My Books

Sea-Devil: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 1
Sea-Devil: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 1

You never get over your first love...how about your first murder? When a man is murdered in her bookstore the night before her grand opening, island newcomer, Delilah Duffy, makes a name for herself as prime suspect. If Delilah Duffy hopes to create a life on the island, she must navigate through a vicious family feud, shoddy police work and the mistakes of her past. Will Delilah uncover the truth before her past and her present destroy her?

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Luna-Sea: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 2
Luna-Sea: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 2

We're all just one pain away from lunacy. A seaside inn. An elegant party. A black dress. What could go wrong? For Delilah Duffy, just about anything. With her bookstore failing, the last thing she needs is a party or another mystery to solve. With nightmares, anxiety, and panic intensifying, Delilah doesn’t know what’s real and what’s in her head. With everything at risk, Delilah discovers what’s worse… becoming a lunatic or facing one.

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Sea-Crossed: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 3
Sea-Crossed: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 3

Some secrets are kept to be kind. Torture, pain, misery - that’s all someone else wants for her. When a dinner party turns deadly, Sam goes missing, and Delilah realizes she's being watched, the “book queen with a thing for crime scenes” must battle to get her life and love back. Can love and determination save them or will dark secrets ruin her chances for a normal life? With mysterious messages taunting her and a killer eluding her, what lines will she cross to get to the truth?

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Pyra-Sea: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 4
Pyra-Sea: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 4

Everything can change in seconds. Bookstore manager and crime-solver, Delilah Duffy knows that better than anyone. When her Happily Ever After Valentine’s Day Bash ends in fiery destruction, everything she’s worked for burns with it. Pregnant and brokenhearted, Delilah fans the flames of her anger toward what she’s good at: solving crimes. Hot on the trail of an arsonist while her nemesis is on hers, Delilah fights to get her life back. Will she turn ash to treasure before the pyromaniac strikes

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My Vella Story

Water World
Water World

After a tough move with his Mom and sister from his beloved country home, Ethan isn't adjusting well to city life. In trying to escape his problems in this world, he opens another, dropping him and his sister, Abby, into Water World. This trip is no vacation, not with legendary monsters and deadly sea creatures to battle. But teaming up to help the merpeople through their home-related crisis might help Ethan and Abby navigate theirs, if they survive long enough to make it home.

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  • Jessica Sherry

Garden Bed Boss

It's a warm, breezy Sunday, the perfect day for more garden adventures (our previous composting story and update here). I've finally transformed my raised garden bed from a wild jungle to a tidy, little home for my herbs and veggies. It's a good feeling--crossing that to-do off my long list (more on lists in a future blog). And... check it out.


Raised Garden Bed

I'm trying something different this year. My usual M.O. is to wait until my tomato plants are enormous and THEN try to put the metal cage around them, SMH and rolling my eyes. I'm trying to be smarter this year, caging it from the get-go. I scored these green Dollar Tree cages that are much less cumbersome than the metals ones... and cuter, too. I've cozied my peppers in them. We'll see how well they work.


Garden Bed

Yes, I love rosemary. So?


And seashells.


My biggest obstacle has been MINT. Once I made the dumb mistake of planting mint, not knowing that it'd take over and be difficult to exterminate. Abby and I churned up all the dirt this time, eliminating the mint like we were backyard garden bed bosses.


Instead of murdering it (it only comes back), we've exiled it to this planter.

Mint

I suspect it'll show up to the party without an invitation again. Does anyone else have a pesky plant they can't get rid of (besides weeds, obviously)?


Now that I've finally gotten my garden going, I can compete with my green-thumbed daughter. Her gardens have been going for weeks, and check out her progress...


Peas...

Peas

Potatoes...


Potato Plants

We're unsure what those little leaves popping up beside the potato stalks are... it's a garden mystery. But we're excited to see what it turns into, especially since this garden used the most of our composting. Could it be renegade seeds from something we composted? Hmm.


Anyway, her plants look hearty and happy, making us happy, too.


Happy or otherwise, share your backyard gardening adventures below.

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