Over the summer I will be updating author’s details in the Cafe and Bookstore and also sharing their bios, books and recent reviews with you in this series…
Meet Amy M. Reade
Amy M. Reade is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling mystery author who practiced law until she realized it was way more fun writing fiction.
She writes cozy and Gothic mysteries under the name Amy M. Reade and historical mysteries under the name A.M. Reade. She lives in New Jersey with her family and loves reading, cooking, traveling, playing with the dog, quilling, counted cross-stitch, chocolate, wine, and cheese, though not necessarily in that order.
If you’re looking for her and she’s not in her office, check the kitchen. If she’s not there, she’s definitely in the laundry room.
A selection of books by Amy M. Reade
One of the recent reviews for Mayday
I don’t often read cozy mysteries but this was a treat. Lily, the main character, is a typical sandwich generation woman. She is in the middle of dealing with teenagers with raging hormones and an elderly mother with dementia while running a jewellery store. Like all busy people, she takes on too much, including organizing her brother’s wedding to her best friend. What could possibly go wrong? Well, everything as it happens. When someone is killed during the reception, Lily is determined to find out who the murderer is while juggling family mishaps. At times I could feel how tired she was and could see why she had little time for her own boyfriend. It took a while for the story to take off, but when it did there was plenty of action. I will be reading more of these books!
Meet Linda Sheehan
Linda Sheehan has lived in New York and Los Angeles where she wrote and produced commercials and trailers for movies and television. She now lives in Napa, California where she’s the co-owner of Poe Wines that makes highly acclaimed Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Rosé, sparkling wines as well as organic grapefruit vermouth awarded 95 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. “Decanted” is her second novel. Besides indulging her passion for great wines, she pursues her addictions of horseback riding and golf.
A recent review for Decanted.
South of France
This immersive and captivating story takes us though the beautiful vineyards of the South of France and Napa Valley in Northern California. Samantha and Vivian are both wonderful characters. These women are strong and don’t follow traditional conventions but instead forge their own path and future. The setting and the intricacies of the wine making business is so well written I completely immersed into the story line. This was a gorgeous story about following your passions, family and of course wine!
Meet Jan Sikes
Jan Sikes openly admits that she never set out in life to be an author. But she had a story to tell. Not just any story, but a true story that rivals any fiction creation. You simply can’t make this stuff up. It all happened. Through fictitious characters, the entertaining true story comes to life in an intricately woven tale which encompasses four books.
A series of music CDs accompanies the books, while a beautiful and unique book of poetry and art brings the story full circle.
And now that the story is told, this author can’t find a way to put down the pen. She continues to write fiction and has published numerous award-winning short stories. She published her debut paranormal romance novel, Ghostly Interference, in 2020, as Book One of The White Rune Series. Jagged Feathers is set to release in 2021 as Book Two of that series.
She is a member of the Authors Marketing Guild, The Writer’s League of Texas, Romance Writers of America, and the Paranormal Writer’s Guild. She is an active blogger, an avid fan of Texas music and a grandmother of five. She resides in North Texas.
A recent review for Satin & Cinders
This is a very short read, but it delivers both a message and a huge warm fuzzy. Told from the POV of Cinders, a wild stallion in love with Satin, a domestic mare, the story delivers a tale of longing, love, and having the confidence to reach for your dream. When Cinders braves the unknown to connect with the mare he has loved from afar in spirit, he and Satin find strength in their devotion to each other. The delivery is sweet and wraps with a lovely and strengthening message about pursuing your dreams, even when it involves stepping out of your comfort zone.
A small selection of books by Jan Sikes
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books…thanks Sally