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Episode Info: In this Kansas City flower shop, normal is highly overrated. CL (Clara) Bauer writes about a subject close to her own heart; her protagonist Lily Schmidt owns a flower shop in Kansas City that specializes in weddings, just as Clara's own family business does. But there the overlap ends. In book one, The Poppy Drop, Lily accidentally ends up with drugs in her hydrangeas and the mystery-filled shenanigans take off from there. This week, Clara has a giveaway offer for It's a Mystery Podcast listeners. If you haven't read any of the books in this series, message Clara on Facebook and let her know you heard the show and she'll send you a personally signed copy of one of the Lily List books. If you have read all the books in the series, you can also message her with the correct answer to the following question and she'll send you a different mystery-related prize: What is Lily's favourite cookie? This week's mystery author C.L. (Clara) Bauer is the author of The Lily List Mysteries through Corrugated Sky Publishing. She’s lived in Kansas City, Missouri all her life which is the location of her first two books. With a background in journalism (including sports reporting), she’s happy to be writing again as a newer published author and enjoys the cozy mystery format. Her current series features comic wedding stories she’s acquired over the years from her family’s flower business. To learn more about CL Bauer and all her books visit Press play (above) to listen to the show, or read the transcript below. Remember you can also subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts. And listen on Stitcher, Android, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, and Spotify. Excerpt from The Sweet Pea Secret “Exactly why did you fire your church wedding coordinator?” Lily was driving Dan and herself to meet Dev at the townhouse. Dev and the realtor were making one last walk through. Besides, Lily had forgotten to hand over her set of keys for the new owners. She seemed to be forgetting a lot of little things lately. Jack called it “baby brain” and claimed that his wife had the same ailment when she was pregnant with both boys. He is such a nice man. Anytime Lily needed Jack to go to the doctor’s office, he was there. He was probably the greatest living father-in-law on the face of the earth. Anytime she needed her latest food fetish, he was in the car and down to Ben’s, her favorite ice cream drive-thru. Currently, her favorite flavor was peanut butter ribbonfudge with a hint of potato chips. She added the chips as a crunchy accent. “Do you want the priestly answer, or the real one?” “Humor me, give me both.” Dan laughed. As the passenger, Dan was enjoying the scenery of historic Alexandria. Lily had really caught onto the frantic driving skills needed to survive the beltway. “As the pastor of my church, there does come those times when I feel that a volunteer has done so much for the church t...
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