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...