Welcome to Bramblett County Georgia!

Welcome to Bramblett County Georgia!

Hey y’all! My name is Lily Sprayberry. Some of you might know me, and you might know me as Lilybit. I prefer Lily, but you can call me Lilybit if you want. Most everyone here in Bramblett County does.

I hear you’re interested in buying a house here in Bramblett County. Let me just say, you’ve come to the right place, and you’re going to love it here! The northern part of Georgia is just beautiful, especially in the fall. The changing colors of the Blue Ridge Mountains is pretty than a rainbow. Really, you have to see it to believe it.

We do get some snow, but mostly if we’re trapped inside, it’s because of ice, and when that happens, we just sit back and make French toast. I say that because the stores run out of milk, bread and eggs, and that’s the recipe for French toast, right? Of course, come the following fall and the hospitals are filled up with new mommas delivering babies, so French toast isn’t the only thing we’re making during the Bramblett County winters!

My momma would wash my mouth out with soap for saying that, but it’s true.

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I own the biggest real estate agency in the county along with my life-long friend, Belle Pyott. When I say biggest, I mean that in the loosest sense of the word because there really aren’t any other real estate agencies in town. Okay, there’s one or two, but they don’t really do much business, so we’re the biggest by default. Having grown up in the county makes it easy for us to get business from the locals, but we work hard to market our agency to the growing number of people coming from the Atlanta area, even though our residents aren’t thrilled about what they like to call the invasion of the city people.

Sometimes, I can’t help but agree with them.

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Bramblett County is a special place, and when people come here, they don’t want to leave. We celebrate the holidays like we invented them, with Santa living right here in town, and have the greatest fall festival ever, and if you think your momma makes the best apple pie ever, well you just haven’t tried Millie’s pie yet, and honestly, you’re missing out.

So, why don’t you tell me a little about yourself? It’ll help me choose a few of the available properties to show you. We’ve got some great new builders in town, from townhomes to condos to some fancy new lofts—though, between us, the townspeople aren’t too thrilled with those. Either way, many of the older homes are on the market, also. People aren’t moving away from town, they’re building new homes on their land.

While you’re telling me about yourself, I’ll go ahead and order you a sweet tea and a raspberry scone from Millie. Trust me, you’re going to love them. Her secret recipe is to die for.

Oh, I better not say that. Unfortunately, I’ve had a few too many deaths linked to my real estate business lately.

But don’t you worry about that. I’m sure it’s not a thing or anything.

I hope.

A Unique Collective of Female Sleuth Authors and the Readers Who Read Them

A Unique Collective of Female Sleuth Authors and the Readers Who Read Them

Are you looking for a place to connect with an exclusive group of women authors who write mysteries featuring female sleuths? Then check out the Sleuthing Women author/reader collective on Facebook.

With thirty-three authors sharing the stage, you’ll never want for something interesting. Each week a different author takes over the group, shares her life, her books and gets to know you. You’ll learn about new releases, freebies, events and special things you won’t find anywhere else.

Stop by and say hello. You’ll meet several USA Today bestselling authors and most likely meet a few with books you’ll want to read!

Our exclusive authors in the group are:

Abby L. Vandiver, Anne R. Tan, Ava Mallory, Caroline Fardig, Carolyn Haines, Carolyn L. Dean, Carolyn Ridder Aspenson, CeeCee James, Gina M. LaManna, Jenna St. James K.E. O’Connor. Kathryn Dionne, Laina Turner, Larissa Reinhart, Loraine Hudson, Lynn Cahoon, Nancy J. Coco Nichole Christoff, Pamela Kelley, Patti Larsen, ReGina Welling, Ritter Ames, S.E. Babin, Stephanie D’Amore, Tara Ellis, Tonya Kappes, Tricia L. Sanders, Wendy Meadows, Sam Cheever, Morgana Best, Mona Marple, Julie Moffett, Clare Kauter

Uncharted Territory An Angela Panther Mystery

“Be ready to laugh your butt off! This story has one of the best BFF relationships one will ever read, especially if one likes snarky, fast-witted characters. The dialogue between Angela and Mel will have tears streaming down one’s face, not to mention Frans attempt at gang slang. This book is the third in the series but stands really well on its own. The only question the reader might have is how Angela came to be so gifted. Not only does the humor shine through, but the love that is felt between the characters does as well. Carolyn Ridder Aspenson is now a go-to author, and the wait for book 4 will be oh so very hard! Write fast, Ms. Aspenson!” Lynne Bryant of InD’tale Magazine

Unbreakable Bonds An Angela Panther Mystery

“This read keeps you going. The pace and the myriad subplots are fun, engaging and interesting. So much so that EiR reader’s eyes burned a bit from staring at the screen for hours, hoping to read what happened next. This book is paranormal, but not in a cliche way; it’s a ghost book that is not, thank goodness, about scaring people. Instead, it touches upon lost connections, human interactions, mourning, and relationships. The protagonist, Angela, can hear ghosts, sure, but, ultimately, she is a normal middle-aged woman dealing with snarky teens, best friend woes, hot flashes and a mother who just won’t keep her opinion to herself. Okay, so the mother is a ghost, but it’s easy to forget that, since she is so very solid, real, in writing terms, that is. Ridder creates characters who are realistic, flawed, endearing and funny. Truly, this book is hilarious at times and very touching at others.
Usually, secondary characters are not easy to remember or connect with, but Ridder spends a lot of time fleshing out all of her characters and the result is wonderful. Ridder is not just a writer, she is an author. It takes something special to know how to craft a story, a plot, characters and mesh them together to create a really entertaining read. Ridder knows how to spin a yarn, make important connections and top them off with humor. Angela Lansbury (for the quirky mystery and impeccable detecting skills of the protag) meets Bridget Jones (for the hilarious, self-aware aspect of the protag). A very fun book and a definite Elite Indie Read.”—Elite Indie Reads via Amazon

Unfinished Business An Angela Panther Mystery

“I read Unfinished Business over the weekend, my first dip into Aspenson’s writing, after asking a group for recommendations for fun and easy to read books to keep me entertained after surgery.

Unfinished Business read quickly, with a few storylines carried through the book. Each storyline is given just the right amount of attention, and characters are well introduced and developed as the plots play out. As the chapters unfolded it was easy for me to become invested in the characters, and I not only finished the book quickly but didn’t hesitate to purchase the second (and then third!) book in the series.

This is a fun, yet thought-provoking story, that moves at a good pace. I would not hesitate to recommend it to any mystery/paranormal enthusiast friend.”—Midwest Mom via Amazon

Deal Gone Dead A Lily Sprayberry Realtor Cozy Mystery

“I adored the sweet southern charm in this new cozy mystery from Carolyn Ridder Aspenson. With the author’s eye for details, I was easily transported to Bramblett County. From page one I was hooked by the shocking murder of Myrtle Mae Redbeckere. My “who done it” list was surprisingly long for such a small, close-knit community. Aspenson weaved quite the web and left me changing my suspect list several times.

This a perfect weekend read that flowed nicely with an intriguing storyline and complex characters. I look forward to reading other books in the series.” —Lynn Shaw, 2 Girls & A Book

The Scarecrow Snuff Out A Lily Sprayberry Realtor Halloween Novella

The Scarecrow Snuff Out A Lily Sprayberry Realtor Halloween Novella

It’s fall, y’all and it’s time for the annual It’s Fall Y’all Festival in Bramblett County Georgia!

And that’s a big deal!

The It’s Fall Y’all Festival is the biggest festival in the tri-county area, and everyone in Bramblett County is geared up for a great time!
Pumpkin carving, bobbing for apples, a petting zoo, and of course, a good old-fashioned BBQ are just a few of the events scheduled at Abernathy Farm.
But the big event, the one Lily Sprayberry is most excited about, is the haunted corn maze.
When bad things happen to scarecrows scattered throughout the maze, county residents run screaming, threatening the success of the festival. Determined to figure out what’s going on, Lily decides to check it out for herself and fears the corn maze just might actually be haunted.

Available on Amazon here