30 Dogs, a Duck, and a Cat enter a…..CONTEST

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THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE CHARLIE MACK CANINE CONTEST! Dog Contestants  It was so, darn, hard to pick one dog that captures the physical characteristics and character of Charlie Mack’s dog, Hamm.  Hamm is not a small dog.  Although, … Continue reading

The Charlie Mack Motown Mystery Canine Contest

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Nick, Nora & Asta

The Thin Man’s Nick and Nora James are never far from Asta their terrier.  Columbo loves his basset hound.  Private Eye, V.I. Warshawski has a rescue Golden named Peppy.

The dog of a sleuth has to have personality, curiosity and patience.

In the fourth book of the Charlie Mack Motown Mysteries, Judge Me When I’m Wrong, Charlie Mack and Mandy Porter adopt a rescue dog. The compromise on a canine name came by using their first initials: MC––and, of course, Hammer had to follow. Dubbed Hamm for short, their male pooch is described only as a lop-eared, mixed-breed with a friendly tail and soulful eyes.   Columbo with dog2

In honor of the fifth book in the Charlie Mack Motown Mystery series, Find Me When I’m Lost,  (July 28, 2020). I’m announcing the:

WHAT DOES HAMM LOOK LIKE? Contest.

 Here are other hints given about Hamm in the book series:

  1. He loves kids.
  2. He has a large dog bed.
  3. Hamm is a brave dog.

 Contest Rules:

  • Post your favorite Hamm look-alike dog photos to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #ItsHAMMerTime from July 31st-August 3, 2020.
  • In collaboration with my publisher, Bywater Books, I’ll select the photo that best matches my vision of Hamm the dog.

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Prizes:

  • I will describe Hamm ,based on the winning photo, in Book 6 of the Charlie Mack series, Warn Me When It’s Time (2021).
  • The owner, and pet, of the winning photo will receive a special credit in Book 6, and
  • A signed copy of the current Charlie Mack Motown Mystery, Find Me When I’m Lost.

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Award-winning, Mystery Writer, Sara Paretsky and her golden retriever.

Thank You, Amos Lassen!

I appreciate this review by Amos Lassen of my latest book:  Find Me When I’m Lost.

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Thank You!

I am not really much of a mystery reader but Cheryl Head’s Charlie Mack’s series are something else. No sooner do I finish one, I begin waiting for the next one. She has the ability to create characters and plots that we love and look forward to— but sometimes it can be a long wait in between books. When a new one does come it is cause for celebration but I really must stop reading them so quickly.

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Charlie Mack Motown Mystery 2019 release, Judge Me When I’m Wrong has been shortlisted for the Golden Crown Literary Society’s Goldie Award in two categories

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Mystery/Crime/Thriller and the Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award.

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Thank you, GCLS and thank you readers!!!

 

Winners! Second Chance Drawing

I just love a second chance.   Don’t you???

A few weeks ago I gave away Charlie Mack Books to two followers of my blog.  This week, I did a second drawing from the pool of current and new followers.

Congratulations to Lauren Curry (TN), and Erica Wright (DC) who are the winners of the Second Chance drawing for a set (4 books) of the

Charlie Mack Motown Mystery series.

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Your books are signed, sealed, and on their way to you.

Thanks to Lauren and Erica and to all who follow my blog, and my writing journey.

I am grateful!

Stay Healthy, Safe and Hopeful!

New Drawing for Free Books

 

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Well, it’s time to give away more Free Books.   This weekend, I’ll draw two additional names to receive signed copies of the Charlie Mack Motown Mystery series.

All Four Books!

All you have to do is be a new, or current subscriber to my blog.

Winners of the April 1 drawing have received their books, and I hope are enjoying them.

Here’s Penelope with her set of free books. Winner

So. Sign up by hitting the follow button on the bottom right of the page.  I’ll notify the two winners by email for a mailing address.  Shipping is on me!

 

Thank You, and Stay Safe!