After Mr. Frank “Finance” Michaels loses the family’s financial nest egg in a Ponzi scheme, his wife Maddie does whatever she can to help keep up the appearance that everything is financially fine. When she starts a bargain hunter’s blog under the alias Mrs. Frugalicious, her website becomes a viral hit with a growing “frugarmy” of budget advice seekers.
While Maddie is researching “frugasm”-worthy deals on holiday shopping for teens, Eternally 21 store manager Laila DeSimone mistakenly accuses her of shoplifting. Then her day goes from bad to worse when Laila expires on the floor. Since Laila was a universally disliked manager, the murder suspect list is longer than Maddie’s bargain spreadsheet. But when evidence points to Maddie as the prime suspect, she must track down the real culprit. Can she uncover the truth before police throw away her get-out-of-jail-free coupon for good?
Includes bargain shopping tips & techniques.
Find more money-saving advice at MrsFrugalicious.tumblr.com!
That Linda Joffe Hull’s father thought it well advised to read Kafka in general, and THE METAMOPHOSIS in particular, to his then eight-year-old daughter is a question better left for the therapist’s couch. As a result however, Linda was bitten by the literary bug. Always an avid reader, she ignored the corresponding compulsion to write, receiving a B.A. in Economics from UCLA, embarking on a career in sales and diving headlong into the all-encompassing job of motherhood. Thanks to the encouragement of her long-suffering husband and the incredible support of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers she finally gave in to the unavoidable urge and finally sat down in front of the computer. The Big Bang (Tyrus Books) is her debut novel.
What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?
AMELIA BEDELIA. I absolutely loved that book!
What are you reading right now?
AS SHE LEFT IT by Catriona McPherson and HUSH MONEY by Chuck Greaves.
How does your garden grow?
I wish! I have an absolute black thumb and live in fear that my house looks like the Munster’s front yard from that old TV show.
What is the last thing you Googled?
Home sunburn remedies—my teenage son went hiking up in the mountains and neglected to put any sunscreen on his ears. I doubt he’ll ever make that mistake again.
What makes you cringe?
Other than my son’s ears (see above) a lot of things, I’m afraid. For starters–muscle shirts, mispronounced words, bad plastic surgery, and silly intolerance.
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What a fun interview with Linda! I, too, have tried to figure out good remedies for the ears/back of neck for my ginger son–tough area to cover and they sure don’t think about it! Thanks for the chance to win the book, it looks great and I love the title!
And Midnight Ink really does publish some good books!
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