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Virtual Book Tour w/Giveaway: Kangaroo Dreaming by Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens

Kangaroo Dreaming
GENRE: Mystery


Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Please visit to follow the tour, remember the more you comment better your chances on winning.



Digby Sloan, Aussie private eye, loves his mum, and is loyal as a Queensland Heeler. Now he’s in London handcuffed to a kangaroo.

Kangaroo Dreaming, a valuable aboriginal totem, must make it safely to a London museum for exhibition, and Digby is the one in charge. But within hours of his arrival, the roo is stolen and the curator is murdered.

His bosses blame Digby for the theft and insist he stay to help London Metropolitan recover Kangaroo Dreaming. That’s all well and good, except the lead cop keeps getting in Digby’s way. The case puts everyone in peril, including Digby Sloan, who might not make it back alive to the Land Down Under to find out if he even still has a job.

The Book is on sale for $0.99

Excerpt Two:
I rode him as hard as I could straight across the clearing and headed dead-on for the pond in the center of it.

Falstaff’s heavy breath smoked the air. His body beneath me was soaked in sweat. The white of his wild eyes shone in the night. He carried me straight toward the water.

“Now!” I yelled in pure reaction, shifted my weight, and leaned.

Falstaff’s direction changed with such a jolt it wasn’t hard for me to do what I had to do.

The momentum launched me off his back. I was an unguided missile. My arms and legs flailed everywhere.

I slammed against the dark water, but it may as well have been a concrete slab. The wind blew from my lungs. Every inch of me cried out in pain.

The frigid pond waters closed over my head. I sank like a stone.

I headed for the slimy bottom. No. Up. Go up. I fought for the surface, pushed, kicked, and clawed. But there was no strength in my arms or my legs. No breath in my body. My tortured lungs were in agony. My brain was fuzzy. My body numb. I couldn’t see.

Sweet Mary, Mother of God.

I was drowning.


Q & A with Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens

What was the hardest part of writing this book?

Our protagonist is a man, and the book is in first person. Not easy for two moms.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

Digby Sloan was a fun character to write as was his sidekick, Sharkfella. Fun living with those two for the months it took to write the book.

What do your plans for future projects include?

Completing book 3 in our Mystic Isle Series, Mystic Mischief, which will be out this fall is our current project. Digby #2 is in outlining stage. And we're thinking about a mystery series set in the 1950s.

Do you ever get writer’s Block?

No. Not really. Because there're two of us, block doesn't happen. If one's blocked, the other usually pushes us through the issue.

Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?

When start plotting a book, we use pencil and paper to brainstorm an idea until we get one we like. We go from there.

Have you ever had one character you wanted to go one way with but after the book was done the character was totally different?

No. We control our character. They do as we tell them.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffens, are partners in crime—crime writing, that is. They live in the Valley of the Sun in Arizona, awesome for eight months out of the year, an inferno the other four. They write bloody murder, flirty romance, and wicked humor all in one package.

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