Teresa Trent

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Teresa Trent writes hilarious cozy mysteries that take place in the small towns of Texas. She will be branching out with her first historical mystery series, The Swinging Sixties debuting in January 2022 with Level Best Books.
Her popular Pecan Bayou Series takes place in the Hill Country of Texas while her Piney Woods Series is in East Texas. Two very different worlds.
Teresa also features other cozy authors and cozy giveaways on her blog, Books to the Ceiling, that can be followed right here on Goodreads or you can join over a thousand people who follow her at teresatrent.blog.

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All the Book Posts of 2020- Part 1

I always think to myself that I don't read enough. Really. I look at these people on Goodreads who seem to be absorbing a book a day. How do they do that? I decided to compile a "Best of 2020" (Is this an oxymoron?) and list the books that I have either reviewed or featured on Books to the Ceiling this year.

Well, I'll be. There are forty of them. Use this as a directory, an appendix or somebody e Read more of this blog post »
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Teresa #Mystery Week is coming up and I have a big surprise for fans of the Pecan Bayou Mystery Series! Check back on May 1.


Teresa My main character Betsy has a chat and a chai with main character Chloe Carstairs from Murder on the First Day of Christmas over at Chloe Gets a Clue today. Just what do two fictional amateur sleuths talk about anyway?


Teresa Guest Post at Melina's Book Blog Today and a 5 Star Review for Buzzkill! The cozy world of writing-less graphic, more fun.


Teresa New review of Buzzkill today at ReadALot. 4 Stars-Thank you Rhonda :)


Teresa My tour continues! Yesterday I was interviewed over at Cozy Up With Kathy and today, Betsy, my main character gets a few questions at Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries and More.


Teresa I’m being interviewed today at Cozy Up With Kathy. She really had me thinking! Do you believe in ghosts?


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