Writing Can Be Murder!
Is there life on other planets? Does your love life need a boost? Do you believe in vampires? Don't you wish you were that stylish chick-lit kind of girl? All of these questions seem a little strange, but not if you are attending a book talk...
When local writers present their books at the Pecan Bayou Library, one author gets a killer review. Betsy Livingston, there to talk about her own gripping book on helpful hints around the house, finds herself the prime suspect for the murder. Join Betsy in her second mystery as she tries to clear her own name in this hilarious tale of small town Texas life and murder.
Teresa Trent writes her Pecan Bayou Mystery Series from Houston, Texas. With a father in the army, her family moved often finally settling in Colorado. Living in Texas for the last 18 years she loves the people and even the weather. Teresa includes Danny, a character with Down Syndrome in her Pecan Bayou family and in real life is the mother of an adult son with Down Syndrome/PDD. Creating the character of Danny and all of the other inhabitants of Pecan Bayou has been a joy for her. Even though she lives in the big city, her writing is influenced by all of the interesting people she finds in small towns and the sense of family that is woven through them all.
I based this passage on a yearly contest I participated in when I was in 4-H. I was always amazed at the hard work and creativity of the other contestants. I never won anything, and like Betsy my exhibits were barely held together with toothpicks.
Overdue for Murder
I had surrounded my crocodile cake with some bright green recycled plastic grass from Zach's Easter basket to look like the raffia that had showcased the cake in the book. I had added a little blue cellophane wrap to serve as water, making him look like he was in a very shiny swamp. I placed my books on the corner of my table, covering up a nick in the fake walnut.