Category: eBooks Converted and Formatted By Us
Author: Carolyn Rose
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Description

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she signs on as a high school substitute teacher and discovers history teacher Henry Stoddard strangled with his own outdated tie.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, 31 January 2023

T'was the Night Before Christmas... 

 (With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, may he forgive my doggerel...)

...and all through the shop,
all we minions were working,
   until ready to drop.

The ebooks were flying,
the covers were spare,
The edits were crazy,
   with "one more thing I must share!"

We waited for Santa,
'Cuz we love old Saint Nick,
But Hitch made us work,
   Waving 'round an old stick!

So slave we all did,
And made all your books,
So that Hitch would say now,
   that we're off the hook.

Come today we're off,
to rest up our fingers,
Our hats we will doff,
   No books they do linger.

But we'll all be back,
Don't give it a thought,
for like all wage slaves,
   we're easily bought.

We'll be back on the fifth,
all eager and fresh,
All ready for you,
   after a well-deserved rest.

So Hitch wants to say,
very strongly and loud,
THANKS ALL YOU GUYS,
  you're the best type of crowd.

Indy and Len and Hitch and the gang,
will be back on the 5th,
to do books with a BANG!

In the meantime don't worry,
if you're in a hurry,
'cuz some poor guy got stuck
   sitting here like a duck.

Your emails we'll receive,
so no need to grieve.
We'll be a bit slow,
but we're raring to go.

Your books will be worked on,
your edits still made,
we're just resting a bit,
   before we all fade.

So please excuse the delays;
It won't be for days;
we'll jump on your queries,
   for your wondrous new series.

We waited for Santa,
'Cuz we love old St. Nick,
And sure 'nuff he came,
   It wasn't a trick.

And as he rode off,
into the night,
I could swear I heard Hitch yell,
   "That Edit's Not Right!"

~~~~~~~~~~

We'll be back on the morning of January 5th; we'll be here parttime between now and then, thanks.