Dear Diary by Krista Davis

berry scones 10Dear Diary,

Made mixed blueberry and strawberry scones for MysteryLoversKitchen.com yesterday. Dough worried me because it seemed so dry. OMG. Best things in the world. So flaky. Ate one for breakfast without cream but didn’t share with dogs. They didn’t appear to notice that I gave them dog cookies instead. Except maybe for Baron who sniffed my street crew 1fingers. I fear that he’s onto me. Must eat treats in the bathroom. Who am I kidding? He follows me there, too.

Fully intended to start diet this morning. Scone is not a setback. Won’t eat lunch. It will all equal out.

Wrote two blogs this morning. Have finally come to understand why they’re so hard for me to write. They’re supposed to be about me! Ugh. Maybe I should take on an interesting persona. Aha. Am CIA spy. Why would a CIA spy live in a rural area? Aha. Have suspicious neighbors. That won’t work. What kind of CIA spy would admit to being CIA spy on blogs? Interviewed once with CIA. No one would believe that! When asked how I felt about being undercover in covert operations, I asked if they had a nice desk job. Interview terminated. Might have made persistent detective but would have been lousy spy.

Cooked lunch for dogs. Leftover hamburger, steak, and chicken fingers with rice and green beans. I ate salad without dressing. Good for me! Now hungry.

Outline due for next book in two days. Must concentrate on that. No, must finish writing blogs first. Why am I so boring? Oh look! The first review of The Diva Serves High Tea is in. Holding breath while I read it. Aww. Lisa Kelley Tea high res largesaid, “an excellent plot!” Yay! I have earned the remaining scone, with cream.

Sound of fridge opening woke Baron. Forced to share with him. Other dogs still sleeping. Back at computer, I check GoodReads for early reviews. None. That’s okay. Am riding high on Lisa’s kind words. But someone gave it one star. Oh no! Now afraid of reviews. Wait a minute!!! Book isn’t out yet. Only a few people have copies, and I’m pretty sure she’s not one of them. Bang head on desk. Ow. Mistake. Head now matches leg with bruise of unknown origin. Need another scone but have eaten all. Chocolate. There must be chocolate.

Found chocolate in pantry. Diet officially starts tomorrow. Baron looked at me with those eyes again. Gave him an Itty Bitty Buddy Biscuit. It smells like bacon. Maybe he doesn’t care that I didn’t share chocolate?

Am now obsessed with one-star rating. Complained to author friends about one star. Has happened to them, too. Sigh. Thankful for writer friends. Feel better. Why would anyone do that? Has person developed dislike of me? Don’t recognize name. First name only. Is probably undercover in covert operation.

Walked Baron to clear head. Watched tiny sparrow chase crow from nest. Even in world of birds, there’s murder. Checked veggie garden planted yesterday. Weeds have grown nicely. No veggie sprouts yet. Red pepper plants happy. Came up with fun idea for new book while walking. No ideas for blog. Potatoes and ribs cooking for dinner. Glad I postponed diet.

Looked up murder of crows. Hmm, origin of phrase appears to be lost. Maybe sparrows invented it.

Ribs and skin-on mashed potatoes big success. All dogs behaved but settled around the table in case anyone shared. Worked for two hours on outline for new book. Still blocked on blog.

PS – Hope folks like the Virtual Tea Party to celebrate the new book!

About the Author: Krista Davis

kristadavis_bioNew York Times Bestselling author Krista Davis writes the Domestic Diva Mysteries. Her 10th Domestic Diva Mystery is The Diva Serves High Tea, which releases on June 7th. Krista also writes the Paws & Claws Mysteries for animal lovers that debuted with Murder, She Barked.
Like her characters, Krista has a soft spot for cats, dogs, and sweets. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with three dogs and two cats.
Connect with Krista:  Facebook | Twitter  | Goodreads

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9 Responses to Dear Diary by Krista Davis

  1. KnyttWytch June 1, 2016 at 9:29 am #

    Hmm must track down the first in this series and add it to my ever increasing TBR pile/file!

  2. Elaine Embree June 1, 2016 at 9:39 am #

    Just finished Diva Paints the Town and loved it!!! My review will be up sometime today! Can’t wait to read this one!

  3. jeanie June 1, 2016 at 10:10 am #

    Well, never having read a Diva book but loving mysteries, tea and unable to ignore a cat on the cover, and loving the humor and life in this post, I’ll be checking it and others out! Clicking out with a smile!

    • Debra Smouse June 1, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

      You’ll love them, Jeanie!

  4. Celia Fowler June 1, 2016 at 11:31 am #

    Krista, you are so funny — I like your diet strategy and can’t wait to make the scones! Don’t worry about the 1 star (with no written review??) – I sincerely doubt that person read your book which I know will be awesome just like all your others. Can’t wait for June 7th!

  5. MaryAnn Forbes June 1, 2016 at 12:05 pm #

    You are too funny-what a fun post. Your dogs are lucky to have such a kind and loving owner. Be sure that they are not eating better than you. This is your week to celebrate; you can start your diet later.
    Congratulations on the release of The Diva Serves High Tea– wishing you great success.

  6. Sue Foster June 1, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

    Those who haven’t read this series, do so immediately. You won’t be disappointed. Definitely in my top five.

  7. Brooke Bumgardner June 1, 2016 at 9:47 pm #

    Such a fun post. 🙂 Made my day to read it.

  8. Nicole June 3, 2016 at 7:39 pm #

    I’ve had to sneak around the house and hide food from the dogs, too – lol! I’m looking forward to the release party, but most importantly the actual release and waking up Tuesday morning to your book already downloaded on my Kindle. 🙂

    I believe in karma, so hopefully the one-star reviewer will get their just desserts (something appropriate for their cranky attitude, no yummy high tea for them!!!) … your books are well-written, entertaining, keep my guessing and I like them so much that even though I have them all on Kindle, I have most of them on Audible as well!

    Nicole

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