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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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My Review of "Al Franken, Giant of the Senate" :-)
Dear Senator Franken:  
  Many
people have read "Al Franken, Giant of the Senate" but I bet I'm the
only one who read it in a dark shuttered house with a tiny flashlight as
Hurricane Irma raged on, pounding trees and battering utility poles until they
were ...

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Quirky Essays on free promo :-)
Are
you having a bad day? Then my award-winning (!) humorous book "Quirky
Essays for Quirky People" is just what the doctor ordered--and it's on
free promo from 8/4-8/8! Check it out here: Link:
 https://www.amazon.com/Quirky-Essays-People-Complete-Collecti...

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Map Your Mystery Blog :-)
So, I found this cool blog called "Map Your Mystery"
that organizes cozy mysteries geographically and I thought "What a fun
idea!" I contacted
Christine (because it's her blog, lol) and she graciously agreed to read and
review my Jamie Quinn box set. I'm ha...

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Great review for Jamie Quinn! :-)
Check out this great review of my
Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery Box Set (Books 1-3) at "Turning Another Page", a
wonderful blog for book marketing services and reviews. Thanks, Lauren! https://turninganotherpage.com/book-review-jamie-quinn-mystery-collection-by-...

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Baby wombat news! :-)
As you
may know, I have a fondness for wombats--even if they are the reason my poor
protagonist Jamie Quinn can't be with her boyfriend, Kip. Check out this short
video of the cutest baby wombat ever, you'll see why. :-)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-...

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Mental Health Day
            The stranger stared into my eyes so deeply it felt like he was looking into my
soul. The staring went on for so long that I was starting to feel uncomfortable
when he finally spoke.             "You have presbyopia."             "Oh my God," I s...
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