Saturday, August 10, 2019


by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

When I was a kid, it was a special thing when late in the afternoon, a woman (someone's mom) would show up in class with a big flat box filled with CUPCAKES.

I don't remember my mother ever making cupcakes. Not once. She made cakes, but not cupcakes. As far as I was concerned, a cupcake was just a small cake. Period.

But then about a decade ago, cupcakes became something different. Something special. Instead of just a smear of icing, suddenly they had mountains of frosting--all kinds of frostings. Instead of just a few candy sprinkles, they started to have all kinds of other garnishes. Stores popped up that sell just cupcakes (okay, and tea, and coffee, and cocoa).

Cupcakes take center stage in the Great Booktown Bake-Off in my latest Booktown Mystery.

Tricia Miles stops by the Have a Heart romance bookstore, looking for something different to read and witnesses a dispute by its owner, Joyce, and Joyce's neighbor, Vera. When Vera turns up dead soon after, it looks like Joyce is the prime suspect. But things are never as they seem and Tricia finds herself juggling her position at the local animal rescue and testing recipes for the Great Booktown Bake-Off. Can she find Vera's killer as well?

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I hope you'll come on Tricia's cupcake adventure! And if you do, please consider writing a review on your favorite online review site.


1 comment:

Miss Merry said...

My cupcake memory was my kindergarten birthday. My mother had just given birth and my grandparents who were caring for me, owned a jewelry store (Oh la la). My grandmother had cupcakes delivered to the school in a taxi. Very exciting!