Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Drinking Tea and Eating Crow

 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is one of the coziest mystery series of all time. From witch doctors, to beauty queens, Mma Ramotswe faces all of the troubles that come up in Botswana with a traditional attitude, and a cup of traditional Red Bush Tea.

A quick search on Google taught me that Red Bush tea is a miracle drink made from the  Rooisbos plant. It is very popular in Africa, great for allergy sufferers (yeah, I'm one of those) and has a lightly sweet, vanilla like flavor.

I bought the first box I could find, and was so glad I did! It lived up to all of the hype as far as flavor and comfort. I hope that as I continue drinking it I will find my allergies relax their hold on me a little as well!

That's the tea I'm drinking. But I'm also eating crow, and I'll tell you all about that as well.

I published Foreclosed in 2010. It did well and got both good and bad feedback, so I wrote a sequel. Then a third.

By the time the third was out, I knew Foreclosed wasn't the book it could be. But people liked it, so I didn't rush in to make the changes I was hankering for.

But I finally made time to do a real rewrite on Foreclosed, and the finished version was uploaded yesterday.

I am so excited about the new version that I want to call everyone who has ever bought it or read it and tell them to go get the new version!

One of my friends was concerned it would lose it's sarcastic-Traci touch in the rewrites, but I promise, it's still the easy reading, light mystery, with a dash of Traci style humor it's always been.

It's already available, and still free, at Amazon. It will begin to show up at all of the other stores in the next few weeks. I'm incredibly happy that I took the time to do this.

I am so grateful for everyone who has read and enjoyed the Mitzy books and Plain Jane. I could never say thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to entertain you! It is an honor I don't take lightly.

(Grab it free from Amazon!)


  1. Very interesting Traci. I have a book about the #1 Lady Detective and look forward to reading it. I also understand about your first book. I'm on my fourth book now and I'd also like to go back and change some things in my first one. I guess that is natural that we grow with each book we write. Glad you were able to change it.
    Deborah Malone

  2. I just finished "Foreclosed". Loved it.

  3. Thanks so much, Kaye! I'm sorry I didn't see your comment sooner. :) I'm always so grateful when people read and enjoy any of the stories I wrote. It was really sweet of you to take the time to comment. :)

    Thanks Deb! I'm glad you understand. I'm grateful for all I have learned, but it does lead to some little blushing when I think of my older stuff. :)


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