Sunday, February 13, 2011

Column Contest at The Cape Crier

Posted by Candy Holliday
for the Candy Holliday Murder Mysteries
by B.B. Haywood

Cape Willington, Maine is a great town -- quirky maybe, but I wouldn't want it to be any other way. I have not regretted moving here to live with my Dad, Henry 'Doc' Holliday and help him run his blueberry farm Holliday's Blueberry Acres.

I have enough work with the blueberry farm, but to make ends meet I have fit together odd jobs like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. I now bake pies for Melody's Cafe, work at the Black Forest Bakery for Herr Georg, and write the community column for the local paper The Cape Crier. How I got that job is a long story and had to do with one Sapphire Vine, Blueberry Queen. I get anxious thinking about it.

Now the problem is, BB Haywood has not been very original in naming said column. It is now called Community Corner. I would love to rename it but with all that is going on I don't have an original thought in my head.

It's (for Mat~) a beautiful day today. Sunny, bright blue sky and freezing cold. I have deliveries to make, so after I load up the jeep I will be on my way down the Coastal Loop.

First stop is The Main Street Diner where dad will be with his buddies. Dad said call it The Pumpkin Vine." After all you are my favorite Halloween born daughter! ". He wouldn't offer any other suggestions. Next stop Melody's to deliver blueberry pies. "Call it Candy's Crusty Tidbits" she said on her way to the kitchen. At the Black Forest Herr Georg said " whatever you name it, it will be perfect meine liebchen".

Then what really made me mad was I heard through the grapevine what Wanda Boyle said. She said "just shut down the whole paper. She has no right to that job anyway". Wow.

My best friend Maggie's suggestion will never happen~"call it Candy's Sweet Happenings"! Not on your life Mags.

Soooo, That leaves one option. I am starting a 'name that column' contest. The contest will run until April 1st. The winner will receive one signed set of BB Haywood's books! You can send your suggestions to, or on the blog at
Thanks for your much needed help!!!


BB Haywood writes the Candy Holliday series. The newest release is Town in a Lobster Stew. Visit Candy and the townspeople of Cape Willington at


  1. Can't wait to read this one. Sounds terrific!!

  2. What a wonderful farm and area! Fresh blueberries - yum.

  3. Looking forward to the next book! We're about to add some blueberries to the breakfast today -- always yummy!

    How about "The Blueberry Buzz"?

  4. I suppose The Murder Manifesto just wouldn't fly. Looking forward to the new book!


  5. Hi, Candy. What fun. A name that column contest. "Candy's Sweet Talk" might work. LOL


  6. Oh, I love both Erika's "The Blueberry Buzz" and Avery's "Candy's Sweet Talk."

  7. ..Since I live in VT..Maine is my next Favorite State...Will Visit"Melody's Cafe on my next trip. :).But will Certainly visit your website..Will do my best to "Name The Column Contest"Much Success

  8. I love Blueberry Buzz! How about Cape Chatter or Around the Cape?

    Thanks for joining us today, Candy!

    ~ Sophie Winston
    Domestic Diva Mysteries

  9. What a great idea! I'm sure you'll get lots of wonderful ideas from the blogosphere ... and I can't wait to hear what you end up with.

  10. I love to read mysteries