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Saturday, August 11, 2007

What's in a name?

Over the last several weeks, I've been spending a lot more time at the library. I took a part-time job there and I must say, I'm enjoying it. One thing I have noticed during my time in the back room is that there are alot of really great, thought-provoking book titles out there. Every once in a while, I come across something that is simply brilliant and I've started keeping a list. I figured this would be a great place to post such a list, so here you go:

People get screwed all the time : protecting yourself from scams, fraud, identity theft, fine print, and more by Robert Massi (Granted, it's a serious topic, but you really have to love the attitude conveyed here)

Fat, broke & lonely no more! : your personal solution to overeating, overspending, and looking for love in all the wrong places by Victoria Moran (It's got everything!)

You are worthless : depressing nuggets of wisdom sure to ruin your day by Oswald T. Pratt (Enough said.)

Beauty fades, dumb is forever : the making of a happy woman by Judy Sheindlin (I second that!)

It's called work for a reason! : your success is your own damn fault by Larry Winget (Well, now we know!)

Those are just a few. I'm sure I'll have more as time passes, but I felt that these were noteworthy and I plan to read them all. This is the advantage of working where the books are. Perhaps I'll even find one on grammar.

Until next time...

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Cool Radio Contest Clip!

Recently, Z-103 out in Idaho ran a promotional spot for my series and gave away a copy of In the Wash along with a nifty mug! Here's the clip:

Many thanks to Z-103 for doing this and congratulations to the winner!

A Little Bit of Mystery: Short Mysteries to Confuse and Amuse

Where I've Been...

Listen to my interview on the Jeffery S. Miller show.

Listen to my interview on Calling All Authors.

Listen to my interview on the Let's Just Talk w/Kathryn Raaker.

Listen to my interview on Radio Free Baxter.

Where I'll Be...

After a short break in the summer, I'll be at the following locations:

8/11/09 Allen Park Public Library, Allen Park, MI 6:30 p.m.

Looking for something entertaining for your library or bookstore patrons? Looking for a fun way to spend a couple of hours? Do you love mysteries? Then you need to schedule a Tea & Mystery event for your library or bookstore! The fee is minimal and the presentation is fun and informative! Attendees will be given the chance to win great prizes and share their thoughts about the mystery genre and their favorite mystery writers!

E-mail me today at for details on how to set up your Tea & Mystery event!

Books by Rebecca Benston

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“Rebecca Benston has written a detective with plenty of suspense…I hope there will be a sequel…”

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“The story is good, the plotting great. Rebecca Benston draws you into the story from the first page. Read the book.”

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“Rebecca Benston’s twists, turns, and descriptions are utterly engaging.”

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“In The Wash is like a 1930’s film noir detective story that had a modern, edgy twist and a female lead.”

Janet Davies, Once Upon a Romance Reviews


“Under Lock and Key is an enjoyable, fun book! Rona Shively is a delightful character. I loved her off-beat, quirky personality and her outstanding sense of humor.”

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“Talented author Rebecca Benston shows the reader just how complicated life can get suddenly and how people you thought you knew, aren't who you thought they were.”

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