Humorous Chickens and #Nails #MondayRecommends

The actual chickens aren’t funny in this book, but the book, as Jayne Cobb would say, is hi-larious.

I was contacted by author Daisy Pettles (her real name is Vicky Phillips). Although we didn’t know it at the time, she’s a friend of a friend. I don’t know if that makes her or me or the friend Kevin Bacon, but one of us is.

ANYWAY, Daisy Pettles recommended I read her latest book, CHICKENLANDIA MYSTERY: SHADY HOOSIER DETECTIVE AGENCY BOOK 3 and I did and I laughed all the way through it.

The main characters are two women of a certain age who work for a pretty crap boss in a small town in rural Indiana. Anybody know where I live? Anybody? Let’s not always see the same hands. Yes, I live in a small town in rural Indiana.

CHICKENLANDIA features feuds between various chicken owners and poultry product producers. If you think small town mom and pop businesses can’t generate drama, read up on the history of popcorn in Harrison County sometime.

Highly recommended. The book, not the popcorn drama.

Meanwhile, I may possibly be coming out of my nail art slump. I did these:

And then I did these:

Not bad. Far from perfect, but acceptable.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about an intense rivalry over something other people consider laughable.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Humorous Chickens and #Nails #MondayRecommends

  1. Daisy Pettles

    March 2, 2020 at 4:04pm

    Thank you Marian for reading the book and posting this. Yes, the back woods of Indiana is full of plenty of surprises … and laughs! Also, your nails look fab! Love writing this mystery-humor series and if folks want they can listen to the full audiobook version of Book #1 of the Shady Hoosier Detective Agency, Ghost Busting Mystery, FREE, all 33 chapters, serialized as a podcast. The audio gateway for listening is at — select PODCAST once there. Off to hatch some more literary eggs .. Daisy Pettles

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      Marian Allen

      March 3, 2020 at 8:04am

      “Off to hatch some more literary eggs” — You’ve got me cackling!

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