May 3, 2017
A great alternative to the official cocktail to the Kentucky Derby~Mint Julep, is the Moscow Mule.
It's a very light cocktail with minimal alcohol. It's so refreshing if you enjoy Ginger Beer. Click here for the recipe!
Or visit my recipe page for details by clicking here.
How did the Derby blanket of roses come to be?
Check out the fun facts here!
DERBY WEEK IN KENTUCKY!
For the first time in Derby history, we have a one-eyed horse by the name of Patches! I know who I'm betting on!!!
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How adorable is this book cover? I think Henery Press publishers does such a great job with my Kenni Lowry Mystery Series!
Here is the blurb:
Bestselling author Berlye Stone, the most famous citizen to ever come out of Cottonwood, Kentucky, has died and put all her worldly possessions up for auction, but not without leaving one more manuscript behind. A hidden tell-all about Cottonwood that’s got more gossip than a ladies’ luncheon.
When Beryle’s assistant turns up with an ax in her back and the only witness is in a coma, Sheriff Kenni Lowry reckons someone in town will do anything to keep the manuscript from seeing the light of day. Her poppa’s ghost returns to help piece together the life of the Beryle he once knew, but his memory’s a little foggy, and any misstep could cause them a world of trouble. With the help of Deputy Finn Vincent, can Kenni sort through the secrets buried in Beryle’s books, or will this be her final chapter?
Books in the Kenni Lowry Mystery Series:
FIXIN’ TO DIE (#1)
SOUTHERN FRIED (#2)
AX TO GRIND (#3) September 19, 2017
SIX FEET UNDER (#4) Spring 2018
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Thank you Vivian! Lies and secrets fuel a small town in plenty of gossip....will it lead to who killed Owen Godbey???
HAPPY HAPPY RELEASE DAY!!
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I wonder if this is how Ben makes all those great home-cooked southern meals?
The murder of a beloved local doctor breaks the three-year crime-free small Kentucky town! With little evidence to go on, the Sheriff Kenni Lowry and residence are on high-alert in the town of Cottonwood, Kentucky. If you
noticed any unusual activity on Poplar Holler Road, please call the local
Sheriff Kenni Lowry likes to think the zero crime rate in Cottonwood, Kentucky is due to her being sheriff, but she quickly discovers the ghost of her grandfather, the town's previous sheriff, has been scaring off
any would-be criminals since she was elected. When the town's most beloved doctor is found murdered on the very same day as a jewelry store robbery, and a mysterious symbol ties the crime scenes together, Kenni must satisfy her hankerin' for justice by nabbing the culprits.
With the help of her Poppa, a lone deputy, and an annoyingly cute, too-big-for-his-britches State Reserve officer, Kenni must sove both cases and prove to the whole town, and herself, that she's worth her salt before time runs out.
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Pick where you will stay. The Inn or The Tattered Book and Inn. Both bed and breakfast Inns in Cottonwood.
Meet the Sheriff's Department!
Dispatch and Secretary Betty Murphy
There's a knock on your Inn door! Open it!
Enjoy a breakfast at Ben's Diner.
Readers are LOVIN' Southern Fried!
New Kenni Lowry Mystery Bookmarks have
been sent out to Cozy Krew members to distribute
to libraries! Thank you to reader Nova Conover!
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Tonya is interviewed by JessFM, her hometown radio
station in Nicholasville, Kentucky where
Cottonwood is loosely based!
In and around Cottonwood!
Sprinkle Cookie Dip Ball
This is a great dessert for Kenni to take to
Euchre night with the gals! Serve it up with
some graham crackers!
Click here for the recipe.
Instead of Duke, maybe Sheriff Lowry
could use a cat!
could use a cat!
A note from Tonya...SQUEE!! Fixin' To Die
looks amazing in hardcover!
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Readers LOVE Fixin' To Die!
Did you know Cottonwood is loosely based
on Tonya's hometown of Nicholasville?
Come on for a tour and read about these places in Fixin' To Die.
“Packed with clever plot twists, entertaining characters, and plenty of red herrings! Fixin’ To Die is a rollicking, delightful, down-home mystery.” – Ann Charles, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Deadwood Mystery Series
“Southern and side-splitting funny! Fixin’ To Die has captivating characters, nosy neighbors, and is served up with a ghost and a side of murder.” – Duffy Brown, Author of the Consignment Shop Mysteries
“A Southern-fried mystery with a twist that’ll leave you positively breathless.” – Susan M. Boyer, USA Today Bestselling Author of Lowcountry Book Club
Kenni Lowry likes to think the zero crime rate in Cottonwood, Kentucky is due to her being sheriff, but she quickly discovers the ghost of her grandfather, the town’s previous sheriff, has been scaring off any would-be criminals since she was elected. When the town’s most beloved doctor is found murdered on the very same day as a jewelry store robbery, and a mysterious symbol ties the crime scenes together, Kenni must satisfy her hankerin’ for justice by nabbing the culprits.
With the help of her poppa, a lone deputy, and an annoyingly cute, too-big-for-his-britches State Reserve officer, Kenni must solve both cases and prove to the whole town, and herself, that she’s worth her salt before time runs out.