Friday, January 12, 2018

Coming Home

by Sandy Cody

I'm home. That's how it feels to be writing a post for this blog. I've been away for a while as a poster, but I've continued to read ClassicAndCozy and, always, I've been grateful to be a part of this family of writers. I was reminded of that recently when I started a new book. My first published works were the Jennie Connors mysteries, published by Avalon Books, and the Avaloners group was my introduction to these talented, generous people.

I've been writing other things for a while, but always knew I would come back to Jennie. That's where I am now - writing the sixth Jennie Connors mystery. Feeling the need to renew my acquaintance with Jennie and the characters who share her crime-solving adventures. I decided to re-read the books in that series. I began with LEFT AT AT OZ -  When I opened the book, the first thing I saw was the acknowledgement:

"Writing for Avalon makes me part of a very special group of writers. Whatever our genres, we share a belief that "happily ever after" is possible and that good will triumph over evil. Thanks to the wonder of the internet, many of us have become friends, though we have never met face-to-face and our physical addresses span the globe. I am truly grateful for the encouragement given me by my fellow Avaloners."

A bit about Jennie: She's an optimist by nature and an unrelenting champion of the underdog. She has two young sons and works as Activities Director of Riverview Manor, a retirement community where the residents are feisty, mobile, alert, and just bored enough enough to stir up trouble. If there's a murder to be solved - Whoo Hoo and Hurray! They're in.

So, here I am again - blogging on Classic and Cozy and writing a Jennie Connors mystery. I've come home. More than ever, I want to share my belief in "happily ever after" and to show good triumphing over evil. It's good to be back.


  1. Welcome back, Sandy! And Jennie! And thank you for your kind words about this group and its blog.

  2. Thanks, Leigh. This group of former Avaloners will always be home to me.

  3. Welcome back, Sandy! I'm so glad you've decided to join us and I look forward to reading your latest Jennie Connors mystery when it's ready!

  4. Thanks, Deborah. This group will be the first to know. It's a great feeling to reconnect with old friends.

  5. Hi Sandy--
    Great to have you back. You were missed. And it's exciting that Jennie Connors will be back doing what she does best!

  6. Glad to have you back here, Sandy! I look forward to reading your posts!

  7. Thanks, Victoria. To tell the truth, I'm excited about Jennie's next adventure.

  8. That's so nice of you to say, Karen. I look forward to reading all of our posts. Have to say though, I continued to read the posts even when I wasn't posting myself.