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Crumby Capers: aka Patrick & Grace Mysteries

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Who am I? I'm a little bit of all of you.

Like I said, there is a little bit of all of you in me. A lady at church asked Janet if I was patterned after her. Yes--and no. I am your average, normal old lady. Or at least I was until Patrick showed up. Then my life took on a whole new meaning. I've never had so much fun and excitement in my life. Before Patrick, I was a wife for over 40 years, a mother of grown children, a grandmother, a good Catholic, Irish, and anybody's friend who would sit a spell and listen to me.
And then came Patrick! My nosy neighbor told my daughter I was getting lost every night and a cop had to bring me home. I mean, like really! Well, truth is, a cop was bringing me home at night, but it wasn't just any old cop; it was Patrick. He was just being a gentleman. But did my daughter believe that? No, she didn't even try to find out what was going on. Instead she began plotting my move into a nursing home. I'll tell you; they haven't heard the last of me yet. Patrick and I have a whole slew of capers to figure out before he hangs up his hat and I hang up my apron. Oh, yes, the fun has just begun. I love meeting all of you. I hope you will enjoy your tromp through the pages of all of the  Patrick and Grace Mysteries Janet has planned for us.


Meet Janet Elaine Smith.
She made me what I am!

Click on me to get "the rest of the story"

Grace--and of course Patrick, too--were mere figments of my imagination, until I began to put them down in black and white. Then, in a matter of a few pages, they became real living, breathing people. I knew they were, because I began to dream about them. Many authors will tell you that their characters take on a life of their own. Patrick and Grace did that far more than any other characters I have ever written about. The good thing is that they will continue to live on in a whole lot of other escapades. The fun has just begun. Stay tuned for more. I hope you will all get to appreciate them all as much as I have.
For more about me, come on over to my house by clicking on my picture above.


When you're truly Irish, every day is St. Patrick's Day,
whether your name is O'Mally or Johnson!