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A theme-park princess. A real-life prince.


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Can two stubborn adults let down their guard long enough to let love in again?


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A journey to the lush vineyards of Tuscany—and into the mysteries of a tragic family secret.


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Sparkle Abbey

Sparkle Abbey

Pseudonym: Mary Lee Ashford.

Mary Lee Salsbury Woods is the "Sparkle" half of Sparkle Abbey. She is the founding president of Sisters in Crime – Iowa and a member of Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, Kiss of Death, the RWA Mystery Suspense chapter, Sisters in Crime, and the SinC internet group Guppies.

Prior to publishing the Pampered Pet Mystery series with Bell Bridge Books, Mary Lee won first place in the Daphne du Maurier contest, sponsored by the Kiss of Death chapter of RWA, and was a finalist in Murder in the Grove’s mystery contest, as well as Killer Nashville’s Claymore Dagger contest.

Mary Lee is an avid reader and supporter of public libraries. She lives in Central Iowa with her husband, Tim, and Sparkle the rescue cat namesake of Sparkle Abbey. In her day job she is the non-techie in the IT Department. Any spare time she spends reading and enjoying her sons and daughter-in-laws, and four grandchildren.

Anita Carter is the “Abbey” half of Sparkle Abbey. She is President of Sister’s In Crime – Iowa and is also a member of Mystery Writers of America and Kiss of Death the RWA Mystery Suspense chapter. She grew up reading Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew and the Margo Mystery series by Jerry B Jenkins (years before his popular Left Behind Series.) Her family is glad all the years of “fending for yourself” dinners of spaghetti and frozen pizza have finally paid off even though they haven't stopped. In Anita’s day job, she works for a staffing company in operations and marketing. She also lives in Central Iowa with her husband and four children, son-in-law, grandchild and three rescue dogs, Abby, Chewy, and Sophie.

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Series

Books:

Fifty Shades of Greyhound, May 2014
The Pampered Pets Mystery Series, Book 5
Paperback / e-Book
Yip/Tuck, June 2013
Pampered Pets #4
Paperback / e-Book
Here We Go Again, February 2013
e-Book
Kitty Kitty Bang Bang, December 2012
Pampered Pets #3
Paperback / e-Book
Get Fluffy, April 2012
Pampered Pets #2
Trade Size / e-Book
Desperate Housedogs, October 2011
Paperback / e-Book

 

 

 

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