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Special Guest – Elizabeth Pantley – Author of Cowboys and Chaos: Magical Mystery Book Club #Interview / #Giveaway


Cowboys and Chaos: Magical Mystery Book Club
by Elizabeth Pantley

It is my pleasure to welcome Elizabeth Pantley
to Escape With Dollycas today!

Hi Elizabeth, 

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I spent twenty years as a parent educator writing and lecturing about raising babies and young children. When my youngest graduated college, and my first grandchild entered kindergarten I decided to make a leap and write the cozy mystery novel I’d always dreamed of writing. That was two years ago. Once I started writing cozy mysteries, I realized how much of a calling it was! Cowboys and Chaos is the ninth novel I’ve released in those two years! And I’ve never had so much fun in my work!

What books/authors have most inspired you?
I find bits of inspiration in almost every book I read. It seems every author has a character, a scene, a word, or an idea that plants a seed. The seeds combine to inspire me as I create new worlds.

What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

I write what I know so that my work is authentic. The settings in my series resemble places I know well so that I can describe them in ways that my readers are transported there. Even though I write paranormal fiction, I like there to be a solid foundation of truth and reality. This particular book is set in the Wild West of the 1800s. My husband is a huge fan of old westerns, so I’ve seen quite a few! That built the groundwork for me. Then I picked up a few books on living in the Wild West and spent many hours researching online. What comes together is a place that feels real, even when talking cats are involved!

Do you ever suffer from Writer’s Block?

I think everyone has moments of blockage. I take advantage of those by catching up on all the other work and household tasks that build up when I’m busy writing. A short break away – whether it’s a few hours or a few days seems to reset my brain.

What advice do you have for someone who would like to become a published writer?

My favorite advice is: If you want to be a writer you must read and you must write. Read a lot. Write a lot. Write afraid. Write nervously. Write uncomfortably. Write poorly. But … WRITE! The more you write, the better you will get.

When you are not writing what do you like to do?

As a mother of four young adults who are all paired up, and a young grandchild as well, a large part of my free time is spent with my family. We hike, play board games, talk, eat and have many great family moments.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Here’s a secret. I’ve traveled. A lot. I’ve toured my parenting books all over the US, Canada, Australia, even Hong Kong! I’ve traveled with my family to Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The one place I love to be most? Home! I’d rather be home than travel anywhere else!

What is next on the horizon for you?

I’m in the process of writing book 5 in the Magical Mystery Book Club series: Bakeries and Buffoonery. This isn’t your ordinary book club, you know. The members actually travel into the book! They must solve the mystery to get out. This time, the club chooses a book about a major cake-baking competition, because, well … cake!

Thank you, Elizabeth for visiting today!

Keep reading to find all the info about Cowboys and Chaos.

 About Cowboys and Chaos


Cowboys and Chaos: Magical Mystery Book Club
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Setting – Current Day AND the Wild West in the 1880s
Better Beginnings, Inc. (November 20, 2022)
Number of Pages: 250
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BB1HS7XL

This is no ordinary book club! When the group chooses a book, they are whisked away from reality to find themselves totally immersed in the story. The characters, the setting, and the murder all come to life. In order to exit the book, they’ll need to solve the mystery and reach The End.

This time, the club chooses a mystery that takes place in a quaint western town – in the old Wild West. That sounds like great fun, until they arrive in the dusty old town in the Arizona desert, among cowboys and saloons. They discover that the outhouse isn’t the worse thing about this trip.

The good news is that Paige, Glo, Zell, Frank, and the other members of the club discover plenty of surprises here, and they have a great time visiting a piece of history. They’ll get to live through many exciting moments as they unravel this cozy mystery story.

More About Elizabeth Pantley

 

Elizabeth Pantley says that writing her two Mystery and Magic book series is the most fun she’s ever had at work. Fans of her work say her joy is evident through the engaging stories she tells. Elizabeth is also the internationally bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and twelve other books for parents. Her books have been published in over twenty languages. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, a beautiful inspiration for her enchanted worlds.

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AU https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B0BB5R43N1

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS
November 30 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 30 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
December 1 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
December 1 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
December 2 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
December 2 – Guatemala Paula Loves to Read – REVIEW
December 3 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
December 4 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT
December 4 – Cozy Up WIth Kathy – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
December 5 – Elza Reads – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
December 6 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT
December 7 – Angel’s Guilty Pleasures – SPOTLIGHT
December 7 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT
December 8 – Ruff Drafts – AUTHOR GUEST POST
December 9 – ebook addicts – REVIEW
December 10 – Lady Hawkeye – SPOTLIGHT
December 10 – Socrates Book Reviews – REVIEW
December 11 – I’m Into Books – SPOTLIGHT
December 12 – The Mystery of Writing – AUTHOR GUEST POST
December 13 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR GUEST POST

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Shifting and Shenanigans: The Magical Mystery Book Club by Elizabeth Pantley #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour


Shifting and Shenanigans: The Magical Mystery Book Club
by Elizabeth Pantley


I am delighted to shine the spotlight on the first book
of Elizabeth Pantley’s new series today!

About Shifting and Shenanigans

Shifting and Shenanigans: The Magical Mystery Book Club
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – A magical off-shoot of Colorado
Independently Published (July 15, 2022)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 210 pages
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B3WLF7CW

Paige and her adventurous Aunt Glo inherit a country inn from eccentric GeeGee. They pack up and hit the road, arriving at the charming place they both loved since childhood. Finally! They can get into the secret room in the basement that GeeGee kept locked! They discover it’s a wonderful library filled to the brim with mystery books. But more than the room was a secret – it’s a magical place that houses enchanted books. Paige and Glo find themselves smack-dab in the middle of a murder mystery, along with a motley group of book club friends. The club will need to work together to solve the case in order to get out of the book and back to their home.

Great Escapes Praise for Shifting and Shenanigans:
The Magical Mystery Book Club

by Elizabeth Pantley

Shifting and Shenanigans is a witty tale with a charming country inn, a magical library, a cozy mystery book club, a sociable cat, a curious crime, an unpredicted revelation, and a romantic twist.
~The Avid Reader

This book was absolutely delightful!! This is the first book in a new series and I’m absolutely hooked!! Sign me up for the rest of the series because this story is the best place to visit.
~Moonlight Rendevous

OMG I think I’m in love!! I have read other books by this author and highly enjoyed them so when I saw she was starting a new series I was all for giving it a chance. I am oh so grateful that I did. This book is fabulous!!
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Like Pantley’s other series, it’s a load of fun, with quirky characters, magic, and several twists. I can’t wait to read the next which is previewed at the end.
~Sneaky the Library Cats Blog

About Elizabeth Pantley

Elizabeth Pantley says that writing the Destiny Falls Mystery and Magic book series is the most fun she’s ever had at work. Fans of the series say her joy is evident through the stories she tells. Elizabeth is also the internationally bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and twelve other books for parents. Her books have been published in over twenty languages. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, the beautiful inspiration for the enchanted Destiny Falls world.

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS
August 2 – The Mystery Section – SPOTLIGHT
August 2 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
August 3 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW
August 3 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
August 3 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW
August 4 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – CHARACTER GUEST POST
August 4 – eBook Addicts – SPOTLIGHT
August 5 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW
August 6 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW, GUEST POST
August 7 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST  
August 8 – Sneaky the Library Cat’s Blog – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
August 8 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
August 9 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
August 9 – Baroness Book Trove – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
August 10 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT
August 10 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT
August 11 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
August 11 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT
August 12 – Angel’s Guilty Pleasures – SPOTLIGHT
August 13 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
August 13 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT
August 14 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT
August 15 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW

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Old Bones and Ice Cream Cones: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series by Elizabeth Pantley #Spotlight / #Giveaway


Old Bones and Ice Cream Cones: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series
by Elizabeth Pantley

About Old Bones and Ice Cream Cones 

Old Bones and Ice Cream Cones: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Better Beginnings, Inc. (May 20, 2022)
Print length ‏ : ‎328 Pages
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09W42KVV1

A boyfriend who’s missing. Or was. . . Or is. . . A boat full of old bones. A community ice cream social. A friend in trouble, a spiteful witch, and an angry villain. The mysteries and fun abound in Destiny Falls. Hayden, Latifa, and their family and friends are up for the excitement and adventure.

Old Bones and Ice Cream Cones follows the series format of combining two stories that blend into one. A murder mystery and the island mystery.

The Island Mystery: Hayden’s boyfriend Han is missing. But she swears she saw him zoom by in his car. She’d thought it was a surprise, and that he was home early from his secret service case. She was wrong. The surprise is that his signal isn’t pinging, and no one knows where he is. There appears to be black magic behind his disappearance. Can they learn who’s responsible and bring Han safely home?

The Murder Mystery: A pile of old bones is found in an ancient fishing boat. They could be tied to the disappearance of two young women years ago, back when many of the Destiny Falls people where in high school. Many of the citizens had bad history with the missing students. Do the bones belong to them, and what happened? Were the they murdered? And could the murderer be living among them?

Hayden and Latifa’s many adventures in Destiny Falls will keep you guessing with each book in this fun and intriguing series.

Great Escapes Praise for Old Bones and Ice Cream Cones: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series
by Elizabeth Pantley

Elizabeth Pantley has hit a home run with the dual mystery format and Destiny Falls has become a home away from home for its loyal following.
~I Read What You Write!

OLD BONES AND ICE CREAM CONES is a feel-good adventure. There’s drama, mystery, and plenty of laughs that had me captivated from the start and eager for the next installment.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

Old Bones and Ice Cream Cones is another charming installment in the series which propels the story nearer its conclusion.
~Christy’s Cozy Corners

About Elizabeth Pantley

Elizabeth Pantley says that writing the Destiny Falls Mystery and Magic book series is the most fun she’s ever had at work. Fans of the series say her joy is evident through the stories she tells. Elizabeth is also the internationally bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and twelve other books for parents. Her books have been published in over twenty languages. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, the beautiful inspiration for the enchanted Destiny Falls world.

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May 20 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW, GUEST POST
May 21 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT
May 22 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW
May 22 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT
May 23 – Novels Alive – SPOTLIGHT
May 24 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
May 24 – Baroness Book Trove – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
May 25 – Angel’s Guilty Pleasures – SPOTLIGHT
May 25 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
May 26 – Ascroft, eh? – GUEST POST
May 27 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
May 28 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
May 28 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT
May 29 – eBook Addicts – SPOTLIGHT
May 30 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
May 31 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT
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Witches, Spiders, and Schemes: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series by Elizabeth Pantley #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour


Witches, Spiders, and Schemes: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series
by Elizabeth Pantley

It is my pleasure to shine my spotlight on the newest Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic story!

About Witches, Spiders, and Schemes

Witches, Spiders, and Schemes: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Better Beginnings, Inc. (November 5, 2021)
230 Pages
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09FBY852N

A magic mirror to an enchanted world… A mysterious ghost… A hilarious, perpetually annoyed witch… A brave, sassy cat… Two unexplained deaths and a mysterious community filled with secrets… Can Hayden and the people of Destiny Falls solve the mystery and return the community to its peaceful, enchanted existence?

 

Hayden’s adventures in Destiny Falls continue in book four of the Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic series. Starting with a strange old woman at a cave and her father’s mysterious ferry journey, there are secrets to be unwound.

 

The enchantments in Destiny Falls are showing cracks, and Hayden suspects that it is tied directly to her family, which has a history that’s more complex than she realized. When two bodies are found floating in the bay it’s clear that the mysteries surrounding Gladstone and the ferry are more dangerous than people realize. And then . . . those spiders.

 

Luckily, Hayden and her sassy sidekick, Latifa have developed a group of family and friends in this enchanted place who are all ready and willing to help solve the mystery, and release Destiny Falls to resume its normal, amazing, enchanted existence.

 

Hayden’s many adventures in Destiny Falls will keep you guessing with each book in this intriguing series.

 

 

About Elizabeth Pantley


Elizabeth Pantley is the internationally bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and eight other books in the No-Cry Solution series of books for parents. Her books have been published in over twenty languages. She is also the author of the well-received magical cozy mystery series, The Destiny Falls Mystery and Magic books. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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November 9 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
November 9 – I’m Into Books – SPOTLIGHT
November 10 – The Editing Pen – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
November 11 – Mysteries with Character – GUEST POST
November 12 – Novels Alive – GUEST POST
November 13 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
November 14 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
November 15 – Eskimo Princess Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 16 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW
November 17 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW
November 18 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 19 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 20 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT
November 21 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW
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The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series by Elizabeth Pantley #Character Guest Post / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour


The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series
by Elizabeth Pantley

I am excited to welcome Princess Latifa from Destiny Falls today! 

Hello, I’m Princess Latifa, but you can just call me Latifa. Well, most of the time. It would be nice if you added in the Princess once in a while, too.

Everyone acts as if Hayden is the main character in this series, but we all know it’s really me. I’m a gorgeous, smart, brave, Himalayan cat, and there would clearly be no story without me.

I have my challenges. Life can be difficult sometimes. Since Hayden is the only one I can communicate with, I can’t just tell someone what’s up. I’m also limited, as a cat who lacks opposable thumbs. When my girl, Hayden gets herself into a pickle I have to be really creative to find solutions. Oh, and the fact that I’m a cat. If I had a dollar for every time I didn’t know what was going on . . . I’d be saying, “Why do I have all these dollars?”


I’m so happy that my author, Elizabeth Pantley finally listened to me. I’ve been tickling the back of her writer’s brain for years. She was just being really stubborn. She wrote thirteen non-fiction, parenting books before I finally got through to her. “Girrrl,” I said, “It’s about time you let your creative talents out of the box!” Once she got started, she finally understood. She’s been giddy with joy ever since, and is already writing the fourth book in my series. Yes, you got that right. MY series.

Ah, that Elizabeth, she’s a good egg. Here’s the secret, though. She tells everyone that her “job” is being an author. But the reality is that all she does is have FUN. I see her sneaking over to her computer when nobody’s looking. And do you know what she does in her so-called free time? She reads cozy mystery books! The girl has it bad.

You may be wondering why I’m the star of this series. Why wouldn’t I be? I’m an amazing creature! Not only am I a perfect specimen of a prize-worthy Himalayan cat, but I’m smart and brave. Oh, wait. I already told you that. I also live in an enchanted world called Destiny Falls. You’d love it there! Even the town has a personality and the place changes daily to meet the needs of its beloved citizens. The library there! It’s enchanted. One time it was . . . oops. No plot spoilers, sorry. Of course, Destiny Falls has the usual batch of busy bodies, quirky neighbors, unique businesses, and evil murderers. But doesn’t every town have those?

What every town might not have is a creepy witch. Destiny Falls has one. And brrrr. Scary. She’s a wretched, perpetually annoyed troublemaker. She’s always in the background stirring up danger for Hayden and me. I don’t even know her name yet, but my author says not to worry, I’ll learn a whole lot more about her in the next few books!

I’ve been looking over my author’s shoulder (yes, I can read) and she’s well underway into writing the fourth book in the series. She wouldn’t tell me the title yet, but I’m happy to see that I’m featured right up there in the first few chapters. And geeze, she’s such a tease! She left an enormous cliff-hanger at the end of The Ghost Camper book, aaaand, oh, boy this next one starts off with a bang! I can hardly wait to read more.

Thank you Princess Latifa for visiting today!

Keep reading for info about the latest Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic story.

 

About The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales


The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Independently Published (August 2, 2021)
Digital Print Length ‏ 312Pages
ASIN: B095177BFG

A ghost, a witch, a sassy cat, and a mystery. Hayden’s adventures in Destiny Falls continue when a mysterious old man keeps popping up to tell her a series of tall tales. Who is he? And is he actually glowing? Are his stories fiction, or is he telling her the history of her family, the enchanted islands, and the witch? And why did a dead body show up . . . of someone who is already dead? Can Hayden and her brave, quirky sidekick, Latifa unscramble this mystery before someone else turns up dead?

About Elizabeth Pantley

Elizabeth Pantley is the international bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and eight other books in the No-Cry Solution series of books for parents. Her books have been published in over twenty languages. She is also the author of the well-received magical cozy mystery series, The Destiny Falls Mystery and Magic books. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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Great Escapes Praise for The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series
by Elizabeth Pantley

I love the fun magical ways that the town is always changing to fit the resident’s needs much like Hayden’s grandparents’ house does. Once you read these, you’ll see what I mean. Oh to live in a place like that!
~Christy’s Cozy Corners

I am so excited to go back to Destiny Falls . . . The great recurring characters of Hayden’s family, the local townspeople, and of course the wonderful animals of Destiny Falls, which in itself is a magical wonderful place, pick the story up right where the last book left, without a moment’s pause in the action.
~I Read What You Write!

Humor, romance, mysteries, and magick combine in this uniquely charming series. THE GHOST CAMPER’S TALL TALES is a delightful mystery rooted in the love of family.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

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August 2 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
August 3 – Novels Alive – GUEST POST
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August 4 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
August 4 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
August 5 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW, GUEST POST
August 6 – Cozy Up WIth Kathy – REVIEW
August 7 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
August 8 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW
August 8 – Rosepoint Publishing – REVIEW
August 9 – Novels Alive – REVIEW
August 10 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
August 10 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – CHARACTER GUEST POST
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The Disappearance of Emily (Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series) by Elizabeth Pantley #Interview /Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour


The Disappearance of Emily
(Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series)
by Elizabeth Pantley


I am so happy to welcome Elizabeth Pantley to Escape with Dollycas today!

Hi Elizabeth, 

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’ve written parenting books for the past twenty years, but always had fictional stories rolling around in the back of my head. My wish was to someday write fiction – and now I am!

What are three things most people dont know about you?

My favorite vacation spot is Disneyland! I take my mom there every year and the two of us have a we’re-kids-again week. Obviously we didn’t get to go in 2020 – so I guess that means we can go twice once they open back up again, right?

My kids all hike, camp, and climb. Last year they took me out to climb my first mountain – and I loved it!

I used to be a darn good skier. But now, I don’t like to be cold, so I rarely ski.

What is the first book you remember reading?

I’ve always been a voracious reader! Some of my childhood favorites were the Boxcar Children, Black Beauty, Chronicles of Narnia, and The Secret Garden.

What are you reading now?

I’m always reading three or four books at a time, and I’ll pick one depending on my mood! Currently, it’s Give up the Ghost by Jane Hinchey, Bridgerton The Duke and I by Julia Quinn, and Magic & Misfits by Annabel Chase.

What books have most inspired you?

I read The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino in college and discovered it really wasn’t about sales at all, but about believing in yourself and your goals. It’s a small book with big impact.

What made you decide you wanted to write mysteries?
I love reading cozy mysteries! I enjoy the puzzle of the story without the gore, fear, or details of thrillers. It suited my story-telling style.

Do you have a special place you like to write?

As long as I have a cup of tea and my laptop, I can write anywhere. My surroundings fade away and I see my story unfold in my mind – almost like a movie.

Where do the ideas for your books come from?

Real-life, the newspaper, books I’ve read, dreams. All of it merges once I’ve got a plotline and begin to let the story swirl around in my head.

Is there anything about writing you find most challenging?
The sales, marketing, and bookkeeping! It would be fun just to write, write, write, but the business end must be handled, too!

What do you think makes a good story?
Interesting characters, world-building of a place I’d love to visit, with a touch of humor and fun. And of course, a happy ending.

Which, of all your characters, do you think is the most like you?
I’d like to think I’m like my adventurous main character, Hayden, or her quirky sidekick cat, Latifa! However, in reality, I’m probably more like the grande dame of the family, Eleanor. Always serious, in control, making lists, and running things.

What makes your books different from others out there in this genre?

Destiny Falls is a fascinating, enchanted place filled with quirky characters. The stories have a deeper intrigue that goes far beyond the murder. It’s an experience and an adventure as much as it is a mystery.

Whats next on the horizon for you?

I’m deep into writing the next book in the series: The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales. I’m having an absolute blast with the new ghost character!

Thank you so much for visiting today, Elizabeth.

Keep reading to find out about Elizabeth’s new book!

About The Disappearance of Emily

The Disappearance of Emily (Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Independently Published (March 15, 2021)
Number of Pages 250
Digital ASIN: B08MDZDQY7

Hayden has settled into her alternate, magical new home of Destiny Falls. She’s learning about the people here and the enchanted place, but something is amiss. When too many things occur to call them coincidences, all signs point to the mysterious disappearance of her mother – way back when Hayden was just two days old. Could it be connected to the mysterious ferry? Can she identify and eliminate the threat before another person in her life is stolen away?

More About Elizabeth Pantley

Elizabeth Pantley is the internationally bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and twelve other books for parents. Her books have been published in over twenty languages. She lives near Seattle and is the mother of four and nana to one. This is her first work of fiction.

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Great Escapes Praise for The Disappearance of Emily
(Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series)
by Elizabeth Pantley

The growing family connections, the friendships, and the beautiful setting lured me in and the mysterious secrets yet to be uncovered make me eager for the next installment.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

The Disappearance of Emily is a clean cozy mystery filled with magic and mystery. You will be enchanted with the wonderful, sometimes mysterious characters. And, most of all, you’ll be swept away by the mesmerizing town of Destiny Falls.
~Christy’s Cozy Corners

The book is quite interesting. There is a murder, a kidnapping, and lots of family bonding. I’m not quite sure how I feel about the various characters other than I must feel as Hayden does – not entirely sure about who to trust.
~Literary Gold

I felt like this book expanded my knowledge about Destiny Falls and the Caldwell family but it also left me with a few more questions than answers so I can’t wait for the third book to discover more about this little town.
~Storeybook Reviews

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Falling into Magic – A Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Book by Elizabeth Pantley #Spotlight / #Giveaway


Falling into Magic – A Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Book
by Elizabeth Pantley

I am so happy to shine my spotlight on Falling Into Magic!

About Falling into Magic

 


Falling into Magic – A Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Book
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Independently Published (November 15, 2020)
299 Pages
Digital ASIN: B08MCRCW9J

When Hayden was a child, she lost her cat. Adults told her the cat has escaped the house and ran away, but she knew the truth. The mirror had taken her. She knew because the mirror had given her a glimpse of an alternate world and had nearly pulled her in, so she was certain the cat had suffered that fate.

 

Twenty years later Hayden discovers the true secret of the mirror when she is thrust into it by a mysterious villain. She learns of a world she never knew existed, and a family she never knew she had. But danger brought her here, and it followed her. And now, Hayden is on a mission to see that the threat is removed, so that she can begin her magical, meaningful new life in this enchanted world.

 

“A magical, delightful tale that held my attention with a quirky cast of characters, engaging dialogue, a pleasantly appealing universe, and an intriguing plotline that I could not put down. I can’t wait to see where we go with Hayden’s next adventure.”  — Dru Ann, MWA Raven Award winner

“What a captivating read! . . . I couldn’t put it down. A great story, full of interesting people and places to get to know, with surprises around every corner.” — Linda C. Goodreads reviewer

“The world-building and magic system is fascinating. Destiny Falls is a wondrous place that seems to cater to citizens’ wants and needs. I love that it is almost a character in its own right, and I was intrigued by the constantly changing world. Vivid imagery paints a clear picture of Destiny falls and its inhabitants. Falling into Magic is a dynamic introduction to the Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic series.” — Julie Petitbon 

About Elizabeth Pantley

Elizabeth Pantley is the international bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and twelve other books for parents. Her books have been published in over twenty languages. She lives near Seattle and is the mother of four and nana to one. This is her first work of fiction.

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