AUTHORS AND THEIR HOBBIES: ABIGAIL KEAM

DSC_0043 (2019_04_15 23_30_14 UTC)Today, we’re ‘buzzing‘ about award winning author Abigail Keem’s hobby ——- Bee Keeping!

Hi everyone!! I am Abigail Keam and I write the Josiah Reynolds Mystery Series and the 1930s Mona Moon Mystery Series.  My protagonist in the Josiah Reynolds Mysteries is a beekeeper, and guess what – so am I.  In fact, I made my living from beekeeping for over 10 years selling honey at the Lexington Farmers Market.

I love honeybees and working with them.  They are a blessing for the planet.

For many years I’ve solde  honey at a farmers’ market. I’m an award-winning beekeeper having won 16 honey awards at the Kentucky State Fair including the Barbara Horn Award, which is given to beekeepers who rate a perfect 100 in a honey competition.

I’m also a strong supporter of farmers’ markets and local food economy. I’ve taken my love and knowledge of beekeeping to gail with hives (2019_04_15 23_30_14 UTC)create the fictional beekeeping protagonist, Josiah Reynolds, who solves mysteries in the Bluegrass state. While my novels are for enjoyment, I discusses the importance of a local sustainable food economy and land management for honeybees and other creatures.

My next book Murder Under A Wolf Moon – a 1930 Mona Moon Mystery – releases today.  Everyone keep safe.

Madeline Mona Moon is not your typical young lady. She is a cartographer by trade, explorer by nature, and adventurer by heart.
She has inherited a fortune from her uncle and is one of the richest women during the Great Depression. But there’s a problem. Mona attends an elegant party given by Elspeth Hopper, the daughter of a world-renowned archeologist of Egyptian Queen Ahsetsedek IV’s fame. Not long afterwards, Elspeth’s maid is found murdered, and the local sheriff considers Mona a suspect. That doesn’t sit well with Mona. She’s determined to clear her name and find out who killed the maid and why. When she discovers the low-down varmint, she’ll take care of him her way! She doesn’t carry a gun in her purse for nothing. That’s how Mona does things in 1934!

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

AbigailKeam96dpi (2019_04_15 23_30_14 UTC) (1)Award-winning author Abigail Keam has just released her new mystery series—the Mona Moon Mysteries—a rags-to-riches1930s mystery series which includes real people and events into the storyline. The new series is about a cartographer who is broke and counting her pennies when there is a knock at her door. A lawyer, representing her deceased uncle, announces Mona has inherited her uncle’s fortune and a horse farm in the Bluegrass. Mona can’t believe it. She is now one of the richest women in the country and in the middle of the Great Depression!

Abigail Keam is an award-winning and Amazon best-selling author who writes the Josiah Reynolds Mystery Series about a Southern beekeeper turned amateur female sleuth. The Last Chance For Love Series tells of strangers who come from all walks of life to the magical Last Chance Motel in Key Largo and get a second chance at rebuilding their lives, and The Princess Maura Fantasy Series.

One thing Miss Abigail loves to do as an author is to write real people and events into her storylines. “I am a student of history and love to insert historical information into my mysteries. My goal is to entertain my readers, but if they learn a little something along the way—well, then we are both happy. I certainly learn a lot from my research, and I hope my readers come away with a new appreciation of beekeeping from my Josiah Reynolds Mysteries.”


AWARDS

2010 Gold Medal Award from Readers’ Favorite for Death By A HoneyBee

2011 Gold Medal Award from Readers’ Favorite for Death By Drowning

2011 USA BOOK NEWS-Best Books List of 2011 as a Finalist for Death By Drowning

2011 USA BOOK NEWS-Best Books List of 2011 as a Finalist for Death By A HoneyBee

2017 Finalist from Readers’ Favorite for Death By Design

2019 Honorable Mention from Readers’ Favorite for Death By Stalking

2019 Voted One of Top 10 Mysteries to Read by Kings River Life Magazine for Murder Under A Blue Moon

Jocie McKade
Jocie McKadehttps://www.jociemckade.com/
Her fiction writing has received the Author / Ambassador at Library Journal Self-e Authors, Winner Queen of the West Reader Favorite Award, Amazon Bestseller - Historical, Double finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Mystery and Humorous Categories. Writing humorous cozy mysteries and romantic comedy, Jocie can find humor in most everything, even when she shouldn't. She lives in the Midwest on Dust Bunny Farm with her family.

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