Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Grandma Daisy Knows Best

by Daisy Waverly from Crime and Poetry

There’s nothing wrong with playing a trick on the young if it’s for their own good, and I knew lying to my granddaughter Violet was for her own good. Yes, yes, I know that in theory lying is wrong, but telling one little white lie was the only way that I would ever convince Violet to return to Cascade Springs. When she was seventeen, she fled from the village and swore never to return, so you see, I had to resort to drastic measures. And all right you got me; it wasn’t exactly a white lie which I told. I told her that I was dying. I even played a convincing near death scene on the telephone when I called her to tell her my time was short. I do love melodrama, and it’s not often I have the chance to indulge. Yes, I know it all sounds a bit heartless, but believe me when I say I had Violet's best interests at heart. This was a time when Grandma knew best.

Why did Violet need to come back? I’m sure you wonder. I can’t tell you all of it, not yet, but I will say that she came back to fulfill her destiny, to follow in the footsteps of generations of the women, and to heal her broken heart. Now aren’t all those goods reasons to tell a little lie?

As you can imagine Violet dropped everything to rush to my fictitious deathbed. I wouldn’t have expected anything less from my dear girl. And as you can imagine, she wasn’t amused when she found me to be in perfect health. She even threatened to leave the village the very next morning. However, circumstances were such that she couldn’t leave because I needed her help more than ever. You see, my friend Benedict, was killed. He was a kind and goodhearted man. He didn’t deserve to die. I’m brokenhearted over his passing, and to make matters worse, the police seem to think I might have had something to do with his death. Violet, my sweet Violet, is the only one who can prove them wrong.

To celebrate the upcoming release of CRIME AND POETRY, Amanda Flower will be giving away four $50 gift cards to either Barnes and Noble or Amazon through her website 2/1/16-4/5/16. Visit for details how to enter!  

Amanda Flower, a four time Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Amanda is a librarian in Northeast Ohio. She also writes as USA Today Bestselling Author Isabella Alan. Her next release it CRIME AND POETRY coming April 5, 2016.


  1. Crime and Poetry sounds like a delightful read! I am looking forward to it.

  2. Congratulations on your release.

  3. I am looking forward to this one! It sounds interesting!!!

  4. I can hardly wait. Counting the days!!

  5. I am really looking forward to this!

  6. That is a very nice giveaway!

  7. will have to order tomorrow