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L.L. Bartlett | Finding The Right Setting in Buffalo, NY
Author Guest / May 8, 2018

As a New York Times bestselling author with three names (L.L. Bartlett, Lorraine Bartlett, and Lorna Barrett), readers think they know what my most successful series is. The Booktown Mysteries by Lorna Barrett, of course. That’s the name most people associate me with—it, and the cozy mystery genre. But in reality, I’ve sold many more books in my Jeff Resnick series, and yet that name is far from being a household name. Unlike my cozy mystery series (and I have three), the Jeff Resnick Mysteries are quite a departure as it has an authentic setting—Buffalo, New York—and as I’m not a native, I’ve had to depend on actually visiting the area so that my books reflect the ambiance of the city and its surrounding suburbs, where most of the books take place. Why did I choose Buffalo? I (wrongly) concluded that as it was a much bigger metropolitan area than Rochester, where I live, that the crime rate must be much higher. Nope. But it’s an edgier city that has been shaking off its run-down reputation as a rust-belt relic and has recently been undergoing a renaissance. I’ve had a lot of compliments on the setting for the (so far)…

Jennifer Blackwood | Author/Reader Match
MatchMaker / May 8, 2018

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Jennifer Blackwood. Writes : Hi everyone! I’m Jennifer Blackwood and I write contemporary romance and rom coms. My newest release is BURNING UP, a sexy firefighter romance that comes out May 8th. About : Thirty-something romance author seeking readers for sexy and funny firefighter book, with a free-spirited heroine who loves collecting planner supplies. Must love ruggedly handsome firefighter who has an almost-teenage daughter and extremely nosy family. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match : Loves laughing at silly shenanigans, especially a television that is stuck on a certain…ahem… adult channel. Enjoys witty banter with snappy one-liners Falls for characters who are flawed but loveable Wants to spend their weekend swooning over secret moments Enjoys sexy men who will do anything for the women they love What to expect if we’re compatible : A backlist full of rom coms and humorous contemporary romances (plus more books releasing soon!). Giveaways in my reader group and newsletter. About Jennifer Blackwood…