The Hassles of Sandcastles is Now Available!

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For ages 2 through 8, the newest children’s picture book by Michele Lynn Seigfried is now available through Amazon!

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A young raccoon named Myron has a dream to build a sandcastle. There’s only one problem. Myron lives in the woods and can’t find sand, until the day he finds a children’s sandbox at a playground.  He quickly gets to work building his castle with his trusted friend, Bianca, an egret.

Myron soon discovers that finding sand wasn’t his only problem and there are others who comically interfere with his project.

This book teaches children about dreaming big and not giving up hope when all seems lost. Through patience, perseverance, hard work, problem solving, and dedication, we can all make our dreams come true.

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Now Available in Hard Cover!

Nobody Bullies Bub! will be available in hardcover on April 15th!

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Nobody Bullies Bub! is the first book in the Bub & Guy Series. It is a beginning reader book, which teaches children how to handle a bully and how to stand up for themselves. It also  helps parents to open communications with their children about bullies. For ages 2 – 8.

The Seven-Course Christmas Killer!

Kudos to fellow Jersey girl Rosie Genova on another fantastic novel! Make sure you pick this one up on your next trip to the bookstore!

The Seven-Course Christmas Killer: A Holiday Novella from the Italian Kitchen

On Christmas Eve, someone might be sleeping with the fishes. . .
 

It’s December at the Casa Lido, which means only one thing: the Rienzi family’s traditional Christmas Eve celebration, including wine, song, and seven Italian seafood courses. As Victoria and Tim prep scungilli and calamari, Nonna directs the cooking until all is in readiness for the big night.

But the holiday cheer is interrupted by the attempted murder of Mayor Anne McCrae, who asks Vic to investigate. Trouble is, there are as many suspects as there are fishes on the Christmas Eve menu . . .

“The tastiest item on the menu with colorful characters, a sharp plot, and a fabulous Jersey setting. I enjoyed every bite.” —New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay on Murder and Marinara 

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The Seven-Course Christmas Killer by Rosie Genova
Series: An Italian Kitchen Mystery, #3.5

Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery, Holiday
Publisher: Beyond the Page
Publication Date: November 27, 2016
Print Length: 77 pages
e-Book File Size: 421 KB
ASIN: B01NBDVUCX
About Rosie Genova

A Jersey girl born and bred, national bestselling author Rosie Genova left her heart at the shore, which serves as the setting for her cozy series, the Italian Kitchen Mysteries. Her debut, Murder and Marinara, was voted a Best Cozy of 2013 by Suspense Magazine and was a finalist for a 2014 Daphne Award. Her books have been described as blending “mystery with comedy, romance, family drama, a vivid and affectionate portrayal of the Jersey shore and… oh yes, cooking.”

The proud mama of three grown sons, Rosie still lives in her home state with her husband and a charming mutt named Lucy. She also writes women’s fiction as Rosemary DiBattista.

Find Rosie on the internet:

Website: www.rosiegenova.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RosieGenova

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6462450.Rosie_Genova

There’s a Monster in My Mouth

There’s a Monster in My Mouth is now available in a hard cover!

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A stinky monster is hiding in a little boy’s mouth. How is the boy going to get him out? Mom and Dad have a couple of ideas. But, will the boy listen? He has to try something, because there’s a monster in his mouth and he has to get him out! For children ages 2-7, this book, with its colorful pictures and rhyming story, will entertain your child while teaching him/her the importance of brushing their teeth regularly and flossing.

 

A New Pup for Christmas

A New Pup for Christmas

by Michele Lynn Seigfried

(296 words)

On the first day of Christmas, my new pup left for me…

A package under the tree.

On the second day of Christmas, my new pup left for me…

Two bite marks and a package under the tree.

On the third day of Christmas, my new pup left for me…

Three hours’ sleep, two bite marks, and a package under the tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my new pup left for me…

Four muddy paws, three hours’ sleep, two bite marks, and a package under the tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my new pup left for me…

Five yellow stains!

Four muddy paws, three hours’ sleep, two bite marks, and a package under the tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my new pup left for me…

Six toppled chairs.

Five yellow stains!

Four muddy paws, three hours’ sleep, two bite marks, and a package under the tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my new pup left for me…

Seven scratch marks, six toppled chairs.

Five yellow stains!

Four muddy paws, three hours’ sleep, two bite marks, and a package under the tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my new pup left for me…

Eight chewed shoes, seven scratch marks, six toppled chairs.

Five yellow stains!

Four muddy paws, three hours’ sleep, two bite marks, and a package under the tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my new pup left for me…

Nine backyard holes, eight chewed shoes, seven scratch marks, six toppled chairs.

 Five yellow stains!

 Four muddy paws, three hours’ sleep, two bite marks, and a package under the tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my new pup left for me…

A happy juvenile, making it worthwhile.


Hello friends! I hope you enjoyed my entry for the 6th Annual Holiday Children’s Book Writing Contest.  For more information about the contest and to see other entries click here: https://susannahill.com/2016/12/08/ho-ho-ho-the-6th-annual-holiday-contest-is-here/

The story had to be based on the concept of the 12 days of Christmas and had to be under 300 words.  Tell me what you think! If you like it, maybe I’ll turn it into a real book in time for Christmas 2017!

xo

 

Major Crimes is an M&M Awards Finalist!

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I’m feeling so honored!  I learned tonight that my novel, Major Crimes (Book #4 in the Jersey Shore Mystery Series), has made the 2016 Finalist list for Chanticleer’s Mystery and Mayhem Awards.  I am among some of my favorite authors on the list, so I am very excited! See the whole article and the other winners on the announcement page here: Chanticleer M&M Awards Finalists

The Mystery & Mayhem Writing Competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of  Cozy Mysteries and Classic Mysteries.

 

99 Cent Sale! Major Crimes, A Cozy Mystery

FB_IMG_1458488431967[2]Book 4 in the Jersey Shore Mystery Series, Major Crimes, is now available for Kindle for only

99 cents

for a limited time!

Click here to order your copy!

Synopsis

Buckle up for hours of laughter, romance, and excitement with this Jersey Shore Mystery. When handsome detective, Bryce Kelly, is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he finds himself on the run and in hiding. Can amateur sleuth, Chelsey Alton, and a few quirky friends help him find the real killer and prove his innocence before it’s too late? If you love mysteries, don’t miss this humorous whodunit!

Reviews

Major Crimes is a revealing, compelling mystery story that’s hard to put down. Driven by interpersonal relationships, a sassy combination of fun and angst, murder and mayhem, and dangerous associations, it’s an emotion-driven and yet is a light, fun mystery that’s perfect for a cozy winter’s night. ~D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

5star-shiny-webMajor Crimes is a whimsical, fun, light hearted mystery. Michele Lynn Seigfried has created characters with great personalities that are very true to their New Jersey roots. If you are looking for a good mystery with a touch of humor, romance, detective work and more, then Major Crimes is a surefire winner. The story was new and fresh and there was never any question as to what information I could be missing. This is a quick and entertaining mystery sleuth book that I highly recommend. ~Trudi LoPresto, Readers’ Favorite  

The Jersey Shore Mystery Series is a wonderful whodunit series to read. Each book in the series has enough witty humor, mystery, suspense, and romance that easily draws the reader into Chelsey’s latest madcap investigation adventure. ~Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Major Crimes is a quick, light read. ~Readsalot

This is a gritty cozy mystery with some romance and lots of laughs, and that’s always a good thing. ~fuonlyknew

Full of grit and humor and intrigue, an enjoyable way to spend a few hours getting lost. ~Laura’s Interests