S. J. Pajonas April 15, 2016
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In true Stephanie fashion, I am moving on and ahead in my publishing career and getting the second book of the Miso Cozy Mysteries Series out to you all by July 7, 2016! I’m excited to publish this book and many more to come. I hope you like the cover! As you can see from the colors of the cover and the blurb below, Mei is braving a winter in Chikata like one she hasn’t had in a very long time. But she’s strong and will get through this! Pre-ordering is now available everywhere but Google Play (that’ll come soon, as I’m JUST getting the hang of Google Play).


December has set in and just when the rural town of Chikata is recovering from one murder, Mei and her new boyfriend, Yasahiro, find their friend, Etsuko, dead in her apartment. Etsuko was sweet and talented, and now everyone suspects her longtime boyfriend killed her. Mei doesn’t believe it, though, and she vows to help solve the crime.

But Mei has more to think about than murder. With the barn gone and their vegetable stores destroyed, she and her mother are down to their last canned goods and no money for heat. Mei’s mom is fortunate to find work, but Mei must fend for herself, get a job, and keep their financial situation a secret from Yasahiro. In pursuit of paying work, she stumbles onto a new witness to the crime, and before long, the dead woman’s secret life unravels before everyone’s eyes. Half-starving and out of her element, Mei is on thin ice, and it’s going to take a whole lot of ingenuity and quick thinking to solve the crime before the killer gets to her as well.

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I wanted to thank everyone again for all of your support! I write because I love to write and I’m so happy to be bringing stories into existence, but I publish for all of you! heart

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  • I can’t wait to read this one and see how Mei braves the winter! I like the cover for this one with the calm and cold blue colours. And I was wondering how the loss of the barn would impacts them, so I think it’s interesting you build upon that in this book.

    • The barn is an every day reminder of what Mei has been through and what they lost, so it was fun to use it in the book as a roadblock to change!