Thursday, October 15, 2015

Rick Colgan here . . .

You all know my sister, Sophie, right?  Well, silly question I guess.  If you’ve been to Snowflake, Vermont, I’m sure you’ve met her.  She’s a ski instructor at the Snowflake Resort in the winter and when she isn’t working she’s hanging out a lot at the By the Spoonful Soup Shop, the restaurant her best friend Lucky runs, and the place where her husband is the chef.  Yup, she’s a married lady now.  She's Sophie Colgan DuBois.  

I love my sister to death, but she’s tortured me and driven me crazy.  Especially in Ladle to theGrave, the first (and probably only) book where I actually appear.  See, I took off when I was young and did my best to stay away.  There are reasons for that.  I’m sure if you’ve read my story you’ll understand why.  I didn’t commit a murder but I helped to cover one up. 
It was real tough telling my sister about it.  I knew it would throw her for an unbelievable loop.  She was pretty upset and disappeared for a while herself.  I didn’t want to tell her what had happened years before, but she wouldn’t stop pressuring me.  So I finally broke down.  The truth is out now and I don’t know if the police will come after me.  I’m hoping they don’t, but I’m taking off anyway.  Good luck trying to find me.  I can tell you this, I’m not gonna make it easy.  Not after all that’s happened.

I love my sister with all my heart.  And I’m so proud of her and the life she’s made for herself.  She may not believe that, but it’s true.  I hope she understands why I had to leave. 

I feel bad but I think if she gives it a little thought, she’ll have some sympathy for my situation.  I just hope she knows I love her and I’m always thinking of her – no matter what.  

You can visit my author, Connie Archer, at her website, at and Twitter @SnowflakeVT.  

You won't want to miss any of the adventures in Snowflake, Vermont, so stay tuned for the upcoming A Clue in the Stew, available for pre-order now.


  1. As a transplanted Northerner who misses the snow, I love the name Snowflake! Sounds like a good series.

  2. I would love to have Rick show back up. I can't wait for the next book!!!!!!

    And Janet, this is a fantastic series.