Saturday, September 7, 2019



When Jamie Lang finds one of her hand lettered quotes on the window of her shop, Flourish, with a hole shot through a serif, she knows someone’s trying to drive her business into red ink. Jamie confronts Earleen Culp, the ruthless owner of the local stationery shop, in front of the most popular breakfast spot in the small town of Cedar Valley. Of course, Earleen professes shock and innocence, so when she’s found dead in front of Jamie’s home the next morning, Jamie becomes the prime suspect.

Jamie’s one cross-stroke short of acquittal, and even her best friend has her doubts. But Jamie’s not the only one in town with a motive for wanting Earleen silenced for good. To clear her name, Jamie’s going to need every last drop of ink in her quill.

With the hot police chief Ridge, and her makeup artist friend Nora on her side, she’s prepared to go out with a flourish if that’s what it takes to catch the real murderer. She’s desperate to save her hand lettering business, but will her quest lead her right into a killer’s snare?

Book Details:

Title: Who Shot the Serif?

Author: Jessa Archer

Genre: Cozy mystery, book 1

Publisher: Independently Published (July 7, 2019)

Print length: 218 pages

On tour with: Great Escapes Book tours



Coffee—Jamie Lang

I'm supposed to be writing a guest post, but although I'm an excellent writer, I'm not much of a writer. That doesn't make any sense, you say. Either you are or you aren't. Here's the distinction—I'm a hand letterer and calligrapher. Mostly a hand letterer, which is more art than writing. Calligraphy is actual writing. It's a subtle but important distinction. So my lettering and handwriting are fun, whimsical, beautiful works of art. But actually writing content isn't really my thing. I leave the writing of thoughts and stories to the writers whose words and quotes I letter.

So instead I decided to share a fun piece of my work with one of my favorite sentiments. If you know me, you know I drink a lot of coffee. I bet many of you do, too, and share the sentiment in my little gif. So here's to you!



Jamie Lang is a fictional hand letterer who lives in Cedar Valley, WA just outside Seattle. She owns her own shop, Flourish, where she sells her art and can be found lettering and drinking copious amounts of coffee. Fortunately, it's easy to feed her addiction—her shop is connected to Perk Me Up, the best coffee shop in town. Outside of lettering, Jamie is known for her uncanny ability to solve murders.

You can follow Jamie on Pinterest or on Instagram


Jessa Archer writes sweet, funny, warm-hearted cozy mysteries because she loves a good puzzle and can’t stand the sight of blood. Her characters are witty, adventurous, and crafty in the nicest way. You’ll find her sleuths hand lettering inspirational quotes, trying to lower golf handicaps, enjoying a scone at a favorite teashop, knitting a sweater, or showing off a dramatic side in local theater.

Jessa’s done many things in her long career, including a stint as a journalist and practicing law. But her favorite job is spinning mysteries. She loves playing small town sleuth and transporting readers to a world where the scones are delicious, wine pairs with hand lettering, and justice always prevails.

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