I am so happy to be hosting a Series Spotlight and Give Away for author Julie Seedorf. Julie writes A Fuchsia Minnesota Mystery series, starring Granny, and the series is very funny, entertaining and have great mysteries to solve.
Granny leads a secret life in the small, unique community of Fuschia, Minnesota. It’s not just her all junk food diet, multiplying pets, or her shocking bedtime attire that makes Granny one in a million. No, Granny is an undercover cop, charged by “the Big Guy” (the town’s police chief) of preventing theft in local stores. Granny takes her job seriously and daily foils many shoplifters using her trusty spiked umbrella and amazing acting skills. When some startlingly brazen burglaries begin to occur that Granny can’t solve, along with mysteriously appearing bad guys, disappearing clerks, and misplaced Corvettes, Granny begins to wonder if she isn’t ready for the wrinkle farm. Maybe, it’s fortuitous when she accidentally-on-purpose falls in the lap of an attractive older gentleman who is soon roped into her wild adventures, as they try to figure out what’s happening in their little town. (Goodreads)
Granny has a new addition to her arsenal of crime fighting weapons as Fuchsia, Minnesota’s most colorful detective. Now, along with her famous crook-hooking umbrella, she’s acquired a scoundrel-skewering knitting needle. And just in time! Residents of Fuchsia seem to be dropping dead like flies! First, it’s Granny’s neighbor Sally (who gives up the ghost in her weed-filled front yard), followed by Esmeralda Periwinkle (the squirrel lover on Main Street), and then, Mr. Nail, owner of the local hardware store (who is squashed when dozens of bags of fertilizer fall on top of him). Granny is baffled. Who is behind this murder spree?
Granny enlists the help of her sort of boyfriend franklin Gatsby, the town’s police chief Cornelius Stricknine (or “The Big Guy”), her reality-show loving neighbor Mavis, and her own son Thor. And, of course, the special assistance of her menagerie of pets — including Mr. Bleaty, the goat. Soon Granny is hot on the trail of this dastardly murderer. Unfortunately, when Granny herself is poisoned, everyone insists that she cool her crime solving ways and stay indoors and out of harms way. Of course, that’s never going to happen! Not when Granny knows all the secret passageways and tunnels that run underneath Fuchsia. Out she goes–and watch out, you evil doers! Granny will solve this mystery–you can bet your pink undies, she will! (Goodreads)
Granny may be retired as Fuchsia, Minnesota’s one-woman undercover sleuth for the Fuchsia Police Department, but that doesn’t mean she still doesn’t need a trusty weapon. Her weapon of choice? A pink snow shovel. When Granny runs over a dead body with her snowmobile, she unwittingly sets off a chain of events that involves mislabeled corpses, empty graves, and stolen money—lots of it! Who’s at the bottom of this years-old crime? Granny has an idea, but she has little time to investigate, when in just days she’s scheduled to marry the love of her life, Franklin Gatsby, in a post-Christmas ceremony. So, Granny decides to enlist the help of her friends and neighbors. Add in Christmas Holiday excitement and the arrival of Granny’s family, who are all there for her wedding, and mayhem ensues. Of course, Granny can always count on her many furry friends to provide her with moral support, but it’s quite possible that Granny—that is, Hermiony Vidalia Criony Fiddlestadt—has a secret or two of her own, which may very well be revealed as Granny Snows A Sneak. (Goodreads)
Granny has a new weapon––a pink pitchfork! And just in time! A trip to her old farm ends in Granny forking a dead body in her silo. When the body turns out to be Granny’s long lost love Robert Blackford, Granny is flabbergasted. When her devious twin sister, Amelia, the very person who stole Robert from Granny many years ago, shows up searching for her long lost son, Granny reluctantly agrees to help her find him. Of course, Granny’s fiancé, Franklin Gatsby, is concerned for Granny’s welfare and doesn’t like it when she goes out sleuthing––one of Granny’s favorite activities. So, Franklin starts to follow Granny everywhere she goes to protect her. But Granny is determined to find out who killed her former boyfriend, so along with her gal pals and her menagerie of pets, she sets a trap and soon––GRANNY FORKS A FUGITIVE (Goodreads)
Granny is at it again! When Granny accompanies her friend Mavis to the Next To The Last Resting Place nursing home to visit Mavis’ sister, Beulah, both women are shocked to find the new resident dead. Granny, being the amateur detective she is, suspects foul play, and soon she and her entire family concoct a plan to investigate possible shady doings at the nursing home. Granny will enter the home incognito and attempt to determine how Beulah met her suspicious demise. All this happens while Granny’s new husband Silas is entangled in his own dangerous mess. Someone has just blown up his house and Silas (a former detective) is out to discover the culprit, even as he worries about Granny’s safety in the home. As more nursing home residents fall victim to a strange and sudden “memory loss virus,” Granny engages the aid of her friends to get to the bottom of what turns out to be a very complex and complicated plot. (Goodreads)
About The Author:
Julie Seedorf ia a dreamer. She has been weaving imaginary tales in her head all her life. She used her imagination to raise her children, spoil her grandchildren, chair volunteer organizations, teach Sunday School in her earlier years, and write her column Something About Nothing, which appears in the Albert Lea Tribune and Courier Sentinal. Her imagination kept her going while working in the real world. She started a new career at 55, becoming a computer technician, starting her own business at the age of 61. At the age of 62 she decided to go for her dream of publishing a book and added writing to her career. In 2013 she signed her first contract with the publishing company Cozy Cat Press and her book Granny Hooks A Crook was published. Since then she has added four more books to the Fuchsia, Minnesota Series along with beginning another series with The Penderghast Puzzle Protectors. She wants her grandchildren to hold on to their dreams and know that it is never too late, no matter what age to go for your dreams. You can learn more about Julie Seedorf at her website http://julieseedorf.com. Her blogs are http://sprinklednotes.com. Follow me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/julie.seedorf…. or follow her on twitter at julieseedorf@julieseedorf. (Goodreads)
Julie has graciously agreed to give away a free copy of the first book in the series, Granny Hooks A Crook. To be eligible to win, leave a comment on this blog, not my Facebook page. I will randomly pick a winner later tonight (between 8 and 9 PM EST.) Remember, you MUST leave a comment on THIS BLOG to be eligible to win. Be sure to leave your email address so I know how to get a hold of the winner.
If winner is from US they get choice of print or Kindle, if winner is from Canada, Kindle copy only.
Good luck and Happy Reading!!!!!!!!!
******I would like to thank Julie for agreeing to the book giveaway and thanks to Lisa Kelley for making this giveaway possible.******