By Lucy Richardson from the Lighthouse Library series by Eva Gates
When I went to work this morning….
My colleagues burst through the library doors, weighted down by gravestones, skeleton parts, and a giant black spider.
I’ve never been a big lover of Halloween, mainly because, frankly, I don’t consider being scared at all fun.
Clearly, in that, I am in the minority.
I’m very confused. The time frame is seems right. It was the middle of October only the other day.
But I feel like I’ve been asleep for a hundred years.
I glanced at the calendar behind the circulation desk and got the shock of my life. Good heavens, can that be right! 2017 all ready?
How did that happen?
Let me think.
The last thing I remember is when Eva Gates put the finishing touches on Reading up a Storm, the third book chronicling my adventures at the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library. All was resolved, including my love life (at least for now), and I went happily to bed.
And now two years have passed! Everyone is acting as though nothing has happened and all is back to normal.
Am I Sleeping Beauty, or just a revitalized cozy character?
News from Eva Gates:
SAVED! Yes, Lucy Richardson, Charles the Library Cat, Butch the handsome cop, Connor the equally handsome mayor, and the whole gang will be back, sipping coffee and munching pastries at Josie’s Cozy Bakery, and solving crimes in the lighthouse. Even the ever-scheming Louise Jane with more tricks up her sleeve.
The Lighthouse Library series fell victim to Penguin Random House’s decision to trim their mass market paperback line. Being a work-for-hire, that seemed to be the end of the series. But the good people at Crooked Lane wanted to continue it, and the good people at Penguin kindly gave me the rights! I have just signed a contract with CL for three more books in the series.
Look for book 4 (as yet unnamed) in spring 2018.
Let’s celebrate with a contest!
I have large print copies of each of the three Lighthouse Library Books, By Book or by Crook, Booked for Trouble, and Reading Up A Storm. Winner’s choice. If you’ve already read the books, large print makes a nice donation to your library or senior’s residence or a gift to a hard-of-seeing friend. Please leave a comment her to enter. Include your email address so I can contact the winner. (or send me an email if you don't like to do that) Contest ends Friday evening. US and Canada residents.
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