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WELCOME AUTHOR BROOKE COX
Sunday, November 29, 2015 by Patti Shene

FEATURED BOOK: Deadly Doll

AUTHOR:  Brooke Cox

PUBLISHER:  Mantle Rock Publishing

GENRE:  Mystery

SERIES OR STAND ALONE:  Stand alone

TARGET AGE:  12 and up.

 

ALTHOUGH WE’VE NEVER MET IN PERSON, I FEEL LIKE I’VE KNOWN BROOKE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. IT’S A PLEASURE TO WELCOME HER AS SHE INTERVIEWS THE MAIN CHARACTER FROM HER MYSTERY NOVEL, DEADLY DOLL.

 

BROOKE IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY OF DEADLY DOLL. CHECK BELOW TO SEE HOW TO ENTER TO WIN.

 

I am talking with Brooksie today from Deadly Doll.  Brooksie, that’s such an unusual name. 

Brooksie: My name suits me. It’s different and so am I. I don’t fit in with my family. Even though they love me, they don’t understand me. Sometimes it’s difficult to deal with. I used to ask God why He made me the way He did. You see, my family is content to stay on the farm and I’m not. I wanted to have grand adventures.  I got one all right.

 

What lead to your adventure?

Brooksie: When I was twelve, I was pretending to be on an adventure when I accidently discovered a secret room off of my grandparent’s attic. Hidden inside was my mother’s Alaskan doll that came up missing years ago when my mother was a little girl. My great grandfather sent it back to her when he was living in Alaska. It was handmade by Eskimos.

 

How can finding a lost doll bring about an adventure?

Brooksie: After I found the doll, I took it home so I could give it to my mom when she got in from work. My dad took it away from me and he was murdered outside of my room a week later. I was so upset over his death that I actually forgot about the doll. Thanks to a freak accident I found the doll again six years later. That’s when I realized my dad had hidden it. And I also realized my bringing it back home may have caused his death. I had to find out what was going on with my mother’s doll. After my cousin Darlene and I looked it over, we found a clue inside the doll.

 

A real clue!  What did it lead to?

Brooksie: It led to another clue. It was like a scavenger hunt into my family’s past. Darlene and I knew whoever wrote the clues had to have been another family member or close to the family. We hoped the clues would lead to why people kept hiding the doll.

 

Did you have a lot of excitement?

Brooksie: Oh yeah! Darlene and I got into a car chase and we were held at gun point twice by different people looking for what they thought the doll would lead them to.

 

Did you get the answer you were looking for?

Brooksie: Yes and then some. I discovered some family secrets that really bothered me for a while. But most of all, I learned to be the person Jesus created me to be. By being imaginative and daring, I was able to solve a family mystery that nobody could’ve done. And, I realized there’s more to being a Christian than just sitting on the pew every Sunday.

 

Brooksie, don’t you and Brooke share a lot from the book?

Brooksie: Yes we do. If it wasn’t for the tree outside of Brooke’s bedroom, the freak accident that happened in the book would’ve happened to her. Brooke’s grandfather really did keep a black snake in his barn. And there really was a green Goliath mask that used to scare her mother as a child. And the story Papaw Asmus told to me, really happened to Brooksie’s great grandfather. He did live in Alaska and helped to deliver mail. One day he and the mailman were caught out in a bad storm while on the Baltic Sea.

The biggest thing we share is the Alaskan doll. It is real and Brooke’s mother Gail still has it. Her great grandfather sent back from Alaska when Gail was a small child. She still has it and keeps it wrapped up in a trunk.

 

Patti here: Brooke, thank you for encouraging Brooksie to share her story with us!

 

Book cover blurb or Deadly Doll:

Adventurous twelve-year old Brooksie discovered a hidden room in her grandparents’ attic. She opened up an old hat box and found her mother’s favorite childhood doll wrapped up inside. Brooksie’s great-grandfather sent it from Alaska and it was believed to have burned in the trash pile years ago. After showing it to her father, he takes it from her. A few days later he was murdered and the doll becomes a faded memory until it reappeared six years later after a freak accident.

What was it about the doll that people kept hiding it? Could finding the doll have played a part in her dad’s murder? If the doll had remained hidden would he still be alive? Brooksie and her best friend Darlene delve deep into the doll mystery which has them learning about a past that Brooksie never knew existed. Along the way, Brooksie’s thirst for adventure and acceptance has the girls stumbling on the edge of danger.

What shocking family secrets might she find and could they change her life? Will she finally understand why God made her so different from the rest of her family and will it draw her closer to Him? Can Brooksie finally accept who she is?

Find Deadly Doll on Amazon.

 

LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN THE DRAWING TO WIN A COPY OF DEADLY DOLL BETWEEN NOW AND FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11TH AT MIDNIGHT MST.

 

Brooke Cox is an old tomboy who still likes to have fun and adventure. She has been married for 30 years to Tim, her high school sweetheart. They have a daughter, Sara, and a miniature dachshund that thinks he’s their other child. She hopes to be able to use her quirky imagination to spread God’s word.

Visit Brooke at her two blogs, groovybrooksie  and  myskinnedknees. Connect with Brooke on Facebook, Linkedin, and Goodreads.


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WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA DOUGLAS
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WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
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WELCOME AUTHOR LEE CARVER
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WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
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WELCOME AUTHOR MARIAN MERRITT
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WELCOME AUTHOR AMBER STOCKTON
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WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE ALMONY
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WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
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1/24/2015

A MODERN DAY MIRACLE
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WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE PEASE
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SEVEN
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AUTHOR GINA WELBORN RETURNS
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WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
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WELCOME AUTHOR PEG PHIFER
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WELCOME AUTHOR JANET K. BROWN
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AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY WRAPS UP PURE GENIUS SERIES
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
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WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
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WHAT DO YOU MISS?
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FIVE
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DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
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10/19/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
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POINT TO POINT TO POINT
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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BY THE NUMBERS
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WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
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WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
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8/30/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART THREE
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WELCOME AUTHOR REBECCA DeMARINO
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SITTING IDLE
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It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART TWO
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
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WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
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AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART ONE
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WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
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UNEXPECTED ACTS OF KINDNESS
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REVIEW OF THREE NON-FICTION BOOKS
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AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
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5/30/2014

SEVEN WAYS TO STRETCH SPIRITUALLY BY ADA BROWNELL
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WHEN FINE IS NOT REALLY FINE
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MOMMY MEMOIRS BY ANN VAN DE WATER
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4/19/2014

PLAY BALL!
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JOE THE DREAMER BY AUTHOR A. B. BROWNELL
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ON THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS BY H. L. WEGLEY
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THE THIEF BY STEPHANIE LANDSEM
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3/29/2014

HUMOR AT THE HOSPITAL
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HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
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3/22/2014

WHEN THE ROAD GETS LONG AND LONELY
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3/19/2014

INTRODUCING RYAN'S FATHER BY JUNE FOSTER
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WHERE ARE YOU THE MOST VULNERABLE?
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3/13/2014

INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
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3/8/2014

Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
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3/1/2014

Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
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2/22/2014

Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
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2/15/2014

What We Can Learn From the Olympics
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2/12/2014

Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
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Baby, It's Cold Outside!
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A Matter of Perspective
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2/1/2014

Introducing The Pure Genius Series by H. L. Wegley
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1/25/2014

Monopoly!
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1/21/2014

welcome author Cheri Swalwell
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1/17/2014

What Did You Mean By That?
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Wildlife Video
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1/10/2014

My Best Reads of 2013
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The Dumbest Kid in School
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1/3/2014

Good-bye to 2013
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1/1/2014

Focusing on What Christmas Really Means
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One Spectacular Christmas Display
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Where are You Going This Advent Season?
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Shared Experience
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Facing the Monster
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Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
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I'll Be Happy When...
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5/14/2013

Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
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I Can't Do This!
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5/2/2013

BREAKING THE RULES
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4/28/2013

WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
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Vulnerability to Fear
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4/17/2013

Faith and Fear
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4/15/2013

Those Temporary Interruptions
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2/21/2013

Grand Prize Winner at Int'l Wildlife Film Festival
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Starsongs Giveaway Contest
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Taking Stock
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Welcome Author Janet K Brown
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1/26/2013

Winter - Bah Humbug!
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1/22/2013

Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
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Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
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1/16/2013

Travel Writing = Nearly Shooting Peacocks
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1/12/2013

Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
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1/9/2013

The last Day of the Christmas Season
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Accountability in the Extreme
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1/2/2013

The day after Christmas
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It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
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12/22/2012

The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
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Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
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Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
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12/12/2012

The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
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News From Nashville & Beyond
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Author Susan Sleeman offers great advice about wor
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Welcome Home!
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11/13/2012

Confessions of a first book editor
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Going Home
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11/13/2012

GPCWC in Restospect
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11/13/2012

Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
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11/13/2012

I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
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Meet Award-Winning Journalist And Author Ada Brownell
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An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
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