SQUEEE!!! How adorable is this cover???
 I swear I just might love this one the best!
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February 19 


Sheriff Kenni Lowry talks tea!

If you are coming to Cottonwood, Kentucky, you have to stop and have a sweet ice tea from Cowboy’s Catfish. Bartleby Fry not only makes the best fried fish ‘n’ chips this side of the Mississippi, he brews the sweetest ice tea that will have you craving it and send you back
3/4 to get more!

He might get mad as a wet hen when he finds out that I gave the recipe, so I’m figuring y’all are going to keep it a secret. So here we go.

Four large cold ice tea bags
One cup of water
¾ cup of sugar
Combine the water and sugar for a mixture and set aside.


Bring three quarts of cold water to a boil. Remove it from the heat and emerge the entire
four large cold ice tea bags. Let them steep for about five minutes. Then you add that water and sugar mixture. Stir real good. Fill you up a mason jar full of ice cubes and pour the tea
right over it. Enjoy with a lemon garnish or sprig of mint. I like mine plain, but we all
got different tastes.

You especially want to make this homemade sweet tea while reading Fixin’ To Die. Y’all will be on the edge of your seat wondering who killed Owen Godbey and your mouth is going to go dry with anticipation. Plus it gives you a sweet, treat straight out of Cottonwood.

So you might'swell settle in because we'll be hanging out a few years longer. Tonya Kappes, my author friend who is bringing my story to life, just signed a seven book deal about my life! That means there will be TEN Kenni Lowry Mysteries coming your way! 

What is your favorite drink? Leave me a comment and I'll see if I can get Bartleby to stick it on the menu! Winner will receive a print copy of Fixin' To Die! Winner will be notified by email and you have ONE week to email me back before I pick another winner.

If you are on Facebook, jump over to my own Facebook page! I'd love to connect with Tonya's readers there. Especially the readers who love my story! Kenni Lowry Mystery Series Fan Page

Kenni Lowry, Sheriff of Cottonwood

Tonya Kappes is a USA Today Bestselling author that has three grown children, another in high school, and an amazing Eddy (her husband). She's known for her super charged characters
that not only spill humor all over the pages, but end up tripping over a lot of dead bodies. Be sure to check out her MEMBERS ONLY section on Tonyakappes.com for freebies and contests.

Tonya is from a small town like Cottonwood and when Longmire was taken off the TV, Tonya was devastated. Then she played the what if in her head. What if there was a girl sheriff like Longmire? And the Kenni Lowry Mystery Series was born. Not only is LOWRY Tonya's maiden name, the small town sheriff feel fits her Kentucky life since there are more sheriff departments than police stations.
The Kenni Lowry Mystery Series is a ten book publishing deal through Henery Press and a ten book audio deal through Dreamscape!


The two dames, cozy mystery authors Duffy Brown and Tonya Kappes Books, invite you for a weekend of murder and mystery...sorta....

Join us October 12-13 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The weekend will kick off with a fun pizza party and mystery right at the hotel. The next morning, we'll enjoy a coffee and breakfast at the complimentary hotel bar before we are off to the Star of Knoxville Riverboat.

Boarding the riverboat at 12:30 PM EST and cruise at 1:00 PM EST. On the cruise, you'll be served an amazing southern style dinner (or as nonsoutherners call it lunch), while participating in a murder mystery theater event where you might be the killer or worse...the victim!

Also while on the cruise, you'll be able to purchase books by Tonya and Duffy.

Sadly, the weekend will end after the cruise. BUT don't fear...Duffy and Tonya are working on another TRAIN for 2019, unless Tonya can find an airplane for cheap because she's been spouting Two Dames take it to the land, sea and air!

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 1ST, 2018!! $50/person + hotel.


is on Goodreads!
Be sure to add it to your Southern Mystery Bookshelf and mark to be read.


Y'all!!! I'm in love with this cover!!! Aren't you??


Come on over and take a tour of Cottonwood and enter the Giveaway!!



"A very famous person has died in the town and my how the "henny hens" go to gossiping. I loved them so much and laughed every time they got together."



"Let me say that I read this book in one stand, the quick dialogues, the funny gossiping and the charming neighbour makes this book a funny and interesting read at the same time. The writing is quick and full of dialogues that kept you wanting for more."


Dependable, Smart, Caring!!
I love how this review from Books A Plenty describes Kenni Lowry!
Check out the fun review by clicking here!



Be sure to come here everyday to check out the blog tour where there's a daily giveaway!

Today's blog stop is Cozy Experience! She's done a wonderful job with Reasons to Read Ax To Grind!

Kindle: http://amzn.to/2tjPWp5
Nook: http://bit.ly/2uf5hKp
iBooks: http://apple.co/2vnO3Jn
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2gO0Q4z



Seriously...how adorable are these Christmas ornaments? 
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get one of these cuties on your Christmas tree!

YIPPEE!!! Preorder is here! 
Releasing SEPTEMBER 19TH!

Kindle: http://amzn.to/2tjPWp5
Nook: http://bit.ly/2uf5hKp
iBooks: http://apple.co/2vnO3Jn
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2gO0Q4z

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!


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!!!



Add Ax To Grind 
to your Goodreads
Southern Mystery Shelf

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:

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???



Download your pdf copy of the scavenger hunt to read and play along!


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.


(click on the day to begin your virtual vacation!)
Day Two
Pick where you will stay. The Inn or The Tattered Book and Inn. Both bed and breakfast Inns in Cottonwood. 
Day Five
Meet the Sheriff's Department!
Dispatch and Secretary Betty Murphy
Day Six
There's a knock on your Inn door! Open it!
Enjoy a breakfast at Ben's Diner.


Readers are LOVIN' Southern Fried!
Early reviews!!


New Kenni Lowry Mystery Bookmarks have
been sent out to Cozy Krew members to distribute
to libraries! Thank you to reader Nova Conover! 

(Want to be a Cozy Krew member? Join for FREE today! 


is now available
for pre-order!
Click here to get yours!



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!


A note from Tonya...
SQUEE!! Fixin' To Die 
looks amazing in hardcover!
GRAB your copy here!!

Coloring is fun!!
Get your Fixin' To Die color page 


Fixin' To Die Tour Continues!


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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.


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“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.