Almost every town has at least one. We pass by them, assuming they are on drugs, lazy or just plain crazy.
Truth is, we have no idea. What is the story behind that ragged man or woman walking the streets of your town? My friend, JS Moore, tells the story of one such man.
HAGGARD HARRY AND THE FISHER KING is the story of Kingsport, Tennessee's Harry Bowyer. To most, Harry appears to be nothing but a vagrant. JS Moore discovered that Harry has quite an impressive story.
Through his conversations with Boyer, Moore discovers that Harry had a career. That career included serving in the military, becoming an attorney and serving as a judge. That was before Harry left the practice of law, and broke from mainstream society.
Harry left it all behind to live a simpler life. He sees the change as his way of serving God and boldly witnessing to others.
He is not actually homeless. Harry's roaming of downtown and disheveled appearance have simply caused people to assume he does not have a place to live.
We assume and we judge; but we really have no idea. We do not know anything about another person until their story had been told!
Fatal Foodies is a group of mystery writers and food lovers. We'll be reviewing food-related cozy mysteries, posting recipes, commenting on writing-related subjects, and announcing book signings and other events. We might even host some contests and/or giveaways.
I'm a full-time freelance writer, editor and author living in Virginia. I have a terrific husband and two wonderful children who are, by the way, boy/girl twins. I love writing, reading, baking, cake decorating and, sometimes, needle crafts. I prefer almost instant gratification with my needlework, though. I have a cross-stitch picture I've been working on for years; but in the meantime, I've finished several pieces that can be done in an afternoon.
My cozy mystery MURDER TAKES THE CAKE is scheduled for release by Bell Bridge Books in October of 2008. My heroine in MURDER TAKES THE CAKE has her own site. Check it out at Daphne's Delectable Cakes. I also have a Squidoo lens for Freelance and Novel Writing; so, if you're a writer, surf on over to that page.
I'm a stay-at-home mom/writer/food fanatic in Fall Branch, TN. My two novels, Secrets, Lies, and Pies & Cheaters, Pies, and Lullabies, are published by Mountain Girl Press.
Marian Allen has had short stories appear on the labels of coffee cans and the wall of an Indian restaurant. Many of her stories involve food, although she is not, as her youngest daughter claims, obsessed. She is not. She is currently working on a novel with recipes in it, which she'll finish if she can stop cooking and eating long enough to write. Short stories and recipes are available for free on her website, http://marianallen.com/.