She’s young – twenty. Big brown eyes, gobs of dark curly hair and a traffic stopping body. Men and boys clonk into street signs looking back at her. All that and she hails from Jersey, too. But she’s no Snookie! Don’t even go there. I created Rashawna before Snookie was barely out of elementary school. So there.
Now we’ve got that settled so let me tell you about Minnie's co-worker.
She’s can be tender hearted but hot tempered, too; like when Joel, her all-of-a-sudden boyfriend, takes certain precautionary measures to insure her safety in the mall parking lot. But, good Lord, get outta her way when she breaks loose! The wrath of Rashawna is not a pretty sight and Joel hopes he’ll live long enough to regret his rash action. On the other hand, if there’s a helpless little critter needing some mothering it’s Rashawna to the rescue! We don’t really see that until the second book, though. Hmmm.
She’s a fashonista. Hits every Wednesday super sale at Macy’s and usually comes away with some eye-popping, stylin’, trendy, up to the minute . . . well, you get the idea, outfit designed to insure more street sign clonking. Just ask Joel. And red shoelaces? Here’s what she has to say about those.
“Who would buy them anyway,” said Rashawna. “Like who and why ?” she asked, palms up. The tone of her voice screamed fashion police.
She knows how to use the spit hex learned at her Aunt Lucretia’s knee, too. But you’ll have to read the book to find out what that’s all about.
And – Rashawna has a secret. No, not that she loves tea or has gained eight pounds since she left high school. Nope, not those. But that’s another thing you’ll have to wait to find out.
Did I mention that The Red Shoelace Killer – A Minnie Markwood Mystery, will be out in November? No? Well, look for it November 1st on Amazon or come to my book launch on November 24th – the Saturday after Thanksgiving. You have to do something to take your mind off all those leftovers – right? More details later . . . in the meantime . . .
Coming up: meeting Joel.
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