Jessie: In New Hamshire wondering if it is gluttonous to have purchased a 24 pound turkey for only for 5 people…
One of the nicest things about having participated in the Wickeds blog over the years are all the interesting people with whom I have had the chance to correspond over the years that likely I would not have without it. Debra is one of those people and I am delighted to welcome her here today! Take it away, Debra!
Thank you, Wickeds, for inviting me to guest host today. I’m thrilled to be back and share a little bit about my upcoming release, HOW TO FRAME A FASHIONISTA. It’s the third book in the Resale Boutique Mystery series.
I’m going to begin with a confession. Kelly Quinn, the fashionable sleuth featured in the series, is a bad influence on me. When I’m writing one of her books, I tend to do a little more shopping than usual. But I did get a great dupe pair of Golden Goose sneakers while writing the book. So, thank, Kelly.
HOW TO FRAME A FASHIONISTA was a fun book to write, and I love it. There are four reasons why I love the book, and today, I’m going to share them. Ready? Good.
#1 – One of my favorite movies is The Devil Wears Prada, and one of my favorite characters is Miranda Priestley. So, when I decided to have Serena Dawson, the Dragonista of Seventh Avenue and Kelly’s ex-boss, show up in Lucky Cove, I knew it would be fun times. Not only is Kelly roped into helping when Serena is framed for murder, but she’s forced to face an embarrassing incident that happened at Bishop’s Department Store (where she worked as an assistant buyer) and finally get some perspective on it.
#2 – I’d been intrigued by the phenomenon of fitness gurus on YouTube. And particularly by one who had been involved in a scandal regarding her fitness program. In the book, I got to explore that scenario and ended up creating a sketchy infomercial producer.
#3 – While writing the book, I realized that I needed a deeper reason for Kelly’s uncle, Ralph Blake, to want her to sell the shop and leave town. It took a couple of days, but I came up with the reason, and it’s a doozy. He reveals a secret that threatens Kelly’s relationship with someone close to her. I love this twist, and so did my editor.
#4 – Kelly doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to dating. Still, she has a boyfriend in HOW TO FRAME A FASHIONISTA. He’s the brother of the police detective Kelly often butts heads with. It’s a fun dynamic to write. However, in this book, Kelly starts to see some traits in her boyfriend she’s not pleased with, and she must decide about the relationship.
Readers: There you have it, four reasons why I love this book and why I think you’ll enjoy reading it. Since I’ve shared something, I’d like for you to share something about your holiday plans. The holidays will look a little different this year, so maybe you’re going to try something new, like baking (since most of us mastered banana bread in the spring) or homemade decorations. One lucky commenter will win an e-book edition of HOW TO FRAME A FASHIONISTA.
Bio: Debra Sennefelder loves to read – mystery books being her biggest passion. When she is not reading, she enjoys cooking and baking and is a former food blogger. Born and raised in New York City, she now resides in Connecticut with her family and their slightly spoiled but adorable Shih Tzu, Connie. She is the author of the Food Blogger and Resale Boutique Mystery Series.
Link to website: http://bit.ly/2lQwSNi
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Applying her Manhattan fashion sense to the sensibilities of a Long Island clientele, Kelly Quinn is setting new trends with second-hand name brand apparel—and finding killers with a deadly sense of style . . .
The fortunes of Kelly’s Lucky Cove Resale Boutique are sinking fast—literally, as the weathered roof of her grandmother’s old consignment shop springs a new leak with every rain. She hopes her latest client, overnight fitness and social media sensation Tawny Nicole, has enough valued and wanted items she can sell fast enough to keep her roof from crumbling down.
When Kelly arrives at Tawny’s home to appraise her attire, she’s stunned to find Serena Dawson, “the Dragonista of Seventh Avenue,” there. The last time she saw her ex-boss was when Serena humiliatingly and publicly fired her from her New York City job. Now Tawny is married to Serena’s ex-husband and is caught in the crossfire of some unfinished divorce settlements.
But when Kelly returns to Tawny’s the following day, she discovers her dead body—and Serena standing over it. Her former employer may be nasty and unrepentant, but she’s no killer—prompting Kelly to pick up the threads to try and find the real culprit . . .