Hi there guys and dolls, Andrea and Heather here. Slowly but surely we’ve been getting back to Barbara Jean’s Poppy Cove Mysteries set in her beloved Santa Lucia. From what we’ve seen in recent news, its alternative reality of Santa Barbara and its California environs have been taking quite a beating from Mother Nature’s wet and wild side. We send our well wishes to everyone in the area to stay safe and out of harm’s way.
Although the winter storms we have faced have been mild in comparison, we’ve personally had our share of challenges in health and emotional family situations, including a new one that we are currently getting through at this time. And we thought we’ve built enough character for a while, but life has given us other plans.
We’ve heard from so many of you lately, telling us how much you like STRANGLED BY SILK, DEATH OF A BEAUTY QUEEN and A NATE TO REMEMBER and look forward to more, as well as Barbara Jean’s posts, pics and quips. Thank you; it makes our hearts smile as we deal with life. As we can, we’ll pick up on the Daily Tweets and blog posts along with writing more books and developing new ideas.
As we thaw out and cope in these trying times, we recall what Barbara Jean Coast means to us. She reminds us of fun and whimsy, of a world where the dilemmas are heels or flats, Bob or Charley, making it a single or a double.
She takes us out of ourselves and into the whirl of silks and satins, date nights and handsome sights. She’s clever and wise when we’re gobsmacked and full of sighs.
She came to us after the first novel was written, just as an afterthought for simplicity with a single author name instead of two. Rapidly after having fun wither the word play of her name, she quickly emerged as her own person, with her own version of wit, wisdom and sparkle. She’s been somewhat patiently waiting for us to let her out on the world again, swinging her foot as she sits on the bar stool of life, male escort and cocktail at her side, and we’ve sorely missed her coming out to play. As our muse, she give us joy and light in our temporarily dark corners. And along with you, our dear friends and readers, help make our everyday feel all right again.
Andrea and Heather
aka that Barbara Jean, who says Toodles to you