Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Pamela DuMond with a comedy/mystery and her How-to book -Staying Young

Posted by Susan B James on 3:00:00 AM with 7 comments

Pamela DuMond is here with two giveaways, a great cookie recipe and the latest entry in her hilarious Annie Graceland mystery series, Cupcakes, Bats, and Scare-dy Cats which is available on Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Nook

Dear Sue:
 Thanks for having me on your blog again. You and your crew are so fun and welcoming!

My new book Cupcakes, Bats, and Scare-dy Cats (An Annie Graceland Cozy Mystery, #6) published in November 2015.

 Annie Graceland has a pinch of psychic ability. It turns out her cat, Theodore, does too! 
Annie’s helping out her new neighbor by dog sitting. Her apartment complex has a “NO DOGS” rental policy, and the creepy manager, Anthony Spiggottini, accuses her of violating the lease and threatens to evict her. She’s out at a Halloween party with her handsome detective boyfriend, when Anthony busts into her place, and literally lets the dog and cat out. She’d gladly have killed him, but someone beats her to it. 
Now Annie’s searching for her lost cat while dealing with Anthony’s ghost who refuses to accept that he’s dead. It’s a good thing she doesn’t know that Theodore, Mozart the dog, and Bloody Mary, (the spirit cat they conjured), are running loose on Venice streets, tracking down murder suspects. 
Cupcakes,Bats, and Scare-dy Cats is a hilarious, pet-friendly cozy mystery, told through the eyes of the cats, the dog, and Annie.
 I can't wait to read this one! I love the series.
You asked how Annie Graceland came to be.

I grew up on I Love Lucy re-runs and inhaled the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series. I’m a huge fan of actresses/comediennes Sandra Bullock, Debra Messing, and Meghan McCarthy. I wanted to create a funny mystery with a feisty, well-intentioned, fish-out-of-water heroine who possessed a pinch of psychic ability. It seemed like a recipe for entertaining stories that included trouble, laughs, nostalgia, and a few tears. 
This is my 6th Annie Graceland Cozy Mystery and I plan on writing more.

I had a few problems writing Cupcakes, Bats, and Scare-dy Cats.
 It wasn’t so easy writing the cats’ and the dog’s POVs. (Especially not the dog’s…) Too frequently I found myself staring at my two cats wondering what they’d say in these odd situations. I was grateful no one could ‘read my mind’ while I wrote this book, because I felt a little ridiculous.

As a ‘Thank You’ for having me on your blog, I’d like to offer 1 free e-copy of Scare-dy Cats, as well as 1 copy of my book Staying Young: Simple Techniques toLook and Feel Young.

Happy Holidays!
 Pamela DuMond

Staying Young: Simple Techniques to Look and Feel Young

You want to drop that extra weight you gained when you concentrated on your kids, or quit smoking. You want to look and feel younger no matter what your age. You want easy ways to reduce your back and neck pain.

STAYING YOUNG will give you easy tips and inexpensive techniques to do just that.

This book makes it easy to look and feel younger without spending hours, or giving up your favorite cocktail, or hamburger.

STAYING YOUNG offers tiny changes that are easy, take a moment or two and bonus--are inexpensive. Tips to lose weight (the author just lost over twenty-five pounds using these very tips.) A stretch for your tight shoulders. Simple ways to decrease neck and lower back pain. Reminders how to regain youthful posture and movement.

STAYING YOUNG is a tool for those of us who, no matter what age we clock in at, choose to lose the back pain, ditch some pounds, feel better, and look younger. This self-help book is filled with easy tips and techniques that include clearly-written descriptions and photos that will help you look and feel better.

For thirty plus years, Pamela DuMond, Chiropractor, has worked on the various body parts of the rich and famous, as well as the rest of us normal folks. She's treated members of the Chicago Bears and other celebrity athletes. She's worked with actors, movie producers, studio heads and rock stars. She's treated people on TV sets, on breaks between filming, theatrical musical productions, and behind the scenes during rock concerts. Now she brings all this experience to you!

Lose weight. Feel great. Age-proof yourself!
I'm entering the giveaway myself. Both these books sound great. And, as promised, here is the recipe. Rafflecopter is below. Enjoy.

Toffee Square Cookies
Margaret Dieman

½ C melted butter
3 C rolled oats
1 C brown sugar
1 Tsp salt
1 egg beaten
½ C dark syrup???
1 Tsp??? vanilla
¼ C sifted flour
1 six oz. package of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Combine butter and oats and mix well.
Combine the flour, sugar, salt, the egg, vanilla, and dark syrup and mix well.
Blend these two mixtures together thoroughly. 
Spread evenly in the bottom of a greased 9X13 baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top.
Return to the over for 1 to 2 minutes to melt the chocolate. Sprinkle with nuts if you wish.
Cool and cut into squares.
         Should yield approximately 24 squares.
Holiday Heaven!! 
Happy reading and eating. And then buy Pam's book to get back in shape.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Nice post. I look forward to reading you book. I've never thought about having to write from an animal's POV. May be something I might want to try sometime.

    1. Tina -

      It was crazy, and fun, and very very silly.


  2. A very interesting post! Both of the books sound great and the recipe sounds yummy-just in time for the holidays. Thank you for sharing!

  3. I am looking forward to both books. They have been added to my TBR pile. The psychic cat sounds a hoot.

  4. It all sounds so good, the animals POV and the toffee recipe. Thank you for sharing.


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