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Twins and Other Duos

In my upcoming A Magic Candle Shop Mystery book one, SNUFFED OUT, writing as Valona Jones, My main character Tabby Winslow has a twin sister named Sage. They are fraternal twins, and, in case you aren’t familiar with that term, it means that they aren’t identical and are in fact from different eggs.

My thoughts in going that route was that it would add more conflict, and boy has it! Tabby’s easy going, creative, and a blonde. Sage walks around with a chip on her shoulder, is a math whiz, and has black hair, to name a few of their differences.

They are both energetics, that is, they can both give and take energy, also they can both read auras. Tabby has two other paranormal talents. One is that she can use bright light or shadow energy to go invisible. The other is that she can completely recharge while she’s sleeping at home. Sage can do neither of those things, but she’s a whiz at plants.

Duos are everywhere. There’s peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, bacon and eggs, Batman and Robin, well, you get the picture. To enter a drawing to win a hardcover copy of DOGGONE IT, my haunted house mystery, chime in with a comment naming a famous duo. Winner announced Monday, Oct. 10.

While you’re here, check out our contest that runs from Oct 1-18. CLICK HERE. The winner of the drawing, announced on Oct 19, selects one book from our vault of 7 cozy mysteries. Print books will be mailed to US mailing addresses only, and ebooks are available nationally and internationally. Good luck!

For more about author Maggie Toussaint, visit https://maggietoussaint.com

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23 thoughts on “Twins and Other Duos

  1. I loved Hayley Mills in The Parent Trap when I grew up. For our daughter, it was Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. Twins are a fun trope in fiction and can be deployed so many ways!

  2. My favorite duo is Ben & Jerry, as in Chunky Monkey ice cream. I love the interaction and tension caused by twins in a mystery. Can’t wait to get my hands on the first book in this series.

    1. First belly laugh of the day! Who doesn’t love Ben & Jerry? I enjoy all of their fun flavors. Good one!

    1. One of my husband’s fav pairs. Comedy has really changed over the years, hasn’t it? Very nice duo!

    1. What fun! Nick and Nora Charles sure brought in a lot of people to sample the mystery genre. Excellent choice.

    1. Oh yes. For so many years I admired Sherlock’s brilliance and how, although it seemed he pulled the solution out of thin air, he based his findings on evidence that others overlooked. I have often wondered if Watson felt overshadowed by his friend or if he truly enjoyed being along for the ride. Anybody every wonder what it would be like to wake up (or have a dream!) with all your fav fictional characters in it?

    1. I love this pairing! I still laugh when I hear their super famous “Who’s on First?” routine about a baseball team. I tried to post a YouTube link to their performance of this but we have the site set to reject links. In any event, this is a fun pair, and they lasted 22 years in the comedy business. Not shabby at all!

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