I’m thrilled to announce that USA TODAY bestselling author, Tonya Kappes will be joining us again for this year’s Diabetes Mystery, “Gypsies, Tramps & Peas” which debuts in September.
I encourage you to check out Tonya’s just released a fabulous new mystery, ‘Scene of the Grind’ from her new ‘A Killer Coffee Mystery’ Series. It’s a fun read filled with quirky characters, colorful scenery and a funny storyline, just like our upcoming Diabetes Mystery podcast!
“Gypsies, Tramps & Peas” takes place at the colorful 35th Annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, New York. My character, Mr. Divabetic finds himself involved in another murder investigation when his former high school swim coach mysteriously disappears. On the way to cracking the case, while stumbling upon clues his team of amateur sleuths reveal helpful Summertime diabetes self-care management tips.
My chance meeting with Tonya at BookCon in New York City four years ago inspired me to write and produce our first annual Diabetes Mystery podcast. Four years later, thanks to her bubbly personality, never-ending encouragement and enthusiasm throughout the writing process, we’re still going strong. I will always be incredibly indebted to Tonya for believing in me both personally and professionally. Somehow she ‘magically’ manages to squeeze time into her busy writing and book tour schedule to hold my hand through countless script rewrites.
I don’t think I could have ever risen to this challenge without her help!
Our annual diabetes murder mystery podcast has brought me so much personal joy that it’s my absolute pleasure to promote Tonya’s latest book, “Scene of the Grind” from her new ‘A Killer Coffee Mystery’ Series.
The series takes place in the cozy southern fictional tourist town of Honey Springs, Kentucky.
Roxanne Bloom (her friends, though few call her Roxie) quit her job as a lawyer, divorced her cheating husband, and moved to the quaint town of Honey Springs, Kentucky where she’d spent many of her teenage summers visiting her eccentric and fun-loving Aunt Maxi.
Roxy follows her dream and opens The Bean Hive, Honey Springs first coffee house on the town’s newly revitalized boardwalk. that opens just in time for Honey Springs annual Honey Festival.
Roxy’s life couldn’t be better. Business was booming, she’s reconnected with special people from her past, including her first teenage love, and visits The Crooked Cat book store, which is still her favorite shop in Honey Springs.
One problem, Aunt Maxi and Alexis Roarke, owner of Crooked Cat, aren’t on the best of terms. Alexis leases the book store’s building from Aunt Maxi and the rent is going up.
Roxy takes Alexis a fresh cup of coffee from The Bean Hive and a tasty pastry as a peace offering between the two women, but discovers the beloved book store owner murdered and Aunt Maxi is the number one suspect.
Gossip in Honey Springs is as hot at the coffee served at the Bean Hive and Roxy has to uncover who is behind the murder not only to save her shop, her aunt, but her life.
LISTEN NOW: ‘Phantom of the Okra’ Diabetes Mystery podcast with Tonya Kappes, Mama Rose Marie, Poet Lorraine Brooks, Chef Robert Lewis, Asha Brown and the Charlie’s Angels of Outreach. This podcast features music from the ‘Phantom of the Opera’ soundtrack courtesy of SONY Music.