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Fresh Pick | FAT IS THE NEW 30 by Jill Conner Browne
Fresh Pick / August 7, 2012

March 2012 On Sale: March 20, 2012 266 pages ISBN: 1612181406 EAN: 9781612181400 Kindle: B006JTTIDQ Paperback $14.95  Add to Wish List Humor, Women’s Fiction Buy at Sometimes you have to laugh instead of crying! Fat Is The New 30 by Jill Conner Browne The Sweet Potato Queens® are back and better than ever in this, the ninth book in Jill Conner Browne’s uproarious series that always looks at the brighter side of life—even during the crappy parts. Browne puts her considerable talents for smiling, waving (equally well with either hand), or doing both simultaneously to use as she doles out the advice and bitingly hysterical observations. Adding the title of Deity of Denial (one she shares with her seester Judy) to her ever-growing list of accomplishments, she takes us all on a tour of her special brand of subterfuge. From the effective use of watermelon as an emotional slight of hand to Life in Pig Time’s reminder to not waste life on the non-essential to the truth behind the Bonfire of the…Mules, the secret to life is woven expertly and subtly through every paragraph on every page: life is how you look at things. Even when it’s crappy, you…

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Author Guest / August 7, 2012

How do you keep things fresh? An important question for any author writing a long-running series. A BREW TO A KILL is our 11th Coffeehouse Mystery, and Holiday Buzz, releasing in December, will make it an even dozen. Fresh inspiration is the key to keeping stories crackling, and my husband and I continually go to a well that never runs dry—the city where we live. New York is also where the Coffeehouse Mysteries are set, in a quaint, landmark coffee shop that’s been a part of the colorful fabric of picturesque Greenwich Village for over a century. Our amateur sleuth, Clare Cosi, manages the place. She’s a single mom, in her forties, and though her daughter is grown, she often acts as a surrogate mom to the oddball collection of young baristas in her employ. For any author of crime fiction, New York is definitely a city that keeps on giving. Having lived here for three decades, I can tell you that it’s filled with quirky people as well as criminal minds. What Marc and I see and hear on the streets of our neighborhood often inspires the twists and turns in the Coffeehouse plotlines. The people of our city…