JUZDIZRTS @ Archtop Cafe

We had an absolutely fantastic gathering of authors at the event yesterday in Bolton. While the cold and drizzly rain kept some guests away, inside the cafe was warm and toasty. Our authors extended from Memoir to Science Fiction to Steam Punk, Spiritual, Poetry and beyond.

Douglas Owen   Diane Bator   Joanna Gale   Heather Scavetta   D.L. Narrol   Jim Scott   M.J. Moores

Short Fiction      Mystery            Poetry         Spiritual Memoir   Steam Punk    Poetry          Sci-Fi

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A Special thank you to our Hosts:

Ron & Kim of Archtop Cafe

& our Sponsors:

Forster’s Book Garden

& Perpetual Roses by Caridian

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Excerpt from Author Diane Bator’s Mystery – The Bookstore Lady

Manipulating Murder Most Menacingly

An Excerpt from Mystery writer Diane Bator’s book:

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“It’s time.” Maddox’s smile faded.

It was official. Paulina Chourney went from executive secretary to loose end in less than an hour. Her boss was supposed to kill her to appease Maddox. Her lover. She knew too much.

For the past five years, she was trusted to keep Dunnsforth’s secrets. Danny had pictures of her photocopying contracts and memos Dunnsforth hid in a safe in his house. Paulina shopped for gifts for his wife and kids and arranged dates with his string of mistresses. Dunnsforth introduced her to Maddox, who made her his mistress who lived the life.

Was any of it worth Maddox’s scorn? From the way she covered her face with her hands, he was sure even drinking herself to death sounded preferable to taking a bullet.

Danny had a gun beneath his black leather jacket, but he doubted it would do much good when everyone else had similar weapons. “What do you want me to do?”

“Nothing.” Maddox shrugged. “Enjoy the show. This is Dunnsforth’s problem to take care of. If not, we’ll have to take care of him.”

Dunnsforth sat and poured two glasses of champagne. His hands shook and he spilled on Paulina’s blue dress. The wet blotch turned purple. “Drink up.”

“Yes, dear, drink up.” Maddox interlaced his fingers. “Enjoy your last taste of champagne.”

“I don’t want it.”

Chevy forced the glass to her lips.

The white French office doors flew open and Margaret Maddox, a tall, lean woman in a slinky red gown slit to her upper thigh, scowled.

“Honestly, Gerard. You invite all these people over then disappear into your office with your cronies. Give them the night off from your petty demands to celebrate. It’s not every day your company completes a hostile takeover.”

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Be sure to join Diane at the JUZDIZRTS Author Event where she will read from her mystery at Archtop Cafe in Bolton this Saturday November 8th. The event begins at 2pm.

Mystery Author Diane Bator

Mystery and Romance Author Diane Bator has joined the Fall 2014 JUZDIZRTS Author Event!

Diane is an avid hiker, Reiki Master and martial artist. Joining a writing group was the catalyst for writing her first murder mystery series and entering a writing contest. She won with Murder on Manitou and hasn’t looked back since. Hard at work on her second series and plotting yet a third, she lives in Southern Ontario, Canada with her husband, three teenagers, and a cat who thinks he’s a Husky.

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Danny Walker tracks Paulina Chourney who fell into the dark side of life and is lucky to get out before her boyfriend kills her. She arrives in a small town, a blessing in disguise since no one would never think to look for her in a place like Packham. She changes her name to Katie Mullins, makes a deal on a bookstore and joins a writing group then fades into anonymity.

Until Danny Walker shows up to visit family and figures out who she is.

When Paulina catches her landlady sneaking out in the middle of the night and Danny disappears, she must choose between life on the run or facing her past – before the quirky townsfolk turn her death into a spectacle.

“Thank you for inviting me to join in this event. I’m very excited to attend.”

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Webpage: http://penspaintsandpaper.com

Blog: http://dbator.blogspot.ca/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diane-Bator/263599617046736?ref=hl#

Amazon Author Central: http://www.amazon.com/Diane-Bator/e/B009CGCPRE/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1373146510&sr=1-2-ent

Twitter: @dibator