is all I can read other than e books , and that's with my reading glasses on ! Thanks for the giveaway ! kathambre@yahoo.com

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  7. Always up for a new "cozy" and large print is easier on "old" eyes.

    jawdance@yahoo.com

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  8. My favorite way to read. No glasses required. bobbipad@gmail.com

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  9. That is a wonderful cover.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  10. I am always ready to read a book , silverladybug14@gmail.com

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  11. I love large print, it makes reading go so much faster now. grammyd01@comcast.net

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  12. Love large print, love cats, and love mysteries. :)
    jademoss17@gmail.com

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  13. Large print is easy for me and a cat book great. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I haven't read any of this series, so would love to start at the beginning. And large print is great, especially by the end of the day with tired eyes! Thank you for the opportunity! bskts4unme@hotmail.com

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  15. The older I get, the larger I like the print. Thanks for a chance to win this.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  16. Would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for the chance.

    lauraalbert@hotmail.com

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  17. Love the series! dellilla9@yahoo.com

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  18. Sounds great. craftynana54@gmail.com

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  19. Sounds great and thank you. linbutler@att.net

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  20. Sounds great and thank you. linbutler@att.net

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  21. Sounds like a book I would love to read. Thank you

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  22. Love large print for me, mom and friend. Love cats too, sorry but I am a more of a dog. kayt18 at comcast dot net

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  23. I love large print books. Since I've gotten older my vision is kind of iffy. I have 4 cats and they are just phenomenal , joytheforgottenone@yahoo.com

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  24. I love large print books. Since I've gotten older my vision is kind of iffy. I have 4 cats and they are just phenomenal , joytheforgottenone@yahoo.com

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  25. thanks for the chance at a large print book -- jody.714@hotmail.com

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  26. Large print is wonderful. Thanks for the chance.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  27. I would be honored and so happy to have the large print! itsacatslife17 (at) yahoo dot com

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  28. I have been diagnosed with Sojourns disease and because of it my eyes dry easily and I find it hard to focus on the print. The larger print is much easier to read. If I was the one picked for this giveaway I would be very happy to be able to read it. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  29. I'm a cozy addict and always on the lookout for a new series. This sounds so fun and I love a cozy with fur babies in it:) Thanks for a chance to win your large print edition.

    laurathomas61@att.net

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  30. Large print is great. Thanks for the chance to win. This is a great series and I can't wait for Book#3.
    doward1952@yahoo.com

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  31. I love large print books & think Fat Cat at Large is the book for me. After reading/reviewing it, I'll add it to the large print collection at the library where I work. 59-69% of Our patrons are elderly & need large print for reading. Thanks for the chance. MsKayLib at gmail dot com.

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  32. The older I get, the smaller regular print is! Not sure why they are changing it - Lol. I love large print books. Thanks for the chance to win this book. I love the cover! melodiegren@hotmail.com

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  33. Hilda sounds like quite a character! Thank you Janet for the chance to win the debut book in your series!
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  34. Large print books are sometimes hard to find and older people like me really enjoy it being a little easier on the eyes. Of course with cozy mysteries, I don't really think about that too often. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  35. I would love to get a large print edition. Thanks for the chance.
    babemomara@att.net

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  36. Wow ! Love large print books. This old lady need those words big. Would love to win, book sounds great and love finding new authors (new to me). Thanks for the chance. kphans08@gmail.com

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  37. I would love to read this book!
    Lisa
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  38. Great title for a book
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  39. I need to read this book, and I sure appreciate the large print version :) Thanks a bunch for the chance to win!
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  40. Love Fat Cat! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  41. Would love to read this book and especially in the large print! By the end of the day my eyes are tired and reading paper books can be harder when the print is so small. Thanks for the chance!

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  42. I love it when I read something in the voice of a book character. It kind of bridges the gorge between their reality and mine. I think Hilda is a hoot and I'd bring her over Raspberry Chiffon bars (sugar-free, unbeknownst to her, so she could be around to chat with for a long time). luann(dot)braley(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  43. This sounds like a book I would love to read.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  44. WOULD LOV THIS LARGE PRINT!!!J_BERSON@COMCAST.NET

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  45. I need large print. Sadly. I love to read real books, not electronic books, even though I am told the print in electronic books can be adjusted. leemer@aaps.k12.mi.us

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  46. I NEED large print. Sadly. I love to read real books. I realize that the size of text on electronic books can be adjusted, but I would still rather hold a book in my hands than a tablet.

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  47. love large print books! thanks for offering a freebie! :) my email is lydnatmom84@outlook.com

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  48. How wonderful! I have the book and have read it. Loved it! If I win I'll donate mine the local veterans homes. They can only receive large print.

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  49. As I get older the small print is difficult to read. A large print would be great to have to ease my eyes. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  50. Love the series, and my old eyes appreciate large print these days. Thanks for the giveaway. Sallycootie@gmail.com

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  51. I have noticed that the large print books are great to take to the gym. Thanks for the chance.
    jenne.turner@unt.edu

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  52. Cut cover. These days, large print is much easier to read. I must see the eye doctor soon. Thanks for the chance.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  53. I'm late getting here today. I think my bronchitis took a break and then decided to come back. Ugh. I just picked a number between 1 and 53 with Random.org. That's how many entered for this copy, including here, email, and fb messages--thanks for so much interest! The winner is Sheryl Booth, who messaged me on facebook. For the rest of you wonderful people, the large print IS available for purchase at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Fat-Cat-At-Large-Mystery/dp/1410478262/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=) and BAM (http://www.booksamillion.com/search?id=6148733913259&query=fat+cat+at+large&where=All). I can't find it at B&N, but it's probably there somewhere. THANKS VERY MUCH!

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