Guest Post: Katherine H. Brown
Let’s begin with a little about me. I’m Katherine Brown and I live in Texas. I hate winter (even our mild ones) and I am addicted to books. I love words, the power of them, their infinite possibilities, reading them and writing them.
For me, a road trip first means a trip to the library to stock up on as many books as they will let me check out to read in the car and on vacation (good news – my daughter has a library card now too – that equals twice as many books!). Nancy Drew was a favorite series of mine, as were the Redwall books by Brian Jacques.
You came here to find new books though, not talk about old favorites. I am beyond excited to tell you about my brand-new YA Cozy Mystery series. Rest, Relax, Run for Your Life is book 1 of the Ooey Gooey Bakery Mystery Series. Piper Rivers and Samantha Lowe, best friends and business partners, own and run the Ooey Gooey Bakery in Seashell Bay. This book is a mix of all of my favorite things: delicious baked goods, the beach, a spa (okay so I’ve only had like one spa experience – still it made an impression), and a mystery.
Piper Rivers is not quite a tomboy, but she isn’t the fashionista her friend Sam is. Their interaction is fun and funny, picking at each other as friends do. They are also willing to do whatever it takes for each other, which Sam demonstrates when she is ready to defend Piper from a strange gift, with a stiletto if necessary.
Another favorite character of readers so far, catching me by surprise, is Gladys. Gladys is much older than these two friends in their twenties, but she has spunk and a great sense of humor. Gladys wasn’t part of the contest that won Piper and Sam the spa trip, but she joins them on the adventure just the same. She’s looking for connection and fun. In one interview, the question was posed whether or not I would consider doing a spin-off book just of Gladys! I’m thinking about it…maybe more readers will have suggestions for that.
I received a huge compliment when, in a review, Rest, Relax, Run for Your Life was praised as having a YA Nancy Drew or Murder, She Wrote vibe to it. I was grinning so big my face hurt, no joke. To learn that people enjoy something you poured months of time and heart into is a huge reward.
I hope that you find all that you are looking for here at the Whodunnit Summit. I can’t wait to look around and “meet” new authors too! If you decide to check out my book, I love and appreciate feedback and reviews.
Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. - Book 2 is on the way!
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