Schooled For Murder by Cindy Muir Book Promo

Title: SCHOOLED

FOR MURDER

Author: Cindy

Muir

Genre: Mystery

(cozy)

# of Pages:

200

Pub Date: July 11,

2014

Publisher:  Black Rose

Writing



Laurel Franks is a dedicated mom,

volunteer extraordinaire and active on the PTA Board. She is also, however, a enthusiastic

Jimmy Buffet fan and wanna-be Trop Rock singer. Laurel finds out through the local grapevine

that the despicable local School Superintendent has been murdered and the sheriff’s office

seems to be unusually mum about the investigation.


With her best friend and sidekick Sherry Sharp, Laurel

decides to hone her investigative skills and search out suspect possibilities she comes up with

in her volunteer and community world. Her husband, obsolete in the thought processes of a

modern woman, wants her to devote her time and energy to her volunteer work and family only,

but Laurel is spurred on with her investigation.


Laurel and Sherry traverse the Hill Country north of

San Antonio, Texas and meet some wacky characters, many of whom seem to have a motive

for rubbing out the School Superintendent. Fueled by Trop Rock music and inspired by Jimmy

Buffett lyrics, Laurel finally solves the crime, but at the near cost of her own

life.





I’m one of those who has always loved

music. My earliest performance memory was at age four at church and by age 8, I was studying

piano. The choral and solo road continued and I wound up with two music degrees from Baylor

University. I’m a former elementary music teacher and directed church children’s choirs for 32

years.

Somewhere along the way, I

expanded my musical horizons and was listening to

Jimmy Buffett by the early 90s. When I attended

my first concert back in 1991, I was hooked. After several years of Buffett concerts, reading his

books and learning about him, I finally joined the San Antonio Parrot Head Club. It was through

the club that I began to learn about Trop Rock and the singers/ songwriters who make the

music.

A couple of years ago, I started writing a

column about Parrot Heads and Trop Rock for a now-defunct magazine. And I truly became

hooked on meeting and interviewing the musicians. One of my favorite parts of going to MOTM,

Pardi Gras, or other Trop Rock music events is to forge new musical relationships. I also began

to weave a story about an amateur sleuth who also dreams of being a Trop Rock singer. After

years of writing and re-writing, “Schooled For Murder” is my first cozy mystery novel. Black

Rose Writing was extremely gracious to take the chance of being the book’s publisher.

I have a beautiful daughter, Lauren

Bates, who lives in Dallas and is an artist. And I’m newly married to wonderful Don Muir, whom

I’ve known for years through the San Antonio Parrot Head Club. Jerry Diaz was gracious to let

us be married on the stage erected for the Pardi Gras Street Party and after the ceremony, a

second line jazz band paraded us up to the top of the Tropical Isle, where we had cake for

whomever joined us.

I’m also caretaker for the “Jimmy Buffett

Museum of Port Aransas, TX,” which is my second home. Come see me if you’re ever on that

part of the Gulf Coast. We’ll share a cold libation and listen to… what else? Trop Rock!


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