Saturday, December 23, 2017

Weekend Writing Warriors Dec 23-24

Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly blog hop where participants post 8 to 10 sentences of their latest release or work-in-progress. All genres represented; commenting is encouraged. Spread the word, share the love. Twitter hashtag #8sunday.

This is my second entry (first entry here) with #wewriwa and my genre is magical cozy mystery. My WIP excerpt is from book two of a series featuring Mack the Magical Cat, titled, Ma Tutt's Secret Spice. Each week I'll simply post the next 8 to 10 sentences, so obviously not all of these will be complete scenes. Still, should be fun. For all snippets, click #WIPSnippet.

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Martía Cooper was one hundred years old but didn’t look a day past twenty-four. That’s the age she and her husband Rohan stopped growing old, for some mysterious reason. The Coopers were Gypsies and Dolly, though privy to their secret, still mostly chalked the strange and wondrous happenings that surrounded them to their intriguing Romany background.

Including the presence of Mack, a very intriguing feline in his own right.

The gray mackerel had come with the Hut when Dolly purchased the building six months before. Due to the pronounced M on the tabby’s forehead, Dolly christened him Mack. He was called Tozier, however, in a previous life when he belonged to the Coopers—as much as a cat can belong to anyone. And he, too, was quite advanced in years, having just celebrated his sixtieth birthday. But these tales have already been told.

Dolly, for the most part, simply accepted the mystery of it all.


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If you want to get in on the mystery and like gentle bakery stories - and with a magical cat! - then book one, Ma Tutt's Donut Hut, might be of interest. Available at Amazon. Here's the back copy:

Dolly Tutt has just opened her own bakery in the small mountain community of Sugar Pine Station. But the Creamy Pie franchise across the street is giving her fits. Her business is dying. She needs a miracle or she'll be forced to close. 

Fortunately, Mack, a mysterious tabby that came with the doughnut shop, lends a paw by pointing Dolly to a magical ingredient that definitely puts the spice back in her life and rejuvenates the Donut Hut. Unfortunately, it also unleashes as series of catastrophes that may end up destroying her business once and for all. 

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Thanks for stopping by. If you want semi-regular updates about my writing (my publishing side is Tule Fog Press), you can subscribe to my newsletter here. (You'll get a free ebook! :)

And as a special Advent/Christmas gift for "hopping by" during this blog hop, please accept my speculative SF short story, An Astral Advent. (Note: This story is longer available as a stand alone, but it is included in Tule Fog Tales, Issue One, for purchase here.)

Well, I'm off to read and comment on the other participants' stories at the Weekend Writing Warriors website. Feel free to follow along.

Until next time, thanks for taking a look around my blog. Any questions or comments, drop me a line or interact below. - Happy Reading, Lyn Perry


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