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MYSTERY Novel of the Day: DOC’S CODICIL, by Gary F. Jones

6 Jun

Novel Writing Festival

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ACTORTitle: Doc’s Codicil

Written by: Gary F Jones

Type: Novel

Genre: Comic Mystery, Family

Logline: When Wisconsin veterinarian Doc dies, his family learns that to inherit his fortune, they must decipher the cryptic codicil he added to his will – “Take Doofus squirrel-fishing” – and they can only do that by talking to Doc’s friends, reading the memoir Doc wrote of a Christmas season decades earlier, and searching through Doc’s correspondence.

Available through book stores, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and BQB Publishing

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Book tour & giveaway – Doc’s Codicil by Gary F. Jones

18 Nov

Book Lover Promo

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Doc’s Codicil

by Gary F. Jones

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GENRE:  Family humor, mystery

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When Wisconsin veterinarian Doc dies, his family learns that to inherit his fortune, they must decipher the cryptic codicil he added to his will—“Take Doofus squirrel-fishing”—and they can
only do that by talking to Doc’s friends, reading the memoir Doc wrote of a Christmas season decades earlier, searching through Doc’s correspondence, and discovering clues around them. Humor abounds as this mismatched lot tries to find time in their hectic lives to work together to solve the puzzle. In the end, will they realize that fortune comes in many guises?

Doc’s Codicil is a mystery told with gentle humor. It tells the story of a veterinarian who teaches his heirs a lesson from the grave.

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EXCERPT:

It was late November, and every breath turned to fog, as I waited and watched a five-hundred-pound calf sniffing a…

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Welcome to Gary F. Jones w/ #mystery #book ‘Doc’s Codicil’ @Sedentatus @GoddessFish

11 Nov

Casey's Corner

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Today we have author Gary F. Jones visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
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* According to Gary Jones, his life has been a testament to questionable decisions and wishful thinking. His wife of forty years, however, says she knows of nothing in the record to justify such unfettered optimism. Jones says the book is a work of fiction; that’s his story, and he’s sticking to it.
* He’s part of the last generation of rural veterinarians who worked with cows that had names and personalities, and with dairymen who worked in the barn with their families. He’s also one of those baby boomers, crusty codgers who are writing their wills and grousing about kids who can be damned condescending at times.
* Gary practiced bovine medicine in rural Wisconsin for nineteen years. He then returned to graduate school at the University of Minnesota, earned a…

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Getting Cozy with a Book for the Holidays

22 Dec

Children, especially, should have a pile of seasonal books to read.

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A few extra days off work. A few meals with the extended family. A few extra moments of snuggle time on the couch with my kiddos. If I were Julie Andrews, I would belt, “These are a few of my favorite things.” Unfortunately I don’t have a voice like hers.

What I do have is a plethora of beautiful Christmas Books. We keep them in a box and only pull them out for the holidays. Somewhere between the boxes of ornaments and the Chevy Chase-style tangle of lights, we rediscover this box every year and dive in. Stories of all sorts entertain us with their snowy wonderland pictures: Silver Spurs the Tiny Elf, Baby Jesus, Rudolph and Frosty are all included. Some belonged to my parents when they were children and have wonderful calligraphy scripted salutations in them, “To Marion, Christmas 1934, Love Aunt Jeanne.”

This is a box of…

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How the Internet got started

12 Oct

A friend sent this–very educational.

http://ourbusinessaffair.com/2013/09/how-the-internet-really-started-according-to-the-bible/

Little kids don’t need cellphones

24 Aug

The first 2 lines says it all.

Critters in the Straw-Bale Garden

13 Aug

Racoons are almost impossible to keep out of things, so this is great, if it works.

Vickie's Blog

Last week I was telling someone (bragging) about my straw-bale garden—how the bunnies and other pests wouldn’t climb up on the straw bales and bother the plants. My straw-bale plants had tomatoes starting to ripen and I was anticipating the bounty. My granddaughters were over for the weekend and wanted to pick them, but going for the perfect “vine-ripened” specimens, I told them to wait just one more day.

The next morning, the girls could hardly wait to pick the tomatoes. We ran out to the garden, only to find 3 ripe tomatoes laying on the ground beside the straw bales, each with a bite taken out of it. I was mad and determined to find a way to keep this varmint out of my garden.
3 Tomato Snack
Since the tomatoes were up on the straw-bales, and from CSI evidence, it seemed that the most likely culprits were raccoons. Internet searches about…

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