Friday, November 29, 2013

It's Black Friday, Again!

By Nancy Jill Thames

Every year my stalwart sister-in-law in California gathers her three daughters on Black Friday at 4 a.m. and they head out to shop. 

These  women are on a mission, determined to take advantage of the best deals of the year.

I admire them. But fighting crowds at such an hour is not my cup of tea. 

Still, I suppose if one could lasso a 40" LED flat screen TV for $99 it might be worth it. 


I'm still not convinced. It is my humble opinion that the day after Thanksgiving would be better spent resting from entertaining the day before, punctuated with meals of delicious leftovers. 

I'm writing this post on the Tuesday before in order to do just, relax, and eat leftovers. 

Sounds good to me.

What are your plans for Black Friday? Whatever they are,  I wish you great success. 

Have a great weekend and please let us know if you got any great deals!

Speaking of great deals...Book 1 in the Jillian Bradley mystery series for your e-readers is FREE on
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And don't forget to download your free copy of our holiday anthology from our Cozy Mystery Magazine Authors,

Happy Holidays!


     See you in my books!
 ~Nancy Jill Thames

Mystery novelist Nancy Jill Thames has published Christian fiction since 2010. The author of seven books in the Jillian Bradley series, she is an award-winning blogger and listed numerous times on the Author Watch Bestseller’s List. In addition, she won first place in her church's 4th of July celebration for her chocolate cream pie.

When she isn’t plotting her next book, she spends time with her six grandchildren, tags along with her husband on business trips, and plays classical piano for her personal enjoyment. She is an active member of the Leander Writers' Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW),  CenTex Chapter-ACFW, and supports the Central Texas SPCA with a portion of her book sales. She resides with her husband in Leander, Texas.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013


I’ll be back next week. A few pounds heavier, but it’ll be worth it!
And I am thankful for all of YOU, and especially my Cozy Mystery Magazine Co-Authors


Mystery writer C.L. Ragsdale is the author of The Reboot Files a Christian Cozy Mystery Series, and a superhero story called Chasing Lady Midnight. A California native, she loves to "surf" the web to research plot details for her fun, quirky stories. She has a degree in Theatre Arts which greatly influenced her writing style. Working in various fields as a secretary has allowed her to both master her writing skills and acquire valuable technical knowledge which she uses liberally in her plots. Although that is where she got her idea for The Secretary, she is not an evil mastermind. Although some of her former employers might disagree. These days she contents herself with knitting while contemplating her next diabolical plot. Story plot that is.

Current E-Books
THE REBOOT FILES:  The Mystery of Hurtleberry House, The Island of Living Trees, The Harbinger of Retribution, and The Wrong Ghost.