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Barbara Venkataraman
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First place winner in the Amateur Detective Category, 2016 Chanticleer M & M Mystery Novel Writing Competition; three-time winner of the “Indie Book of the Day” Award; Honorable Mention in the Readers’ Favorite Contest for Non-Fiction Humor
First place winner in the Amateur Detective Category, 2016 Chanticleer M & M Mystery Novel Writing Competition; three-time winner of the “Indie Book of the Day” Award; Honorable Mention in the Readers’ Favorite Contest for Non-Fiction Humor

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Free Promo starting 6/23! :-)
My fourth Jamie Quinn cozy
mystery, "Engaged in Danger", is free today through 6/27, so grab
yourself a copy and tell all your friends! Here's
the blurb: Finally,
life is good for reluctant family law attorney, Jamie Quinn--her father may get
his visa soon,...

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Let them eat cake! :-)
Of all the hobbies I've attempted the one I excelled at the least was cake-decorating. I took a class with my friend Cindy who, of course, turned out to be a natural--brilliant with buttercream, a Michelangelo of fondant flowers. Although I tried and tried ...

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Fabulous review of "Jeopardy in July" & Giveaway! :-)
One of my favorite blogs, "Escape With Dollycas Into A Good
Book", has just published a fabulous review of my latest Jamie Quinn
Mystery, "Jeopardy in July". Oh, happy day! And along with this gem
of a review is a chance to win one of three copies of my boo...

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My Extra Key :-)
Of all the mysteries in my life, the one I
someday hope to solve is the mystery of my extra key. Like most people, I have a ring of keys, the keys to my own little kingdom. There's a key to my house, shiny and silver; a key to my sister's house, a bronze co...

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Don't Mind Me-As I Read Over Your Shoulder... :)
I'm afraid I have some bad news, Big Brother really is watching
you. It took a while for George Orwell's dystopian world of "Nineteen
Eighty-Four" to come to pass, but here we are. Your computer is watching
your every move, your phone tracks you--heck, even...

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The Return of Gadget Girl! :-)
As some of you may recall, I used to be  Gadget Girl , a person
so enamored of the latest kitchen gadgets that I had to have them all.
Unfortunately, I had conveniently forgotten the second law of physics--that two
objects cannot occupy the same space at th...

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