Tuesday, October 3, 2017

High Five from Danna Beedle

NEWS: Denisesc is the randomly selected winner. Congrats, Denise, and I'm so sorry I don't have an ARC for everyone!

By Danna Beedle, from Maddie Day's Country Store Mysteries -  with a giveaway!

Hi, you guys. My boss Robbie Jordan said our author told her it was my turn to talk over here. Whatevs. So I've been working for Robbie since last fall. I was super lucky to fall into a cooking job. I love making food, like, above all else.

My mom, who happens to be the mayor of South Lick, Indiana where we live, really wanted me to go to college after high school. But I was so not into that, you know? Robbie had hired an assistant for her new breakfast and lunch restaurant - and it's super cool, in an old country store she fixed up herself - but the jerk quit before opening day. When I saw Robbie's Craigslist ad, I was all over it and she hired me on the spot.

Usually I'm the one who comes up with the special of the day. Me and Robbie and our other cook, Turner, we alternate cooking, busing tables, taking orders, and cleaning up. Robbie's like really good at doing as much grunt work as we do.

But I'll tell ya, somehow she keeps getting mixed up in these murders. It's kinda creepy, but it turns out she's good at solving them. I keep hoping some of that will rub off on me. Being a cook AND a PI? What an awesome life that would be.

Hey, catch ya later. Stay cool, dudes and girls.
Jessica Ruth Photography photo of graphic designer
Tessa Magnuson used with permission 
Oh, wait! I was supposed to ask you a question, and tell you that one person who answers will win a, like, early copy of the next book, Biscuits and Slashed Browns. (Doesn't that name just give you the shivers? It does me.) So let's see. I know! Who do you think should play me in the movie version of the series? On second thought, forget it. I doubt they'd find an actress to play me - nearly six feet tall with red dreadlocks to my butt, kinda like the girl in this picture? Yeah. No.

So who should play Robbie? She's like five four, with black curly hair, has really strong legs, kind of curvy in her hips. Not skinny, but not fat, either. Fun!

So put your answers in the Comments and I'll see if I can help the author pick the winner tomorrow. Make sure you include your email address so she can reach you (yeah, I  know, that's so dinosaurish, but hey, it works). 


Macavity-nominated Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, and award-winning, Agatha-nominated short crime fiction. As Maddie Day she creates the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries.

Maxwell is President of Sisters in Crime New England. She lives north of Boston with her beau and three cats, and blogs here, with the other Wicked Cozy Authors, and with the Midnight Ink Writers. You can find her on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and at her web site, edithmaxwell.com.

32 comments:

  1. Mila Kunis could do. She would have to have her hair curled. She still looks quite young.

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  2. I am not sure how tall she is but Olivia Munn might be good, also need some curls.. Thanks for the chance to win!

    salvatoresmom71(at) yahoo (dot) com.

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  3. I can’t think of an actress off hand but I’m looking foward to the next book.
    sgiden@verizon(.)net

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  4. Olivia Munn. marycadahia@charter.net

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  5. I am always so bad at this game! If we can pick anyone, how about someone like Lea Michele from an old tv show?
    Thanks!
    JHolden95(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I think Sarah Hyland from Modern Family. Can't wait to read this one, have loved them all.
    jermar0813@gmail.com

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  7. I think Jennifer Love Hewitt could do it.

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  8. Congratulations on your release Edith. I am truly looking forward to getting this book. I love this series, but since I rarely go to the movies and don't watch many (like none) sitcoms more than once if that, I honestly could not think of anyone who could play this role of Robbie. But I hope that Hallmark Mysteries picks this series to be made into tv movies to find out who they would choose.
    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of Biscuits and Slashed Browns.
    Best of everything.
    Cynthia B.

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  9. If I were to win, here is my info. that I neglected to add.
    Cynthia

    ceblain (AT) tmlponline (DOT) net

    Thank you.

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  10. If she dyed her hair, Kristen Bell would be perfect. My guilty pleasure was Veronica Mars! bobwiesmann (AT) gmail (DOT) com.

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  11. Don't know the character well enough to make a suggestion.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  12. Congratulations and best wishes on this lovely release. Madison Riley for the role. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Wish I could think of someone but I simply don't know contemporary actors. I mostly watch older police/ mysteries. I am looking forward to Robbie's next adventure! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  14. I have this on my list to read. It would be great to win it. Thanks!

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  15. I think Jennifer Love Hewett would be perfect.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  16. I think Mila Kunis would be good. Offhand, I can't think of anyone else right now. Can't wait to read the book! mcastor07(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I like Kristen Bell for the role. Can't wait for this next installment! ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  18. Kristen Bell would be a good choise.Candykennedy45@gmsail.com

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  19. Karen Gillan. My email is: norbert8bubba@yahoo.com

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  20. How about Lucy Hale? turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. No actress comes to mind.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  22. Ok. I'm binge reading this series. Almost finished with #2 - "Grilled for Murder". Would love to have #4 ready to go after I finish #3. I think Anna Kendrick would make a good Robbie. She might be a little shorter than Robbie, but she could pull it off.
    deniseannsc@yahoo.com

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    1. Denise, you are the randomly selected winner! Please email your mailing address to me at edith at edithmaxwell dot com. And congratulations!

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  23. I can't think of an actress off the top of my head right now. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    jenbates1967@gmail.com

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  24. I think Jenna Dewan Tatum would be a perfect Robbie. Thank you for the opportunity. Jacee0401@yahoo.com

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  25. Oh I'm horrible at this game...I'm going to go with Hailee Seinfeld. Thanks for the chance to win too.
    Awilcox1182@gmail.com

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  26. I can't think of anyone who fits the description. I need to watch more TV or movies.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  27. I was thinking Jenna Dewan Tatum and I see someone above thinks so too, lol.

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  28. Oops, email is karamarks0463@att.net. Thanks!

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  29. I immediately thought of Pauley Perrette for you and let's transform Emma Stone for Robbie.
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  30. Pauley Perette would be an excellent choice! trotskyn@att.net

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  31. I would love to see Pauley Perette. She plays such a great character on NCIS and I'm sure she would fit right in. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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