Thursday, July 2, 2015

LET'S GET COZY! MACARONI AND FREEZE: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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MACARONI AND FREEZE
A Comfort Food Mystery
BY CHRISTINE WENGER

ABOUT THE BOOK:
In the latest from the national bestselling author of Diners, Drive-ins, and Death, Trixie Matkowski finds herself in hot water after a killer gets cheesed off at a celebrity chef….

When the library roof collapses from the harsh winter weather, diner owner and comfort food chef Trixie Matkowski decides to organize a mac-and-cheese cook-off to raise funds for repairs. Priscilla Finch-Smythe, famous TV chef and former Sandy Harbor resident, is not only available to judge the contest—she’s offering an appearance on her show as the grand prize.

Trixie hopes that winning first place in the cook-off will help boost publicity for her Silver Bullet Diner. But when another winner is announced, and Priscilla is later found frozen in a snowbank, Trixie starts getting attention from the police instead. Now she’ll have to noodle over this mystery before everything really goes to pot….

Includes Delicious Home-Style Recipes

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I have worked in the criminal justice field for more years than I care to remember! It seems like I was forever going to school while I was working full time, but in the end, I received a dual master’s degree in Probation and Parole Studies and Sociology from Fordham University.

Unfortunately, the knowledge gained from way too many years in night school, didn’t prepare me for what I love to do the most — writing romances and cozy mysteries.

My very first book, THE LADY AND THE COWBOY, a short, western historical, was written for beginning adult readers, and I sold it to Laubach Literacy. In 1998, it was chosen by the Publishers Liaison Committee of the Public Library Association’s Adult Lifelong Learning Section as one of the “Top Titles for Adult New Readers.” Yes!

One of my biggest thrills in life was receiving “the call” from Susan Litman at Harlequin (then Silhouette) Special Edition in January of 2004. She wanted to publish THE COWBOY WAY. Yeee-haw!

THE COWBOY WAY was released in January of 2005—a year later. Such a looong time to wait. Since then, I’ve written eight books (and counting!) for Harlequin. I love writing about cowboys out west and the southwest, far away from New York State where I live! These are my GOLD BUCKLE COWBOYS (You’ll fall in love with them in eight seconds!) I’ve also written two books set in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, The Hawkins Legacy.

A new venture for me (in 2013) is a series of “comfort food” cozy mysteries which I set in a small-town 1950’s diner, THE SILVER BULLET.

The first book, DO OR DINER, from Penguin/Obsidian books was released on August 6, 2013. A second book followed, A SECOND HELPING OF MURDER, in 2014. 

I enjoy watching professional bull riding and rodeo with my favorite cowboy, my husband Jim. We put on our cowboy regalia (I look horrible in a cowboy hat!) and have traveled to events in Las Vegas, Florida, Connecticut, and other states.

As a result of our travels, I have met many genuine, personable and polite cowboys, and that’s how I get my inspiration for my westerns!

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I really like the DDD set-up--and finding diners in real life is something fun we like to do on road trips! Thanks!
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Haven't read any of these, but the Silver Bullet Diner looks like a fun spot to spend an afternoon.
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I wonder why I've never heard of a mac and cheese cook off before, instead of chili, soup, and barbecue? That's a great idea!
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A mac'n cheese cook-off sounds like one I would like. And, to benefit the library is such a good use for the proceeds. Poor Priscilla, I'd like to see who froze her like a popsicle.

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I checked out her recipes and liked the one for CINDY SHERLOCK’S EASY CINNAMON BUNS.

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