Saturday, November 19, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! And a giveaway!

By Sassy Cabot from the Read ’Em and Eat Mysteries by Terrie Farley Moran



So, is everyone ready for Thanksgiving? Generally we close the Read ’Em and Eat café and bookstore for every holiday but this year we decided that we would love to show how thankful we are for our wonderful lives here on Fort Myers Beach, with gorgeous views no matter which way we look, and terrific friends to brighten the day should a cloud appear.



We decided to provide Thanksgiving Dinner for people who might have some trouble doing up the holiday on their own. We asked Pastor John for suggestions and he gave us a list of individuals and families to invite. Miss Augusta Maddox and her neighbor Blondie Quindlin hand wrote fancy invitations for us to snail mail and I am delighted to report that we will have a full house, er, café on Thanksgiving Day.

Miguel volunteered to cook the turkeys complete with stuffing and gravy. Bridgy is on vegetable duty. I cannot wait for a taste of her candied yams. Naturally Aunt Ophie is making her famous Buttermilk Pie, while I’m making my not-so-famous Pumpkin Pie.


Since you won’t be joining us we’d love to offer you a chance to win a Fort Myers Beach style journal, designed by the famed artist Leoma Lovegrove of the artsy community of Matlacha. (You remember when our moms visited and Bridgy and I encouraged them to spend some time exploring Matlacha, don’t you?)





For a chance to win the journal, please comment below and tell us what your favorite Thanksgiving food is. Don’t forget to include your email addy in this format: name(AT)server(DOT) com to avoid the spam bots. Giveaway closes at midnight Tuesday, November 22st.

And here is a note from our author: On Amazon  the mass market paperback price of READ TO DEATH is reduced to $5.84, and WELL READ, THEN DEAD is reduced to $7.43. No reduction on CAUGHT READ-HANDED but I have never figured out how pricing is done so I am not surprised. I do recall that last year many of the sale prices disappeared around Thanksgiving so if you are inclined to buy books as gifts for the upcoming holidays this week may be the perfect time to do so.

And still another note: We here at Killer Characters are in the holiday spirit, so be sure and come back every day because there will be festive giveaways from November 21st  through December 20th.  Don’t miss a day!

62 comments:

  1. If I had to pick just one,stuffing.
    anaalabdullah@gmail.com

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  2. I like the turkey and then the cookies.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. My favorite Thanksgiving dish is cornbread dressing!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. My favorite Thanksgiving dish is the Key Lime Pie one of my adopted sons (a C.I.A. graduate baker) makes every year for the family get together.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. I loved my mom's oyster dressing. I don't do it justice.
    judytucker1947atgmaildotcom

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  6. My favorite Thanksgiving dinner is Meat and French stuffing. My grandmother makes it every year and We all love it!
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  7. I love the turkey and roasted veggies. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. My favorite food for Thanksgiving is homemade stuffing with turkey. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. My favorite Thanksgiving food is Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake - YUM! Thanks for the giveaway -- the journal is beautiful! bobandcelia(AT)sbcglobal(DOT)net

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  10. Cornbread dressing with chicken is my favorite Thanksgiving food! Thanks for a chance to be entered in this giveaway! kristilewisk.lrc@gmail.com

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  11. My favorite is the broccoli casserole. Thanks for the chance. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I enjoy a leftover sandwich late in the evening.
    Turkey, dressing, gravy, and some coleslaw on white bread.
    It's as good as the turkey dinner - don't enjoy it as much
    at that time because I've cooked it all and need a breather
    Happy thanksgiving
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  13. Stuffing is my favorite. Thank you for this chance. areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  14. Cranberry Fluff Salad! Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving! debprice60@gmail.com

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  15. My favorite Thanksgiving dish is the homemade sausage stuffing. Happy Thanksgiving!
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Mine is the turkey and stuffing! Apple pie too. I guess that makes three oh well!

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  17. I love the turkey but only the dark meat and the crispy skin. ptclayton2@aol.com

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  18. Stuffing would be my favorite followed by cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie! Thank you for the opportunity. mommomsworld(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. I would love to win. Thank you for the chance. Stuffing, Turkey and Pumpkin pie.

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  20. My email address is angelbear19662000@yahoo.com

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  21. It's so hard to pick just one but if I have to it will be homemade Cranberries not the sauce because it's the way We still do it. Thank you for the chance.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  22. Sweet potato pie. Kim7cornATgmailDOTcom

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  23. I do remember the moms' shopping! I hope I'm a lucky recipient of one of their finds. I love journals and have a lot I need to write!

    My favorite Thanksgiving food tradition is my mom's Jell-O mold. This is not an average Jell-O mold, or one of those scary ones from the 1970s, although we have been eating it since then...if not before.

    Wishing you and everyone in Fort Myers Beach a Happy Thanksgiving!

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail DOT com

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  24. I love my mother's cornbread dressing. Kind of funny since she is German and had to learn to even make cornbread when she first came here. That and her potato salad which is also Southern and not German, lol. Hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for all of you wonderful authors.
    kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  25. My favorite part of the Thanksgiving dinner is the white meat from the turkey with lots and lots of gravy. Along with the turkey I enjoy the vegetables, Brussell sprouts, squash, green beans, and any other veggie I can find. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  26. Wow, it is so nice to see so many folks stopping by! Good luck to all who enter the giveaway!! xoxo Terrie

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  27. Mashed potatoes by far, then turkey. mommatoodle(at) msn dot com

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  29. How can you say no to turkey?

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  30. My favorite is the turkey with cranberry sauce.

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  31. I'm a mashed potatoes fan. cheers (AT) MarjimManor (DOT) com

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  32. my favorite food for thanksgiving is my mum's stuffing. thanks for the chance to win! amandasmother at aol dot com

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  33. SOooo hard to choose just one but if I must 😀, I will have to say the dressing!
    Thanks for this giveaway and Happy Thanksgiving!
    Connie
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  34. Yams!! Followed by stuffing. Helped my Mom make it often. And try as I might. Have never been able to duplicate the flavor. Best ever.
    Della at deepotter at peoplepc dot com

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  35. I love a Broccoli & Cheese Casserole I make it's delicious & of course turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes & cranberry jello mold. Thanks for this generous giveaway. Linda May lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  36. Mashed potatoes by far, then turkey. mommatoodle(at) msn dot com

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    1. I love stuffing. Katieh (at) mvdsl (dot) com

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  37. Ham would be my choice. Thanks for the chance! dr(dot)oldsmobileaticloud(dot)com

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  38. Leslie:
    My favorite is cornbread stuffing. I only have it twice a year.
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  39. Thank you for this opportunity. We of course all have our favorites but for me it's all about being in the kitchen cooking. This year I'm going to try a new dish with squash and brussel sprouts. Who knows it may be my new favorite. Lsum1258 at aol dot com.

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  40. Cranberries, I love them, so pretty too. Mine I like with orange zest. Thank you (at) aol (dot) come

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  41. pumpkin pie wendylouwho0327@gmail.com

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  42. I'm going to jump in and say that the stuffing is my favorite part. But maybe it's the mashed potatoes. Oh the turkey is so good too. Oh no I got it, the pumpkin pie is the winner for me! 😉Thanks!!

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  43. Stuffing. Not stuffed. We called it dressing.
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  44. Dressing.
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  45. While I (unfortunately) love all the Thanksgiving food, my favorite is the stuffing, just like my mom and grandma used to make. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    Sallycootie(AT)gmail (DOT)com.

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  46. There are so many foods that it is hard to choose a Thanksgiving favorite. If I had to choose, I would pick the sweet potato crunch casserole. Thanks so much for the chance.
    marlene(dot)ezell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. Pumpkin pie is my favorite.

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  48. I love turkey breast and yams. Dolphin4sm@aol.com

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  49. I look forward every Thanksgiving to the dressing! Oh, I know I could make dressing any day of the year but somehow having it only on Thanksgiving and Christmas makes it so much more of a treat.

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  50. I love candy yams. Yum.

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  51. The relish tray... olives, pickles, different cheeses. It's like a tiny buffet. =)
    konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Pumpkin pie with whipped creme. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  53. Garlic mashed potatoes with savoury gravy- Vegan of course!
    Cheers-
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. I look forward to turkey and your giveaway fun!

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  55. sweet potato casserole with the brown sugar and pecan topping!!

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  56. My favorite would have to be the dressing, or cranberry relish, but who can choose. chettysmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. Pumpkin pie, mmmmm.
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  58. Pumpkin pie, mmmmm.
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  59. Giveaway is closed. Winner has been notified. Thanks so much for playing along. Don't forget the Season's Readers Giveaway is ongoing her at Killer Characters, so scroll around there is lots to win!!

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