2015 Mystery & Mayhem Awards Winner – Community Affairs

community affairs cartoon cover-02I am excited to announce that Community Affairs (Book 3 in the Jersey Shore Mystery Series) is a First Place Winner in the Humor Category of the 2015 Annual Mystery and Mayhem Awards from Chanticleer!

The Mystery & Mayhem Awards writing competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of  Cozy Mysteries and Not-So-Cozy Mysteries.

I’ve recently updated the cover to more accurately reflect it’s cozy mystery genre, as you may already know.  This is the final version.  I’ve also been working on updating the other covers in the series and will be rolling those out in a few weeks!

If you haven’t read it now, you can get the first three books in a box set for only $2.99 for a limited time on Amazon by clicking here.  I’ve updated the cover for this as well and that should be appearing on Amazon within a week.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t congratulate the other authors as well. Here was the list of the first place winners. If you love cozy mysteries, check them out!

  • Animal Mystery:  Leighann Dobbs  – Ghostly Paws
  • Small Town Cozy Mystery:  Cherie O’Boyle – Iced Tee
  • Adventure:  M. L. Rowland  – Murder Off the Beaten Path
  • Classic:  Lonna Enox Blood Relations
  • Amateur Sleuth:  Wendy Delaney – There’s Something About Marty
  • Humorous: Michele Lynn Seigfried  Community Affairs
  • Historical: Michael Scheffel – St. Louis Affair: The Adventures of Herbert Falken

I’m still in need of the ever-elusive reviews on Amazon – so if you have read any of my books, mystery or children’s, please leave me some feedback if you have time. As always, thank  you for reading!



New Review for Community Affairs!

Community Affairs front coverTrudi LoPreto for Readers’ Favorite says:  Community Affairs (Jersey Shore Mystery Series Book 3) by Michele Lynn Seigfried has all the elements for mystery, sleuthing and comedy written in one good story. Bonnie lives on the Jersey shore with her husband and two daughters. Bonnie has a good life until Senator and Lyla Spratt move in next door. Bonnie and Lyla instantly don’t like each other. Lyla does everything she can to make Bonnie’s life miserable, and succeeds. Bonnie believes and sets out to prove that Lyla is responsible for the disappearance and death of Polly Pitcher. This gets her into lots and lots of trouble. Bonnie tells the story while being held captive. She shares what Lyla has done, including among other things defacing her garage and spreading nasty rumors. Bonnie’s husband, the police and the FBI warn her to not get involved, but that only makes her want to solve the case even more.

Community Affairs is a mystery story with humor. Michele Lynn Seigfried has created characters that will make you laugh, worry, love and hate. I found myself reading late into the night because I couldn’t wait to find out what Bonnie would do next. It kept me involved right up to the ending I never saw coming. Community Affairs stands very well on its own merit. I highly recommend this book and anxiously await book number four.

Community Affairs (Kindle version) is available for pre-order now on Amazon!

To pre-order, click here: http://amzn.to/1qnafz3

The pre-order price is $2.99 and the price will go up to $3.99 when released.

The paperback and nook versions will be out on January 27, 2015.

A Day in the Life of Bonnie Fattori…

Check out A Day in the Life of Bonnie Fattori — It will give you a small glimpse into Book 3 in the Jersey Shore Mystery Series, coming soon!


Introducing Community Affairs! Book 3 in the Jersey Shore Mystery Series.

I just finished another page in “Community Affairs,” book 3 in the Jersey Shore mystery series.  That makes 3 whole pages, lol.  3 disjoined pages at that! I at least have my head wrapped around some ideas now, and I made a few decisions.  I’m going to be writing with flashbacks this time around. The book will start with a kidnapping.  I know I already told you that it will be told from Bonnie’s POV.  And there will be a major twist in the story.  But while you are waiting for months and months to complete this one, make sure you read Books 1 and 2 to catch up.  You can even enter the giveaway to get one of these books for free (an autographed copy)!  http://tinyurl.com/kd55oz7  You get 5 free entries just because you have liked my facebook page!  I decided to do this giveaway because I was driving all of you nuts the last couple of weeks with all the free kindle giveaways, so this one is for all of you who were cursing me because you don’t have a kindle! lol.  Seriously though, I appreciate you all putting up with my constant kindle giveaway posts these past couple of weeks! Have a great night! xo
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A Day in the Life of Chelsey Alton

Join me at Dru’s Book Musing today and read about Chelsey Alton, main character in the Jersey Shore Mystery Series.

Also check it out for another chance to win Tax Cut, Book 2 in the Jersey Shore Mystery Series.