Thursday, February 8, 2018

February - Love it or not so much?

So that rascally groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter. That's a lot of snow here on Mackinac Island. Hi, Mal here from the Candy-coated Mystery series. I'm a bit of a pampered pooch being as I'm part Poodle and part Bichon. I like things warm and dry. Snow and cold is not on my favorite list. It tends to ball up in my fur and make me look as if I'm a snow baby.
Here's an example:
I mean seriously, snow over my head? How's a person to...well, you know...
So six more weeks and then the snow melts and that's the best part. When the snow melts it's like the kitchen the day after a party. Things look a little disheveled and they smell a bit funky. I'm a dog. I like disheveled and funky.
I'm really good at sniffing out funky things like dead bodies and other mysterious stuff.
Plus, May is coming and with it the tourist season on Mackinac Island. I like tourist season because so many great people come for a visit. They stay a day or a week and leave happy and rested and full of fudge.
Anyway, our next book, Forever Fudge, comes out in September 2018 and by then we'll all be wishing for a little snow.
So question- do you prefer winter or summer? Should I go groundhog hunting?
Leave a comment below to win a copy of one of the Candy-coated mysteries.
In the meantime, stay warm and dry-Spring is on it's way.

40 comments:

  1. I prefer the fall and spring. I am not fond of extremes.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. Spring is my favorite season of the year. It is, to me, a new beginning after the cold and snow of winter. Hate winter! dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  3. I agree wholeheartedly with Mal - well at least about the cold and snow not so much about the funky part. They say you can put on but you can't take off but so much but that's ok. That's what they make a/c for. I'll take sunny days and being able to go outside without being wrapped in a zillion layers any day. There's just so much you can do when it's sunny and warm. As the kids say you are out of school completely in the summer. You don't have to wait for a blizzard to stay home and how much fun is that when you are just stuck at home. Maybe hunting that little groundhog might be a good idea. If Mal is anything like my 13 year old chihuahua furbaby, we won't hurt him but we sure could bury him in our toys in our closet around Groundhog's Day just so he couldn't see that dastardly shadow of his.

    Thank you for the amazing chance to win one of the Candy-coated mysteries!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  4. I’m a summer person although I like spring too.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  5. I enjoy winter, especially if we have some good snows.
    This would be a new series to me, but since I love candy and dogs, I am ptetty sure I would enjoy it!
    browninggloria at hotmail

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  6. I love summer, the heat, the long days and I have always enjoyed summer the most since I walk and sit out and read. I do not care for winter, too cold, dreary and too long. I have a Maltese, Guido, who looks just like the dog in the photo and he hates the cold and wears a sweater. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Summer is my favorite season. Sunshine and warmth is soothing. Cold and ice and snow impossible to manage. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. I love traveling in the summertime. We leave the UP of Michigan behind and head out west. bobwiesmann(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. It's summer all the way! duduerst(at)tds(dot)net

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  10. Winter definitely. Curling up with a good book, fireplace roaring and snow coming down is bliss. Then, the next day seeing the fresh snow, invigorating air and bright blue sky helps get me through the shoveling!! mlarkin (at) rmrgroup (dot) com

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  11. Autumn is actually my favorite season.
    I moved to south Florida from "up north" and don't miss the winters at all.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  12. I’m a Fall person! I love the colors and scents. The food! The warm days and cool nights! Winter is not so bad I guess. A good time to cuddle with a warm drink and read!

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  13. I'm a fall and spring girl. Our schnoodle Maxie likes snow. She's only 10 pounds so she can only handle SMALL snowfalls. lkleback at hotmail.com

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  14. I prefer summer. I enjoy the hot weather and the beach. Yes Mal, you should go ground hog hunting! This series would be great for winter reading!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Maryann

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  15. I don't have a favorite between the two. I think they both have their pros and con. I love the new cover! Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  16. I'd have to choose winter because I really hate the heat, however, my favorite season is fall.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Neither - I prefer autumn.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  18. Neither! Winter is too cold and snowy and summer is too hot and humid. I'll take fall or spring anytime.

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  19. Summer in Wisconsin...or Mackinac Island...winter in Arizona...remarkably similar. Temps in the 70s and 80s...sunshine. Lovely. Lldawnjm (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. I prefer autumn. Not a fan of summer or winter.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  21. I love both seasons for different reasons. I love the snow and I also love the summer with all the green and flowers!

    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  22. I love Spring and Fall. Thank you for the chance. Lamonicaks (at) gamil (dot) com

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  23. Spring is my favourite I love seeing the flowers come up. Daffodils and tulips are two of my favourite flowers and so it is a real bonus seeing them come to life. Thanks for the chance for this contest

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  24. I'm so wishy-washy .. I truly love every season. Fall and spring tend to be blissfully comfortable in Sturbridge, but snow on the lake is beautiful, and having the boat in the water in the summer is freeing. I'm not sure I could pick just one.

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  25. Well...I like snow...sorry folks...just for a week or two would be excellent...so I can appreciate the other seasons! Grew up in southern Ca so I know hot...love fall in colder climes because the leaves are so brilliant...and spring greens and flowers...gosh, I must love them all! LaFonRC@aol.com

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  26. And forgot....groundhog hunting isn’t worth the time or energy...there are always more to check for their shadow...and Mal....honey, stay safe...not saying you can’t hold your own...but Pauxatuney Phil weighs 20 lbs...and is 22 inches long....and he has really big teeth!

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  27. I really do like all the seasons, but enjoy Spring the very best.
    LibraryLady80 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  28. I rather it be fall. No extreme temperatures and in our area, it's usually dryer. I can get out and walk and putter around the yard. Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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  29. I prefer summer to winter. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. I am so tired of being cold. If I never knit another sock, I will be ok with that! I love Autumn. I feel it is the gift we get for being tough enough to face what's coming.

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  31. I love the spring. It is full of hope, warmer weather and lots of anticipation for the things to come! Mal, I definitely think that you should not go groundhog hunting, because the groundhog may not be so nice when you find it. However, I would recommend sniffing out a lovely doggy park so you can have fun with friends!

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  32. One of the best things about living in deep east Texas is that all of the seasons are pretty much alike except it's hotter than blazes in summer so I like Spring, Fall & Winter but could totally do without summer. lnchudej@yahoo.com

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  33. Both. Winter in Michigan should have snow. I live in Michigan, but I’m a troll. And summers on the water are spectacular. Love your books.
    Get that groundhog!

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  34. I prefer Fall and Spring although neither are very long.

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  35. Hi Mal, I love February. It's my birthday month! Jenkmill25@gmail.com

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  36. Gosh, I live in the Houston, Texas area, so Winter or Summer in my part of Texas?.. 40's-70's-80's with occasional drops in 20's-30's versus 150..lol..I do like the winter actually. nani_geplcs@yahoo.com

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  37. I live in Houston,TX, it is usually 9 months of summer and 3 months of everything else, so I enjoy a little variety. I love Spring though let's me enjoy my gardening more. Thanks for giving us a chance to enjoy another one of your books. bcollin981(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I'm a spring/fall person. Prefer that to summer or winter. Looking forward to reading "Forever Fudge". Love Mackinac Island and this series.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. I prefer winter. It's too blasted hot here in summer. This winter it's been in the 70s and 80s most of the time so we really only had a couple of weeks of "cold" weather.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  40. I love the winter when I don't have to drive in it :)
    anajs95 at gmail dot com

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