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@julieseedorf @dollycas ~ Guest Post Spotlight Tour/#Giveaway ~ Granny Bricks A Bandit by Julie Seedorf

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About The Book

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Granny Bricks A Bandit (Fuchsia, Minnesota Series)
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Cozy Cat Press (February 18, 2019)
Paperback: 239 pages
ISBN-10: 194606372X
ISBN-13: 978-1946063724

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Granny and her cohorts are at it again! When Granny and her neighbor Mavis, go water-skiing and discover a dead body, Granny’s sleuthing instincts take over! She is determined to identify the corpse and find the killer. But wait! No sooner are Granny and her cohorts on the murderer’s trail, then Mavis’ husband George suddenly disappears! Could he be the killer’s next victim? Or could he be the killer? When the gals take a side trip to the Mall of America, they find a man fell to his death on a climbing wall––and Mavis is certain she spots George nearby! What does it all mean? Will Granny get to the bottom of it, with the help of her entourage of buddies and pets?

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~ Guest Post With Julie ~

I’m All About Books

I love the title of this blog. I am happy to be here. Thank you. I am all about books too.
Ever since I was a child, my love of books has shaped my life. I couldn’t get enough of reading. I often wonder if I was born in this era whether I would have forsaken books for electronics. Would the technology age change the way I view reading?
My mother was a teacher when she was young at small country schools. In later years she helped my father run a business, but that teacher inside of her never left, and she introduced me to books at a young age. It wasn’t unusual for me to receive a new book often and it wasn’t unusual for her to read to me, especially fairy tales. Although, I now wonder why those fairy tales didn’t scare me to death, since many are banned now.
I moved on from fairy tales to Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew and Cherry Ames and comic books. I loved comic books. In my early adult years I embraced myself in Harlequin Romances. I was not into the heavy literary fiction.
As my life got busy with a husband, children, jobs, etc. I was not able to spend a lot of time reading and I missed it. Libraries were not as available when I was a youngster or as an adult in my younger years. Finally as my family grew, libraries became popular again and I would pick up a book or two when I took my kids to the library.
My kids all liked to read. They gobbled up books too, each one liking a different favorite genre. It made me happy that reading to my children introduced them to the world of literature.
I never suspected I could write a book or at least a book that people want to read. I knew I had lots of opinions on many subjects and was amazed when I was hired as a columnist for an area newspaper. For 14 years I voiced my opinion but writing a book was another story.
It was during a dark time in my life that I began blogging. On that blog I wrote a silly story that eventually became Granny Hooks A Crook. That book saved me from a depression. Each day it gave me a reason to get out of bed. It was silly and quirky and made no sense in the real world, but I was tired of the real world and the rules and regulations and expectations of how we are supposed to live our lives. So I let my imagination soar and both my series are figments of that imagination.
Somewhere in the recesses of my mind and heart is the hope that the silliness and laughter of my characters can transform our lives into being kinder, funnier and more forgiving of the sorrows that surround us in our lives.
My mother always told if you can read, you can do anything. Reading changed my life. I hope it changes yours.

About The Author

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A Bit About Me As An Impassioned Writer

As human beings, we are always a work in progress. From birth to death we live, hurt, laugh, cry, feel, and with all of those emotions we grow as people, as family members, and as friends. I am a dreamer and feel blessed to have the opportunity in my writing to pass those dreams on to others. I believe you are never too old to dream and to turn those dreams into a creative endeavor. I live in rural Minnesota and I am a wife, mother, and grandmother.

I have worn many hats throughout my life such as working as a waitress, nursing home activities person, office manager and finally a computer repair person eventually owning my own computer sales and repair business. I never forgot my love of writing and quit my computer business in 2012 after signing a contract with Cozy Cat Press for Granny Hooks A Crook, the first book in my Fuchsia, Minnesota Series.

Adding four more books to the Fuchsia Series, adding a new Brilliant, Minnesota Series and writing a column for local newspapers feeds my writing creativity.

I also dabble a bit in watercolor painting and hope to eventually add pictures to my children’s book series, Granny’s In Trouble.

Oh, and did I tell you I like to be a little bit silly.

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