The Animals of Barton Farm

By Amanda Flower

To celebrate the re-release of the Living History Museum Mystery Series, I thought I would introduce you to the animal of the series.

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I am an animal lover, so it would be impossible for me to write a novel and not have at least a few animals characters in it. Thankfully, The Living History Museum Mystery Series has plenty of animal characters to entertain readers and myself. Writing the Living History Museum Mystery Series has been so much fun because it takes place on a living history farm, and as a result, there are many animals who appear throughout the series to make Kelsey Cambridge’s life as the Director of Barton Farm a little more exciting and a lot more frustrating.

Here are the animals to lookout for in The Living History Museum Mystery Series:

Frankie: Hayden’s (Kelsey’s son’s) one-eyed tabby cat. He likes Hayden and hates everyone else, including Kelsey.

Tiffin: Kelsey’s loyal corgi, who takes it upon himself to herd everyone at the Farm from the sheep to Kelsey and her Farm employees,

The sheep: the small flock of sheep on the Farm who are constantly breaking out of the pen and running into the visitor center.

Rhett and Scarlet: The Farm’s placid draft horses.

Betty and Mags: The temperamental oxen. No one goes into their pasture without their approval and lives to tell about it.

Gertrude and the hens: A brood of four chickens, who patrol the village side of the Farm. Gertrude the large red hen is their leader. They scare intruders and visitors to Barton Farm alike.

Each of these animals, no matter the size of the part, adds to the color and humor of Barton Farm, and the series just would not be the same without them.

 

The series will be available in ebook, an ebook box set, and trade paperback October 8, 2019!

For the best deal order the ebook box set. All 3 books for $5.99!

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Nook: https://bit.ly/2PMpYKL

Prose and Cons Ebook Sale

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Prose and Cons from the National Bestselling Magical Bookshop Mysteries is now $1.99

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Murder, Plain and Simple Cover Reveal and Giveaway!

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Finally, I can share the adorable covers for MURDER, PLAIN AND SIMPLE (book one in my Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series) and PLAINLY MURDER (the prequel e-novella to the series). I write this series under the pen name Isabella Alan.
Here’s a teaser to the novella cover. That’s Oliver there. He’s my protagonist’s, Angie Braddock’s, darling French bulldog, who both helps and hinders her investigations.
To see the entire cover of each book, visit
Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
and
Destination Amish
On both websites, I am giving away an Amish Prize package, but you must visit their websites to enter. You can enter the giveaway on both websites to double your chances of winning! Good Luck!
Special thank to Cozy Mystery Book Reviews and Destination Amish for taking part in the big reveal!!!

India Hayes Mysteries Now in Ebook!

Great news! Both India Hayes Mysteries are now available on Kindle and Nook. Maid of Murder, book one, has been in ebook for a while, but Murder in a Basket, book two, just went to ebook last week. And check out these cute ebook covers made by my friend Sara Smith!

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Murder in a Basket, Book 2 KINDLE, NOOK $4.99

“…this humorous cozy moves at a steady clip, throwing in a monkey wrench of two to put readers off-track. Agatha Award nominee Flower has the chops to make this series last.” -Library Journal

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Maid of Murder, Book 1 KINDLE, NOOK $2.99

“Flower’s breezy debut introduces a quirky heroine…Warring cats and distinctive characters, like India’s ‘everything Irish’ landlady and her bizarre ’60s activist parents, will appeal to cozy fans.” –Publishers Weekly

Get this Agatha Award-nominated series at a great price! Enjoy!

A Christmas gift from B&H Publishing: A Plain Scandal!!

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As a special Christmas gift, my publisher is giving away free copies of Appleseed Creek #2, A Plain Scandal, before its release date on February 15, 2013! Everyone who signs up at the link below will receive a free electronic copy of A Plain Scandal!  The offer ends Christmas Day. Don’t miss out!
Thank you to B&H Publishing for this lovely gift.
Request your FREE copy of A Plain Scandal HERE!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Christmas Cookies from the 17th annual Cookie Day with my friend Delia.

Christmas Cookies from the 17th annual Cookie Day with my friend Delia.

Now, to announce last week’s contest winner!
Thank you to everyone who entered! We had over 40 entries!
Congratulations to Cassie!! Please email me at authoramandaflower@gmail.com to claim your prize. You have one week to claim the gift or it will be awarded to another reader.

Thinking about Snow … in June?

I’m happy to report that I turned in Murder, Plain and Simple to my editor at Penguin/New American Library earlier this week. This the first novel that will be published under my pen name, Isabella Alan. It will release Fall of 2013. Now, I’m back to working on A Plain Disappearance, the third novel in the Appleseed Creek Mystery Series for B&H Publishing, and I’m thinking about snow. A Plain Disappearance is my first novel set during Christmas time, and I’m learning a lot about Amish Christmas tradition. I’m also trying to be creative in how I describe snow because there is a lot of it in the novel. Luckily as a native Ohioana who works in the Snow Belt near Lake Erie, I have more than my fair share of wintry experience. It also helps to look at some photographs of snow I took only a few months ago. Here’s a break from the summer heat! Enjoy!

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You can order the first Appleseed Creek Mystery, A Plain Death, on Kindle TODAY. Also Amazon says it has paper copies in stock even though the actual release is not until July 1st.  If you read the novel and have the time, please post a review on Amazon.com. Those are a huge help and raise an author’s stock on that mammoth website.

Happy Murder in a Basket Release Day!

Today is release day for my second India Hayes mystery, Murder in a Basket!

Now available at Amazon.com, Five Star, Barnes and Noble & Books-A-Million

If you can’t find the mystery at your favorite bookstore, please ask the shopkeeper to order it. Remember, you can always suggest Murder in a Basket to your local library to purchase so that you and all of your friends can read it!

In Murder in a Basket, college librarian India Hayes thought the worst thing about the Stripling Founders’ Festival was her pink gingham pioneer dress until she discovered the body of a free-spirited basket weaver on the festival grounds. The basket weaver leaves behind an angry blacksmith husband, a confused adopted son, greedy siblings, a dysfunctional artists’ co-op, and a labradoodle with a two-million-dollar trust in his name. Despite the wrath of her college’s provost and protests by handsome police detective Rick Mains, India finds herself playing sleuth as well as foster-owner to the two-million-dollar dog. With her own eccentric family commenting from the sidelines and her Irish-centric landlady as volunteer sidekick, India must discover the truth before she has a permanent canine houseguest or ends up the next victim in the basket weaver’s murder.

What the reviewer are saying…

“. . . this humorous cozy moves at a steady clip, throwing in a monkey wrench or two to put readers off-track. Agatha Award nominee Flower has the chops to make this series last. ”- Library Journal

“Fans of Donna Andrews’ humorous Meg Langslow mysteries will enjoy India and her quirky extended family.” –Booklist

“In Flower’s delightful, clean-as-a-whistle second India Hayes mystery, India, the librarian at Ohio’s Martin College, intends to retrieve the items she left in her face-painting booth at the founders’ festival, but discovers more than she bargained for . . . The satisfying conclusion will leave cozy fans eager for India’s next adventure.” –Publishers Weekly

To celebrate the second India Hayes Mystery, I’m hosting a Super Sale of Agatha Award-Nominated Maid of Murder on Kindle. Now, it’s $2.99!! Click here for the Kindle version.