Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Book/Author Spotlight & Giveaway ~ Earlene Fowler - Spider Web

About the author ~ 

Earlene Fowler was raised in La Puente, California, by a Southern mother and a Western father which is probably why her Benni Harper series features quilts, cattle, smart-mouthed women, cowboys and a sexy Latino cop.   She wrote literary and commercial short fiction for ten years with no publishing success when she decided to change gaits and write a mystery novel.

 Earlene's first novel Fool’s Puzzle and two sequels were sold within a week of submission to Putnam-Berkley Publishing Group as one of three lead titles for their new hardcover Prime Crime Line.   Fool’s Puzzle was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Mystery of 1994.   Kansas Troubles, Goose in the Pond, and Dove in the Window were each nominated for an Agatha award for Best Novel.  Earlene finally won the Agatha Award for her sixth book Mariner's Compass.  It was followed by Seven Sisters, Arkansas Traveler, Steps to the Altar and Sunshine and Shadow, Broken Dishes.  It was followed by Delectable Mountains, Tumbling Blocks, and State Fair.  In March 2009, she published her second mainstream book, Love Mercy, which is set in Morro Bay, California, and stars a new set of San Celina County characters (Benni and family are minor characters and the book is set eleven years later than the Benni Harper books). Her fifteenth Benni Harper novel, Spider Web, comes out in May 2011. She is currently working on the sequel to The Saddlemaker's Wife.

The Benni Harper mystery series is set on the Central Coast of California in a town remarkably similar to San Luis Obispo.   Love Mercy is also set on California's central coast in the town of Morro Bay.

Earlene is an avid lover of quilts, folk art, horses, oral history, cowboy boots (she owns 25 pair), the Central California Coast and country/western music.   She lives in Orange County, California, with her husband Allen and Pembroke Welsh  Corgi, Boo. 

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Her latest book ~   

Spider Web (Benni Harper Mystery) 

 Benni Harper is back in an unforgettable new mystery from national bestselling author Earlene Fowler.

The Memory Festival is a celebration of recollections and loved ones through crafts. But when a local cop is wounded by a mysterious sharpshooter who seems to have a vendetta against the police, Benni fears for her loved ones, especially her police chief husband. Benni is determined to make her hometown safe-before their peaceful street fair becomes a day to remember in the worst way. 

Other books in the Benni Harper series ~ 

Thanks to the publicist, I have one (1)  Spider Web (Benni Harper Mystery)copies of  to give away.

GIVEAWAY Rules for entering:

* This contest is open to residents of USA only.
* Please complete the form below - do not leave information in the comments - it will not count.
* One entry per person. Duplicate entries will be deleted.
* The contest will end on June 8th at 11:59PM EST; 1 winner will be selected and contacted thereafter.
* Once the winners are contacted, they will have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen (make sure to check your spam filters!).
* Book will be shipped directly from the publisher.