Tag Archives: Severn House Publishers

A day in the life with Miss Evangeline Barnum by Casey Daniels

late of Bethel, Connecticut, currently residing in the city of New York

I have been asked to report on the activities of a day in my life, but I must admit, that is not a simple thing to do. When you are the sister of that most famous man, Phineas T. Barnum, and you work as his assistant at the American Museum, no day is typical.

There are days I deal with those eager to sell items to my brother for display at the museum, and days I am in charge of making sure that what do have on exhibit (there are tens of thousands of items!) are neat and orderly. This, of course, includes our extensive collection of automatons, wax figures, Egyptian mummies, and the live animals that live here in our five-story building at the corner of Ann Street and Broadway, including a whale in an aquarium.

Then of course, we have our oddities. Do not judge my brother harshly for displaying the people so many call “freaks.” Yes, here at the museum, we regularly exhibit a Bearded Lady, the Lizard Man of Borneo, a Tattooed Man, the famous General Tom Thumb, and many other oddities. But unlike other showmen who treat these people abominably, my brother provides these people with luxurious housing and pays them more than a living wage. I am glad of this, for in the time I’ve worked here at the museum, I have come to consider them my friends. I look forward to the days I pay them their wages and visit with them, just as I look forward to having lunch with Bess, our bearded lady, every Monday.

The museum is teeming with all that is intriguing and provocative, so much so that more than 15,000 people pass through our doors each and every day! The American Museum has surely made my brother famous. It has also made him very, very rich.

Of course the most famous of all my brother’s attraction is the Feejee Mermaid, a specimen purported to have been discovered in the South Pacific many years ago. It was there in the gallery where the Mermaid resides where I recently and quite unexpectedly met an old friend from home, Andrew Emerson. Poor dear Andrew. He came from Connecticut most specifically to seek my help and I . . .

It is a very long story, and I cannot divulge the details at this date. I can say that Andrew’s visit propelled me into a most peculiar mystery and that if my brother knew the dangers I faced, he would most surely be displeased.

No, there is no day here at the American Museum that is like any other. But that is fine with me. Such a fabulous place keeps me busy and engaged and that helps keep my past–and my secrets–at bay.

You can read more about Evangeline in Smoke and Mirrors, the first book in the NEW “Miss Barnum” mystery series.

Introducing museum curator and amateur sleuth Miss Evie Barnum in the first of a deliciously quirky new historical mystery series.

Evie Barnum is in charge of her brother’s museum, a place teeming with scientific specimens and “human prodigies” including a bearded woman and the lizard man. In this weird and whacky workplace, Evie hopes she can bury her secrets.

But when an old friend shows up and begs for her help, she does all she can to stay away. The next time she sees him, he is dead in front of the exhibit of the Feejee Mermaid. Suspicion for the murder falls on Jeffrey, known as the Lizard Man, but Evie knows it isn’t possible.

When Jeffrey also goes missing, Evie becomes determined to solve the mystery of her friend’s murder, even if it brings her face to face with her past. . .

Buy Link

# # # # # # # # # # #

About the author
Once upon a time, a very long time ago and under another name, Casey Daniels began her career writing historical romance. She has long since switched to mysteries because, she says, these days she would rather kill people than have them fall in love. She is the author of ten Pepper Martin mysteries and as Kylie Logan, the League of Literary Ladies and the Ethnic Eats mysteries.

With Smoke and Mirrors she returns to her historical roots. The book is set at Barnum’s American Museum in New York City in 1842 and features a (fictional) sister of PT Barnum, Evie, who works at the museum as his assistant. Casey is grateful for the chance to once again immerse herself in the past, though she admits she forgot how much research was involved! You can find her on Facebook (both as Casey and Kylie) and at www.kylielogan.com and www.caseydaniels.com.

All comments are welcomed.

A day in the life of Tara Winton by Clea Simon

More coffee. That would be a start. Maybe I should just mainline it. Tara laughs at herself, at the truth of it. If I can just get through this one page…

She closes her eyes for a moment, just to give them a rest, and she’s back once more at the club. No, she shouldn’t have gone out last night. She’s not a kid any longer, and her job – manager of corporate communications for Zeron – requires regular, wide-awake hours. But, oh, the band sounded good last night! Phil, the singer, still had it – that rock-star presence – that drew every eye as he grabbed the mike. As he lifted the stand up and wailed. And Joey, the drummer, kept them all moving. Got them all up on what passed as a dance floor in that rundown pub, shaking it as if it had been twenty years before.

“If we had world enough, world enough and time. . .” She’s humming, but at least it keeps her from dozing off. Mornings like this one, she regrets taking this gig. If she were still writing about music, she’d be raring to go. Struggling with how to capture the energy of the night, how to describe the thrust and pull of the music. Failing, most likely, but having fun doing it. What was the old saw? Writing about music is like bicycling about architecture. And what is she doing now? She stares at the computer screen, at the page before her. Priority One: Client conference update. . . Yawn.

She sighs, and makes herself sit up. She’s got to read this report. Coffee. That’s her drug these days, and she’s probably an addict. Well, at least it’s a harmless drug – and legal. Not like all the other stuff that was going through the clubs, back in the day. She didn’t partake of that – nothing harder than the occasional line – back when she was a rock critic, writing about something that really mattered. Seeing the old crowd last night, she couldn’t help but remember. Was it really twenty years? And now Frank was gone. Clean and sober, but just as dead as that singer, the one from that band – the Aught Nines? – who should have been a star, all those years before. . .

You can read more about Tara in World Enough, a Boston-based noir mystery.

This intriguing, hardhitting, intricately-plotted mystery set in Boston’s clubland marks an exciting new departure for cozy author Clea Simon.

The Boston club scene may be home to a cast of outsiders and misfits, but it’s where Tara Winton belongs; the world she’s been part of for the past twenty years. Now, one of the old gang is dead, having fallen down the basement stairs at his home.

With her journalist’s instincts, Tara senses there’s something not quite right about Frank’s supposedly accidental death. When she asks questions, she begins to uncover some disturbing truths about the club scene in its heyday. Beneath the heady, sexually charged atmosphere lurked something darker. Twenty years ago, there was another death. Could there be a connection? Is there a killer still at large . . . and could Tara herself be at risk?

Buy Link

# # # # # # # # # # #

Giveaway: Leave a comment below for your chance to win a World Enough/Aught Nines t-shirt (the band in the book). U.S. entries only, please. The giveaway ends November 4, 2017. Good luck everyone!

# # # # # # # # # # #

About the author
After three nonfiction books and 22 cozy/amateur sleuth mysteries, Clea Simon returns to her rock & roll past this fall with World Enough (Severn House), an edgy urban noir. She is also the author of four mystery series with cats in them, the most recent being the black cat-narrated As Dark As My Fur (Severn House) and the “pet noir,” When Bunnies Go Bad (Poisoned Pen Press). A recovering journalist, Clea lives in Massachusetts. She can be reached at cleasimon.com.

All comments are welcomed.

Author Showcase ~ Blood Red, White and Blue by Kathleen Delaney

Release: July 1, 2017
Series: Mary McGill #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Severn House Publishers

Santa Louisa’s Independence Day celebrations lead to a case of cold-blooded murder in the latest highly entertaining Mary McGill dog mystery.

It’s the 4th July and the town celebrations have gone off without a hitch. Except for the body in the oak grove, shot in the back. The unfortunate victim was a visitor to the town. Mary McGill and her cocker spaniel Millie had seen him only that morning, staring in the window of Lowell’s Jewellery store, his German Shepherd, Ranger, at his side. Could the diamond and sapphire necklace which caught his attention have some connection with his untimely death? What brought him to Santa Louisa in the first place?

Having agreed to look after Ranger temporarily, Mary is unwillingly drawn into the murder investigation. She never dreamed that her enquiries would lead her into serious danger . . . and more murder.

About the author
Kathleen Delaney grew up in Glendale, California, and now lives in Georgia with her dog and cat, close to two of her grandchildren, who are more than eager to share their own dogs and cats with her, just in case she gets lonely. She is the author of five mysteries in the Ellen McKenzie series.

Buy Link

My Musing ~ As Dark as My Fur by Clea Simon

As Dark as My Fur by Clea Simon is the second book in the “Blackie and Care Cat” mystery series. Publisher: Severn House Publishers, April 1, 2017

A seemingly routine case becomes something far darker and deeper for novice private investigator, Care, and her feline companion, Blackie.

Blackie does not trust Care s new client, factory owner Mr Gravitz, who has hired the young PI to shadow one of his workers, a man he suspects is stealing from him. With his feline sixth sense, Blackie knows the client is not telling the truth but how can he protect and warn his companion, Care, when he is only a cat?

Combining elements of feline fantasy and traditional whodunit, As Dark As My Fur continues the adventures of this original and unusual detective duo: two small creatures in a nightmarish urban landscape, fighting for their lives and for the memories of those they love.”

This is another intriguing book featuring Blackie whose past reincarnation as a PI shines a light on his ability to help Care. The way the mystery was staged, it kept my interest as each action caused a reaction and helped move the story along. There were a few scenes where I was on pins and needles hoping for the best outcome. I like the development of the two main characters and their relationship which is so believable, especially if you are a pet owner. It’s a good mystery one that is deeper and darker but pulled me in and I had to see how it would all end.

FTC Full Disclosure – I received a digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley.

A day in the life with Carol Hill by Cathy Ace

the-case-of-the-curious-cookA WISE Woman faces life as a new, still working, mother

Carol Hill knew her body would never be the same, but, as she looked down at her infant son sleeping soundly, she also knew she didn’t care one bit. It wasn’t as though she’d ever been anything but a cuddly girl and a well-rounded woman – not unusual for the Welsh – so she had no ridiculous ideas about losing the baby weight any time soon. Besides, her husband David loved her just the way she was, and now they had Albert too . . . so life was perfect.

Creeping down the wide staircase in the beautifully proportioned Georgian house that overlooked the green at the heart of the village of Anwen-by-Wye, which she and her family now called home, Carol counted her blessings – which were many. She’d enjoyed a wonderful career as the head of a large team of computing specialists in the City of London for years, but now couldn’t imagine that life had ever held any appeal for her. Oh yes, she’d enjoyed besting the men who’d incorrectly imagined a girl raised on a farm in West Wales wouldn’t know her onions when it came to computers, but she’d become bored with winning that game relatively quickly. She’d been almost relieved when the specialist had told her that giving up her stressful career, with its deadlines and long hours, might help her be better able to conceive.

After only a few months in her new role as one of the four women who operated the WISE Enquiries Agency, she and David had been able to spread the good news about the impending arrival of a “Baby Hill”. . . a little joke which had led to her growing belly being referred to as “Bump”.

As Carol settled herself at the scrubbed table in her jolly, yellow kitchen, surrounded by her collection of all sorts of cat-decorated paraphernalia, she acknowledged she’d been taking it easy at work since Albert’s birth; Mavis MacDonald, Annie Parker and Christine Wilson-Smythe – her partners in the business – had made no bones about insisting she should work shorter hours, so she hadn’t argued. But Albert was a couple of months old now, and she felt it was time for her to begin to contribute more than she had been to the business.

Bunty, Carol’s beloved calico cat, stretched lazily on the mat beside the Aga, and made her signature groaning-purring sound which told Carol she was happy, and not about to move for some time. Taking comfort in her surroundings, Carol delighted in the fact that the wonderful thing about her role for the company was that she could be just as effective when working at her dining room table as she could at the office; Carol’s specialty was using her computing skills to collect information from around the world, using the internet, as much modern technology as she could get her hands on and her almost-magical research skills. Carol smiled as she thought about how her colleagues spoke about her; she knew there was no magic involved, just a great deal of experience and some excellent contacts she could call upon when needed, but she liked it when they “Oh-ed” and ‘Ah-ed” at what she’d managed to unearth. Carol told herself it was quite normal to enjoy being admired for one’s skills.

The village green lay peacefully beyond her windows; she could see Sharon Jones opening up the village shop, pulling the racks to display her fruits and vegetables onto the pavement. She’d promised Mavis she’d take Albert into the office later on, which would be fun for everyone. As she pulled her dressing gown around herself and began to walk up the stairs to tend to her son, Carol wondered if there’d be anything interesting to work on during the week. She wouldn’t mind some online research to sink her teeth into. So long as she could have Albert at her side, she’d be fine.

In The Case of The Curious Cook Carol Hill’s research skills are put to the test when a mysterious book turns up at a Hay-on-Wye bookshop run by celebrity TV chef, The Curious Cook. Can Carol’s abilities reveal whether the sketches in the book are by a local artist, recently murdered by her brother? That would make them worth a fortune, and could change the cook’s life. And will Dowager Duchess Althea Twyst’s desperate desire to go undercover on behalf of the agency put their case in jeopardy? This is the third in the WISE Enquiries Agency Mysteries series by Cathy Ace, and its official publication day in the USA and Canada is March 1st – St. David’s Day, the patron saint of Wales – which is where this book is set.

You can read more about Carol in The Case Of The Curious Cook, the third book in the “WISE Enquiries Agency” mystery series.

A new case for the ladies of the WISE enquiries agency . . .

Henry Devereaux Twyst, eighteenth Duke of Chellingworth, is terribly worried about some water damage to the priceless books in his lower library, so retains the services of a local book restorer to tackle much-needed repairs. The antiquarian also runs the Crooks and Cooks bookshop with his daughter – local TV celebrity chef, The Curious Cook. When the book restorer mentions some strange shenanigans going on at the book shop, Dowager Duchess Althea brings the case to her colleagues at the WISE Enquiries Agency.

As the WISE women try to unravel one puzzle from their base at stately Chellingworth Hall, they then get embroiled in another when they come across a valuable book of miniatures which seems to be the work of a local famous artist, murdered by her own brother. Are the cases linked and why do both mysteries lead to a nearby old folks’ home? The WISE women are on the case – and nothing will get in their way . . . Or will it?

# # # # # # # # # # #

About the author
Cathy Ace was born and raised in Swansea, South Wales, and worked in marketing communications for decades across Europe. Having migrated to Canada in 2000, she now lives in beautiful British Columbia, where her ever-supportive husband (and two chocolate Labradors) ensure she’s able to write full-time. Bestselling author Ace writes two series of mystery books: the Cait Morgan Mysteries, and the WISE Enquiries Agency Mysteries. Her fourth Cait Morgan Mystery, The Corpse with the Platinum Hair, won the 2015 Bony Blithe Award for Best Canadian Light Mystery. You can find out more about Cathy, her books, and events she’ll be attending, at www.cathyace.com. You can also connect with Cathy on Facebook and on Twitter.

All comments are welcomed.

The Case of the Curious Cook is available at retail and online booksellers or you can ask your local library to get it for you.

A day in the life by Pepper Martin by Casey Daniels

graveyard-shiftA day in my life?

Work. Dead people.

Sad, huh? Because in the real world, that list should say something like, “Work, home, social life, shopping, lunch with friends, drinks with some good-looking guy, more shopping, visits to Mom and Dad, and deciding what to wear to all of the above.”

Only this is my life, and I’ll let you in on a secret—my life and the real world don’t exactly mesh.

You see, I’m the world’s only PI to the dead.

Yeah, you heard right. I see dead people. I talk to them, too. And what’s worse? They talk to back.

And boy, do they talk!

The dead always want something, and since I’m the only one who can communicate with them, the something they want is always something they want from me. Right wrongs. Clear names. Find murderers. Blah, blah, blah.

These days, the gone-but-not-really ghost spooking me is none other than Eliot Ness. I know you know who he is from The Untouchables, but did you know . . . after he left Chicago, he came to here to Cleveland and was Safety Director. He died somewhere in Pennsylvania and back in 1997, his ashes were brought here to the North Coast and sprinkled on the pond in the cemetery where I work.

Or at least that’s what everyone thought.

Ness says otherwise and let’s face, he’s the guy who should know. So, he shows up and tells me he wants me to do a little breaking and entering to retrieve those ashes and that sounds simple enough. Yeah, right. It would have been if the ashes were where they were supposed to be.

And if I didn’t find a dead body instead.

If all that wasn’t crazy enough, this mysterious package was delivered to me by some guy in a big, old-fashioned car, and since then, everyone in my life is acting crazy. I mean, crazier than usual.

Ella, my boss, tried to run me down with her car at the Ness memorial in the cemetery.

Quinn, my cop boyfriend, is suddenly playing the banjo.

And my mother . . . ah, my mother. She’s been so busy planning my wedding (even though I’m not officially engaged yet), she hasn’t had much time to think about anything else. That is, until she tried to kill me.

A day in my life?

That sound you hear is me sighing.

Dull? That’s one thing a day in my life never is.

GRAVEYARD SHIFT is the 10th book in the Pepper Martin paranormal mystery series published by Severn House Publishers, January 2017.

elliotnessPepper Martin returns in a new ghostly mystery when she is contacted by the ghosts of Eliot Ness and Al Capone . . .

Pepper Martin, now Community Relations Director of Garden View Cemetery, is contacted by the ghost of Eliot Ness, one of Cleveland’s most famous dearly departed. According to Ness, the ashes scattered at the ceremony twenty years earlier weren’t his. His were stolen prior to the ceremony by a Ness groupie, and he cannot rest until those ashes are found. Luckily, Pepper has an idea where they may be.

Knowing she’ll have no peace until she does what the ghost wants, Pepper travels across town to retrieve the ashes. When she gets there, though, she finds more – and less – than she bargained for. There is a dead body in the house . . . and Eliot Ness’s ashes have vanished.

Pepper sets out to solve the murder of the man in the house where the ashes were supposed to be. But when a mysterious package arrives for Pepper, containing the spirit of Al Capone, and her boyfriend Quinn begins acting strange, things go from bad to worse . . .

# # # # # # # # # # #

About the author
Casey Daniels is the bestselling author of 10 Pepper Martin mysteries. Her newest is Graveyard Shift, set to hit store shelves on January 1. Pepper works at a historic cemetery in Cleveland solves mysteries for the ghosts there. While she doesn’t claim to have contacted any ghosts, Casey loves to explore cemeteries, the older, the better. When she’s not doing that, she’s writing as her alter-ego, nationally bestselling author Kylie Logan, whose next book in the League of Literary Ladies series is Gone With the Twins, due out in March. Casey will exploring more history this coming May when her first historical mystery, Miss Barnum and the Feejee Mermaid Murders is published. You can find her at www.caseydaniels.com and www.kylielogan.com.

All comments are welcomed.

My Musing ~ Graveyard Shift by Casey Daniels

Graveyard Shift by Casey Daniels is the 10th book in the “Pepper Martin” paranormal mystery. Publisher: Severn House Publishers, January 1, 2017

graveyard-shiftPepper Martin returns in a new ghostly mystery when she is contacted by the ghosts of Eliot Ness and Al Capone . . .

Pepper Martin, now Community Relations Director of Garden View Cemetery, is contacted by the ghost of Eliot Ness, one of Cleveland’s most famous dearly departed. According to Ness, the ashes scattered at the ceremony twenty years earlier weren’t his. His were stolen prior to the ceremony by a Ness groupie, and he cannot rest until those ashes are found. Luckily, Pepper has an idea where they may be.

Knowing she’ll have no peace until she does what the ghost wants, Pepper travels across town to retrieve the ashes. When she gets there, though, she finds more – and less – than she bargained for. There is a dead body in the house . . . and Eliot Ness’s ashes have vanished.

Pepper sets out to solve the murder of the man in the house where the ashes were supposed to be. But when a mysterious package arrives for Pepper, containing the spirit of Al Capone, and her boyfriend Quinn begins acting strange, things go from bad to worse . . .

I enjoyed the latest adventures featuring Pepper Martin. Elliot Ness and Al Capone make an appearance and I liked how the author showcased their portrayal as the story moved towards a climatic conclusion. This drama was fast-paced quickly becoming a page-turner as I had to know what happened next. Pepper, her mom Barb and Quinn played pivotal roles in how the narrative was told keeping me involved in all the action and that surprising twist at the end, that I did not see coming. A great read and I’m eager to see what exciting new adventures await Pepper and her friends.

FTC Full Disclosure – I received a digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley.

My Musing ~ Footprints to Murder by Marcia Talley

Footprints to Murder by Marcia Talley is the 15th book in the “Hannah Ives” mystery series. Publisher: Severn House Publishers, December 2016

footprints-to-murderWhen a man is murdered in the woods and the main suspect appears to be a giant ape, Hannah steps in to solve the mystery. Does Bigfoot really exist?

Hannah is delighted to reconnect with her former roommate, Susan Lockley, owner of Scarborough Fairs, at a college reunion, and agrees to step in when Susan’s assistant drops out of managing the Sasquatch Sesquicentennial in Granite Falls, Oregon. But when Martin Radcliffe, a professional debunker, is found murdered, surrounded by gigantic footprints, the culprit appears, or was meant to appear, obvious: Bigfoot.

Fantasy or fact? As the conference disintegrates into a chaos of finger pointing, mistrust and fear, it falls to Hannah to restore order. Working closely with Jake, a retired policeman and his K-9, Harley, Hannah hastens to stave off the vigilantes and solve the crime before Bigfoot, if he exists, comes one step closer to extinction.

This is my first Hannah book and I wondered why it took me so long to start this series. This well-written light drama pulled me in immediately keeping me engaged in all that was happening. When Hannah becomes embroiled in another murder mystery, she has to pick through truths and untruths in order to solve this puzzling whodunit where suspects are aplenty. I like the way the narrative lent itself to the telling of this tale as the path the players took kept the story moving at a good pace with some twists and turns that was staged perfectly and led to the killer’s identity and capture. I enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading more of Hannah’s adventures.

FTC Full Disclosure – I received a digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley.

A Day in the Life with Sarah Kingston by Sandra Balzo

to-the-last-dropAutumn in Wisconsin means pumpkin lattes on the menu, colorful leaves falling from the trees and dead bodies dropping out of the sky.

Or at least that’s autumn in the world of Maggy Thorsen.

No, I’m not Maggy, thank God. I’m Sarah Kingston, Maggy’s partner in the Wisconsin coffeehouse, Uncommon Grounds.

Now I’m the first to admit I’m not perfect. Bi-polar, I’m not great at taking my meds and consider vodka one of those clear liquids you’re allowed when prepping for a colonoscopy. But Maggy has bigger problems. Repeatedly. This time it’s her dentist ex-husband, Ted, who has a blowout with his new partner—in our shop, I might add–and presto change-o, the next morning there’s a corpse on the ground outside their dental office.



And then there’s the situation with Maggy’s sheriff boyfriend. Jake Pavlik has dark wavy hair and eyes that change from sunny blue to cloudy gray depending on his mood. He rides a Harley. Rescued a toothless pit bull from a breeding cage at a fight club and brought her home to live with him. Named her Muffin. On paper, Pavlik is the perfect man. So what’s the problem?

Weren’t you paying attention? He’s the SHERIFF. And Maggy, the Corpse Stumbler.

And if that all weren’t bad enough, it’s nearly Thanksgiving, and we need to make up a gazillion gift baskets to sell before Christmas. Apparently holiday gift sales account for half our profits. Who knew? Not me, certainly, before I signed on as Maggy’s newest partner.

What happened to the last partner, you ask?

Not to worry, she’s not dead.

That was the first one.

To The Last Drop is the ninth book in the Maggy Thorsen mystery series, published by Severn House Publishers, November 2016.

Maggy Thorsen returns in this brand-new coffeehouse mystery, where the death of her ex-husband’s colleague leads to events that hit Maggy close to home – in more ways than one . . .

Maggy Thorsen’s shock at finding her ex-husband Ted in a fight with William Swopes, an oral surgeon at Ted’s dental practice, outside Uncommon Grounds, the Wisconsin gourmet coffeehouse she co-owns, is soon usurped by the horror of discovering a dead body outside Thorsen Dental’s office block the next morning. Did he jump from the tenth-floor office window, or was he pushed?

It’s not long before Maggy is uncovering disturbing family secrets, lies and betrayal.

As Maggy tries to piece together the clues, her beau, Jake Pavlik, hits her with another bombshell. Can she keep her emotions in check and find out the truth about a possible murder?

# # # # # # # # # # #

About the author
Sandra Balzo is an award-winning author of crime fiction, including twelve books in two mystery series from Severn House–the Wisconsin-based Maggy Thorsen Mysteries and Main Street Murders, set in the High Country of North Carolina and featuring journalist AnnaLise Griggs. Film rights for the Maggy Thorsen Coffeehouse Mysteries have been optioned toward development as a television series or movie. Connect with Sandy at Sandy@SandraBalzo.com, SandraBalzo.com or Facebook and Twitter at (you guessed it) @SandraBalzo.

All comments are welcomed.

Giveaway: Leave a comment below for your chance to win a print copy of To The Last Drop. US entries only, please. The giveaway ends November 16, 2016 at 11:59 AM EST. Good luck everyone!