Mary's June News and Notes

Mary's June News and Notes
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Mary's June News and Notes

It's June, graduations are over, high school sports are over, and spring softball is over! I suddenly have more time on my hands to write. NOT! I thought when I retired from the day job I would settle in and enjoy my passion, writing my stories. However, the time I thought I would have has dwindled into little spaces of time, I'm making the best of those spaces. How did I do it all when I had a day job?

I am currently working on the third book of the Roni's Investigation Files, it's coming along great. I'm also working on the edits I received back this morning on the first book of my Christmas series. 

I would love to hear from you! What are you doing with your summer? Any fun vacation plans?

Debut Author Vivian Cline

About the Author
This is Vivian Cline’s debut novel. She loves writing, watercolor painting, and traveling. Her favorite places are New Orleans, New York City, and Honolulu. Needless to say, she loves a good suspense novel that will make you check the closet.


Sabrina Bradford made a terrible mistake years ago, one that will come back to haunt her, perhaps even kill her. She owns a lodge by West Yellowstone and lives there with her daughter.

Nick Foster is an FBI agent on the trail of a serial killer. He tracks Eric Skyhawk to a lodge outside of West Yellowstone. The moment Nick sees Sabrina, it is like seeing the ghost of all the dead victims. What is her connection to Eric? Will Nick be able to save her from this monster?

Eric Skyhawk can’t believe his good luck. He has finally found his sweet Sabrina. “Sabrina, Sabrina, it’s time to come out and play with me.”

This is Vivian Cline’s debut novel. “A Dark and Twisted tale filled with spine-tingling suspense, a forbidden romance, and a terrifying serial killer with nothing to lose.”

The Beckett Series

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Monthly Recipe

Italian Stuffed peppers! Very easy for the busy person! 

Mary's Italian stuffed peppers - Serves six

6                 Bell peppers, sliced length wise
1 lb.            Ground turkey (could be replaced with beef)
1/4 cp.       Onion chopped
1/2 - 24oz Jar Marinara sauce of your choice
1/2 cup      Shredded parmesan cheese
1 1/2 tsp.    Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste

Set the oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet, cover with foil then place the cut peppers on the foil. Set aside. Bell peppers can be an assortment of yellow, green, etc.

In a frying pan spray with cooking oil. On medium heat cook the onions until starting to turn translucent, then add the ground turkey and seasonings. Break up the meat with spatula or potato masher as it cooks. Once meet has crumbled add the marinara sauce, saving enough to add a spoonful to the top of each right before it's done baking. Add 1/4 of the cheese, stir until mixed thoroughly.

Spoon into the peppers. Place in the oven for 20 minutes. Add the marinara sauce to the top of each. Bake another 5 minutes and add the rest of the cheese to the tops. Cook another 5 minutes.

Serve with garlic bread and a salad. Pairs well with a cabernet sauvignon.

**Note: oven temperatures vary. Check the peppers if they're not soften by 20 minute cook another 5 before adding sauce.

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Just a quick note on my progress with book two of End of the Beginning, Brave Enough to Run?? IT'S DONE! YEAH!!!

I actually aimed at completing it by May 31. On that day, I thought I had finished the last chapter of the book. BUT, nooooo, my characters refused to end.

I took a deep breath, paced around the room arguing with them. Did that work, no. When I reread the last chapter, I realized they were right. So, by June 7, five chapters later, they were happy to tell me, THE END! I'm also happy with the ending. Now, woohoo, it's done.

Happy Reading, Judy

Now, the work begins: re-write, edit, reread, edit, and then finally, send it off to the editors. While waiting for the editors to complete their editing, I will format my manuscript, and probably reread it again.

Brave Enough To Run release date will be sometime in September. Wish me luck.

By the way, Brave Enough to Run will continue from End of the Beginning with Rylee's roommate, Hannah, searching for her. If you haven't had a chance to read book one, here's the blurb:

End of the Beginning

In a world without war, peace abides everywhere. There's no crime, hunger, or homelessness. yet, catastrophic events have changed America's terrain. Now, divided in half by an earthquake separating the east from the west, the population has dwindled to a mere one hundred and fifty million, all living on the eastern coast, governed by the WGO (World Government Order).

As a government employee, Dr. Rylee Cooper follows their rules and regulations. Content with her life as an archaeologist and a professor at the Institute, going about her daily life has never been a worry. Not until an unexplained homeless man warns her about the end and a danger coming. In less than a day, her peaceful, content life is hurled into a world of chaotic confusion, disbelief and fear.

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Stay cool and read a book, xoxo Judy

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Judy Baker

JUDY writes historical westerns romances under Judy Baker and her contemporary romances are under the name Anna Sugg. Her novels are filled with mystery, secrets, murder, love, and some paranormal, and you will always find a dog character in her stories. Her Christmas stories will warm your heart. Her writing is considered sensuous on this side of PG, nothing graphic.

To learn more visit her website.

As always thank you for your continued support. 

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