Bee (Bryan) Maxwell, from With a Spirit of Vengeance, a Bay Island Psychic Mystery, is visiting Ascroft, eh? today to tell us about a typical day in her life.
Welcome, Bee. I’ll turn the floor over to you –
Hi! My name is Bee (Bryan) Maxwell, and I own Dreamweaver Designs, a designer dress shop down the boardwalk from Mystical Musings. Cass Donovan is one of my best friends.
My typical day doesn’t start until sometime around noon. That is, if Cass doesn’t wake me up earlier, for some reason, which has been happening all too often lately. But I can’t work on my designs during the day, too many distractions, so I often work until the wee hours of the morning, then have a bite to eat and go to bed as the sun is rising.
Anyway, I usually get up around noon, then head to the diner or the deli for breakfast and a good dose of my favorite pastime, gossip. I often stop in to visit with Cass and Stephanie, my other best friend, for a while afterward to share any good dirt I unearthed during my morning rounds. And I visit with Stephanie’s little boy, Aiden, who has become the center of my world.
I’m even doing better with Stephanie’s husband, Tank, though it’ll be a while before I completely trust him. Let’s just say, he and I don’t see the world the same way. He’s a big, tough detective, and I’m…well…not.
After a visit with my girls, I head in to the shop to work. I have a huge fashion show every year, and I’m expecting a number of buyers from New York City to attend the next one. Business has begun to pick up lately, especially with the introduction of my new beach wedding line. You just have to see it. It’s fabulous, if I do say so myself.
Preparations for my annual fashion show, the most important event of the year for me, are fully underway, and let me tell you, the stress is incredible. I have yet to convince Cass to model the new chemise set I’ve designed for her, but I’m pretty sure I can talk her into it. I hope. And if I can’t, I’ll just pull out the big guns; I’ll remind her of the Ouija Board fiasco. That oughta do it.
As if that isn’t enough stress for me to deal with, Ophelia Wilson, or her ghost at least since she lived and died over a hundred years ago, is tormenting Cass again. And after I thought we’d put that whole issue to rest. Now it looks like we may have to try to solve a century old murder to help Ophelia move on. Well, at least it will make for a good vlog for Mystical Musings.
Thank you for sharing this with us, Bee, and good luck with With a Spirit of Vengeance, a Bay Island Psychic Mystery.
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About Lena Gregory: Lena grew up in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island, but she recently traded in cold, damp, gray winters for the warmth and sunshine of central Florida, where she now lives with her husband, three kids, son-in-law, and four dogs. Her hobbies include spending time with family, reading, and walking. Her love for writing developed when her youngest son was born and didn’t sleep through the night. She works full-time as a writer and a freelance editor and is a member of Sisters in Crime.