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On again, off again, ON AGAIN–Jolie Tucker and Mick Meiser are giving their relationship another try. Things seem to be working out for them so far, and love is on the menu all over Leavensport! An unexpected pregnancy with a surprising partner, a therapist pairs off with the chief of police, and the mayor of Leavensport falls for Jolie’s Aunt Fern!
Although Leavensport is serving up affairs of the heart, there are a lot of mysterious activities lurking in the air. The townspeople awake to find freshly dug empty holes throughout the fields that were recently up for sale under suspicious circumstances. Jolie and Ava believe they are taking a break from solving murders when they start teaching an online cooking course–until they witness one of their students take a stake through the heart!
Welcome to Leavensport, OH, where DEATH takes a DELICIOUS turn!
Character blog post: Bradley Samson
I have always lived in Leavensport. This place is home to me. My sister, Delilah, lives here, too. She’s a knucklehead, but I love her. There were some rough patches a few years ago with the two of us, but she and I are getting along a lot better lately. See, a while back, I had a huge crush on this girl … but what I didn’t realize was this girl was more interested in my sister Delilah than in me. I didn’t handle it very well. I realize that now. But Delilah and Ava are a great couple, and we have all become good friends. Ava co-owns Cast Iron Creations, a restaurant in the village, with her BFFfriend Jolie. Now that is some good eats! You should stop by if you are ever in town.
Delilah has an art shop and an art gallery. She teaches art classes at the shop. She is really talented–but don’t tell her I said that.
I’m more of a tech geek. People come to me if they need help with their computers or televisions or audio equipment. I think of it is as a hobby, plus, I like helping people.
I work at the local newspaper, The Village Herald, on the online edition, now that Lou—er—well, that’s an entire story in itself—check out Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Murder to find out what happened to my previous boss. I know everything that happens in this village. It’s my job. And I gotta say, in the past few years, things have changed. There have been murders, crimes, and mysterious things going on around here. I don’t want to see my hometown turn into a dangerous place. To be honest, it’s kind of getting me down.
I have also been pretty glum lately because I found out that my girlfriend–well, ex-girlfriend–Lydia is pregnant, and it isn’t mine. She won’t tell me whose it is. But we are over, that’s for sure. And of course, in such a small village, gossip travels fast. If I ever run into the guy she was fooling around with … I would probably punch that guy in the face right there on the sidewalk!
There are some good-looking, single women in Leavensport. Maybe I’ll try the dating scene again sometime soon. Wish me luck!
About the Authors
Moving into her second decade working in education, Jodi Rath has decided to begin a life of crime in her The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series. Her passion for both mysteries and education led her to combine the two to create her business MYS ED, where she splits her time between working as an adjunct for Ohio teachers and creating mischief in her fictional writing. She currently resides in a small, cozy village in Ohio with her husband and her seven cats.
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Rebecca Grubb utilizes her experience in the high school English classroom and her decades as a bookworm to coach writers and edit fiction and creative non-fiction. She enjoys reading and writing books, particularly mysteries and science fiction. She lives in a small town in Ohio with her husband and the three mischievous children.
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