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Judy Alter

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After an established career writing historical fiction for adults and young adults about women of the nineteenth-century American West, Texas author Judy Alter turned her attention to contemporary cozy mysteries and wrote three series: Kelly O’Connell Mysteries, Blue Plate Café Mysteries, and Oak Grove Mysteries. She is presently at work on a culinary mystery set in contemporary Chicago, her hometown
Her most recent book is The Second Battle of the Alamo, a study in both Texas and women’s history. Judy’s western fiction has been recognized with awards from the Western Writers of America, the Texas Institute of Letters, and the National Cowboy Museum and Hall of Fame. She has been honored with the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement by
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The fun of communal cooking

 

Our fancy--and oh so rich!--pasta dinner
Jordan and I team-cooked supper tonight and had such a good time. I think it’s a particularly blessing of the mother/daughter relationship. Christian announced he had a work event and would at the least be late and perhaps not home for supper at all. While we love him dearly and miss him on these nights, we welcome the occasional evening when we can cook th

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message 6: by Judy

Judy Alter Just released: Deception in Strange Places. A woman desperately seeking her biological mother, a televangelist determined to thwart that search, a hired hit man, and in the midst of it all, a reclusive diva who wears Chinese silk gowns and collects antique Chinese porcelain. No one is telling the whole truth, and Kelly doesn’t know who to trust. She has gotten herself involved in a dangerous emotional tangle this time, and Mike doesn’t tell her to back off this time, even when events take them from Fort Worth to San Antonio. http://www.amazon.com/Deception-Stran...


message 5: by Judy

Judy Alter Glad to be your friend, Kris. I'm not a paranormal fan, so maybe you can educate me.


message 3: by Judy

Judy Alter Please visit my new website--http://www.judyalter.com. It includes a linke to the first chapter of my forthcoming novel, Skeleton in a Dead Space.


message 2: by Judy

Judy Alter Thanks, Beth. I'll add your books right away. I'm still exploring this site, so may hold off on the newsletter and Q&A for now.


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Judy,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author on Goodreads! I hope you will put my books, A Real Basket Case, To Hell in a Handbasket, and the just released Deadly Currents, on your to-read list. If you'd like to enter a contest for free mystery books, sign up for my email newsletter at: http://bethgroundwater.com/ .

I've also reactivated my Q&A group, so please join and join in the discussions: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1...
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