By Reba Almeida from Maddie Day's Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries - read down for a giveaway
Good day, readers. I am Mac Almeida's grandmother Reba. We live on Cape Cod, the whole family, nearly. I'm an old lady - in fact, a quite little old lady at four foot eleven - and I feel blessed to have kin gathered around.
Of course, Mac calls me Abo Ree. "Abo" is just how Cape Verdeans say "Grandma." Since my late husband emigrated as a child from those islands in the Atlantic off the coast of Senegal, my son Joseph speaks some Kriolu, too, and the term just stuck. Me, I'm as American as they come, retired from a career as a teacher in the Boston schools.
I'm so proud of Mac and the success of her Mac's Bikes shop. I even pop in and help out from time to time when she's short handed, at least when I'm not off at aqua aerobics, garden club, or all my other regular activities. I only live down the street, after all. One of my other activities is keeping track of shenanigans on Main Street with my spyglass. I've even been able to report a few bad guys to the Westham PD, too.
I'll tell you, I sure am glad Mac came through her latest adventure safe and alive. That crazy book group of hers started thinking they were in one of the mysteries they read! But she's fine. They all are. Well, you'll have to read the book herself to find out what happened.
Our author has a copy of the new book to give away. Tell me about your grandma, or another old lady in your life, now or from when you were younger (and include your email address). Good luck, kids!
Maddie Day creates the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. As Edith Maxwell, this Macavity- and Agatha-nominated author writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, and award-winning short crime fiction.
Maxwell is President of Sisters in Crime New England. She lives north of Boston with her beau and two cats, and blogs here and with the other Wicked Cozy Authors. You can find her on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and at her web site, edithmaxwell.com.