discovered John Scalzi’s books first and his blog, Whatever Scalzi, much
later. I don’t know when he started giving his blog over to other writers,
publishers, and artists for a Whatever Holiday Gift Guide, but it has been
a great opportunity and a nice gift all on its own.
I’ve submitted posts the past two years. It’s a late start for me, but sometimes that’s just how it goes. Last year, I went with Charities. I directed readers to the Bishop Hill Colony Store and the Bishop Hill Heritage Association. They both work to preserve the history & culture of the 1846 Swedish communal society.
This year I read and followed his rules for posting and came up with this entry for Non-Traditionally Published Books. Park Square Crafts Press definitely qualifies.
Over Bishop” Hill has recent Knox college graduate and amateur sleuth Shelley
Anderson back in action. She must deal with arson, kidnapping, and a wild
nighttime chase along Henry County, IL backroads as she follows a trail of
shady money deals to find out who killed her best friend’s fiancé. It’s a cozy
mystery with humor and an attitude.