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Jenn McKinlay

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Jenn is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of several mystery and romance series and will be debuting a stand alone romantic comedy in July 2020 entitled PARIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA. She lives in sunny Arizona in a house that is overrun with kids, pets and her husband's guitars.

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Jenn McKinlay I am so sorry, Sharon. The publisher has stopped publishing the Hat Shop mysteries. But a little bird told me that the characters might all show up in…moreI am so sorry, Sharon. The publisher has stopped publishing the Hat Shop mysteries. But a little bird told me that the characters might all show up in Nov's DEATH IN THS STACKS - clearly, I wasn't ready to let go either. XO(less)
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe when I was 7 or 8, all of Nancy Drew when I was 9, and Anne of Green Gables when I was 11. I know exac…more
Hi, Emily,

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe when I was 7 or 8, all of Nancy Drew when I was 9, and Anne of Green Gables when I was 11. I know exactly where I was and how I felt when I read each one. Some of my best childhood memories!

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BOOK NEWS: WORD TO THE WISE is coming out on September 3rd. This is the book Publishers Weekly described as "riveting"! So, yes, I'm very excited to have this library lover's mystery out in the wild.

THE CHRISTMAS KEEPER follows quickly on its heels, arriving on October 29th. A Christmas loving cowboy mixes it up with a city girl who does not dig anything about the holidays, most especially his out Read more of this blog post »
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“This was the downside to cell phones. It was nowhere near as as satisfying to press end as it was to slam a phone into its holder.”
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“You know, I found a gray hair the other day. I almost broke the sound barrier rushing to the pharmacy to get some dye. Beth snorted. Oh please! You're a blonde-no one can see gray hair up there. Now, you get one down under, and then you can panic.”
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What is your favorite cozy mystery series?

 
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message 3: by Donna

Donna Jenn, thank you so much for accepting my request to be a friend n Goodreads.


message 2: by Anita

Anita Hi, I hope your son is feeling better. And, I think you are a fabulous writer!


Leanne Can't wait to read "About the Dog!" Still loving your library lover's series!

Leanne


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