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Diane Mott Davidson

by Sandra Murphy


Writers are often asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” or “How did you start writing?” It’s assumed writers started when they could first hold a crayon and ideas burst forth at a moment’s notice. Many writers, like Diane Mott Davidson, author of the Goldy’s Catering mystery series, start writing later in life. A Navy wife, Diane moved thirteen times in the first seven years of marriage, leaving little room for more than packing and unpacking. At age thirty-two, she took a writing class and was hooked. Her work as a volunteer and at a catering company continue to be a source of ideas with an added twist.

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by Sharon Tucker


Goldy Bear was living in a dream when she fell in love with and married a handsome OB-GYN, looking forward to a life of love, security and comfort. Then to her horror, husband John Richard Korman, devolved into “The Jerk,” prone to rages that devolved into physical abuse. What’s a woman to do when her fairy tale doesn’t come true?

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by Sandra Murphy


In the latest book of the series, Goldy is still going strong. Her son Arch is seventeen years old, still a little teenage-touchy about public displays of affection, but less prickly than before. Tom is as supportive as ever. Julian is back, working for Goldy at Goldilocks Catering, Where Everything Is Just Right! He says he’s there for as long as she’ll have him. Marla, well, she’s still the same as you remember her–brash, over the top and loyal to a fault.

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