Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I’m a chick!!!!!!

Yippeeeeee!!! I’m here and still can’t believe it.

It’s me, Duffy Brown, now a for-real Cozy Chick! I am so excited. This is a dream come true to be included with such amazing authors and meet you all! The best part of writing is meeting the readers. 

I live in Cincinnati, have four kids (ever try and get a pic of your son…impossible!), two grandkids two cats

and write two series, the Consignment Shop series set in Savannah and the Cycle Path series set on Mackinac Island.

I love to garden and watch mysteries on TV. I’m totally addicted to anything Sherlock, my license plate is Shrlok, and I think the new PBS Sherlock is the best thing ever. IMO Cumberbatch is to die for! Freeman is the best Watson…so smart and a fab partner for Sherlock. 

I am a Castle nut. Glued to the TV every Monday and if Becket and Castle don’t get married soon I’m going to have a hissy!

I do Zumba, work at a consignment shop…The Snooty Fox…part time and am always painting or doing some decorating with this house. My daughter often helps me…we call ourselves two girls and a hammer. 

Half of me is Southern belle...I have the pearls and baton to prove it and, yes, I can twirl!

And part of me is fudgie, what the Mackinac Islanders call the tourists. And yes, I have eaten enough Mackinac fudge to be a true fudgie. Yummm. 

Savannah is old South with big houses, huge oaks, Spanish moss and martinis on the veranda. It’s sundresses, big hair, splashing fountains, hospitality and bless her heart. My daughter went to school in Savannah and I fell in love with the city! I know it better than Cincinnati! 

Mackinac is amazing. It’s a time warp with no cars, the clip-clop of horses, whicker baskets on vintage bikes, a ferry the only way to get there and snowmobiles buzzing across a frozen lake.  

I love talking food. What’s your fav dish? There is no better place on Earth to be a foodie than Savannah. I adore shrimp and grits, pralines, martinis at Jen’s and Friends, pecan pie at Auntie KiKi’s house and pecan chicken at the Pirate House where Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island. And did I mention the martinis.

Not only does Mackinac have amazing fudge it’s known for  fried green beans...vegetables my way. Horse and bicycles are the transportation of choice...actually they’re the only transportation, the only delivery service, the only everything. The horses are of the Budweiser variety, the bikes with baskets to shop and carry. I went to Mackinac with my daughter Ann and had the time of our lives. We should all meet up there and party. That would be great!

So, that’s a little about me and my books. I’m thrilled to be here at the Cozy Chicks and meet you all and I want to share the excitement.

Sooooo, I’m giving away 100 Cozy Chick beach balls. All you have to do is leave a comment here and send me your name and mailing address to with chicks in the subj line so I know where to send your beach ball. 

Next week  I’ll take you on a walking tour of Savannah. Did you know it’s one of the most haunted cities in the US. Just wait till you see what’s going on at the Marshall House and the Old Harbor Inn...both in my books. It’ll be a hair-raising time, I promise.

Have a great week!

Hugs, Duffy Brown