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Laurie Beach’s “The Firefly Jar” and “Blink Twice If You Love Me” Named Maggie Awards 2024 Finalists

Girl in row boat on creek with fireflies at dusk for Blink Twice if You Love Me book cover by Laurie Beach

Laurie Beach’s Tule series of Crickley Creek is comprised of three romance women’s fiction titles including: The Firefly Jar, Blink Twice if You Love Me, and Christmas in Crickley Creek.

The Maggie Awards 2024 Finalists were just announced and two of Laurie’s books have made it as finalists in the Women’s / Mainstream Fiction with Romantic Elements category!

Winners will be announced at the Maggie Award banquet on October 5th, 2024.

Huge congratulations to Laurie!


Premier Date Confirmed for “The Ainsley McGregor Mysteries: A Case for the Winemaker” on Great American Family

Premiering Friday, October 4 at 8/7c

In The Ainsley McGregor Mysteries: A Case for the Winemaker, Ainsley McGregor (Bure) a former Chicago criminologist returns to her hometown of Sweet River, Texas. She has chosen to trade full-time crime work to open Bless Your Arts, a market for artisans to sell crafts and wares. But Ainsley cannot deny her first love is crime solving and accepts a position teaching a criminology class at the local community college. Her skills quickly become a major asset to the quaint town, when a murder occurs at a winery owned by her friend, who now stands accused of the crime. The Sweet River Sheriff, who just happens to be Ainsley’s brother, Ryan, wants her to stay out of the investigation. But, Ainsley knows the pieces of this puzzle do not fit. To help her friend and with the unexpected assistance from some goodhearted local busybodies – Ainsley McGregor is back on the case.