By: Doc English
From: Much Ado About Muffin
Release Date: August 2nd, 2016
Series: Merry Muffin Mysteries
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Website: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries
FB Page: Merry Muffin Mysteries
Hey there... don't just skim to the end ta see what's being given away! I got something to say, and you'll want to hear it.
Ha! You think I'm gonna say something boring, right? 'Cause I'm old? Well, listen up!
I just told Merry Wynter she was a human catalyst. You know what a catalyst is, right? I looked it up in the dictionary to be sure I got the definition right - it's been a long long time since I been in school. A catalyst is defined as "a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change." But right below that is another definition. The dictionary says, "a person or thing that precipitates an event."
Well, since Merry got to Autumn Vale a year ago or so, she's been precipitatin' all kind of events! Yeah, some crap happened that wasn't good, but in those cases things were gonna go south anyway. Just ask poor old Rusty Turner who was hidin' out in the woods scared o' Russian mobsters that weren't never gonna come and get him how he feels about Merry. Bah-hah-ha! He'll tell ya. You'll hafta read a book called Bran New Death (Merry Muffin Mysteries Book 1) to find out about that one.
Anyways, I read on the Internet (Yeah, I'm old, but I can still think, and Gogi Grace gave me a tutorial on using the internet; I like it 'cause she showed me how to make the print real big 'cause my eyesight's crap) about human catalysts, and it was fascinatin'!
Read this: Human Catalyst
I had been thinking a lot about my town, Autumn Vale, and what was wrong with it, but then Merry Wynter came long. She asks questions, digs deep, really tries to figure things out. Things ain't perfect now, but it's gettin' better. Yeah, it is, despite the murders lately. Those ain't Merry's fault.
Anyway, do you know anyone like that? Someone who changes things just by bein' themselves? If you do, I'd say, if they got a good heart, work with them, 'cause in truth, we humans are so stuck in our ways and we want things to stay the same, but they ain't gonna. So, work with the human catalysts in your life to make things better, to move forward, or a catalyst will come along to try an' make things worse. I'll bet you can all think of a human catalyst tryin' to make things worse.
So... we all gotta move forward. As they say, lead, follow, or get the heck out of the way! Gotta go... I'm readin' a real good book right now, and don't wanna lose my place.
When muffin baker Merry Wynter sees an innocent woman accused of murder, it’s dough or die...
Opera singer Roma Toscano may have a crippling case of stage fright, but she certainly is stirring up drama in Autumn Vale, New York, as she prepares for an upcoming performance at Merry’s Wynter Castle. With her flamboyant style and flirtatious personality, Roma attracts fans as well as critics, including the town’s postmistress—and Merry’s bitter foe—Minnie Urquhart.
But Roma and Minnie’s heated rivalry goes cold after Merry discovers Minnie dead at the post office. While every clue seems to be another ingredient in the investigation of Roma, Merry thinks the case is half-baked, and she’s eager to get her mitts on the real killer...