Cozy Mystery Author Christine Husom & Snow Way Out

Christine Husom

As you may know, though I write romance, I love to read a good cozy mystery. And I met Christine Husom (a Minnesotan) at the Blue Belle Inn, a B & B in northern Iowa. She and I were taking part in a Writer’s Retreat there. So when I learned she had a new cozy mystery series, I invited her to share with us. She’s offering a copy to a commenter. So don’t miss the QUESTION. Here’s Christine:

Christine Husom, author of Snow Way Out

The “Snow Globe Shop” Mysteries was born when John Talbot, the man who became my agent was looking for an author to write a cozy mystery series set in a snow globe shop in Minnesota.

One of my favorite things about writing is creating new characters, and watching them develop and grow. Camryn Brooks is the protagonist in the new series. She had a successful career as a senator’s legislative affairs director in Washington D.C., and thought she’d be working there forever. But a scandal changed her career path and she returned to her hometown of Brooks Landing in a hurry. Her parents are glad she’s back because they need help running Curio Finds, a shop that specializes in snow globes from around the world.

Cami’s biological parents died when she was five, and she was adopted by her aunt and uncle. It was a bit of a shock to her young, only child system to suddenly be part of a large family. Cami feels her biological parents—especially her mother—are always close in spirit, and leave pennies from heaven for her from time to time.

In addition to her family, Cami has a close-knit group of friends. They offer mutual support and provide moments of levity. Alice “Pinky” Nelson, Erin Vickerman, and Mark Weston are Cami’s childhood friends who stayed in Brooks Landing. Pinky runs Brew Ha-Ha, a coffee shop adjoining Curio Finds.

Cami is intelligent, driven, has a keen sense of justice, a need to uncover truth, and a deep loyalty for her family and friends. When she was falsely accused of an indiscretion, she didn’t let it take her down because she—and the people who matter most to her—know the truth, and that’s what counts.

SNOW WAY OUT

To purchase, click here. Snow Way Out (A Snow Globe Shop Mystery Book 1)

When Snow Way Out opens, Jerrell Powers, a man that had wreaked havoc in Brooks Landing a few years before has returned to town. And Erin was one of his victims. Cami and Pinky are getting ready for a snow globe making class that evening, and they’re also wondering what Erin will do if she runs into her nemesis. What they have no way of knowing is the role Jerrell Powers will play in the evening’s events or how the night will end after the class is over.

This is a snippet from the back cover, “After the flurry of activity has ended and everyone has gone off with their handmade snow globes, Cami spots on a shelf a new globe left behind, featuring an odd tableau—a man sleeping on a park bench. On her way home, she drifts through the town park and is shaken to come upon the scene from the globe—a man sitting on a bench. But he isn’t sleeping—he has a knife in his back.”–Christine

Well, I don’t know about you but I’m intrigued. Remember to leave a comment to be entered into the drawing for a copy of SNOW WAY OUT.  Snow globes maintain their allure even this new electronic age. I have read another series with snow globes, a Magical realism story, Here’s the link to that. http://booksbylyncote.com/SWBS/uncategorized/book-monday-re…e-appointments ?

QUESTION: What do you think is the appeal of snow globes?–Lyn

Christine Husom is also the author of the “Winnebago County Mystery” Series.

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19 Responses to Cozy Mystery Author Christine Husom & Snow Way Out

  1. Lisa Brown says:

    They bring back fond memories to adults from having them as children. They are beautiful, mystical, and relaxing.
    jslbrown2009(at)aol(dot)com

  2. Melanie Backus says:

    I love snow globes! When I stare at them, I feel a calming, peaceful feeling. Some of the scenes are just precious!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

    • Christine Husom says:

      Melanie, that is a great way to describe it. There is something calming and peaceful about watching the snow settle. Thanks much, Chris

  3. Britney Adams says:

    Snow Way Out sounds delightful! I love the beautiful cover!
    For me, part of the appeal of snow globes is their whimsical nature. I love the little scenes that can be enjoyed again and again.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

    • Christine Husom says:

      Thank you, Britney. Yes, I think they did a great job with the cover. Whimsical, yes! The idea of snow falling on many different scenes is just that.

  4. I am honored to be on your blog. Many thanks!

  5. Hello Lyn. I have snowglobes. They are neat but seems the snow falls faster than the ones made earlier. I always loved how it drifted slowly down. Looking so real. Now it barely floats or more likely drops and its over. I think watching the snow drifting down draws people. Surprisingly lots of folks have never seen it snow. I love the picture for the cover. Would love to win this book. Thanks for that chance. I have liked your page.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

    • Christine Husom says:

      Maxie, you make a good point with the snow from the older globes. So many nowadays use glitter for the snow. There is something very appealing about watching snow fall–and I speak from a LOT of experience living in Minnesota. Thanks for your thoughts and compliment about the cover, Chris

    • Lyn Cote says:

      I think you’re right, Maxie. And I love to watch REAL SNOW FALL!

  6. KayM says:

    I think snow globes appeal to our sense of fantasy and wonder that we had as children, and generally still have as adults–though it is quite suppressed. I think they bring up memories of times past. I enjoy cozy mysteries. This one sounds like it would be a fun read.

    • Christine Husom says:

      Thank you, Kay. Great observations. I have almost the same sense of calm watching the snow settle in a globe as I do watching real snow falling in large, perfect flakes at a nice steady pace. Best, Chris

  7. Lori says:

    Snow globes remind me of Christmas or a cold winter day with snow falling from the sky. The one’s with colored snow remind me of confetti being thrown at a parade.

    • Christine Husom says:

      Lori, yes the snow in globes is like the snow that falls in Christmas movies, and the kind I love to watch falling in the winter. I haven’t seen one with colored snow–confetti sounds like a good description. Thanks, Chris

  8. Joan Kurth says:

    Watching the “snow” settle slowly. I have not heard of this author and it is always fun to read a new author’s books.

    • Christine Husom says:

      Thank you, Joan. I appreciate your comments and visiting Lyn’s blog to get to know new authors, like me! Best, Chris

  9. jane squires says:

    Shaking them. My girls always loved them. Now three year old granddaughter does. I love cozy mysteries but haven’t read aby by this author.

    • Christine Husom says:

      Jane, I too enjoyed giving them to my kids at Christmas–it kept them busy for periods of time, shaking and watching the snow settle. Thanks for weighing in and for loving cozies! Chris

  10. Sonja says:

    There is something really relaxing and peaceful to me in a snow-globe. I have several, most of which are holiday ones, Easter and Christmas. Love them! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail.com

    • Christine Husom says:

      Sonja, I agree. Winter scenes especially make me think, “all is calm.” Watching the snow settle can be mesmerizing. Thanks, Chris