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Heather Fraser Brainerd’s #recipe for Chocolate Crinkles – plus my favourite Private Detective, Josie Cates

Helena Fairfax

Heather Fraser Brainerd writes brilliant and funny mystery novels with her brother, David Fraser, as well as a variety of other genres under her own steam. Brainerd and Fraser’s adorable heroine, José Picada, P.I. (aka Josie Cates) is one of my favourite Private Detectives ever. A couple of years ago I interviewed Heather and her brother here on my blog (if you missed it, you can catch up with them here) and I’m delighted to say Heather is back again, this time bringing a plateful of chocolate biscuits. (That’s my sort of guest!)

Welcome back, Heather!

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My Beloved Chocolate Crinkles

By Heather Fraser Brainerd

Oh, how I love chocolate crinkles! Not only are they delicious, they make the whole house smell like chocolate. Although this simple-yet-decadent cookie can be made any time of year, my family has always made them at Christmastime. My grandmother taught…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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