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Laura Bradford

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Aka Elizabeth Lynn Casey.

While spending a rainy afternoon at a friend's house nearly forty years ago, Laura Bradford fell in love with writing over a stack of blank paper, a box of crayons, and a freshly sharpened number two pencil.

Those early attempts at the craft had her writing and illustrating stories for young children. Wise beyond her years, Laura saved her first writing attempt in a hand decorated shoe box (complete with sparkly stickers) and moved on to her next idea. Her second book—O’Casey’s Wish—was so utterly brilliant, she sent it off to a well-known New York publishing house at the tender age of ten, confident she was on the verge of becoming the next Don Freeman (Corduroy) or Shel Silverstein (Giving Tree).

Months later, she
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As of the writing of this post, we're just 2 weeks away from the June 7th release of Éclair and Present Danger (book # 1 in my new Emergency Dessert Squad Mysteries).

I just got back from the post office where I mailed off packages to the winners in my recent Goodreads Giveaway.

I get awfully excited every time I think about this book coming out. I had so much fun writing it and can't wait for my... Read more of this blog post »
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30 Second Death by Laura Bradford
"I enjoyed the first in this series and had my fingers crossed that the second would be as good. Well, it may just be even better. Tobi is back along with her circle of friends and family. Beyond her problems with a vanishing boyfriend, her Grandpa..." Read more of this review »
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I found this to be an irresistible page turner! Poor Tobi has suffered lots of angst in her past - loss of her job, catching her fiancé cheating, & having a dead body drop at her feet. However, her future appears to be brighter w..." Read more of this review »
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"Tobi's best friend Carter is in the hot seat after a woman he despised dies on the set of Tobi's latest commercial from some tainted hair dye. Tobi's relationship with Andy is up in the air and Mary Fran is having issues with the man living above..." Read more of this review »
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"I received a free copy for an honest review and I love this series by Laura Bradford!!!! This is the 2nd book in the Tobi Tobias series and it is a great fun read. If you like cozy mysteries then you will really love this series!!"
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“Laughing isn't wrong if it's done out of happiness. Dreaming is essential because it gives us wings, and forgetting...well, there's a difference between living and forgetting.”
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“if she’d learned nothing else over the past few years, she knew that things were not always as they appeared. Success and money had nothing to do with happiness. Hustle and bustle didn’t mean better. And simple wasn’t synonymous with boring.”
Laura Bradford, Hearse and Buggy

“The farmhouse was ample in size and very well kept, the presence of two separate clotheslines and dozens of garments in various sizes the only outward indication that a family of seven lived inside. A smaller home situated slightly to the right was where Esther’s grandparents lived. Claire knew from their many conversations that elderly members of the community did not go into nursing homes. Rather, they turned the family farm over to their children and assisted in ways their increased age allowed.”
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“The farmhouse was ample in size and very well kept, the presence of two separate clotheslines and dozens of garments in various sizes the only outward indication that a family of seven lived inside. A smaller home situated slightly to the right was where Esther’s grandparents lived. Claire knew from their many conversations that elderly members of the community did not go into nursing homes. Rather, they turned the family farm over to their children and assisted in ways their increased age allowed.”
Laura Bradford

“if she’d learned nothing else over the past few years, she knew that things were not always as they appeared. Success and money had nothing to do with happiness. Hustle and bustle didn’t mean better. And simple wasn’t synonymous with boring.”
Laura Bradford, Hearse and Buggy

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