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Author: Carolyn Rose
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Divorced from a philandering con man, downsized as a talk radio producer, and desperate for funds, Barbara Reed learns what real stress is when she signs on as a high school substitute teacher and discovers history teacher Henry Stoddard strangled with his own outdated tie. Stoddard allegedly was blackmailing administrators including the one who, after a frantic search of Stoddard’s room, accuses Barb of stealing his shake-down material, then assigns her to cover the dead man’s classes. Staggered by daily load of grading and lesson planning, Barb finds no relief at home—her domineering sister drops by, her ex moves in with a neighbor, and that neighbor shoves Barb and her ten-pound dog Cheese Puff into an icy river. When Barb finds a second body, the noose of circumstantial evidence tightens. With only the showgirl widow of a reputed mobster, a dumpster-diving derelict, and Cheese Puff Care and Comfort Committee to help, she sets out to find justice her own way.

Date insert: Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Phone Call Alert! 

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Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

 

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.