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Abby Vandiver

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Abby Collette aka Abby Vandiver - Featured Mystery Author

I Found This Great Book

This week I am featuring the cozy mystery author Abby Collette also known as Abby Vandiver.

8mins

29 Mar 2021

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A Conversation With Cozy Mystery Author Abby Vandiver

I Found This Great Book

I had the honor to speak with Abby Vandiver, who is an accomplished and prolific cozy mystery author. She has five different cozy series. We talk about her latest book in her new “Ice Cream Parlor” series titled “A Deadly Inside Scoop”. In this series Abby uses the pen name “Abby Collette”. This was a fun, informative and inspirational conversation. https://www.ifoundthisgreatbook.com/97 [00:02:04] Abby tell us why she selected Chagrin Falls, Ohio for the setting for her new cozy mystery series [00:04:27] Abby shares why she choose the winer season for this story. [00:06:33] We share our snow stories [00:07:45] We talk about Abby's name choice for her central character and how she create names for her characters. We also talk about the unique character trait of her protagonist Bronwyn [00:12:46] Abby explains why she selected an ice-cream parlor as the central business in this cozy mystery series [00:15:07] Abby shares how she balances mystery and family back stories in this book [00:18:31] We talk about the black family portrayed in "A Deadly Inside Scoop" [00:21:19] We get a preview of the next book in the Ice Cream Parlor series [00:25:36] Abby shares why her latest book is published under the pen name Abby Colette. [00:29:05] Abby shares her experience as both a self-published author and now a tradionally published author [00:36:11] We talk about the other cozy mystery series by Abby [00:56:38] We talk about how Abby's experience as a lawyer has affected her fiction writing [00:58:05] Abby shares about her interesting Christmas cozy novella, "Baby It's Cold Outside" [01:01:08] Abby shares what inspires and motivate her writing. Abby also shares her inspiring life story. [01:09:33] Abby shares her advice for budding mystery writers

1hr 15mins

24 Sep 2020

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Episode 27 True Crime: The Murder of Abby Vandiver and the 2014 Isla Vista Killings

Crime and Roses

This week there was not a Bachelor GOAT episode but we still have a true crime Bachelor related episode for you!  Danielle talks about the continued trauma that LaNease Adams and other Bachelor POC contestants have faced after being on the show. She connects her story with the constant victimization the loved ones of Abby Vandiver’s family suffered when her young life was tragically and viciously taken too soon in Dunwoody, Georgia.  Megan talks about a super difficult case, the 2014 Isla Vista shootings, committed by Elliott Rodger, a self-identified Incel. This creep killed 6 people, and injured another 14. Megan walks through what “Incel” means, and talks about some related Incel incidents of violence and how it’s related to some of the toxic masculinity we see on the Bachelor franchise *cough* Chad Johnson *cough*. (Content Warnings on this one: severe violence against women, mass shooting, and toxic masculinity.)  Megan also covers some true crime news: the disappearance of Naya Rivera, the execution of a Texas inmate, arrests made in the death of rapper Pop Smoke, and Donald Trump commuting the sentence of his long time friend and political adviser, Roger Stone.  First story starts at 14:10. Second story starts at 54:11.  Links mentioned in the episode: “The Rage of Incels” by Jia Tolentino (New Yorker) Southern Poverty Law Center Connect with us at linktr.ee/CrimeandRoses There you can see links to listen and share the podcast and connect with us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Email: CrimeandRoses@gmail.com. Send us crime suggestions and any questions or comments you may have. Huge shoutout and thank you to our producer, David Velick! You can find him on Instagram @davidvelick--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/crimeandroses/support

2hr 4mins

16 Jul 2020

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Author Chat with Abby Vandiver

The Cozy Sleuth

Author Abby Vandiver joins us to talk about her new book A Deadly Inside Scoop. Found wherever books are sold.

14mins

19 Feb 2020

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Abby Vandiver

The Cozy Corner with Alexia Gordon

Abby Vandiver, author of the Romaine Wilder Mysteries (Henery Press), joins me in the Cozy Corner to talk about funeral homes, folk magic, heritage, and ice cream--and a murder or two. P.S. Today (August 7) is Abby's birthday. Tune in and wish her a happy one! https://www.henerypress.com/author-vandiver-abby-l https://www.abbyvandiver.com/index.html https://twitter.com/abbyvandiver?lang=en 

16mins

7 Aug 2019

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ESW 109. At the End of the Line with Kathryn Dionne & Abby Vandiver writing as Kathryn Longino

Eat Sleep Write with Adam Scull

Join Eat Sleep Write's host Adam Scull for this wonderful account of a writing collaboration between two authors that have never met face-to-face.A wrong number and a cry of desperation at the end of the line sparks a long distance friendship between two women who’ve never met. Through fourteen years of trouble and heartache from a stagnant domestic life, the struggle for civil rights, and the stigma of interracial relationships, a bond forms between the two that changes both of their lives forever. It’s 1958, a time when women and Negroes are deemed second-class and are being second-guessed, from there arises the perfect storm for change, and the perfect time for an unlikely friendship. Beatrice “Beanie” Peterson, forced to marry at fifteen and live with two sister wives, six children, and an abusive husband twenty years her senior, is looking for a way out. Adeline “Liddie” Garrison, friend of Jack Kennedy, wife of a prominent Boston business man, and resident of Beacon Hill has already found her way in.

7mins

29 Apr 2014

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[BLOCKED] ESW 109. At the End of the Line with Kathryn Dionne & Abby Vandiver writing as Kathryn Longino

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Join Eat Sleep Write's host Adam Scull for this wonderful account of a writing collaboration between two authors that have never met face-to-face.A wrong number and a cry of desperation at the end of the line sparks a long distance friendship between two women who’ve never met. Through fourteen years of trouble and heartache from a stagnant domestic life, the struggle for civil rights, and the stigma of interracial relationships, a bond forms between the two that changes both of their lives forever. It’s 1958, a time when women and Negroes are deemed second-class and are being second-guessed, from there arises the perfect storm for change, and the perfect time for an unlikely friendship. Beatrice “Beanie” Peterson, forced to marry at fifteen and live with two sister wives, six children, and an abusive husband twenty years her senior, is looking for a way out. Adeline “Liddie” Garrison, friend of Jack Kennedy, wife of a prominent Boston business man, and resident of Beacon Hill has already found her way in.

24mins

29 Apr 2014

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ESW 74A. In the Beginning with Abby Vandiver

Eat Sleep Write with Adam Scull

A special edition of the Eat Sleep Write Podcast: A Conversation with author Abby Vandiver during her Blog Tour.In the Beginning is set in 1997 and finds Biblical Archaeologist Justin Dickerson unhappy with her life. She has decided to run away from her problems. Intervening, her mentor asks that she go with him to the Fifty Year Jubilee commemorating the finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Jerusalem. There she finds that in 1949 Jerusalem some of the 2,000 year old manuscripts, hidden in clay pots in the caves of Qumran, may have been destroyed. Justin, obsessed with this revelation, is determined to get to the bottom of the deceit. Uncontrollable emotion takes hold of her, and family and faith help guide her as she unfolds the truth of Earth's ancient mysteries discovering what really happened In the Beginning . .

11mins

19 Oct 2013

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[BLOCKED] ESW 74A. In the Beginning with Abby Vandiver

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A special edition of the Eat Sleep Write Podcast: A Conversation with author Abby Vandiver during her Blog Tour.In the Beginning is set in 1997 and finds Biblical Archaeologist Justin Dickerson unhappy with her life. She has decided to run away from her problems. Intervening, her mentor asks that she go with him to the Fifty Year Jubilee commemorating the finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Jerusalem. There she finds that in 1949 Jerusalem some of the 2,000 year old manuscripts, hidden in clay pots in the caves of Qumran, may have been destroyed. Justin, obsessed with this revelation, is determined to get to the bottom of the deceit. Uncontrollable emotion takes hold of her, and family and faith help guide her as she unfolds the truth of Earth's ancient mysteries discovering what really happened In the Beginning . .

11mins

19 Oct 2013