Thursday, June 17, 2021

Handbag and Book with guest author Lynn Slaughter - When Does a Bag Become Sentimental?


Confession! I’m not a handbag person. But I carry this simple black bag that says “It’s a Good Day to Write”   because of its sentimental value. It was a gift from a close friend who drove from Cincinnati to Louisville for my first book signing at Barnes and Noble. We’ve been friends since we were young professional dancers, and her love and support has meant so much to me.  

Leisha never intended to fall in love with classical singing or get involved with Cody Harrington—let alone risk her life trying to find her missing teacher.

Leisha knows something’s wrong. Her beloved vocal coach at boarding school would never have resigned and disappeared like this in the midst of preparing her prize students for a major vocal competition. Leisha’s determined to find her, make sure she’s okay. Cody, a sensitive cellist, insists on helping her. Sparks fly, clues multiply, and romance blossoms, despite the disapproval of their families.

Leisha’s desire to be with Cody and pursue music rather than medicine puts her on a direct collision course with her African American grandfather, the only parent she’s ever known. But an even more immediate threat looms—because as Leisha draws closer to the truth about her teacher’s disappearance, she puts her own life in grave danger.

More about Lynn Slaughter: After a long career as a professional dancer and dance

educator, Lynn Slaughter earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Section Hill University. She writes coming of age romantic mysteries and is the author of the newly released Leisha’s Song; While I Danced, an EPIC finalist; It Should Have Been You, a Silver Falchion finalist; and Deadly Setup (forthcoming from Fire and Ice, 2022). She lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where she’s at work on her next novel and serves as the President of Derby Rotten Scoundrels, the Ohio River Valley chapter of Sisters in Crime.

Answer these questions:

Red, White or Blue? Blue

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter? Fall

Cake or Pie? Cake with lots of frosting

Coffee, Tea, or Champagne? Coffee and white wine

Country music or Michael Buble? Michael Buble. Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan

Pencil or Pen? Pen


Find Leisha’s Song on: Amazon

 Find Lynn Slaughter at: Website


Vicki Batman, sassy writer said...

Hi, Lynn: regarding sentimentality--I gave away two bags the other day. One was similar to another; so that was okay. A friend gave me the second one and it was also similar to a larger bag I love; so it went as well.

Barbara Monajem said...

I don't think I'm sentimental about bags, but I do tend to hold onto them until they're falling to pieces -- just in case I may need them.

Vicki Batman, sassy writer said...

LOL. Barbara. I've had some beloved treasures repaired--if possible.

Grace Topping said...

I try to hold on to less and less, but it is hard when something has sentimental value. I’ve learned to take a photo of things and save those instead. It also helps knowing someone else can get use from an item I pass along.

Vicki Batman, sassy writer said...

Hi, Grace! Oh my, giving away sentimental things is so hard. Handsome asked me about a small sofa table in a closet. I said I wasn't ready to give it away. I just like it.

Connie Bergstein Dow said...

Hey Lynn,

Warm congratulations on the release of your newest book. And thanks for the shoutout, dear friend!

Lynn Slaughter said...

What fun to be on Vicki's blog and be able to honor my dear friend Connie Dow, the giver of the bag I carry everywhere with me!

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