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Election Day Murder Links and Notes

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Election Day Murder, the fifth book in the Moose’s Bakery Not So Cozy Mystery series, is out now!

Sadie’s Diagram of the Crime Scene

Sadie Moose's hand drawn diagram of the crime scene from Election Day Murder, Book Five in the Moose's Bakery Universe.

Author’s Note

I mention a lot of amazing women in this book: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elizabeth Warren, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kamala Harris, Jeannette Rankin, Gabby Giffords, Cori Bush, Nancy Pelosi, Shirley Chisholm. This is a completely non-inclusive list of women I admire for making the world a better place, smashing glass ceilings, and being badasses. Want to support more women in politics? Check out the Vote Mama Foundation, Emily’s List, Run for Something, or your own local races. 

As far as I know, the Teton County Fairgrounds haven’t been used as polling place, at least recently, but they were front and center in my mind when I wrote this book thanks to the renewed discourse surrounding their future. That will be a story to watch. 

The as-yet-named brewery in this book is inspired by Snake River Brewing Co., my family’s favorite weekend hang out. If you’re in the area, stop by for the buffalo cauliflower special, an Earned It IPA, and lawn games in the summer/fire pit in the winter. It’s worth it. I don’t think there’s a scruffy redhead behind the bar named Nash, but you never know. 

When I imagined the Coop, the not-dive-bar featuring the at-least-once-annulled bartender friend of Kendall’s, Jack, I had The Bird in mind. The view from their deck is spectacular, though I don’t think they have mozzarella sticks on their menu. 

Jackson Hole is in the midst of a housing crisis. Many, many people, including my family, have been forced out of the community because of income inequality, a lack of affordable housing, and encroaching billionaires. I am donating a portion of the profits from this series to ShelterJH, an organization building grassroots and political power in Jackson Hole so that all community members can live where they work. I encourage you to give them your support and read through their policy platform. They have much better ideas on how to fix the problem than my works of fiction provide.

You might not know this, but authors can’t quote song lyrics in their stories due to copyright laws. Which is a problem for me, who thinks mostly in song lyrics. I get around this by telling you the song I’m thinking of, but if you want more behind the scenes looks at what I would have written if I could, as well as Moose’s Bakery discourse and special fan-only sneak peeks, join my Facebook Group.

Can’t wait to read more?

Sadie and the gang investigate a mountain town tradition gone wrong in SANTA DROP MURDER, releasing 11/7/2023 and available now to preorder on Amazon.

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