Monday, December 11, 2017


The Discombobulated Decipherers
by Julie Seedorf

The Discombobulated Decipherers: A Brilliant, Minnesota Mystery
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Self Published (November 21, 2017)
Print Length: 195 pages

It’s Christmas in Brilliant, Minnesota, and Brilliant is known for its glitzy Christmas traditions. A world-renowned Christmas pageant, the town square decked out with Santa’s Village and a live nativity scene bring visitors to Brilliant each year. Just as the tourists arrive, Jezabelle Jingle and her mystery writer friend, Miranda, find the body of Ernest the elf dead and wrapped in a bundle of Christmas lights in the town square. Is Ernest part of a new holiday puzzle the Discombobulated Decipherers need to solve? Or is dead Ernest part of a bigger plot? Will Jezabelle decipher the clues so Brilliant can celebrate Christmas in peace? Or will Jezabelle be the next gift-wrapped box under the village tree?

About the Author

As human beings, we are always a work in progress. From birth to death we live, hurt, laugh, cry, feel, and with all of those emotions we grow as people, as family members, and as friends. I am a dreamer and feel blessed to have the opportunity in my writing to pass those dreams on to others. I believe you are never too old to dream and to turn those dreams into a creative endeavor. I live in rural Minnesota and I am a wife, mother, and grandmother.
I have worn many hats throughout my lifetime such as working as a waitress, nursing home activities, office manager and finally computer repair person eventually owning my own computer repair business. I never forgot my love of writing and quit my computer business in 2012 after signing a contract with Cozy Cat Press for Granny Hooks A Crook, the first book in my Fuchsia, Minnesota Series.
Adding four more books to the Fuchsia Series, adding a new Brilliant, Minnesota Series and writing a column for local newspapers feeds my writing creativity.
I also dabble a bit in watercolor painting and hope to eventually add pictures to my children’s book series, Granny’s In Trouble.
Oh, and did I tell you I like to be a little bit silly.
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Interview Questions: 

Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
It depends on the day. In my new book The Discombobulated Decipherers I had no plans to make a minor character from my first book so important. He just popped up and decided to take over a major role. I learned more about him as I wrote and some surprising things happened so I guess my character hijacked this story.

Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
My books have been described as unusual and not your average cozy. But this book has a puzzle to solve along with a mystery. Have you ever wondered what is lurking and hiding in your community that hasn’t been revealed because it has been forgotten about or residents didn’t know it existed from long ago?  We are all products of our history in our communities but we don’t pay attention and Jezabelle and her friends are reminded of this in a very big way. It will make people laugh and hopefully bring some heart to the holiday season as we find out more the reason my characters behave the way they do. It is the Christmas Spirit we are all looking for, acceptance, love and caring. In a season when many are lonely and sad, not everyone can celebrate the season because of loss, my goal was to bring some heart and laughter to their lives.

Have you written any other books that are not published?
No, I have some in the works right now. There is another Fuchsia Series book coming, a serious book about a woman looking for her identity and a new cozy mystery series yet to be named, and not quite so silly as my other two series.

Pen or type writer or computer?

Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?
My readers are what keep me writing. If I can make their day better by making them laugh then I have accomplished what I wanted to do as a writer.

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  1. These books sound so interesting!
    Looking forward to reading the series.

  2. Thank you so much for having me. I appreciate it and blogs that promote all authors. It helps us keep writing.