Friday, July 20, 2012

Coffee with a canine: Janet Bolin & Laddie and Lacy

This weekend's featured trio at Coffee with a Canine: Janet Bolin and Laddie and Lacy.

The author, on how her dogs influenced her new novel, Threaded for Trouble:
Laddie and Lacy offer writing advice as you will see from the photos. To help me remember their advice, they use the acronym DOGS:
Decide whether to outline or fly into the mist.
Observe everything carefully.
Go for the road untaken.
Sniff out clues to mysterious disappearances...[read on]
About Threaded for Trouble, from the publisher:
Welcome back to Threadville, Pennsylvania, where crafts are king, and a “killer” sewing machine lives up to its name

Darlene Coddlefield, the winner of a national sewing competition, has come to Willow Vanderling’s embroidery shop, In Stitches, to be presented with a top-of-the-line Chandler Champion sewing and embroidery machine as her prize. But Darlene’s triumph is short-lived after she’s found dead under her sewing table, apparently crushed by the heavy machine.

It soon becomes clear that this was no freak accident. Who had it in for Darlene Coddlefield? The long string of suspects includes Darlene’s fire chief husband. So Willow and her best friend, Haylee, become volunteer firefighters to uncover the truth. But when a second sewing machine sparks trouble, the friends realize they may have jumped from the frying pan into the fire…
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Read--Coffee with a Canine: Janet Bolin and Laddie and Lacy.

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