Granny Snows A Sneak To Be Released Soon!

COVER REVEAL!        GrannySnows

JULIE SEEDORF’S new book GRANNY SNOWS A SNEAK, the next book in the Fuchsia, MN Series published by Cozy Cat Press will be out soon.

Here is a little sneak peak at the story.

Granny may be retired as Fuchsia, Minnesota’s one-woman undercover sleuth for the Fuchsia Police Department, but that doesn’t mean she still doesn’t need a trusty weapon. Her weapon of choice? A pink snow shovel. When Granny runs over a dead body with her snowmobile, she unwittingly sets off a chain of events that involves mislabeled corpses, empty graves, and stolen money—lots of it! Who’s at the bottom of this years-old crime? Granny has an idea, but she has little time to investigate, when in just days she’s scheduled to marry the love of her life, Franklin Gatsby, in a post-Christmas ceremony. So, Granny decides to enlist the help of her friends and neighbors. Add in Christmas Holiday excitement and the arrival of Granny’s family, who are all there for her wedding, and mayhem ensues. Of course, Granny can always count on her many furry friends to provide her with moral support, but it’s quite possible that Granny—that is, Hermiony Vidalia Criony Fiddlestadt—has a secret or two of her own, which may very well be revealed as Granny Snows A Sneak.

Author Julie Seedorf is a columnist, author and dreamer. She lived her live as a wife and mom, experiencing various careers including that of computer technician, retiring from her computer repair business in January of 2014 to follow her dream and transition to that of full-time writer. Beside her Fuchsia, Minnesota Series, she is the author of the Granny’s In Trouble Series bringing mystery to the life of young readers along with sharing who Granny is under the wrinkles, so her grandchildren will always know that Granny can be forever young. Her column Something About Nothing, is written with the idea that under the nothings we all talk about there is a hidden something waiting to get out.

Watch for Granny Snows A Sneak in the upcoming weeks. This is what reviewer Kate Eileen Shannon of the blog, Rantin’ Ravin’ and Reading, had to say about Granny Snows A Sneak:

Dead bodies.  Dead bodies in other people’s clothes. Dead bodies where they don’t belong. And two weddings coming up. Granny does not need this! Ms Seedorf has hit it out of the park with GRANNY SNOWS A SNEAK. I’ve called this series like Lemony Snicket for adults. And it still is. But this time out we see another side of Granny. We see her in her family life instead of her “professional life” as a snoop for the big guy. Well her family life is just as crazy. And with a wedding to Franklin just days away, a new man enters her life. Of course they hate each other… there’s a fine line… Anyway, prepare yourself for an all-nighter because once the action starts, you won’t be putting down GRANNY SNOWS A SNEAK until you are done.

To learn more about Julie’s books visit her at these addresses: http://www.julieseedorf.com, her blog: http://sprinklednotes.com. Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/julie.seedorf.author or on Twitter at julieseedorf@julieseedorf. You can also catch up with Granny at http://www.facebook.com/grannyfromfuchsiaminnesota and watch for more updates on the release of the book on http://www.cozycatpress.com.

Her books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other independent bookstores. http://www.amazon.com/Julie-Seedorf/e/B009WAAANQ/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

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It’s All In The Service, Customer Service That Is.

Bigger Big MacI must admit I get a little crabby from time to time if I have bad service. I tend to rant and rave and I have been known to complain to the manager. Because I blog about bad service I want to take a few minutes to blog about great service.

My stomach was rumbling as I driving through  Blue Earth, Minnesota. I could hear my rumbling stomach saying to me, “Big Mac, Big Mac.” I drove into the McDonald’s by the freeway. I changed my mind about taking a quick drive through the drive though and decided to take a few moments to de-stress while eating my Big Mac. As I walked into the restaurant there was a line. I immediately thought the wait might be long but it was only a few minutes.

The woman at the counter greeted me with a smile and a friendly attitude. She was very helpful. I noticed that other people behind the counter were smiling too and taking time to smile at their customers. Usually at a fast food restaurant when they are busy, the people behind the counter usually are quick, to the point, not making much eye contact being only interested in their task. When that happens it makes a customer feel as if they are on an assembly line. Not so this day at the Blue Earth McDonald’s.

After I got my food I looked around for a table. It was full, but I found a seat in the corner where I could watch what was happening. One of the things I noticed about the restaurant was that in spite of their busyness the tables and floors were clean. It didn’t look like the lunch crowd had just descended and then left. I realized the cleanliness was the woman employee that was cleaning tables and wiping and sweeping the floors. She was going about her task while also making the customers feel comfortable, smiling as she passed someone, even a stranger like me.  Her attitude was very noticeable.

In spite of eating alone, for some reason I did not feel alone in this fast food restaurant because of the friendliness of the employees. I wanted to linger longer in the atmosphere. It seemed to me that in this establishment the employees were enjoying their jobs and enjoying their customers. I could be wrong but that was my impression, as a stranger, knowing no one in the building.

I don’t know if it is always this way in this McDonald’s but for me, on the day I was there, it is the way all businesses should be run. If customers feel like they are your friend they will be back. Good job employees of the Blue Earth, Minnesota.