Get Cozy With Maddie Day!

Time to Get Cozy with Maddie Day/Edith Maxwell! She is such a delight to talk with. We had a fun chat.

Remember, Batter Off Dead, her latest in the Country Store series, is out now! Pick it up at Bookshop.org or get an autographed copy from Jabberwockybookshop.com. If you’ve already picked up a copy, you can get a signed bookplate at her website edithmaxwell.com.

Here’s the video of our chat:


Thanks again to Maddie Day (Edith Maxwell) for taking the time to chat. Next up Thursday: It’s Reading Roundup time. Check out all the books I’ve read since the middle of January.

Love author interviews? Check out my chat with Abby Collette, author of the Ice Cream Shop mysteries.

Who would you like to hear from next? Comment below with your picks.

Happy reading!

Amy

Author Maddie Day Coming To the Get Cozy Book Nook

Author Maddie Day is coming to the Get Cozy Book Nook! We’re having a chat that will be posted here on February 22nd. Each post leading up to then will include tidbits about Day and her writing. Here’s some to get started with:

Maddie Day is the author of the super popular Country Store mysteries. The series centers around Robbie Jordan who runs the Pans ‘N Pancakes country store restaurant in fictional South Lick, Indiana. Each book in the culinary cozy series includes recipes to go along with Robbie’s adventures as she finds herself solving murders. Get started with the first book in the series Flipped For Murder. Her newest book in the series, Batter Off Dead is out this month.

What do you want to know about Maddie Day, the process behind writing cozy mysteries, or what’s next for protagonist Robbie Jordan? Submit your questions here by Friday at noon and I’ll be sure to include them when I talk with her that afternoon.

Stay tuned Friday for a preview of my conversation with Maddie Day!

Want in? Order Flipped For Murder, Nacho Average Murder, or Batter Off Dead HERE and support the independent bookstore of your choice.

Stay tuned for more as we get cozy with Maddie Day here at the Get Cozy Book Nook!

Enjoy author interviews? Check out my chat with Abby Collette, who writes the Ice Cream Shop Murders series. Buy her books HERE

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July Reading Challenge: Six Books of Summer

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It doesn’t get really hot in the mountains of Colorado, where I live, but the sun does start to beat down during July. It’s the time of year that I divide between the necessary (work, cleaning, writing) and reading (the focus of my life whenever I can steal a moment). My husband is refurbishing our deck in August, so I’m going to try to spend as much time out there as possible in July (accompanied by some kind of fruity drink-ok, I’m not great with mixology, so it’s probably just lemonade or iced tea). Our new dog loves to sunbathe, so that should be an hour or so of quiet, sunshiny reading time most afternoons.

Starting July 1st, I’m holding my first reading challenge on the blog ever. It’s summer reading time, so I’m focusing on books with summer themes or that came out this summer. So the challenge is to read six summer books in July.

My Choices:

  1. Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld – Not a summer themed book, but came out at the beginning of summer and my library hold just came through so it’s a must read. The fictionalized story of what Hillary Clinton’s life would have been like if she had never married Bill. Released May 19th.
  2. Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews (got this on NetGalley) – A reporter returns to her hometown in Florida and must look after her grandmother, help save the family newspaper, and unravel a political mystery (and maybe find love? who knows). Released May 5th.
  3. One Perfect Summer by Brenda Novak — One of my favorite romance authors. The story of a woman who discovers through a commercial DNA test that she has two sisters. The sisters meet at the woman’s family lake house in Lake Tahoe and discover things in common and may even find love on the way. Released April 7th.
  4. Summer by the Tides by Denise Hunter (my church book club pick) — A Christian novel that is a story of family secrets, forgiveness, and romance. Released May 21st.
  5. Nacho Average Murder by Maddie Day (got from NetGalley)– Robbie Jordan returns to California for her high school reunion and has to unravel her late mother’s death, that was apparently not from natural causes. The seventh book in the Country Store mystery series. Release date is today (June 30th).
  6. Peachy Scream by Anna Gerard (got from NetGalley) — A Georgia B&B owner turns to amateur theater to find the killer of a Shakespearean actor. Release date August 11th.

Six books may be a lot to read in July, but many summer books are short, light reads that will keep you engrossed in a summer paradise while you’re social distancing and probably getting mask tan lines.

Looking for more books? Check out my shop at Bookshop.org and support indie bookstores with your purchase.

So what’s your Summer Six? Are you planning to read them all in July or spreading them out for the rest of summer? Let me know what your Summer Six is in the comments. Happy reading!

–Amy

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