Congratulations to Kathy Cretsinger on her new novel, Bogged Down by Murder, releasing, August 31, 2020. Please welcome her as she shares a little bit about herself and her book. She is also offering an opportunity for someone to win a free copy. Continue reading to find out how to enter the drawing.
Thank you, Loretta, for having me on your blog. I really appreciate the opportunity to tell your guests about Bogged Down by Murder and Shady Valley, Tennessee.
One of the most beautiful, untouched places in the world is Shady Valley, Tennessee. Nestled between Holston Mountain, Iron Mountain, and Cross Mountain in the northeast corner of Tennessee is the sleepy community of Shady Valley. My husband was born and raised there, and we lived there twice. The air is fresh, and the people are friendly. A little bite of heaven with cranberry bogs.
A couple of years ago, we went to see family and to attend the Cranberry Festival. Our daughter took a week from her family and went with us. As we were leaving and talking about Shady Valley, our daughter, Diane Turpin, said, “Nothing shady ever happens in Shady Valley.” That one statement started wheels turning in my head. The “what if’s” began running around my head. The seed was planted, and the story began.
After two years, the story came to an end. There are several more stories in the future for Nothing Shady Ever Happens in Shady Valley. The first book in the series is Bogged Down by Murder.
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Summary of Bogged Down by Murder
City girl, Daisy McQueen, inherits her grandmother’s farm in the mountains of East Tennessee, Shady Valley to be exact. Daisy owns a company, Smart Living, that teaches people how to live healthy, and she is used to city life. Shady Valley only has one small store and one restaurant.
Daisy finds a dead body in her cranberry bog, and she is the number one murder suspect. Harry Greer helps her with her investigation without realizing Daisy is one of the richest women in the world with her company, Smart Living.
Hunters are secretly entering her property from the Appalachian Trail at night. Harry wants to protect her, but Daisy wants to teach the people in Shady Valley how to eat and live healthy.
Someone wants her dead.
Kathy Cretsinger and her husband migrated from the hills of East Tennessee to the flatlands of Kentucky several years ago to be close to their children and grandchildren. This brought another change in their lives. Kathy began publishing her books, and a few years later, she decided to help other authors who are having a hard time in the publishing industry by starting Mantle Rock Publishing LLC. Recently, Kathy sold most of her publishing company to Scriverings Press.
Kathy loves being close to her family and enjoys growing orchids, which continue to multiply. She is now finding more time to write the books that have lived in her head for the last few years. Visit her at kathycretsinger.com where she has a weekly blog.
You can find out more about Kathy by visiting her website at kathycretsinger.com.
Kathy Cretsinger says
Thank you, Loretta, for letting me tell about my book. I will be in Shady Valley at the Cranberry Festival, October 10, 2020. I can’t wait to see everyone again. Looking forward to see the mountains and visiting with family. If anyone is in the area, I will be in the school gym/cafeteria with my books. Come by and see me!
Loretta Eidson says
My pleasure, Kathy. The Cranberry Festival sounds like fun.
Regina Merrick says
Great post, Kathy, Loretta!! Can’t wait to read the complete novel – I already have it ordered!
Loretta Eidson says
Thank you, Regina. I’m thrilled for Kathy’s new release.
Kathy A. Cretsinger says
Thanks, my writing buddy. You’ve already read the first chapter, but it has changed some since you read it. I am so excited to get this published. Now to work on “Death by Doubloons”.