Tuesday, May 2, 2017



Not everything stays buried. When Betsy, a notorious brown thumb gets roped into a gardening contest sponsored by the Pecan Bayou Gazette, she finds herself digging up more than weeds. She is ridiculed by the garden club ladies, and now her heart breaks for a newly single mom whose world has just collapsed.  The Happy Hinter is back so take some time to revisit the cozy little town of Pecan Bayou, Texas. Grab a glass of sweet tea before you turn the dirt in the garden and sit a spell with all your favorite characters who dole out heartfelt caring and compassion with a side of humor.  Till Dirt Do Us Part includes bonus recipes and helpful hints from Betsy’s column!


Teresa, what books do you currently have published?

Till Dirt Do Us Part is the seventh book in my Pecan Bayou Series. I also have a brand-new series that takes place in Henry Park, Colorado. If you are just starting Pecan Bayou, I suggest you start at A Dash of Murder, although this book can stand alone. We’ve seen Betsy, the Happy Hinter go from being a single mom to a mother of three with a really her handsome meteorologist husband, Leo.

What would your main character say about you?
I think Betsy Livingston would probably get me together with her Aunt Maggie who is also the parent of a Down syndrome child. We’d laugh, we’d cry, and I’d enjoy some of Aunt Maggie’s excellent cooking.

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to write?
I have a third series that will be coming out in the future. This book has been edited by my agent and publisher, and I can tell you the entire book was emailed back to me several times with a list of changes. It was a frustrating process, but I wouldn’t have done it any other way.

Where is your favorite library, and what do you love about it?  
I love the Harris County Public Library in Houston, Texas. I am home with my son much of the time, but they have such a wonderful section on ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines that I visit their site every single day.

What are you working on now?
I am working on the second book in my Henry Park Series that features a psychic artist who sketches out clues to solving murders. 



Teresa Trent writes cozy mysteries that take place in small towns in Texas. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee but with her father in the military, didn't stay for long. She's lived all over but has a special place in her heart for Colorado, Illinois, and of course, Texas. 

Being a fan of the Andy Griffith Show and Murder She Wrote, she loves creating quirky small towns and colorful characters. She decided to feature a character with Down syndrome in the Pecan Bayou series because after giving birth to her son with DS, she discovered there were very few people like him in the world of cozy mysteries. Teresa lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, two of her adult children and a needy dachshund mix named Martin Luther. 

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