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Dear Readers,

Hello, and thank you for subscribing to my newsletter. As a reminder, you participated in the amazing Book Sweeps Women Sleuths event in December, which is why you've been added to my list. I hope you stick around! I want you to know that I am very excited and grateful that you decided to join me in my book world. 

Let me introduce myself. 

My name is Melissa Bourbon (my real last name!). I also write as Winnie Archer. I'm the national bestselling author of more than 21 mystery novels in several different series including:

  • The Magical Dressmaking Mysteries
  • The Lola Cruz Mysteries
  • The Bread Shop Mysteries
  • The Book Magic Mysteries
  • Deadly Legends Mystery Suspense Novels

If you are a mystery lover, you have come to the right place! 

I send out newsletters approximately twice a month. Each offers readers something new like:

  • Meet the Character Profiles
  • Recipes from my Books
  • Behind the Book Write Ups
  • Special Videos
  • Blog updates
  • Other exciting news

I am the mother of five kids, all basically grown now. My husband is an educator, and I'm a former Middle School English teacher. I'm so thankful to be able to write full time, my little rescue dogs (Bean, the pug, and Dobby, the chug), by my side. North Carolina is home. When I'm not writing, I'm usually cooking, hiking, reading, or maybe doing a bit of art journaling.

As a thank you for signing up, I'm gifting you a digital copy of my brand new cookbook, which features recipes from my various books/series. It's called The Bookish Kitchen, and you can download it HERE. I hope you enjoy it!

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If you want to hang out a little bit more, follow me on Instagram! I'm Bookishly_Cozy over there. I'd love to see you there!

See you back here soon!

Happy reading!

P.S. Send me an email directly! I'd love to hear about what you read and your favorite mysteries. Write to me at MelissaBourbonBooks@HEY.com or MelissaBourbonBooks@MelissaBourbon.com.



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