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Newsletter Archive


June: πŸ§šβ€β™‚οΈ3 Tips for Summer Reading : First, make a reading list . . .
May: Happy Spring! Is being too busy a good thing? πŸ“š πŸ€ͺ πŸ§šβ€β™‚οΈ 🎁
April: It’s out. A TWINKLE OF TROUBLE, the 5th Fairy Garden Mystery, is out today! Woot! πŸŽ‰ πŸ§šβ€β™‚οΈ πŸ“š
April: I love springtime. Do you? Don’t miss the Giveaway πŸ“šπŸ§šβ€β™‚οΈπŸŽπŸ’•πŸŒΌπŸŒΈ
March: Discover My Latest Literary Adventures + giveaway πŸ“š ❄️ πŸ§šβ€β™‚οΈ
February: What’s not to LOVE? πŸ“• πŸ’• πŸ“š πŸ’
January: THE SON’S SECRET is out! πŸ“š πŸ“•πŸŽ‰ Set in New Orleans


December: Happy holidays! May all your dreams come true. πŸŽ„πŸŽ πŸ’• πŸ“•
November: Can you believe it’s November? The holidays are upon us. Oh, the joy. πŸ“š πŸ’•πŸ¦ƒπŸŽ„πŸŽ‰
October: Happy Autumn! What are you reading? Oh, the suspense. πŸ“š πŸ’•πŸ“•πŸ
August: How to stay cool and not lose your cool! πŸ“š πŸ– πŸ§šβ€β™‚οΈ 😎 + Free e-book novella!
July: Here’s to FREEDOM and a FREE e-novella! πŸ“šπŸ§πŸ– YES, FREE πŸŽ‰
June: What are your summer plans? πŸ“š 🏝 πŸ§šβ€β™‚οΈ πŸ– πŸ“š
May: A giveaway you don’t want to miss! Plus fun news. πŸ“š πŸŽπŸ“šπŸ’•πŸŽ‰πŸ§šβ€β™‚οΈ
April: It’s out today! The 12th Cookbook Nook Mystery! Got your copy? πŸ“š πŸ’• 🧁 Includes recipes!
April: It’s not an April Fool’s joke! There are 3 giveaways in this newsletter! πŸ“šπŸ˜˜πŸ§šβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’•πŸŽ‰
March: It’s release day for A FLICKER OF A DOUBT! πŸ§šβ€β™‚οΈ πŸŽ‰ πŸ“š
March: The 4th Fairy Garden Mystery is out this month! #Giveaways πŸ“š πŸ§šβ€β™‚οΈ πŸŽ‰ πŸ’•
February: I love books. Do you? February is the month for love. πŸ“šπŸ’•β€οΈπŸ§šβ€β™‚οΈπŸ“š
January: Happy New Year! Do we even like resolutions? πŸ™ πŸ€ͺ πŸŽ‰ πŸ§šβ€β™‚οΈ 🍨 + giveaway


December: Happy Holidays – lots of parties coming up! πŸ“™ πŸŽ„ πŸ•Ž πŸŽ‰ πŸ€ͺ
October: Halloween Giveaway (s) ! πŸŽƒ πŸ“šβ€οΈπŸŽπŸ§šβ€β™‚οΈ
October: 3 book winners in this newsletterβ€”is one of them you?
September: Who wants a yummy recipe for Banana Mocha Cupcakes?
August: Back to the Drawing Board + Giveaway
July: A Fairy Best Wishes Giveaway! See if you won.
June: It’s Release Day for A Hint of Mischief! Got your copy?
June: A Hint of Mischief is coming! Have you pre-ordered your copy?
May: It’s the first of the month. Did you win this newsletter’s giveaway?
April: It’s release day for Simmering with Resentment
April: Simmering with Resentment is coming! Plus giveaway!
March: Happy Almost Spring Giveaway + Recipe + Magic
February: Is there anything new under the sun? + giveaways
January: Happy New Year! Here’s to New Beginnings & Giveaways


December: Happy Holidays! May your Reading be Merry and Bright
November: How is your autumn going so far? Reading much? #Giveaway
October: Falling into Fall Reading + Giveaway T-R-E-A-T
September: Ready to Party? Book giveaway!
June: A Glimmer of a Clue is out! Got your copy?
May: A Glimmer of a Clue is coming! + Giveaway
April: WINING AND DYING, 10th Cookbook Nook Mystery is out + GIVEAWAY!
April: COLD CONVICTION Bookbub 99 cent E-book Deal! Woot!
April: New Books, Giveaways, and Strawberries. Yum!
February: Love is in the Air


December: Cozy up to Christmas!!
October: I’m in the Mood to Give
September: A Charming Way to Read a Book
August: A hint of magic and a giveaway!
July: A SPRINKLING OF MURDER is now out!
June: Oh, it’s June, June, June…
May: Release day for SHREDDING THE EVIDENCE, 9th Cookbook Nook Mystery
April: Need a way to destress? Read.

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Avery and Daryl share a P.O. Box.
Daryl Wood Gerber or Avery Aames
4924 Balboa Blvd. #282
Encino, CA 91316


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Agatha Award-winning author Daryl Wood Gerber writes the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mysteries, the Fairy Garden Mysteries, and the French Bistro Mysteries. As Avery Aames, she pens the popular Cheese Shop Mysteries. In addition, Daryl writes the Aspen Adams novels of suspense as well as standalone suspense. Daryl loves to cook, fairy garden, and read, and she has a frisky Goldendoodle who keeps her in line!

Agatha Award-winning and nationally bestselling author Daryl Wood Gerber ventures into the thriller world again with the Aspen Adams novels of suspense, including Desolate Shores, Fan Mail, and Cold Conviction. In addition, Daryl writes the bestselling the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, the French Bistro Mysteries, and the Fairy Garden Mysteries. As Avery Aames, she wrote the Cheese Shop Mysteries. Fun Tidbit: as an actress, Daryl appeared in β€œMurder, She Wrote.” She has also jumped out of a perfectly good airplane and hitchhiked around Ireland by herself.


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