My third assigment on Pay it Forward Week is




Don’t worry! You’re NOT seeing double or had too much wine!!

In fact, this mother/daughter team of writers, with a plethora of shared passions – Lake Erie, boating, shopping, drinking good wine, and eating cheese in all its wonderful varieties – is known as Maureen K. Howard.

Maureen is a soon-to-be retired high school English teacher with a focus on American Literature and Creative Writing. Brigette is the general manager of a well-known franchised restaurant and has a degree in Marketing. Their first novel, Sunny Side Up, is a humorous cozy mystery set on Kelleys Island in Lake Erie, Ohio. Book 2 in the Lake Erie Mystery series, Deviled, is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2015. People ask us if we argue about our books. We say No! Weird but true.

Even though I don’t know these two ladies personally, I can assure you they’re supportive, interesting people because you have to be like that to belong to such an awesome organization as the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB. And they’re very active members!!





From the relative safety of the doorway, I stared at my windblown friend as she extricated herself from the silky fabric. Considering she had just fallen from the sky, she was remarkably calm and collected. She looked like a superhero just stopping by, and I easily imagined her leaping back up into the blue and flying off to save the world from mayhem.

This is how Maureen Kovach and Brigette Howard present their book collaborative project – SUNNY SIDE UP – on their website and here’s the book’s blurb:

“Drink in one hand, credit card in the other, and everything else will sort itself out.”

The school year is over and the article deadlines have been met, so best friends, Francie and June, ditch their business attire, grab their flip flops, and head to the lake for some fun in the sun.
Instead of enjoying a relaxing Memorial Day weekend at Kelleys Island on Lake Erie, this dynamic duo finds themselves in the middle of a murder investigation. They need to find out who burned down their friend’s store, discover the identity of the charred corpse found in the wreckage, and clear Francie’s husband, Hamm, before he is charged with the crime.
Fueled up with their favorite snacks of wine and cheese, these adventure-loving ladies manage to keep their eyes open for a bargain, come up with a plan, and even indulge in a bit of romance, all while dodging increasingly dangerous attempts to silence them for good.
Grab your sunglasses, your favorite cocktail, a copy of Sunny Side Up, and head to the lake with them for an unforgettable weekend adventure.


There’s no better way to thank authors than reading and reviewing their books. Find Maureen and Brigette’s:

Amazon US

Amazon UK



Author Page on Amazon

Twitter handle @Mhowardbooks




  1. You’re right, John! They sure seem to be fans. 😀 Good to know you can relate because they also seem to be very nice people – just like you, sir!
    Thanks for the visit, my friend. Your support is priceless.

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