Not only is it Cozy Prizes Friday but Maggie Toussaint, the author of All Done With it has brought along Mama Lacey, who is Baxley Powell’s (Dreamwalker) mother. Talk about a difficult parenting challenge. Do you let them wander around other worlds or make them do their homework first?
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Find Your Bliss
By Mama Lacey, mother of Baxley Powell Mayes, psychic sleuth in Maggie Toussaint’s All Done With It
I’m Mama Lacey, er, Lacey Nesbit, mother of Dreamwalker, Baxley Powell Mayes. It always amazes me that people want to know more about me because this series is clearly about my very talented daughter.
My mantra for living is “find your bliss,” because all of us should know ourselves and be able to attain the centeredness that brings love, peace, contentment, and joy. In other words, bliss is my respite and my purpose.
From our first meeting as teens, Tab Nesbit had a way about him that drew me. Luckily, he felt the same way, and ever since we’ve been two halves of a whole.
Life in a Dreamwalker family isn’t easy. Besides the extrasensory challenges, we’ve endured the scorn of locals for our nurturing lifestyle and our back-to-nature ways. We aren’t modern and don’t crave the latest and greatest of anything. What we have always suffices.
Turns out, life isn’t easy for anyone. Folks from all walks of life seek our wooded sanctuary and hospitality. We listen without judgment, feed them from our organic garden, and nourish their souls. Tab does most of that, but my special broth helps.
People ask, “What’s in that broth?” When I share the list of common ingredients, they think I’m keeping a secret ingredient off the list. The truth is that it isn’t so much about what’s in the pot, but my intentions as I stir it. I can’t explain it any better than that.
Along the way, I realized my intentions strengthen crystals in an intangible way. Baxley thinks I’m psychic but no way. I see what real psychics do. I just fiddle around in my kitchen and let my mind go where it will.
One more thing about me, and I hope you don’t think I’m bragging, is that sometimes I know what the immediate future. Sounds flaky but it’s true. When I first realized this was happening, it seemed like a coincidence. But I learned to focus in an unfocused way, and now I can fine tune the sense of what’s coming. Somehow, the weather maps on TV accentuate that sense of knowing. Once I discovered that beneficial effect, we’ve kept our TV permanently tuned to the weather station.
Enough about me. As you can see, I’m in no way extraordinary. That honor goes to Tab and my daughter, Baxley. Turns out that my granddaughter Larissa is like me. So now that Tab and I both have backup, we might travel a bit.
My bliss defines me, and some say it radiates from me. The sheer joy of living puts a spring in my step and fills my heart with love. More importantly, the legacy Tab and I built of inclusion, healing, and brotherly love are continuing with the next generation. It’s what every parent wants.
What are you waiting for? Find your bliss!
I’ll take a cup of that broth, Mama. But I guess you knew I was going to ask that.
Thanks for stopping by!
About All Done With It
All Done With It (A Dreamwalker Mystery)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
A Jane Doe jogger homicide near the swamp mystifies Dreamwalker Baxley Powell. The petite woman carried no ID, and no one recognizes her. Worse, a shadow passes from the body to a deputy, rendering him unconscious. The deputy and the corpse are dispatched to the hospital and morgue, respectively.
With summer heat and pending childbirth on her mind, Baxley’s dreamwalks into the spirit world fail to yield leads, frustrating Baxley and her deputy husband, Native American Sam Mayes. Days later, Jane Doe’s description matches a missing Mississippi woman. Turns out, her new husband is missing too. Jane’s sketchy brother-in-law and her aunt arrive, full of secrets. At Jane’s campsite, the team encounters a terrifying anomaly, nullifying Baxley’s senses. With such danger present, they must protect their unborn child. No more dreamwalks will occur until Baxley gives birth.
When her friend Bubba Paxton vanishes, Baxley sights him in a mirror, trapped between worlds with other souls.
Meanwhile, the shadow invades other hosts, demanding to see Baxley. Mayes and Baxley ignore the shadow as they rescue Bubba, untangle the Jane Doe case, and handle missing persons reports.
To free the trapped people, Baxley must outwit a powerful foe. Can she stop this super villain before he steals her soul?
In this 7th Dreamwalker Mystery, female sleuth and psychic crime consultant Baxley Powell works a homicide case that leads straight to an evil force in the spirit world. The stakes? Her soul, her unborn child, and humanity’s freedom.
About Maggie Toussaint
Southern author Maggie Toussaint writes cozy and paranormal mysteries, romantic suspense, and dystopian fiction, with twenty-plus fiction novels published. A three-time finalist for Georgia Author of the Year, she’s won three Silver Falchions, the Readers’ Choice, and the EPIC Awards. She’s past president of Mystery Writers of America-Southeast chapter and an officer of LowCountry Sisters In Crime. She lives in coastal Georgia, where secrets, heritage, and ancient oaks cast long shadows.
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