Thursday, September 4, 2014

Joyce's Blog Hop.........Joyce Oroz

Today I’m bopping along on a character blog hop. I was tagged by Sally Carpenter, author of The Baffled Beatlemaniac CaperThe Sinister Sitcom Caper and The Cunning Cruise Ship Caper (coming soon), mysteries published by Cozy Cat Press. Mystery lovers can find her Sandy Fairfax Teen Idol Mysteries at Amazon.comVisit Sally Carpenter at

I am a Cozy Cat Press author and I want to tell you a little bit about Josephine Stuart, my protagonist and personal friend. She's my friend because she lives in my head and is the main character in the six mystery stories I have written. Josephine is a fifty-year-old widow who paints murals for a living and solves murder mysteries on the side. She is passionate about both, but usually needs help from her basset, Solow, to sniff out the bad guys and gals.

Josephine enjoys ocean breezes on five acres of grass and oaks surrounding her little house in Aromas, California. She's not much of a cook, her marigolds are dehydrated and her boyfriend next door doesn't understand her. Even her best friend and her mother do not understand her curiosity and strong sense of justice. 

Josephine is quick to judge people--miss-judge I should say, but she is also quick to come to their aid. Her latest caper takes place at the old roller rink in Santa Cruz. She begins her second day on the job, painting a large mural inside the building, when a car crashes through the outer wall, slams through the inner office and Mario sitting at his desk. The driver throws the car into reverse and quickly backs out the hole he came in.

The police and newspaper reporters all think the accident happened when a senior citizen hit the gas instead of the brake. Josephine was the only witness and knows that it was not an accident. Someone killed Mario and she tries to find the person who did it, even though she was not able to see the driver through the debris on the windshield. Read, Roller Rubout for the rest of the story.

I’ve tagged Barbara Jean Coast to continue the blog hop. 
Barbara Jean Coast is the pen name of authors Andrea Taylor and Heather Shkuratoff. While Andrea and Heather reside in Kelowna, BC, Canada, she is a resident of Santa Lucia, California, which is eerily similar to Santa Barbara. There she enjoys long lunches, cocktail parties, fancy dinner dates with attractive and attentive gentlemen. Her interests include Alfred Hitchcock movies, reading Carolyn Keene, music by popular musicians, such Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, shopping for new dresses, attending society events and always looking fabulous in kitten heels. STRANGLED BY SILK and its follow-up, DEATH OF A BEAUTY QUEEN, in the Poppy Cove Mystery Series are published by Cozy Cat Press. Follow her blog, Twitter, Friend Barbara Jean Coast and Like Poppy Cove Mysteries on Facebook  More about Barbara Jean Coast

1 comment:

  1. Hi Joyce, thanks for taking part in the hop. "Baffled Beatlemaniac" is a self-published ebook but Cozy Cat Press released my other books. Your mystery sounds like a lot of fun!