Marla Cooper

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October 25




Cleo Coyle, Jerrilyn Farmer, Laura Levine, Victoria Laurie

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MARLA COOPER is the author of the Kelsey McKenna Destination Wedding Mysteries. As a freelance writer, Marla has written all sorts of things, from advertising copy to travel guidebooks to the occasional haiku, and it was while ghostwriting a guide to destination weddings that she found inspiration for her series. Originally hailing from Texas, Marla lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and her polydactyl tuxedo cat. Learn more at

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The other day I was trolling some neighborhood thrift stores in the hopes of finding a taffeta bridesmaid dress, because, well, when you write a book with a name like Terror in Taffeta, you start to get some funny ideas in your head.

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Terror in Taffeta Dying on the Vine: A Mystery
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Michael Murphy Thanks for connecting on Goodreads, Marla. Best of success with your writing!

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