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September 1, 2015

Under the Princess crown with #mystery author Nancy Haddock #crafting #BerkleyPrimeCrime #amreading #MFRWorg

Under the Princess Crown with

Nancy Haddock is an award-winning, national bestselling author. Basket Case is the first book in the Silver Six Crafting mysteries with Berkley Prime Crime. Her earlier books are La Vida Vampire, Last Vampire Standing, and Always The Vampire, and feature Gidget with fangs.

Speed Round:
Favorite movie: Father Goose
Favorite book: Way too many to name!
Last book read: Magic and Macaroons by Bailey Cates
Favorite color: Aqua
Stilettos or flip-flops: Flip-flops or barefoot
Coffee or tea: Both
E-book or paperback: Both
Pencil or pen: Pen
Favorite song: “Surfin’ USA”
Streak or not: Not
Favorite dessert: Coconut meringue pie
Champagne or gin: Kahlua
Paranormal or Historical: Both
Ginger or Mary Ann: Mary Ann
Favorite TV show: NCIS
Hot or cold: Hot
POV: First person
I'd die if I don't have: Literal answer: Oxygen and water. Figurative answer: Books!

The trouble Nixy expects in little Lilyvale, Arkansas
is not the kind of trouble she finds. 

As I climbed the front stairs, I spotted my five-foot-nothing Aunt Sherry standing behind two folding tables that blocked the front door. A coatrack held small baskets of woven hemp and willow, and a swath of blue gingham fabric lay around the fallen baskets, the edges fluttering as if agitated by the swirling emotions instead of the mild breeze . . .
Opposite my aunt stood the snarling star of the showdown in progress. She leaned over the folding table, her blood red fingernails scary long and lethal-looking as she pointed at Sherry.
“You’ll come to an agreement with me, Mrs. Cutler, and you’ll do it soon or you’ll be very sorry.”
“But, Ms. Elsman,” my aunt began.
“No buts,” the Elsman woman interrupted. “I want that option on your land, and I will by God have it.”
She tucked her asymmetrically cut black hair behind an ear, lifted a stiletto-shod foot, and deliberately speared one of the medium-sized hemp baskets lying on the porch.
My temper flared in a sonic boom of fury. “Back up and back off, lady,” I snarled.
The woman casually turned and arched a brow. “My name is Elsman. Ms. Jill Elsman, and I suggest you stay out of this. It does not concern you.”
“Actually, it does.” The black-haired, black-eyed demon woman towered over me, but I stood straight and let her have it. “It so happens that Mrs. Cutler, the woman you just threatened, is my dearest aunt.”

Find Nancy at: Website     Email

Find Basket Case at: Amazon     Barnes & Noble

Wow, Nancy, so wonderful to get to know you some more. So do you have a great recipe for coconut pie?


chris keniston said...

I love the cover ! I know this is going to be a fun read! and I absolutely love Father Goose- Cary Grant did romantic comedy so well! Thanks for popping by!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer said...

Hi, Nancy! We are so happy to have you tell all with the Princesses. Much luck with your cozy. I'm on my way....

Kathy Ivan said...

Hi Nancy, lovely to see you here at the Plotting Princesses, sharing your great new release. I love the cover and I adore a feisty heroine, and it looks like you deliver that. Can't wait to pick up my copy and dig in (right after I finish my word count).

Wishing you much success with this new book.

stanalei said...

Great excerpt and fun speed round! Go bare feet!

Angela Adams said...

"Coconut meringue pie" -- sounds delicious!

Melissa Keir said...

What a great cover! It screams cozy mystery! I used to live in a home much like that one!

Karilyn Bentley said...

Hi Nancy! I'm so looking forward to reading this book! I loved your other ones. :) And I love coconut meringue pie. Yummy. My grandmother used to make the best coconut and lemon meringue pies. Great memories! Wishing you many sales!!

Unknown said...


What fun! I love a good cozy mystery with fabulous characters, and this looks delightful!

Thanks for stopping by to chat with us.


Sylvia said...

Looks like another great book from you. We miss your sweet smiling face at DARA. Hope life is treating you well.

Nancy K said...

First, huge apologies for being AWOL! A family situation pulled be away mid-pm on the 1st, and I was without a computer. Or a laptop, or a tablet that worked. Grrr!

Second, thank you for the opportunity to be with you! The Princesses are some of my favorite people and I love following the blog!

I'll respond to each of you, but it'll take just a bit. Meantime, thank you for all the kind words! Have a fabulous weekend!


Nancy K said...

Vicki, hi, and thank you again for inviting me to PP! Thanks for your good wishes, and have a lovely weekend!


Nancy K said...

Chris, Cary Grant was an amazing comedic actor, wasn't he? A fine actor period!

Thanks for the compliments of the cover. Berkley always knocks my socks off with their art!

Enjoy your holiday weekend!


Nancy K said...

Kathy, you knock out that word count, then I hope you'll enjoy Basket Case if you give it a try.

Hugs, my dear!


Nancy K said...

Stanalei, I'm chuckling that you're a fan of bare feet, too! Have a super weekend!


Nancy K said...

Angela, hi! If you like coconut and meringue, the pie is heaven on a fork!

Hope you enjoy some delicious food this holiday weekend!


Nancy K said...

Wow, Melissa! You lived in a house like the one of the Basket Case cover? That is SO COOL! I'd love to live in a home like that!

Hugs and happy weekend1


Nancy K said...

Hi, Karilyn, and thank you so much for your good sales wishes

My mouth is so watering now for coconut meringue pie. Or lemon. Or any kind of meringue. Wonder what pie-friendly restaurant is open this time of night? :)

Take good care, and I'll hope to see you soon!


Nancy K said...

Elizabeth, hi, and thank you so much! It's my pleasure to be with y'all, and I hope t won't be too long until I get to see y'all again!


Nancy K said...

Sylvia, you are so sweet! I miss DARA meetings and especial my DARA friends - each and every one! Hopefully I'll get to see some of you in October at Buns and Roses!

Have a fun, safe weekend, and stay cool!!