Judith K. Ivie

No matter what other work I happened to be doing, I have always been a writer. A lifelong Connecticut resident (except for my flower child period, when I lived in California), I have directed public relations for nonprofit organizations, written advertising copy for an insurance company, promoted national tradeshows for the design and construction industry, and served as executive assistant to several top executives, among my many, many day jobs. So if you, too, live in Connecticut, chances are excellent that we've met! Along the way, I also produced three nonfiction books, as well as numerous articles and essays. In 2002, I wrote my first mystery novel, set in a fictitious Hartford law firm. Response to Waiting for Armando and its trio of sassy, forty-something heroines was so enthusiastic that I tackled a sequel. Set entirely in Old Wethersfield, Connecticut, Murder on Old Main Street quickly gained an audience, and the Kate Lawrence mystery series was born. Part three, A Skeleton in the Closet, was inspired by the wonderful Silas W. Robbins House in Wethersfield. Book four, Drowning in Christmas, returns Kate and her friends to Hartford, where they investigate a mysterious disappearance at the Wadsworth Atheneum. All four titles are now available from Mainly Murder Press, LLC. They are also available at Amazon for Kindle and at Smashwords for the Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader. Whatever the genre, I strive to provide lively, entertaining reading that takes my readers away from their work and worries for a few hours, stimulates thought on a variety of contemporary issues-and gives them a laugh along the way.
 Judith K. Ivie

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Holiday Closing Alert! Memorial Day, 2020   

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As amazing as it is, this year, for the first time ever,  we're going to be closed for Memorial Day!

That means we're going to be closed, Saturday-Monday May 23rd-25th,  2020.

I know what you're thinking--what???  The whole country's been closed down for two months!  Whaddya mean, you're taking off?  Well, we haven't been closed.  We've been here working harder than ever, due to a wildly increased demand for our services, so honestly, the Crew and I desperately need these days away.  No telephone calls or emails will be answered.  The admin office needs a break.  We'll be back, everything to the ready, the morning of Tuesday, May 26th, to get cracking.  Thank you for your support and understanding.  And please, don't forget why we honor Memorial Day.  We should never--never--forget The Fallen.  

For those of you already in production, the production crew is running full steam; Judith (QA--Quality assurance, our Princess of Perfection) and Jay (Our Doyenne of Customer Delight) will be here and working, checking books and sending them out, so please, don't worry.  It's just we lazybones in the admin office that need a break!