Monday, October 12, 2015

Guest Post and Giveaway - Bread of the Dead by Ann Myers


Bread of the Dead
Bread of the Dead (Santa Fe Cafe Mystery #1)
Release Date: September 29, 2015 by William Morrow
368 pages

About the Book: 
The Day of the Dead is approaching in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and cook Rita Lafitte is busy decorating sugar skulls, taste-testing pan de muerto (bread of the dead), and refashioning her post-divorce life. She loves her job at Tres Amigas Cafe and feels like she’s found a good home for herself and her teenage daughter…until her kindly landlord is found dead next door, seemingly from suicide.Although Rita discovers evidence of murder, the police aren’t convinced, especially one of the lead detectives who’s also Rita’s ex-husband. To uncover the truth behind her friend’s death, Rita teams up with her octogenarian boss Flori, the town’s most celebrated snoop. Soon, their investigation encompasses other crimes, including break-ins and the murder of their number-one suspect. Rita won’t feel safe until the killer is caught. But when she unearths a long-buried secret, will she become the next victim?
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Guest Post - Favorite Books from Childhood
Hi, Trish. I’m so happy to be here and that you asked me this question! I’m an only child and grew up in the country with no neighbors in sight, so I read a LOT. Favorites are hard to pick. I loved classics like Pippi Longstocking, The Wind in the Willows, and Little House on the Prairie. I also liked Beatrix Potter and Tasha Tudor books and The Tomten (by the author of Pippi, Astrid Lindgren, with such sweet illustrations). Then there’s The Grapes of Wrath, which I normally wouldn’t call a childhood favorite, except it makes me think of my grandmother. She and I once listened to the entire unabridged audio version while putting together a giant puzzle. What a choice for light summer fun!  
 
But the book I’d most love to read again, you won’t know, unless we’re related and don’t realize it. My talented, artistic mother wrote and illustrated books for me when I was little. The best was The Incredibly Worthless Journey. Fabulous title, right? The main characters were our Scottie dog and guinea pig, who set off to catch a Thanksgiving turkey for their poor, elderly owners. Adventures ensued, and the dog and pig eventually managed to snag a bird, only to discover that their owners had already gotten one. Tragically, the sole copy was lost in a house fire. Years later my mom tried to recreate the book. However—more hurdles—my parents had become vegetarians and couldn’t reconcile the whole tricking-and-eating-the-nice-turkey storyline. My mom (now on a different diet) says she might finish it someday. I hope so. More generations should enjoy a tale of good old-fashioned futility. And there’s a guinea pig!


About the Author: 
Ann Myers, her husband, and extra-large housecat live in Colorado but, like Rita, feel most at home in Santa Fe.
 
GIVEAWAY:
Three (3) copies of Bread of the Dead by Ann Myers (US)
Ends Oct. 28
Prizing is provided by the publisher, hosts are not responsible.

This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.

6 comments:

Kim Amundsen said...

New author for me. Always excited when I find someone I haven't read before.

Candace said...

It's so hard to pick childhood favorites, I had so many!

Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop!

Ann Myers said...

Thanks for having me on and featuring Bread of the Dead!

Becky Richardson said...

I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance. brichardson0056@yahoo.com

Malka E said...

sounds fun!

Carol said...

Having just listened to the audio version of Bread of the Dead, I can say it makes for a very stimulating read while on a long drive. Now to pick up the audio of Grapes of Wrath! Such a great book to have as a childhood memory, Ann. Kudos on your yummy book - can't wait to read the next one!