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Nov 16 2017 3:00pm

Why the Time Is Ripe for the Farming Cozy

I started my first garden at age 10. Notice I didn’t say I planted my first garden because that would imply completion. Rather, fueled by images of the farms in James Herriot novels and my father’s joy when buying ripe Jersey tomatoes, I dug a big hole in the backyard. “What’s that for?” my father asked. He was a patient man. “My garden,” I told him. He probably rolled his eyes—I don’t remember. The thing is, digging a garden was tough work, and eventually, summer games of freeze tag and Kick the Can won out over hard labor. My father probably filled the hole back in; I don’t remember that, either.

What I do remember is that my obsession with farm life continued.

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Nov 10 2017 4:00pm

Q&A with Wendy Tyson, Author of Seeds of Revenge

Wendy Tyson is the author of the bestselling Greenhouse Mystery series featuring former lawyer-turned-farmer Megan Sawyer, which includes the titles A Muddied Murder and Bitter Harvest; the third entry, Seeds of Revenge (available November 14, 2017), is set against the backdrop of the holiday season. Ms. Tyson also writes the Allison Campbell Mystery series and penned a standalone novel, The Seduction of Miriam Cross.

A mainstay in the crime fiction community, she serves as a columnist for The Thrill Begins and is a contributing editor for The Big Thrill, which are both International Thriller Writer Organization (ITW) online magazines. Also a lawyer and former therapist, Ms. Tyson now lives on a micro-farm with her family, the experience of which largely informs her fiction.

Recently, the author warmly welcomed questions pertaining to the inherent drama of the holidays, the evolution of her creative canvas, the similarities between gardening and writing, the influence of her former careers on her current endeavors, and the promise of what comes next. 

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