Wednesday, January 27, 2016
On the road again!
Pepper and I were born to be best friends. Literally. Our mothers met in college, in Seattle, and after they met our dads and got married, the two couples formed Grace House, in the house my great-grandparents built before the turn of the century. The last century. Our mothers were pregnant at the same time; they even called the midwife on the same day, but it turned out Pepper wasn’t ready, so I was born and she came along two weeks later.
And we’ve been together ever since.
People in the neighborhood, and the parents of some of our classmates, said we lived in a commune. But it wasn’t that. It was just two families, and a really big house. Plus a few others who came and went—family friends, and volunteers at the causes our parents championed. They created the first meals program for families in the city, opened a low-income clinic, set up after-school and Montessori programs—you name a cause of the 70s and 80s, Grace House was at the center.
In fact, she just solved another crime, recounted in GUILTY AS CINNAMON. I’m feeling another road trip coming on.
When you and your best friend get a few hours together, what do you do?
Leslie Budewitz is the author of the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries and the Spice Shop Mysteries—and the first author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction. The president of Sisters in Crime, she lives in northwest Montana with her husband, a musician and doctor of natural medicine, and their cat Ruff, a cover model and avid bird-watcher.
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