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Cindy Sample

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Cindy Sample is a former corporate CEO who decided plotting murder was more fun than plodding through paperwork. After one too many mergers,she retired to write her national bestselling and award-winning humorous mystery series set in the gold country of California. Her experiences as a single Mom with on-line dating sites and dating agencies fueled the concept for DYING FOR A DATE. Ballroom dance competitions inspired DYING FOR A DANCE. DYING FOR A DAIQUIRI moves the action to the Big Island of Hawaii. What a great place to do research. DYING FOR A DUDE combines humor, homicide and the funniest chase scene ever! Then on to DYING FOR A DONUT, a lip-smacking mystery, followed by DYING FOR A DIAMOND and DYING FOR A DEAL.

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Cindy Sample I'm about 30 pages from typing "the end" to DYING FOR A DUDE, the 4th book in my Laurel McKay Mysteries.
Cindy Sample Becoming a published author has made my life so much more fulfilling. It makes me smile to know that I've put a smile on many readers' faces. My goal…more Becoming a published author has made my life so much more fulfilling. It makes me smile to know that I've put a smile on many readers' faces. My goal is to entertain readers and give them a break from all of the negativity we see in the headlines. I enjoy public appearances and being able to share what I've learned about the publishing business with aspiring writers.(less)
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DYING FOR SOME TOILET PAPER

As the coronavirus has roared throughout the world, infecting more and more U.S. citizens, many of us, especially seniors, have had to contend with new restrictions regarding our daily movements.


But there is one situation that has particularly impacted my daily movement more than any other.


No toilet paper!


I’m supposed to be sheltering in place, but basic needs must be met. After discovering that A

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"Fantastic read!

This book was to die for!!!😃 SERIOUSLY!! It was so well written and the plot was great. The excitement heading towards finding the killer left you guessing. The subtle humor was the best. I laughed so many times throughout the book. Th" Read more of this review »
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Another great read by Heather Haven. Lee Alvarez is at her professional best trying to solve this five-star mystery. Plenty of red herrings to stump the reader as well as plenty of laughs. Highly recommended.
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Mary Keliikoa knocks it out of the ballpark with her debut mystery. Excellent writing, well developed characters, and nonstop plot twists make for an excellent read. Kelly Pruett, the P.I. protagonist, is a strong but caring woman, and readers will i ...more
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Loved this book and I love the main character Laurel! She's smart and funny. Fun to try to solve the cases along side her."
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message 4: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Cindy. Thanks so much for Friending me. How's the writing going with you?


message 3: by Cindy

Cindy Sample Jeannie and Louis wrote: "Hi Cindy. How are you doing? I thought we were friends here on Goodreads, but, I guess it was on FB. I'm so glad to be friends with you now.

Have a happy Autumn.
Jeannie"


Jeannie and Louis wrote: "Hi Cindy. How are you doing? I thought we were friends here on Goodreads, but, I guess it was on FB. I'm so glad to be friends with you now.

Have a happy Autumn.
Jeannie"


It's hard to keep up with all of these networking tools. Thanks for finding me here. Hope you're feeling okay.


Jeannie and Louis Rigod Hi Cindy. How are you doing? I thought we were friends here on Goodreads, but, I guess it was on FB. I'm so glad to be friends with you now.

Have a happy Autumn.
Jeannie


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Cindy,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author here as well as elsewhere!


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