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Better Watch Out (A Merry & Bright Handcrafted Mystery)
by Christina Freeburn

About Better Watch Out


Better Watch Out (A Merry & Bright Handcrafted Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Henery Press (October 15, 2019)
Hardcover: 252 pages
ISBN-10: 1635115108
ISBN-13: 978-1635115109
Paperback: 252 pages
ISBN-10: 1635115078
ISBN-13: 978-1635115079
Digital ASIN: B07VQST5YT

Making a list. Merry’s life is Christmas chaos. Her divorce is still in question. She’s behind on crafting orders. Ebenezer is an escape artist. And with one day left, she hasn’t completed the line-up for the annual Christmas parade, thanks to one grinch. Once Merry knows the Christmas secret, she realizes Santa isn’t what’s coming to town.

Checking it twice. Santa’s naughty list, courtesy of Jenna Wilcox, will roll down Main Street with names of residents who deserve a lump of coal in their stocking. Saving the parade won’t be easy, but Merry is up to task. Or so she thinks until she discovers Jenna’s body stashed in Santa’s sack.

Going to find out. As facts are unwrapped, Merry finds the line blurred between who’s naughty and nice. As threats are aimed at her and those she loves, Merry dashes for the truth before the murderer puts her on the naughty list and crosses her off for good.

About the Author

Author Interview

What initially got you interested in writing? When I was a freshman in high school, a friend and I started writing a teenage romance bo0k. She quit after a few weeks, and I continued as I had fallen in love with writing. I enjoyed creating the teenage life I wished I had. Writing gave me hope.

 

What genres do you write in? Mystery and romantic suspense (inspirational)

 

What drew you to writing these specific genres? I like writing stories where the main characters are trying to right the wrongs they witness or believe are being done to others who are in a situation where they can’t help themselves. And I also like creating a world where justice for those harmed is always found.

 

How did you break into the field? This was kind of a hard question for me to answer as some days I feel like I haven’t “broken” into the field yet. I think most authors have that insecurity at times. The first book I wrote that was published, Parental Source, was a police procedural (which is a genre I don’t write in anymore) and was published by a small press back in 2001.

 

What do you want readers to take away from reading your works? I’d like readers to finish the story having a connection to the characters and enjoying their time in the world I created.

 

What do you find most rewarding about writing? The friends I have made. Writing helps me step outside of myself (I’m rather introverted) and it allows me to share who I am in a way that is more natural to me. There is usually a little bit of me in all of my main characters.

 

What do you find most challenging about writing? Deciding which is the next story to tell. I have a couple of different ideas competing for my attention and it’s hard to know which is the “right” book for my next project. Especially when one of the ideas isn’t quite in a genre I usually write in.

 

What advice would you give to people wanting to enter the field? To take their time and consider all the options out there. A book doesn’t have an expiration date. Listen to all the advice but in the end make the decision that is best for you.

 

What type of books do you enjoy reading? I enjoy books that have a hopeful or happy ending. While there are times I do enjoy some angsty books, I still like there to be some hope that one day the main character will have a happy future.

 

Is there anything else besides writing you think people would find interesting about you? Besides the US, I have lived in Okinawa and in Germany.

 

What are the best ways to connect with you, or find out more about your work?

Through my Facebook page and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/ChristinaFreeburnCraftyandCrimeAuthor/

https://twitter.com/ChristinaFreeb1

 

Information about my books can also be found on my website: http://www.christinafreeburn.com

 

 

Author Bio

Christina Freeburn has always loved books. There was nothing better than picking up a story and being transported to another place. The love of reading evolved into the love of writing and she’s been writing since her teenage years. Her first novel was a 2003 Library of Virginia Literary Award nominee. Her mysteries series, Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery and Merry & Bright Handcrafted Mysteries, are a mix of crafty and crime and feature heroines whose crafting time is interrupted by crime solving.

Christina served in the US Army and has also worked as a paralegal, librarian, church secretary, and golf shop pro. She lives in West Virginia with her husband, dog, and a rarely seen cat except by those who are afraid and allergic to felines.

Author Links

Webpage: www.christinafreeburn.com

Blog: www.theselfrescueprincess.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChristinaFreeburnCraftyandCrimeAuthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristinaFreeb1

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/ChristinaFreeburn

Purchase Links – AmazonB&NKobo

TOUR PARTICIPANTS

October 15 – A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – REVIEW

October 15 – Literary Gold – AUTHOR INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY

October 16 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

October 16 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 16 – My Devotional Thoughts – REVIEW

October 17 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

October 17 – Diane Reviews Books – GUEST POST

October 18 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT

October 18 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW*, GIVEAWAY

October 19 – Reading Is My SuperPower – SPOTLIGHT

October 19 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT

October 20 – Baroness’ Book Trove – REVIEW

October 21 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW

October 22 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 22 – eBook Addicts – SPOTLIGHT

October 23 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

October 23 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT

October 24 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST

October 24 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW*

October 25 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW*

October 25 – Laura’s Interests – SPOTLIGHT

October 25 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

 

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