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Bottom Feeders – Sylvia Avery Cozy Mystery Series, Book One

Bottom Feeders – Sylvia Avery Cozy Mystery Series, Book One

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Cozy mystery *1 set on the SW Washington Coast. Something evil has happened at the Clamshell Motel, and early retiree Sylvia Avery is right in the thick of it. With insider help from Mercedes, her mature but mischievous lounger friend at the Spartina Point Casino and Resort, Syl works to prove that Harold Rodman the Third, a.k.a “Uncle Harry,” is up to something fishy. 

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Starfish – Sylvia Avery Cozy Mystery Series, Book Two

Starfish – Sylvia Avery Cozy Mystery Series, Book Two

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Cozy mystery *2 set on the SW Washington Coast. A movie production crew has come to the coastal community of Tinkerstown, but before they first scenes are shot, two murders have been committed. Although the MOs are quite different, Sheriff Donaldson doggedly searches for any possible connection between the two deaths.

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Crab Bait – Sylvia Avery Cozy Mystery Series, Book Three

Crab Bait – Sylvia Avery Cozy Mystery Series, Book Three

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Cozy mystery *3 set on the SW Washington Coast. The merry geriatric belly dancing troupe may be just a tad too merry, considering all of them have become recent widows. But what about those hefty life insurance policies? Is it the money that’s putting a spring back into their step? Sheriff Donaldson, with a little help from some unexpected sources, is determined to get to the bottom of these untimely deaths.

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Sylvia Avery Cozy Mystery Series BEST DEAL MYSTERY BUNDLE: Books 1-3

Sylvia Avery Cozy Mystery Series BEST DEAL MYSTERY BUNDLE: Books 1-3

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Cozy mystery *1 set on the SW Washington Coast. Something evil has happened at the Clamshell Motel, and early retiree Sylvia Avery is right in the thick of it. With insider help from Mercedes, her mature but mischievous lounger friend at the Spartina Point Casino and Resort, Syl works to prove that Harold Rodman the Third, a.k.a “Uncle Harry,” is up to something fishy.

In cozy mystery *2, a movie production crew has come to the coastal community of Tinkerstown, but before the first scenes are shot, two murders have been committed. Although the MOs are quite different, Sheriff Donaldson doggedly searches for any possible connection between the two deaths.

In cozy mystery *3 the merry geriatric belly dancing troupe may be just a tad too merry, considering all of them have become recent widows. But what about those hefty life insurance policies? Is it the money that’s putting a spring back into their step? Sheriff Donaldson, with a little help from some unexpected sources, is determined to get to the bottom of these untimely deaths.

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Hook, Line, & Sinker – Sylvia Avery Cozy Mystery Series, Book Four

Hook, Line, & Sinker – Sylvia Avery Cozy Mystery Series, Book Four

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Cozy mystery *4 set on the SW Washington Coast.  Those frolicsome geriatric belly-dancing widows of the North Beach Peninsula are looking for love again, and Sylvia Avery is recruited to help them navigate the hoops, hurdles, and hustles of online dating.

Love is in the air, online and elsewhere, but Sheriff D’s background checks reveal that a few of these fellows are up to no good. Can they be stopped before someone gets killed?

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Oyster Spat – Sylvia Avery Cozy Mystery Series, Book Five

Oyster Spat – Sylvia Avery Cozy Mystery Series, Book Five

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The feud between Shallowwater Bay oystermen Brent Booi and Tom Diamond is decades old. Environmental issues, tideland ownership, and burrowing shrimp control are only a part of their ongoing disputes which escalate as time goes on.

When recent UW Marine Biologist grad Nautika Henry arrives, she enlists Sylvia Avery to help her find out what really happened to her missing father, while also working to save the oyster fishery from extinction.

Sylvia and Nautika uncover many long-standing secrets in the tiny burg of Willoopah. But must someone die before all the fences can be mended?

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Tsunami Warning – Sylvia Avery Cozy Mystery Series, Book Six

Tsunami Warning – Sylvia Avery Cozy Mystery Series, Book Six

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Sylvia Avery gnawed on her lower lip as she looked out across Shallowwater Bay. The sun was just cresting the hills on Elk Island, and the sky was painted with a screaming scarlet wash. “Red sky at night, sailors’ delight,” she whispered aloud. “Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.”

In this sixth and final book of the Sylvia Avery Mystery Series, Syl has been away, trying to sort out her feelings for the men in her life. But the sudden disappearance of someone she loves forces her return. Now she wonders if she’s next on the kidnapper’s list.

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Sylvia Avery Cozy Mystery Series BEST DEAL MYSTERY BUNDLE: Books 4-6

Sylvia Avery Cozy Mystery Series BEST DEAL MYSTERY BUNDLE: Books 4-6

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Hook, Line and Sinker
Some of those same belly dancers are trying out online dating, and the sheriff does his best to keep them safe, despite their efforts to disregard his suggestions.

Oyster Spat
A decades old murder and a very recent one take place among the oystermen, and women, in the tiny town of Willoopah along the northern tide flats of Shallowwater Bay.

Tsunami Warning
A kidnapping sets the stage to bring the events of the previous 15 months full circle before it’s resolved and the series is concluded.

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Back from Obesity: My 252-pound Weight-loss Journey

Back from Obesity: My 252-pound Weight-loss Journey

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Without resorting to gastric bypass, lap band surgery, liquid fasts, diet pills, or extreme exercise, I lost a total of 252 pounds, and am maintaining a healthy weight between 140 and 145.

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Romance 101

Romance 101

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Forty-two light, sweet, delicious, G-rated short stories. Those who enjoy short romance fiction in mainstream women's magazines will love these stories, where boy meets girl, and the future is full of unlimited possibilities.

 

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It’s Christmas

It’s Christmas

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Doesn’t every family have a sibling who’s never on time, a Christmas tree that refuses to stand straight, and a daughter who wants a car, or nothing at all, for Christmas?

“It’s Christmas” is a quirky collection of humorous personal experience, romantic seasonal fiction, and the scripts from three one-act holiday plays.  "It’s Christmas” has a little something for everyone!

 

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Through My Looking Glass: The View from the Beach

Through My Looking Glass: The View from the Beach

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Sixty-eight humorous personal experience stories gleaned from Jan’s former 11-time award-winning newspaper column. “Writing a column for a small town newspaper is like walking naked through the streets.” These stories are sure to tickle your funny bone.

 

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Through My Looking Glass, Volume II: The View from the Beach

Through My Looking Glass, Volume II: The View from the Beach

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Volume II contains 71 more of Jan’s award-winning humorous personal experience newspaper columns.

“Funny. Quirky. Clever. You never know what’s around the corner.” —Kay Elam, Author, Death by Grammy

“A tremendous style sets her above the rest.” —Washington Newspaper Publisher Association Judges

 

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Through My Looking Glass Best Deal Bundle

Through My Looking Glass Best Deal Bundle

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Get both Through My Looking Glass Books for $20.

 

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Just Joshin’ – A Year in the Life of a Not-so-ordinary 4th Grade Kid

Just Joshin’ – A Year in the Life of a Not-so-ordinary 4th Grade Kid

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Sixty-three funny and true classroom anecdotes. Every teacher has taught many kids like Josh; many parents have raised one. A great gift for anyone who’s ever known a wonderfully precocious child! 

 

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Bar Talk: Poetry for Mature Audiences

Bar Talk: Poetry for Mature Audiences

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A chapbook of 48 poems, written in the dubious company of various assorted and sundry barflies. If you've ever spent any time hanging out where alcohol is served, you've undoubtedly met all these people!  Dedicated to Jim Beam, Johnny Walker, Captain Morgan, Old Mr. Boston, Jose’ Cuervo, Ernest and Julio Gallo, and all the Christian Brothers.

 

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Chasing Rainbows: Poetry for the Hopeful Romantic

Chasing Rainbows: Poetry for the Hopeful Romantic

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A chapbook of 48 poems for general audiences. A successful relationship is as elusive as the fabled pot of gold, but we learn to appreciate both the sun and the rain, and never, ever, give up Chasing Rainbows. 

 

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