Angela: Welcome to the YouTube channel! Thank you to everyone who’s already watching. This is so cool. I am so excited to introduce these two lovely women. They have been members of the Cozy Mystery book club for the longest and are always over on the Twitter and participating in Instagram and they make my heart so happy. I am so excited to introduce Victoria and Vonnie and I have their social media information in the box. So please click on it and follow them because they’re amazing. But round applause for joining. I’m so excited.
Vonnie: Thanks for having us.
Angela: You guys have been a member of the club and I learn people’s names slowly, but I mean, you guys have always been participating in commenting and I’m just so excited I actually get to talk to you live. I mean, this is the first time this is happening.
Angela: You’re not just profile photos. It’s so funny when you just see the photos every single time. I’m so excited to actually see your face and you’re moving. You’re not just a little profile photo.
Vonnie: Well, it’s great to be here. It’s really a fun time. I look forward to this every single month.
Angela: That makes me so happy. You guys are so sweet and I’m so happy that people seem to have been enjoying the book. Tonight we’re talking about Color Me Murder, and I love how Vonnie has it right behind her. You can see it the book there.
Vonnie: Oh, and I did the coloring sheet.
Angela: See, okay. Someone asked me about this on Instagram because I posted, I was working on it. I haven’t finished my coloring. So someone asked me why or how I was doing this instead of using the actual book cover. So the book cover’s gloss, it’s not [02:12 inaudible] so if you can color this, I give you a lot of credit because I don’t know how, I mean, you can maybe paint it, but that would take a lot of patience. And I don’t know how you would do that with the lines. I went online and just Googled the book cover and printed it out, a full sheet of paper and just started coloring. And for some reason I got very invested where I couldn’t figure out which color I liked better. So I started two separate ones. So I got really into it. So if you guys are coloring, please post I’d love to see what you guys are doing, because I don’t know if I actually colored frodo the right way, which is why I started the second part.
Vonnie: Yeah, my colors don’t show of course, all I had was coloring pencils. So my craft box, I’m not sure where I put it.
Angela: That was another thing too. This one involved Sharpies and one of them is kind of that glow shimmer to it. And so this, I was like, take two where after I kind of learned color, like an adult.
Vonnie: I have book two. Let’s see, I gotta figure out which way to go. There we go. There’s book two in the series. So I’m anxiously going to start that. I love to say though, Angela, I have been hooked on [03:39 inaudible] Brown since last month. Oh yeah. I’m moving through. I’m headed to book five.
Angela: You’ve just been, I mean, that is a lot of cozy mystery reading. Like that is impressive.
Vonnie: So two nights ago I told my husband I’m just going to stay up and I’m just going to read a few chapters, 1 o’clock in the morning, I had read 50% of the book, so I couldn’t put it down.
Angela: That’s like reader life in a nutshell. Oh, I going to read one more chapter. And then you’re like 150 pages later. I’m sleep deprived yet. I still read.
Vonnie: He said to me, what time did you go to bed? I said, oh, 1 o’clock.
Angela: You’re like bed. What is this thing? Reading is the thing.
Vonnie: I couldn’t stop. I couldn’t. So that I’m loving Alexia Gordon. She’s awesome.
Angela: And that makes me so happy that you’re still reading the rest of the books in this series. I’m like, oh, we gotta turn your sheet to one of your new favorite reads.
Vonnie: Yeah, well, Krista Davis is one of my favorite and the domestic diva series. So I just love her writing.
Angela: I didn’t realize how prolific she was. I mean, I knew that she had the different series and I knew domestic diva series has been going on for quite some time. But preparing for tonight, I clicked on Krista Davis and her profile on good reads. And it was like clicked on to this page, next page, next page. I’m like, oh my goodness, how many books have you written woman? It’s like down to her. It’s always impressive. I mean, Cleo Coil with her coffee house series when you’re in the same location and you’re like, how do I still kill people without it being tri, it’s still [05:39 inaudible].
Vonnie: Well, Cleo Coil was my very first cozy mystery author and I was hooked. So by that time I think there were, I don’t know, 10. And so I did the same thing that I did with Alexia Gordon. I just started pounding them out.
Angela: I’m reading the comments and people are so cute. I love that you guys love this book. You guys make me so happy. The comments saying how you’re reading the books and you’re already starting the second one. I I didn’t know streamer had this function. So I’m clicking on to enlarge your comments. I mean, I want to just click on everyone’s comments because everyone deserves a shadow. I just, this is so great. I love how you people, you guys just make me so happy. I get emotional like, oh, this is the best and so you actually just reminded me because I have my little announcements. I was going to do them at the end, but one of them actually was, I made, you gotta love how I have all my pieces of paper for the announcements. And I’m going to like the second last page.
You’re like, oh, there are a lot of pages leading up to that, but you reminded me. So I have a couple different URLs that I purchased for the club, but we have the main website, which is Thecozymysterybookclub.com. And I was thinking of doing something. Again, this is going to happen over time. It’s not going to happen overnight, but I wanted to start adding people’s book club members profiles, if you guys wanted, not required, this is just simply, if you are a part of the book club and you want to be a part of the website. We have a book club member list. We are members of the book club and I can have your Twitter handle there or your Instagram handle. And so I created a Google form and one of the questions was who was your first cozy mystery read or what was the first cozy mystery you read and enjoyed? And so that was one of the questions to kind of have an introduction to you as a book club member. And you just reminded me of that.
So that was one of my little notes. Again, it’s going to happen over time, but I would love to have just sort of a book club member feed this way. Because one of the things that I kind of notice myself, because again, there’s always a giveaway during the live streams. It’s sometimes difficult to find y’all after the live streams, because I’ll just see your different from the YouTube URL. And so if you guys have a friend in the comments section, you’re going, hey, this person has the same opinion as me. You want to be able to follow them? I would like to make that easy. So that is just something I was thinking of. Again, not mandatory, totally optional. Just something I thought I would offer and create and kind of cultivate. This way, there’s just, the book club members.
Victoria: I think that’s a great idea. I love it.
Angela: It was something I’ve been thinking about for some time. And so I’m really happy that I finally took the time to create this Google form. I will share it over on Twitter and Instagram. Again, totally optional. You do not have to feel compelled to do it, but I have just the short little questions to do a little kind of czy mystery book club member bio of who was your first cozy mystery read or cozy mystery author. I’m trying to think how to phrase the question. I’m totally paraphrasing, but it was what cozy mystery would you recommend to a new reader? So if someone’s never read cozy mysteries before, what would be the book you recommend? So those are just a couple of questions you can start mulling those over. But yeah, and again, I’m a planner. So like the other Google form I had made is the 12 days of cozies, 2021 edition. So if you’re an author, I’m already planning ahead again, make this as best and seemly as possible.
Vonnie: The best planner Angela.
Angela: I’m so excited. I mean, I was so excited to put that together and I was trying to figure out, oh, what can I add this time around that y’all enjoyed. And one of the biggest comments for feedback was that everyone loved the Twitter chats and how you were able to interact with authors.
This is actually kind of leading into another announcement, but I created the cozy corner chat or #cozycornerchat. I have my little where to go over in, it’s over here somewhere, but I have a little sign over there, but I finally have taken the time to organize another evening. So I did the first one a while ago, but it’s been some time since I’ve done another cozy corner chat. So for May on May 11th from 7 to 9:00 PM, EST [inaudible 10:23] Marilyn Levinson, AKA Alison Brooke [10:27 inaudible] and Vicky Delaney are all going to be live on their Twitter. Ready to answer your cozy questions. So all the more things to enjoy.
Vonnie: Did you say that was May 11th?
Angela: May 11th, 7 to nine. So I’ve already started making the little graphics. I go to the authors, I go to their websites, I go to their Twitter, I get their little profile photo. I get the little circle image to put on, I always get into it. So I’m really excited. So all the stuff’s happening, I love how, we’re supposed to be talking about the book, but there’s so much coziness going on. We’re just like going into it. But if you guys have any questions about anything, please let me know. I’m working really hard behind the scenes. So you guys always know what’s going on, but I’m trying to bring you the coziness.
I’m trying to catch back up because the comments are coming. I love that you guys comment. That makes me so happy. So yeah, so you guys are still talking about the book. This is great. So I know Victoria, you kind of were like, oh I liked the book. I didn’t love it. And I’m going to ask Vonnie, so what did you think of the book? Did you enjoy Color Me Murder?
Vonnie: I did. I really enjoyed it. I’m the type that I read the first one, I have to read a second one to make a final decision in the series but I enjoyed it. I can definitely, you can see a writing style with Krista Davis and I really enjoy her writing style. So I love the characters. It’s funny. I read on, one of the websites I went to, they want to see a love interest between Eric and Flory and I thought, ooh, okay, well, there was sort of. [Inaudible12:27] all smooth
Angela: At the very end he kisses her by a tree as they’re escaping her awkward, [inaudible12:35] be loving her.
Vonnie: He made he clothes tangle.
Angela: She’s attracted to him right from the get go. She’s talking about his, what was it? What was the word, she was talking about the blue eyes, like from the get go, she’s like, oh, you’re very handsome, man. There’s a dead body in front of me, but you’re a very handsome man.
Vonnie: Looking up at the deep blue eyes. I really enjoyed it. So like I said, I’m ready to dive into book number two.
Angela: And so, I mean, I don’t want to put Victoria on the spot because she said she didn’t love the book, but I’m just curious. Was there anything you did enjoy about the book?
Victoria: Well, no. Well I would say that if I were to rate this book, I would rate it a three. I liked it. It was fine. I made notes like Angela does want to wanted to get this all correct. So made my notes And the thing for me was that I didn’t, for whatever reason and totally, I guess probably it’s personal, I just didn’t really connect with Flory Fox. I felt like this sounds so weird because it’s just a reading. I felt like she was standoffish.
Vonnie: She’s definitely an introvert.
Victoria: I loved that Krista Davis talked about, she kept tying in color where she talked about what pens or pencils Flory was using. I liked hearing exactly what Flory was wearing. So I was like, okay, that’s a cute outfit. But overall for me I felt like the kiss of characters, a lot of them, I thought they were kinda two dimensional. And I think a little bit of my problem is that I just love the deep, like I feel everything about Sophie, it’s so welcoming. I want to live in her house and hang out with her emotionally and live in the black and solve the murders with her. And maybe I was like, and maybe I would’ve been better off if I did it and it was the same author. Does that make sense?
Vonnie: Yeah, sure.
Victori: But I did like also how just like last month, this book also Flory Fox and the people around her, they like to use big words, which is really fun. You like seeing new words when you’re reading. So that can be a whole different mystery and Getsanomy did the same thing. So I love of that.
Vonnie: Yeah. I like the cooking aspect too. Well the baking, I want to make that strawberry tort.
Angela: I thought it was so cute that she made it a baking. I love that she was able to introduce the baking element into the coziness. So it wasn’t just, oh, we have the library and oh, she does coloring. She’s also baking as a hobby.
Vonnie: And solving a murder all in one.
Victoria: I made the blueberry muffins. I put them on Instagram and Twitter and my blog. Oh, they’re supposed to be Blackberry. But in that blackberries, I had blueberries, but never the less, super easy and all three of the recipes in the back were amazing.
Angela: I always want to know if the authors themselves craft the recipes or what’s going, I mean I would love to try the recipes, but I always want to know more about the recipes. So I’m going to totally check out your post. I live vicariously, for some reason I thought like, oh, I’ll get a muffin because at one point she was talking about muffin in the book. But again, I got this from Starbucks. I did not make this.
Victoria: A lot of authors do make up their own recipes like Mia, that is the arsenic and a dobo author. She makes her own recipes. And if you get her newsletter she’ll talk about creating the recipes. And then there is the, I bet the people in the comments know, there’s like a murder mystery kitchen website and Krista Davis is on there. So I’m pretty sure she makes these recipes up herself.
Vonnie: I know [17:11 inaudible] I follow her. And I have actually made several of her recipes. Her blog or her newsletter, she’s always putting a recipe. I think this past week she put chocolate chip cookies maybe. And good recipes. So I love to make, Joanne Flukes, I’ve made several of her cookie recipes too.
Angela: No, I was going to say I have both of the cookbooks. The website, they came out with their own. I call it my cozy corner where all my cozy mysteries kind of live for my library, but Joanne Flukes has several for her series. There’s [17:56 inaudible] cookbook. So I have that as well. I just need to actually use them and make the recipes, but I’m very happy that for color me murder, they included the baking element because to me it felt like they knew the audience of who the cozy mystery readers were. And they wanted you to enjoy the book as much as you possibly could and to introduce the other cozy elements. So you kind of had almost just, I almost felt like it was a small town type of setting for them. Like the bookstore was their small town. So they tried to do that. But you had the family component, you had the cat as you know, her cozy [18:29 inaudible]. Then they had the baking with it. I was like, oh, you’re really kinda trying to check the cozy boxes. So I appreciated that.
Vonnie: And for me cozy mystery with a bookstore or a coffee house, that’s always a good one.
Angela: So I actually live in the setting for this book. I actually live in the heart of Georgetown. I got my masters at Georgetown and then I stayed in this area for my PhD. And so I cannot picture a four-story bookstore in this area. The basement being the fourth story element there, I can’t picture it. I am blown away. I would love for this bookstore to exist in Georgetown. I would be there all the time. I love that it was the bookstore and you had the coloring and you have the baking, but that bookstore, yeah, we kind of have to talk about the bookstore. I mean, you find a dead body in a bookstore and they have to close their doors, but I’m going to go back to something victoria said for a second, with our leading lady being the [19:33 inaudible] there.
I kind of thought it was cute that she had one of her fellow book store employees, Bob go sleuthing with her because he was the one who asked the questions when they were doing a little bit of the interviewing of our victim’s roommates. So he was the one who kind of knew how to maneuver the situation. So I kind of wanted to bring that back around. I thought he was great helping our protagonist. He helped her, he was going, oh, how does this go? And how can I help, ask this question there? So I kind of wanted to ask what you guys thought about the fellow bookstore employees.
Victoria: I liked Bob a lot. Bob was my favorite.
Vonnie: Yeah, mine too, Bob. Helen on the other hand, not so much.
Angela: Oh, Helen.
Vonnie: You love to hate her.
Angela: Oh boy. Yeah. I mean, again, I don’t want to dive too far into spoilers. Obviously, we’re going to talk about who the murder is, but you gotta love how two smart, capable, beautiful women are arguing over a terrible man.
Victoria: That was very accurate to real life I think. That was probably the most accurate, real life thing in the book.
Angela: I mean again, our leading lady loves her sister. I believe her name’s Veronica. So she’s like, she says how she was the former homecoming queen, how she’s tall, beautiful lady. And she’s describing her sister in all these positive ways and she’s dating this terrible person and I’m going, oh, this is so bad. And then you got this guy, Bob, who is just adorable and he’s single. I’m going, wait a second. I just want to take this character and tie you over here with this character.
Victoria: If in the second book there was some kind of romance with Bob and Veronica, I would read it. I would be so happy. I would read that book just to have that character growth, because yeah I felt like the sister she’s kind of cookie-cutter. The only thing that I couldn’t figure out about her was she was a social media marketing person and she let somebody else get her password, come on, come on.
Angela: So my favorite part with her was okay, so the murderer was going to take this family heirloom of a necklace and create an engagement ring for her. And she goes, oh, you were going to propose.
Vonnie: Didn’t you just want to like smack her? Like honestly, I actually said to the book, oh, for heaven sakes.
Angela: This guy just admitted to killing someone, to trying to kill someone else, to wanting to kill you. He actually, again, he was willing to hurt her.
Vonnie: He did hurt her. Well, and I wasn’t sure I bought it. Like, I kind of got the feeling like, is he just saying this because he knew that they’d be like, awww, that’s so sweet. Or because was he just that conniving or was he just really going to propose? I don’t know. I didn’t figure that part out yet.
Victoria: Yeah. I like that. I like that theory that he was just trying to get somebody on his side, I like that.
Vonnie: Right. Just grasp at anything. And was he really stealing it to pay off the debtors of his dad? He just seemed like a really bad guy.
Angela: So the obvious question has to be, did y’all figure out the mystery of who the killer was? So for the comments, if you guys figured it out, did you two figure it out? Did you know he was the killer?
Vonnie: I think I suspected him maybe close to 50%, like after the interview, because I was really thinking it was going to be Lance and being that caused him his job or at that time, he wasn’t sure. But honestly, and truthfully, I kept going back, especially when Mr. Woodley came and was standing on the steps kind of shedding that tear. Ooh. Was he just so fed up with how awful his son was? Was he the murderer? Like, I really didn’t. I didn’t buy the whole Pearl on the stab. Like I wasn’t thinking, oh, I didn’t think it was Helen and I didn’t think it was Veronica. I thought maybe it was planted.
Angela: I have to admit the Pearl detail was one of the things, that was one of my notes actually. There’s probably an entire page just on the Pearl. Cause again, I think she did capture something about DC life. Again, I don’t know where she lives, but you can tell she’s visited the area or knows this area because she got the clothing right. DC does tend to be more conservative with the way people dress and the pearls, you definitely see women with the pearls, but again, I actually, I wear pearls. And so there are different sizes, different colors. They’re not interchangeable. And I was kind of going okay, but Helen’s pearls would be different than your sister’s pearls? And I kind of think that.
Vonnie: Are they real? Are they fake? I mean, I didn’t, I don’t know, but I will say when Veronica said, oh, my pearls broke. I actually did a ohh.
Victori: That would’ve been very cozy, but like a huge extreme twist. That would’ve been really out of the box. I knew that it had to do something with the roommates, because there were little hints, like the bakery shop and the bakery had to move because the building was going to be foreclosed on. And the one guy’s dad was in estate and what I didn’t like so much was that in the book Flory doesn’t ask her sister the name of the dude she’s dating.
Vonnie: Or who was the dude that stole her password?
Victoria: And I was like, that seems kind of a tricky, come on.
Vonnie: Well if it were me and somebody stole my password, I’d be shouting his name all over town. Okay, I lost my job because of you. So now I’m going to make sure everybody knows who you are.
Victoria: But as far as like having a cozy series, I mean, to have Veronica stay in the series, it makes for a nice story for the next book if Veronica works at the bookstore.
Victoria: So I just didn’t like how it got there, because it didn’t really make a lot of sense to me. Like she’s all marketing, social media, Instagram marketing, and then she’s going to go work at the bookstore.
Vonnie: Well, yeah, well she got the job that she hated and she quit that. And so we’ll see. I don’t know. I have a tendency in not to read the synopsis.
Victoria: Oh, I don’t either. I’m with you all the way.
Vonnie: Yeah. And then I go back, so we’ll have to see where Veronica falls.
Angela: I was looking at the comments and Colleen and I love how like the other Angela both comment about something I myself was curious about and made notes about actually. Was the kidnapped daughter. So to me, this was very much one of those mysteries, that’s going to be a thread throughout the series because professor Maxwell was married at his second wife. He had three marriages. His second wife, he had a daughter who went missing and the marriage fell apart because their child went missing and they couldn’t look at each other without thinking of the child. And I wanted to know more about that mystery myself.
I think someone mentioned if they thought it was Helen maybe because that was a little odd. Hiring someone who wasn’t mentioned me in the bookstore. So yeah, I kind of want to know more about that [28:47 inaudible]. And so I was curious if you guys kind of picked up on that, if other people in the comments are mentioning those? Because that was something I was definitely trying to highlight.
Vonnie: Well, I think early on though, they made the connection with the one professor and Helen and how out of a favor. But I did think that could she be the long lost daughter? But I hope not, because she’s not nice.
Victoria: See, I’ll be disappointed if that would be what happened because like if you have children, they look enough like you, that even if years passed. If you worked with that child, you would realize it, especially because I think the daughter, wasn’t she like 10 ish? Am I right? I can’t remember how. The daughter wasn’t a baby.
Vonnie: No, I thought she was like six or so. So my mind went because both Maxwell and Jackie treated Flory like she was, your [30:01 inaudible]. So wouldn’t it be interesting if Flory was a long-lost daughter?
Angela: Well, her living rent-free at probably one of the most beautiful places in Georgetown would make a lot more sense because she’s not the mistress.
Vonnie: But she and Veronica are so different. And I thought, Ooh, could be.
Angela: I think the living situation would make way more sense. And also how she, I don’t know if y’all picked up on it because I myself didn’t, I’m not [30:38 inaudible]. I’m not sure what her background is or how she really came to be the manager of the bookstore. But it makes sense if she was related to him or he definitely had her [30:49 inaudible] connection.
Victoria: I think that was one of the reasons I had trouble. I think connecting with Flory is that we don’t really know how she wound up where she wound up, except that apparently her family has lived there forever and her sister lives there, which she seemed kind of like, the story was kind of like disconnected about how she was, where she was. And the one thing I thought that the book was really missing that we usually have in a cozy was she didn’t have a best friend. She had like no friends.
Vonnie: Except for Norman.
Victoria: Yeah, I did not. I wrote in my notes did not like Norman Subplat. Nelson Norman. I didn’t like it.
Vonnie: I was cracking up so hard. My husband was sitting next to me when I read the whole, his mother said, my son can’t play with your daughters anymore. [32:13 crosstalk] 30 years old.
Angela: That was exactly the part where I was laughing. I was again, actually laughing out loud. Hysterical.
Vonnie: Did he and the name is escaping me, but in Krista Davis’ the domestic diva series. The mortician, doesn’t Norman sort of remind you of that character.
Victoria: Yeah. A hundred percent. But in the diva series, like in general, I am just not really a fan of these guys bugging the main character to go out with them and not taking no for an answer. And I think for me in the diva series, I felt like it was, like Sophie is in her forties, she’s grown and he kind of like very quickly becomes like more part of their, like to me, the diva series it’s like the grown up Scooby doo series. He’s kind of like part of the crew. But in this book, Nelson is like, he’s creepy. She’s told him no, he keeps coming back and her mom won’t even tell him no. So like as far as that goes, it really drove me nuts. So well done. I’m making me not like him.
Angela: I don’t think we’re supposed to.
Vonnie: My daughter just turned 27 the other day. And all I kept thinking was, oh, if I did that to Maddie, she’d kill me. It wouldn’t be like, oh mom, it would be like, oh, I’m going to kill you. It would be another cozy mystery.
Angela: I thought it was hysterical with how I think for me it was how it played into other scenes because I actually related to her on this level, when someone’s trying to figure you out and you’re like, oh, I’m in a relationship even though I’m single, like you just want to kind of get away from that person without hurting their feelings. So I love that [34:27 inaudible] tells, she says, I’m in a relationship. Norman tells his mother who tells her mother and then she ends up telling the sister and she has to keep clarifying about being in a relationship. I thought that was hysterical.
I think for me, it wasn’t so much about Norman himself. It was what Norman kind of like the domino effect, like what he then kind of propelled forward with the catalyst. I was so cringy sometimes, but like in a fun way,
Victoria: I just think like you could just get rid of that whole sub, that little tiny sub plat. Like he is not, it’s not needed at all. Even at the end, like let the homeless man saved the day.
Vonnie: I loved Jim.
Angela: I love that. That plot had my heart. I loved Jim.
Vonnie: And I did like how it made full circle.
Victoria: It was great.
Vonnie: Yeah. I really did enjoy that part, but I kind of in book two, you’re miss seeing him in there.
Victoria: I want more.
Vonnie: I know. I want to see him every day. Oh, Helen was just so nasty about him.
Angela: He was one of my favorite characters. I thought he was just so sweet and it was so cute to me when he actually said, how Professor Maxwell couldn’t have done it. He was one of the first people to say that and I’m going, Hey, like, thank you. You are right on the money, you are on your game. And he wanted to help. And I gotta give our leading lady credit for bringing him food all the time. How generous she was, how kind she was. So to me, that definitely kind of resonated just that entire relationship. I loved that part of this.
Vonnie: Well, I think the only part that I really was kind of struggling with, was the nurse over medicating Dubua?
Angela: What was going on there?
Vonnie: I was confused. I know it was definitely a red herring. Like we were to think, okay, was the nurse part of this whole thing, but was she, like, I wasn’t sure. There was a big creep factor with her.
Victoria: Yeah. I was going to say poor Dubua because I did not. I did not like that with him. Oh, he’ll be fine. He’ll be fine. I’m like, no somebody needs to call a doctor.
Vonnie: Right. Why is there a nurse? And the guy is like totally out of it and no doctor’s coming to see him.
Angela: I mean, that guy, he was a fun character.
Victoria: Yeah. I liked him.
Angela: When he got hurt. I felt so badly. When he started saying, there’s the ghost, I’m going, oh, my. What’s going on?
Vonnie: So I just felt he was the stereotypical, get off my lawn.
Angela: He was so loyal.
Victoria: When he was started talking about the ghosts, I’m like, isn’t anybody going to figure out there’s hidden passage between the two places? How long is it going to take?
Vonnie: Well I didn’t pick up on that there was, like I guess I should have with the underground railroad but when she started saying that the two buildings were connected and everything, I was like, oh, okay, cool plot. That was a nice little tidbit.
Victoria: Like kind of towards the beginning she says something, Flory said something about the staircase at her place is unusually big, like the bottom of it. And that’s why I thought. I connected that.
Vonnie: It couldn’t have, the steps couldn’t have a hidden passage for the hooch. Because of it being really wide.
Victoria: Well, the hooch place was at the bookstore, but in her house. That’s how you got to the hidden passage.
Vonnie: Oh, right.
Victoria: And then they kept doing the thing with the, they put the weeds in the doors.
Vonnie: Oh, the [39:05 inaudible]. Yeah. Yeah.
Victoria: And so I’m sure most of us were all, like, they keep talking about this, it’s going to come up.
Vonnie: That was kind of crazy. The whole crossed the wires and she got zapped. Like, honestly, all I kept thinking is if I walked in, I’m new to apartment living, like, I’m new to all of this. So if I would’ve walked in and saw a woman laying on my floor saying, don’t touch the fridge, I would freak out like
Angela: It’s almost like she got away with it or not got away with it. But it was because of who was the person on the floor versus if it was just a random stranger, I think that might have played into it.
Victoria: For sure.
Vonnie: Honestly, though, I’m telling you, if I walked in and Krista Davis was laying on my floor saying, don’t touch the fridge. I still would run out the door.
Angela: I mean, so going back a second. So the hidden passage and the two buildings being connected, there’s a murder she wrote episode where that’s exactly what happens in the narrative. And so I kind of, I think again, I’ve seen every episode of murder she wrote. So I kinda like play onto that one, but for me, my giant question had been why peaches, the cat was all of a sudden so tired when Flory would come home. So this was one of the questions for me of like, so Jackie would be playing with her, but we didn’t know that yet. And so to me, that was one of the clues of, okay, what is going on here? Something is going on.
Vonnie: Well, I just kept thinking, okay, it’s a new environment for peaches, new exploring. I guess I wasn’t thinking somebody was coming through a passage and playing with the cat all day.
Angela: Like my dog does that to me. Like again, I could leave, like he comes with me when I take out the trash or I was going to say like, if I take out the trash and come back, he’s still happy, it’s like, I left for hours. So when I come back every single time, he’s so excited to see me. If he wasn’t, I’d be like, does he not love me anymore? What is going on? So maybe because of my own pet life, that really jumped out at me. But I never thought someone was playing with the cat and that’s why the cat was tired. That was not where my mind went.
Vonnie: No, not where my mind. I was thinking, okay, somehow the cat’s getting out in the garden and exploring because Peaches loved being out in that backyard. But I wasn’t thinking that somebody was taking the cat out there.
Angela: Got another cozy companion there, I mean, it was cute that they included the cat and the cat was kind of part of the story. But I mean, Jackie, we kind of didn’t talk about her yet, but she’s Maxwell’s second wife and she also had a motive with Delbert had stolen her books. And one of her fans realized that he had been plagiarizing her. And so we have the motive for Delbert, but then she also goes missing and there’s a private eye who her family didn’t hire. And yet there’s a $5 million insurance policy that the husband is thinking he’s going to get. Her husband’s having an affair. There is a lot going on with Jackie.
Vonnie: Right, right. Missing daughter. Yeah. A lot going on.
Angela: She could have been the lead of this story if it had been written from a different perspective. I mean, she definitely, she had a lot of agency I felt like, she was the one trying to hide. She was the one who was maneuvering the situation. She put her car in the Potomac river. I mean, she definitely was going for it.
Victoria: You’re right. She would have also made a really good main character because she had that can do spirit. Her life was at risk and she wasn’t going to let anybody take it from her.
Angela: Yeah I kind of thought about it after I finished the book and I’m going, if she did the same story from her perspective, I would read this story again, just because she was such a well developed character to me. And she also hit all the different buttons for me, in regards to, at the very end, she made me laugh out loud when she was wearing the priceless necklace going. Yeah. It would’ve been over my dead body. I mean, after all that, she still had a sense of humor. I just, for me, she was great. I loved her.
Victoria: What I didn’t like, which was towards the end, is like she shows up and then she explains everything in this one big, long like piece. And I don’t know, maybe Krista had to finish the book quickly or what, but I was like, well, she’s just calm and told you all, she solved the whole thing, which I guess makes Angela right. It should have been Jackie’s story, she should have been our sleuth. She knew what was going on.
Angela: So I just saw Stephanie’s comment. And I loved how she’s the one who writes the book about this mystery. And she’s the one who names it color me murder. I mean, again, she would’ve been an awesome protagonist. I love that you wrote that she was getting inspiration, again she’s going, I’m writing this out long hand. I haven’t done this in such a long time. It was so great. She was using this poor woman, her life is on the line and she’s going, oh, I’m getting a great story out of this.
Victoria: When you guys were reading this or anybody in the comments, now this is old reference, but the Seinfeld show, Elaine on the Seinfeld show had this boss, Mr. Peterman, and he’s played by an actor, John something. Anyway, if you watch to Seinfeld show, Elaine had this boss that like, all I could think about for Professor Maxwell was this boss that was on that show because he was so like, like everybody kept saying, he’s up here in the clouds and completely not grounded in reality. Anyway, it did enhance the book for me to think of that guy as Professor Maxwell.
Angela: So this is just me being me because I noticed random details. And then I actually think them through, I take them, you know, one or two steps further. I just kept picturing this guy walking through Georgetown with a spear because he had to get that in the bookstore.
Vonnie: But he was a [46:16 inaudible]. I mean, he seemed very eccentric and quirky and he would pick up things along all of his adventures.
Angela: But he lived nearby. So he would’ve walked from his home to the bookstore with the spear. I could picture him walking from his home there with the spear. I’m like, if I was standing on the sidewalk I’d go what is going on? I mean, I also wanted to, when I flipped down to my notes about the professor. So everybody thought Flory was his Mistress.
Victoria: That was so gross.
Vonnie: Like, oh, so gross.
Angela: I wrote down. So the detective, and then Eric the Sergeant who is our love interest, she also clarified to her love interest who’d been sleeping on her couch. Helen at the bookstore. I mean, so his sister who is a terrible person, and again, I felt badly because her son just died and yet, so you want to be sympathetic, but she was being so mean and vicious. And then she spreads the rumor, I guess. But Helen wouldn’t have heard the rumor from the victim’s mother. I mean, she already kind of suspected this. So I wasn’t really sure where this rumor gossip relationship came from.
Vonnie: Work drama, work drama.
Victoria: Yeah. That sounds right.
Angela: I was blown away by that one.
Vonnie: I liked how she said, eww, that would be like my grandfather. I mean, I guess it happens, but
Victoria: It’s still eww.
Vonnie: Right. Thank you.
Angela: I’m cringing. I’m kinda of.
Vonnie: No, I can’t grit my teeth right now, but I want to, eww.
Victoria: I thought it was kind of funny how Flory is kind of oblivious to Eric Jaquel. He stayed over, he’s like basically your protector and he makes you an awesome breakfast every day. Duh, of course he’s into you. If he makes you breakfast.
Vonnie: To me, that’s that whole introvert personality, like not sure how to read people. She can draw beautifully, but in real life, I think it’s more kind of a gray area for her. To pick up on people’s subtle feelings.
Victoria: I think I would’ve really liked it if that was more like ex explicitly said in the book, like if that’s what Krista was going for, that Flory is socially awkward and introverted. Like if that was more pronounced on the page, then I think maybe I would’ve been able to relate better to her.
Angela: I was going to say, I love the comments. The professor group. The professors were awesome. Again, someone mentioned they were [49:34 inaudible]. I thought that was such a nice inclusion. Again, me being me, I wanted to know which universities they taught at, but they were so cute. They wanted to help their friend. They were visiting the bookstore. I love that you call it the Scooby gang. I just, there were really a lot of characters and I got to give Krista Davis credit for creating all these different characters because there’s definitely. These are her babies. She made all these people up. So they’re all different and they’re unique.
love that you guys are talking about them. But going back to the love interest, I just wanted to say, I think she definitely probably had romantic feelings or inclinations towards him when she gave him the sketchbook to look at because that’s her, that’s kind of her soul on paper. And to me, her letting him see the sketchbook was a really big, important move. To me, that was when it kind of went from we’re on friendly terms to, oh, now we’re really getting to know each other. We’re taking this up and notch, the sketchbook and him viewing how she viewed the world, to me that definitely jumped out in the book.
Victoria: That was sweet.
Vonnie: A big trust back.
Angela: You guys are so cute with the comments. One of the other people I kind of wanted to say, I felt kind of badly for was Emily. I mean, she wasn’t perfect. She was having an affair, but she was the local DC writer that Flory brought in after the reopening or for the reopening. Although granted the whole, having a reopening after finding a dead body is the whole gray area. But she gave this wonderful speech, everyone enjoyed it. They’re buying her book and she’s being set as the murderer. She’s being set up. This woman, this guy is taking her car to all the locations where he’s doing his bad deeds and he is leaving behind clues to point to Emily. So they found her gym membership card in Flory’s home when Jackie almost died with the crossed wires. So Emily definitely got a bad rap in this book.
Vonnie: Yeah. To me, she was just kind of a castaway character. Like I get where it was going and everything, but I didn’t feel sorry for her. That’s just me. I mean, it was kind of.
Angela: Hey, Elle agrees with me. She wants to know what university they were from too. In what department? I know [name52:11] was also into art. I remember she was an artist or in the art department who was recently retired. But again, if you have to, I mean, professors, you could always just teach one class a semester, but I want to know, because again, this is my area. I live here. There are a lot of universities and schools. I mean were they at Georgetown? Were they at GW? Were they, I mean, all the different schools even going across, the bridge. I mean there are so many different places that they could have been associated with. I wanted that detail in the worst way.
Vonnie: Well, maybe book two will answer some of our questions.
Angela: Hey, Stephanie also wanted to read Emily’s book. Okay. Someone else wanted to know.
Vonnie: [inaudible 52:53]
Angela: I like that.
Vonnie: I like the ghost aspect that she wrote about all through there. I thought that that was pretty cool.
Angela: And then I’m just looking down with the notes because we kind of, I’m thinking we kind of touched on them all in different areas, but yeah. I just, I’m glad everyone seems to really enjoy this book. If there’s something else in the comments or if there’s something else you want us to talk about, please comment, because we will touch on it, but you guys are so cute with the comments. It’s so cute to see when you guys are going back and forth to each other. So I saw this comment. I just wanted to highlight this. I was thinking about myself. I would love to see Flory’s just designs or her sketches as kind of the chapter headings.
So you could kind of see what was coming in the chapter or at the end of it, after having the experience or the scene and the chapter with her design, I really wanted more of the sketch of this book. I wanted to see more of that creativity because it’s called color me murder. So I’m thinking we were going to get a lot of artistic components to this. I would love to see her sketches, even if eventually Krista Davis has a blog post on her website and just has them there. I want to see these designs so badly.
Victoria: That would’ve been really good.
Vonnie: Yeah. Like a page that kind of introduces, a coloring page that introduces the next chapter. That would be awesome.
Angela: I mean, the book, I love the cover. I love the back cover, but I would’ve loved to have seen what she was creating because even at the end she mentioned how she thought the garden, each little element or each little part of the garden could inspire its own page in her upcoming adult coloring book. If the book had ended with, oh, and here’s the first page of her next coloring book that would’ve blew my mind. I want to see this. I want someone to actually take the text to talking about the coloring book and create the coloring book page.
Vonnie: That near go.
Angela: That needs to happen. Oh, okay. So one of the comments, Jill thought the confession was a bit contrived and I’m going to say, I agree. Apparently Max does as well. He had the right to remain silent. He did not at all.
Vonnie: Well, I think he was trying to make an excuse or oh I just wanted to create an engagement ring. I wasn’t buying that. I just wasn’t. I think he was pulling the wool over someone’s eye.
Angela: So I honestly, I mean, I like to play the games sometimes if I’m having a hard time with the book, I’ll just sort of sit back and let it play out in front of me like I’m watching a movie and just kind of turn the brain off and just watch the story as it unfolds. Whereas other times I’m keeping track of the clues and I’m just really invested sleuthing myself. This time around. I didn’t really get him as the murder until near the end. I kind of like it when you can at the beginning look back and go, oh, there was the clue for this character who was there from the beginning.
I had just reread Killer Chardonnay and our killer, she was there from page one or two, and we didn’t get that opportunity with our killer in this book because he wasn’t involved or you didn’t really get the motive until a little bit of a ways in. So I didn’t figure out who the killer was, his confession was needed for me because I’m kind of going and why did you do this?
I mean, it was a long confession, again I hope someone was there with the recorder. I mean turn your iPhone on and press it. [Inaudible 56:53] it all out there. I definitely needed the confession to explain to me because I didn’t fill in the gaps. I mean, you got to love it when you’re like, oh it was you. I totally see that now. I needed the confession to explain the, oh this is why it’s him. So in a way like, yeah, I needed that little explanation, but maybe it could have been done differently. Oh this is so cute. It was cliche. But I loved everything about it so much. It was okay. Yeah, that’s why I’m saying, like I needed the explanation. Like I’m kind of okay with the long, you know, Hey, I’m just going to tell you my life story.
Victoria: And I would’ve gotten away with it if it weren’t for you lousy kids.
Vonnie: Meddling kids.
Angela: Oh my gosh. You guys are so cute. And then yes, you can download the cover to color. I showed you guys at the beginning. I put it down on the floor, but yeah. If there’s something else, please comment because every comment tonight is going towards getting a signed, print copy of Southern SAS and a battered bride. Let’s see if I can grab it. I have my little setup here where I have the vlog camera. I get the laptop and then I’d have the books underneath it. So every comment will be entered to win to get one of these books. And then I also have a second opportunity for you. If you don’t win, tonight’s giveaway with the live stream, over on my Instagram, someone will be getting each of these books. So comment, comment.
I’m really excited because I love Kate Young. She’s so sweet. My favorite thing is when you love author as a person and you like their work because sometimes like, oh, I love this work. And the author is like very introverted. And you can’t have that vibe or you vibe with an author and then you don’t enjoy their story. And you’re like, ah, dang it I really wanted to like that. I love her as a person. I love her book. So I’m really excited to be able to offer this. She sent me four books. I was so blown away. Again so generous and so sweet. She sent me a book. It was signed to me and I was going, oh, this is the best. And then she had three other books for me to give away to our cozy mystery book club members. And so I’m going, this is so sweet. I love you Kate.
So thank you for making this possible Kate. Giant crowd outs, but someone tonight who commented will be getting this mail to them along with some of the cozy mystery book club swag with a vinyl sticker. And you know I have the push in our mascot stickers as well. So all the goodness. So comment, comment, comment. And you’ll get this hopefully. And it’s signed too. I love it when author sign their books, that makes me so happy. She signed it so [59:34 inaudible] little book and it just came out today. So you’re getting a book that is brand spanking new. So I’m happy about that. That was one of my little notes I wanted to make sure I talked about that.
Victoria: I wanted to say this doesn’t have to do with this book, but a previous book, the book called booked for murder by Victoria [name]. Her next book in that series reserved for murder is coming out in June. And it is like a book lover’s dream because you have an author who could be a murder. You have a book club, you have fan fiction, you have ghost writing. It even talks about good read reviews. Somebody gets threatened over good read reviews. It’s like everything a book mystery could possibly have. And that’s coming out in June 8th.
Angela: So she’s actually going to be one of our cozy corner shot authors for June too. So she has the book and you can talk to her about it on Twitter. And so it’s the second, I have the date somewhere in my calendar, but she’s actually going to be one of the authors that you can chat with live. So even more reason to talk about her and her awesomeness. Oh my gosh. I like how things are popping up. Yes. Kate Young is awesome, please read her books. Jackie autograph books are the best. They hold a special place in your heart. When you get an autograph book, it’s somehow just, it becomes so important to you. I mean, there are times when I do hug my books. Oh, Jackie wants to ask what the title of that book is again.
Victoria: The book that’s coming out is booked for murder. It’s on good reads and it comes out June 8th.
Angela: So speaking of June, I might as well just mention I’m going through the notes re-organizing here. So I really like this new system. I’m going to probably keep this up because I think it works out really, really well just all around. Being able to plan your reads, being able to add the books to your next hall, to the red list. So we have our next four reads. So May we are reading little bookshop of murder. For June reading farm to trouble. July is death bee. I love that death bee, our all [1:01:59 inaudible] titles and then August is books can be deceiving. So I made a tweet with all the graphics of the books, with the dates. So you can add those to your list, your good reads. So we have four more books for coziness, for you to look into which I am so excited about.
And since these books are already accounted for, please start thinking about maybe September, October fall reads, because I think we’ll do that again. So then the next four would be for September, October, November, and then the December buddy read. So you guys can DM me those thoughts or you can start mulling things over, but we have our next four reads all accounted for. And I’m very happy about that. So when you mentioned June, you just reminded me and then next month the giveaway is going to be Point of no return, thanks to source books. And that’s Elle Alexander’s latest I believe so lots of coziness coming your way, so much coziness. I like this comment. Yeah. There’s so many awesome cozy mystery books. It’s hard to keep up. I love it when people mention books and I’m going, oh, I need to add this to my list. And then your list is just so long, the eternal issue for readers everywhere that your tobi red list, it’s never-ending.
Vonnie: Never ending.
Angela: And then I just wanted to mention what was it? So there’s also because you’re talking about the coloring pages. So I added, so for my personal website, I created free be page, which has adult color pages, word searches, Instagram, story challenges and templates. And so I did the same thing for the cozy mystery book club website as well. I created a free be page. So there are adult coloring book pages there with your cozy companions that you can download and make your own. I’m going to be updating and adding some more pages to that as well. So make sure you check that out book mark it. I’ll also include some more of them in the upcoming email newsletter on the first of the month, I send out a newsletter and I include extras that I don’t share anywhere else.
So make sure you join the newsletter family. You can sign up pretty much across any platform. You can go to my personal website. I have a signup box right there, but I was so excited because I love the adult coloring with pages. And again, it goes with the theme of the book. So I’m going, oh yeah, I made this page and we just did this, so perfect. That was in my notes.
Oh, Elle Alexander is so cute. She’s awesome. And yes, I’m so glad someone else is planning. It makes me really happy when you guys like what I’m doing with the club, then he commented on Twitter and then people responded to him because he said, oh yeah, I like planning out the next few reads and people commented back with the thumbs up. So I’m glad you guys like this new system.
Vonnie: Yeah, I already got next month’s book, it’s here. There we go.
Angela: I love the cover.
Vonnie: Yeah. I’m looking forward to reading it.
Victoria: Does it take place on like the coast, like on a beach, in a beach town?
Vonnie: Returning to Bridge Island, North Carolina.
Victoria: Alright, there we go.
Vonnie: There we go. Oh, and it looks like it has recipes in the back.
Angela: I was going to say, if you guys do the recipes and take a picture on your Instagram, please, please tag the accounts. I might as well tell you what I’ve been doing. Because I do so much behind the scenes stuff that you don’t know until I like unveil things, but every time y’all have been sharing Instagrams stories, or even taking photos and sharing them to Instagram, whether it’s with the hashtag or your tagging the cozy mystery account I’ve been screenshotting them and I’m putting together some sort of collages to share on Twitter. So you saw that I did that this time for the color me murder. When you guys are doing the photos sharing, I love those photos and I kind of put together a little Twitter collage, I’m doing the same thing so that I can show what y’all did for the 12 days of cozies 2020.
So I’m going to do the webpage and have your photos right there. So if you guys take photos of our books and again, that bookcover is so cute. I can picture everybody wanting to take photos of that. I mean, I got that book and like, that was the first thing I did. I’m going now I’m going to take photos, [1:06:28 inaudible]. So if you do take photos, please let me know because I want to see them and I want to be able to share them. And it’s so cute when you get to share the cozy awesomeness with other sluethers. So if you do take a photo of our book read, let me know. And I like how you have the hard copy of the book. I’m expecting to see an Instagram story or something.
Vonnie: I got it right here. So the recipe in the back is for Mermaid pie. So we’ll see.
Angela: And then I’m just going to say thank you to Elle I’m so glad you like the newsletter. I work really, really hard on it. I kind of spend again, I do it once a month. So on the first of the month, every month and I kind of work all month long and think, oh, what can I include? Let me create this. Let me do that. So I’m glad you enjoy the newsletter. That makes me very, very happy.
Vonnie: So Angela, your coloring sheets. My father-in-law, he’s in assisted living, so I print them out and I mail them to him. And any of the little fun puzzles, anything.
Angela: That makes me so happy. Oh thank you. You just made my entire life. I mean, I really do work really hard trying to make sure of that. Again, I’m always so honored that y’all are spend time doing this club, reading, being a part of this. This is my way of saying thank you. So it’s nice to know that I’m creating something y’all are enjoying, because again, I’m doing these things for you. So I mean, I’m glad to know. I’m glad to know that you’re enjoying it because they’re meant for you. They’re meant to be enjoyed. They’re not just, oh, I think this is a fun way to spend my time. I want to do something to make y’all smile. So it makes me glad to know that it’s time well spent. That’s what I wanted to do. Thank you. As I get emotional.
Victoria: I’m very excited that you had time to start organizing Twitter chats for us with authors. That’s like awesome. Very excited.
Angela: I’m really excited. I’m really excited about that. So what ended up happening or the reason that I was inspired was because there were several authors who responded to the Google interest form for co-hosting and some of the authors were saying, oh I want to co-host for this month. I have a book coming out. And obviously it’s been very difficult because there are so many you different responses and you got to plan things out. And I kind of was answering things in batches, so I didn’t see everyone’s comments right away. And so I wanted to do something to honor the authors who signed up and authors who’d been supporting the book club. And I just kept thinking about how y’all enjoyed 12 days of cozies. So this was kind of the baby of this, everything kind of come together to create another cozy corner chat.
So I did that a while ago. So I’m really happy to be doing it again with authors whom I know and fully support and just am so happy to promote, especially because I know y’all like talking about cozy on Twitter and a lot of the highlights for [1:09:31 inaudible] cozy. So if I can sort of implement that more, I’m going to try, I would like to do again, this is my goal. I’m hoping I can make this happen. So obviously we’re the last Tuesday in the month for the livestream. I was thinking the second Tuesday of the month, every month could be cozy corner chat night. So then you’d have authors in groups of probably four or five that you can chat with from seven to nine. So that’s my goal. So far May and June we’re on track. I just gotta look at August now. Planning ahead.
Victoria: No, that sounds awesome. I love it.
Angela: I’m like yes, I did something right. I’m like on the right track. I’ll give myself a little gold star. I’m going. Yeah. Jackie is going to be one of our featured authors. I believe I don’t want to miss quote. I think she’s in June off the top of my head. I don’t want to misquote, but she’s one of our featured authors. I adore her and she just reminded me because she was the first people to message me again, cozy authors. I swear some of the kindest, most generous group. I mean, these authors are incredible. And so I posted this on my Twitter and then the cozy mystery Twitter. If you’re an author or cozy creator and you have extra bookmarks or author swag, let me know. I mean, I’d be more than willing to put it together in a future prize package that I’m mailing out.
So if you have bookmarks and you want them shared with cozy book club members, please let me know. I can make that happen. Because Jackie sent me some of her bookmarks. So when I’m putting together the package for this one, I’m going to include one of her bookmarks too. So author swag is going to be included and you guys are going to get little surprises because if you don’t watch tonight, you’re not going to know about Jackie’s bookmark being included. So, well obviously for this one, you’re going to win. But I’m just saying in general, like if you, you know what I mean? So yeah. So if you are an author, cozy creator or you’re just a book club member, you’re excited about bookmarks. You can have a pretty good collection going pretty soon. So anyway, I think those are all my notes. If you guys have any questions, please comment now because clearly I’m starting to lose my voice. Again I think I related to Flory because I am an introvert and you can always tell that during live streams, because my voice is not used to being used this frequently.
Oh, you guys are so sweet. I’m so glad you guys are enjoying everything. Yes. So I was right. Jackie is in June. I should have got that Jackie June. I like how, now that I know the answer, I find ways to remember, but I’m so glad you guys are excited about that. I’ll be posting more information over on the Twitter and Instagram. I don’t know when this happened, but that Instagram blew up. I’m trying to catch up with all the comments. I’m wearing new glasses. My glasses broke. I literally could not see comments for a few days, so I’m catching, but I’m going to be talking about the cozy corner chat for information on Instagram and Twitter. So make sure you check those accounts and you mark the date on your calendar. I’m pretty sure I said May 11th as I’m looking down at my notes again, because they got all out of order.
So May we are talking about little bookshop of murder and I already made that YouTube link. So you can add that as a bookmark, you can add that to your watch list. So May we have little bookshop of murder and on May 11th, 7 to 9, cozy corner chat. So we have things coming up for you. I just want to give you two a shout out for joining tonight for reading the book, having your notes, being so prepared and sweet and awesome and being dedicated sluethers. I see their profile photos pop up. I’m like, oh there’s Vonnie. Oh, there’s Victoria. I get excited because I feel as if I knew you before, I actually got to talk to you live. This is very exciting for me. So I am very happy and appreciative that you guys are able to join me tonight. So thank you to you. And so the virtual shout out and hugs for comment section, I’m saying thank you for y’all.
Victoria: Thank you for doing this.
Vonnie: Oh, thank you for having me. Yeah, it’s been a fun evening as usual.
Angela: Aww, that makes me so happy. I’m so honored that you guys with time out of your date to chat cozy with me and you guys I included all of their social media information in the comment box. I went and found your Instagram and Twitter URLs and usernames. So you guys can follow them because obviously they’re adorable and they love cozy mysteries. So their information is there for you. So all that is there. And if you have any other questions or you think of something after the fact, please let me know. I am here for you. And I’m so happy that we were able to do this. And I will announce the winner of this probably in a day or 2. So be on the lookout for that as well. So every comment, you are entered to win. So this might be yours.
Vonnie: Good luck everybody.
Victoria: Yeah good luck.
Angela: And please stay safe and healthy during this time. Enjoy the coziness and thank you so much for joining us.