Friday, October 5, 2012

How Much Fun Can One Person Stand?

by Nancy Jill Thames

Wouldn't it be lovely to have one more day in the week? What would you do with an extra day? I think I would do absolutely nothing but kick back and rest. Alas, this wish probably won't happen in my lifetime. Sigh. In the meantime discipline and organization will carry me through the out-of-town-company, the apartment warming for our youngest daughter, the rehearsal dinner barbeque, the mini-family reunion luncheon the following day, and our son's wedding the same evening. 

The thing about it is that it's all fun stuff. Really. Sure there's planning and chaos but hey, no pain - no gain. In my upcoming book "Waiting for Santa," Jillian is expecting a houseful of out-of-town company for Christmas, including a pug puppy. She's also thrust into a murder investigation while juggling romance between two suitors. And I thought I had challenges! The book is all in good fun and captures fond memories of my own family's holiday traditions. Now all I have to figure out is how to juggle between my own busy life and launching this book by November! Hmm. With discipline and organization...and remembering how fun it is to write cozy mysteries for readers like you, I should make that deadline. 

See you next Friday here on Cozy Mystery Magazine. Have a great weekend, my friends.

~Nancy Jill 

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Nancy Jill Thames is the author of the Jillian Bradley Mysteries - stories often set in exclusive hotels and resorts, based on real life travel adventures with her husband of 44 years. Her mysteries incorporate her love of afternoon tea, which has earned her the title of “Queen of Afternoon Tea.” She holds a music degree from UT Austin and lives in Leander, Texas where she is a member of the Leander Writers Guild. She has won awards for her blogs,  a pie contest for her Chocolate Chip Cream Pie, and has been on the Author Watch Bestseller List numerous times. Nancy Jill is busy working on book 6 Waiting for Santa, a murder mystery taking place on Christmas Eve near Jillian Bradley’s home in Clover Hills.

To check out her books, Murder in Half Moon Bay, The Ghost Orchid Murder, From the Clutches of Evil, The Mark of Eden, and Pacific Beach, please visit the Cozy Book Store and her blogs: 
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  1. Sounds like a fun read. Thanks for posting.

  2. You're welcome Ann! Looks like we're fellow Texans.

    ~Nancy Jill

  3. Are you moving from Yorkies to Pugs? What would Teddie say?

    1. I feature an animal friend in all the Jillian Bradley mysteries except for the first one. Teddy enjoys the company!

      ~Nancy Jill


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