Cappy Hall Rearick, author of fourteen published books has won numerous awards for her writing. She is a syndicated humor columnist, having penned five successful columns.
Rearick is past president and former Board member of the Southeastern Writers Association. She also served on the Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Board of Directors. She holds membership in the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Georgia Writers Association, South Carolina Writers, North Carolina Writers and the Florida Writers Association. She has been featured by the Erma Bombeck Writers as a Humor Writer of the Month.
Cappy attended the University of South Carolina, the Chicago School of Interior Design, Los Angeles Valley College and Penn State University. She was a Flight Attendant for American Airlines, an Interior Decorator, a kindergarten teacher and an actress. In 1968, she was chosen as an Outstanding Young Woman of America.
Two years after her first collection of columns, Simply Southern was published, Simply Christmas, a collection of holiday short stories came out. The third in the Simply Series, Simply Southern Ease was published in June, 2006 and the fourth, Simply Southern Christmas was published in December 2015.
Cappy’s first novel, The Road to Hell is Seldom Seen was nominated for the Georgia Author of the Year Award. It was her second nomination.
Her more recent published books are I Do! I Do! I Do!; High Cotton Christmas, Simply Southern Christmas; Hey God— Let’s Talk, 50 Shades of Southern, 14 Steps, and Walking Up On Murder. She is currently writing the second in the Glad Girls Mystery series, Bone Dry Martini.
Cappy and her husband, Bill, share space with two spoiled rotten cats in Saluda, North Carolina.
Read more of Cappy’s work at Simplycappy.blogspot.com and www.simplysoutherncappy.com
Email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet The Glad Girls, four women of a certain age. Claudette, Darlene, Polly and Bailey find mystery without having to look for it when they stumble smack into the middle of murder.
Claudette Fersner, local newspaper columnist and occasional small-time television interviewer, is married to the former Sabula, North Carolina Chief of Police. Claudette can smell a mystery thirty miles away from home. And she does.
Darlene Funderburke, better known as a former beauty queen who still wears a fake crown, is vain, over-the-hill, kooky and way past ready for a road trip. She wants a good massage and a complete do-over.
Bailey McGee, occasional North Carolina visitor and full-time resident of St. Simons Island, Georgia, joins her friends for what looks to be a relaxing, if hedonistic weekend away from home. Like Claudette, Bailey is a television columnist and looks forward to a needed break.
Polly Middleton, octogenarian aunt to Claudette and Bailey, is the lovable curmudgeon you want to throttle. She can and does keep things stirred up and stays true to form even when miles away from Sabula.
The Glad Girls break from their normal routine and deadly boring life in small town Sabula at the posh Royal Hotel and Queen for a Day Spa thirty miles away in Asheville. They do not count on Ethelene Deloach, the most disliked woman in Sabula to follow them to their chosen retreat, but she does. Aunt Polly would love to toss her down the elevator shaft and be done with it but before she can make good on her threat, Ethelene’s murder becomes a reality. As usual, the Glad Girls find themselves in the middle of a plot that thickens with each turning page.
Shrouded in intrigue with far reaching schemes instigated by powerful people, the Royal Hotel soon finds itself battling bad publicity that results in fewer reservations.
Enter the local police, the FBI and even Sabula’s present and former police chiefs, Clyde Fersner and Jack Hoover (no relation to J. Edgar).
Will a series of hotel murders be solved by law enforcement or will it take the Glad Girls doing what they do best (meddling) to capture a serial killer and solve yet another mystery? AMAZON
With One Foot In Front Of The Other, The Glad Girls Walk Up On Murder
Meet The Glad Girls, three women of a certain age.
Claudette Fersner, newspaper columnist and occasional small-time television interviewer is married to the former Police Chief of Sabula, North Carolina. She has a nose for mystery.
Darlene Funderburke is better known around town as the former Mountain Laurel Queen who never gave up her crown. She is the wife of Buster, the local pest exterminator, but she becomes a widow when The Glad Girls walk up on Buster’s murdered body.
Polly Middleton, Claudette’s lovable and bossy octogenarian aunt, walks each day in the cemetery with The Glad Girls and her fifty-pound dog, Barbara Boxer. Aunt Polly is never shy when it comes to letting her opinions be known.
After discovering Buster’s body, The Glad Girls set out to solve the mystery. Their quest becomes urgent when Darlene is named the #1 suspect. Meanwhile, two more victims turn up dead in the cemetery, both connected to Buster and by default also to Darlene.
Shrouded in mystery, the Sabula cemetery becomes a burial ground in more ways than one. Can the local police find the murderer before someone else turns up dead or will The Glad Girls solve the mystery and get their friend Darlene off the hook? AMAZON