I’m delighted to introduce you to another cozy mystery author, Kim Davis.
Thanks so much for having me on your blog, Jackie! I’m celebrating my new release, cozy mystery Framed and Frosted, along with settling into having a new puppy in our home. While we doggie-sit our grand-doggie, Piper, several times a year (note: Piper is the dog model for my Cupcake Catering Mysteries covers) she’s now six years old and has a comfortable routine that works for me being able to sit at my computer and get work done. Now that we have Missy, a four-month-old mini Goldendoodle, I find that I’m chasing her around to keep her out of trouble almost all day long. My fitbit will attest to that fact! When I do find a moment for myself (i.e. she decides to take a nap) too many other chores and responsibilities crowd out my writing and blogging time. I also had a grand vision of Missy curling up next to me each evening while I read (generally to catch up on books to review for my blog) and sip a glass of wine… boy was I delusional, lol! It seems to be her super active time and by the time she crashes for the night, so do I.
That said, Missy is a treasured part of our home and as I was finishing up final edits for Framed and Frosted, I decided I just had to make Missy a part of the story and have her continue on in the series alongside Piper. It was too late to add her to the cover but I’m already dreaming up ways to include both Piper and Missy in the design, along with ways for them to keep my protagonist cupcake caterer Emory out of trouble! Now to only find the time to get those dreams down onto paper 😊
Framed and Frosted, the third book in the Cupcake Catering Mystery series, finds cupcake caterer, Emory Martinez, working at a Laguna Beach society Fourth of July soiree, with her sister and their new employee, Sal. With a host who seems intent on accosting both catering employees and guests alike, things go from bad to worse when he accuses Sal of murdering his long-dead son.
As the crescendo of exploding fireworks overhead becomes the backdrop for cupcakes and champagne, a deadly murder occurs. Can Sal and Emory explain why the cupcake the host ate, after shoving a trayful of buttercream-frosted cupcakes onto Sal, resulted in his death? Or will the detective and guests alike believe that Sal is a murderer? Emory and her octogenarian employer, Tillie, whip into action to find out who framed Sal after he was frosted by the victim.
Friends, you can find Kim on her website and other forms of social media. https://kimdavisauthor.com/
Kim, thanks so much for taking time to visit with us today.