Category Archives: Santa Barbara

The Girl Means the World to Us…

Hi there guys and dolls, Andrea and Heather here. Slowly but surely we’ve been getting back to Barbara Jean’s Poppy Cove Mysteries set in her beloved Santa Lucia. From what we’ve seen in recent news, its alternative reality of Santa … Continue reading

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Andrea and Heather Take 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well, if you told someone you’d ‘See You in September,’ you’d better do it lickety split, because the month’s almost over. Wasn’t that a fast one? Yours truly cannot believe how fast the days fly. … Continue reading

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Just Sitting Around, Chatting with Lisa :-)

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Recently Andrea and Heather, the two behind my pen name, had the pleasure of speaking with reviewer and blogger extraordinaire, Lisa A. Kelly.  She’s such a treat.  We wanted to share our little chat with … Continue reading

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Tah-Dah!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  For those of you who keep up with me on Facebook and Twitter, you know it’s been a very exciting time!  DEATH OF A BEAUTY QUEEN, the follow-up to STRANGLED BY SILK in the Poppy … Continue reading

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Do I Have a Couple of Days for You!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Today, I’m California Dreaming.  I’d like to share with you a few  of my favorite places and things to do in the Santa Barbara region.  Andrea and Heather, the two behind yours truly, Barbara Jean … Continue reading

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