Friday, August 9, 2019

Scared

by Jocelyn from the Deputy Donut Mysteries by Ginger Bolton

I took a year off between high school and college to train for gymnastics and perform in meets, and also to earn money for college.

I'm working for the summer at Deputy Donut. My bosses are really nice. Tom used to be the police chief of Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, and Emily is his daughter-in-law.

I really like working at Deputy Donut. There's even a darling cat, also named Deputy Donut, who stays in the office while we work. And I can ride my bike back and forth to work.

But on the Fourth of July, something happened that really frightened me. To make matters worse, someone I knew died that evening, and then I was really scared.

Looking back on it, my reactions didn't help, and I compounded one mistake with others. My gymnastics training helps in some situations, but in others, well, maybe I should have just sat down and planned better.


You can find out how Jocelyn, Emily, Tom, Dep the cat, and all the others got through a murderous Fourth of July in Deputy Donut, in stores August 27. You can pre-order now. Meanwhile, the Kindle edition of the  first book in the series, Survival of the Fritters, is heavily discounted at Amazon!



Praise for Jealousy Filled Donuts:

Grab yourself a donut and a copy of this page turner! - Connie Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, moderncat


Bolton keeps the reader guessing throughout. Yummy donut recipes round out a whodunit (or is it a whodonut?) sure to please cozy fans. - Publishers Weekly



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Did you have a memorable summer job when you were a teen? One person who answers below in the comment section will be chosen randomly to win a signed copy of the second Deputy Donut Mystery, Goodbye Cruller World. Or if you've already read it, maybe we can make a deal with another book by Ginger Bolton or one by her alter-ego, Janet Bolin, who worked as a 100-pound bouncer at teen dances in an outdoor pavilion one summer...








19 comments:

  1. My most memorable summer job was working at a fast-food place. The people were fun, and at the end of the night we got to take home any food left over. The only thing that could have made it better is if they'd served donuts! mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  2. A summer job which I enjoyed and was unforgettable was a day camp counselor. This experience was wonderful, the kids fun, and the activities and setting perfect. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  3. A memorable summer job was a mother's helper. Way back in the olden days mother's with little ones needed help and a break so a mother's helper was there for everything. Babysitting, going the the park, and just being helpful for the overworked and tired out mother. This job did not last long as the mother was difficult to please. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. One summer I worked two jobs: one in an office supply store (way before Staples etc.) and the other in a nursing home.
    The nursing home was quite an education!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  5. The only summer job I ever have had in high school and college was as a billing clerk for a trucking company. After college I worked a few other jobs but ended up in the transportation industry.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. The most interesting summer job when I was in high school was working as a hostess at a restaurant/bar located in an old house, that was called The Old House. I worked with an incredible mix of people and there was never a dull moment. bobandcelia at sbcglobal dot net

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  7. Worked at a nursing home, though not just for the summer. Worked there through high school, college, and another job. Have been there 14 years now.
    Love this series. One of my favorites!
    kozo8989@hotmail.com

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  8. Thank you for the chance to win!! I worked at a daycare then Starbucks when I was in high school, but my favorite job was pet sitting. prockish2013@gmail .com

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  9. My summer job was walking the soybean fields to pull out the weeds in the summer in the Midwest. Usually we were done by noon because of the heat/humidity, but it was work! Thanks for the chance to win. I am in love with this series! ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  10. My first real job other than babysitting was at the beginning of the summer at a donut shop, 6 mornings a week. I kept working Sat mornings during the school year, though, and worked there for 2 years until I could get a retail job. Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  11. Between my junior and senior year in high school I worked as an assistant at a day camp for preschoolers with disabilities. It was difficult,but I learned a lot.
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. My first job other than babysitting was answering phones and being the receptionist at the office where my dad worked. It was so long ago that I used a switchboard. Thanks for the chance. ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  13. My job was as a baseball scorekeeper for our town's men's league. No extra money for extra innings! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. My mother always found me chores to do around the house and yard. The chores no-one ever wanted to do.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  15. In my teens, I worked for our local police station through a summer program from our high school. When requested, along with other students to paint an assistant chief's office. I refused stating this was not in my job description as I was not going to get paid extra for this additional work. I was hired as a filing clerk to the traffic department. I won the fight (with a bunch of snobby students pouting) with my professionalism (that was what my official boss stated!) She stated. "Standing up for your own rights IS the right thing to do." Thank you for the opportunity to win an awesome signed book!
    teddi1961(at)arcemont(dot)com

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  16. I worked at Walmart when I was a teenager. It was a fun job. Thanks for the chance! JL_Minter(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. Oh but this sounds like a wonderful story. When I was 13 I got epilepsy, so during my teen years, it was all about trying to get my medication to control the seizures. And because my body was constantly changing during that time, it was difficult. So I stayed close to home other than going to school and church. quilting lady 2 at comcast dot net

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  18. Babysitting was my summer job. Fulltime taking care of 3 kids.

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  19. Congratulations to Teddi1961--the random number generator chose you to win a signed copy of Goodbye Cruller World.

    Thank you, everyone, for your comments. They brought back memories!

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