#GuestBlogger #New Release #MaeClair #InSearchOfMcDoogal

Good Morning, Folks! Today, I’d like to welcome Mae Clair to The Write Stuff. Mae has a brand new book out called In Search of McDoogal, and she’d like to tell you more about it. So, without further ado, take it away, Mae! 


Hi, Marcia. I’m excited to be here today! Many thanks for hosting me with the release of my Amazon 90-minute short read, In Search of McDoogal. This is a light-hearted story, themed around the hunt for a missing painting. My two main characters—Brady Conrad and Declan Fitzgerald—take a day trip to a neighboring town to track down the buyer of a painting Brady mistakenly sold. They’re on the clock because the artist is Brady’s girlfriend, and she’s returning to her gallery that evening after several days away.

As with most of my stories, my setting is fictional. When it came time to develop the small town where I set Brady and Declan loose, I wanted something that carried a coastal connotation. I chose the name Breaker’s Bay, and from there a trend was born. I decided to play with alliteration for most place names in the town. I don’t draw attention to the fact, but readers will encounter Puddlehopper’s Park, Courtney’s Corner, and the Bountiful Baker to name a few—just an extra bit of silliness to add to the predicaments Brady and Declan stumble over while trying to retrieve Vanessa’s painting.

If you enjoy a comedy of errors, set in a quirky town with oddball characters, In Search of McDoogal is right up your reading alley!

In search of something ugly…

All Brady Conrad wants to do is earn a few merit points with his artist girlfriend, so he volunteers to cover her gallery when she leaves town. What should be an easy day of sales goes belly up when he mistakenly sells a cherished painting.

With the clock ticking toward Vanessa’s return, Brady has less than a day to track McDoogal down. He coerces his friend Declan to tag along for moral support. How difficult can it be for an investigator and the director of a renowned institute to find a single painting in a town the size of a postage stamp?

Neither Brady nor Declan counted on a suspicious sheriff, rival baseball teams with a longstanding grudge, or a clueless kid trying to win his girlfriend with all the wrong gifts.

McDoogal is smack in the middle. But Brady’s biggest dilemma isn’t the disastrous hunt. It’s confessing to Vanessa her painting is the ugliest thing he’s ever seen.

I hope you’ll join in the fun of this road-trip-buddy-fic-comedy-of-errors. In Search of McDoogal falls into Amazon’s 90-minute short read category—perfect for an extended lunch break or quick read any time of the day or evening.

Thanks for helping me celebrate the release!


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70 thoughts on “#GuestBlogger #New Release #MaeClair #InSearchOfMcDoogal

  1. Pingback: In Search of McDoogal…Settings and Place Names | From the Pen of Mae Clair

    • It was such a great change of pace for Mae, wasn’t it? I loved it, too! Hoping to be able to sit at the computer long enough today to write a review or two, but we’ll see. (Not going to push it.) Thanks for stopping by, Staci! 🙂 ❤

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          • Not to worry, Ladies. I’m taking every precaution I can think of, and I’m resting, and drinking gallons of water, and doing everything I can to shake this bug and to NOT catch another one. I fully understand the risk, and while I’m not stocking up on toilet paper, I am listening to updates in order to learn anything new about the risk levels, and to be sure I’m taking every preventive caution I can. (If I wash my hands any more frequently, there will be NO SKIN left on them at all! 😯 ) Seriously, my plan is not to leave the house at all until I’m over Mark’s Bug (which is how I think of it). I don’t have the energy right now, anyway. And even after I’m better, I’m staying away from groups of people, in general. Thanks for your concern, though. I’m taking it all to heart! ❤

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    • I absolutely loved the entire Hode’s Hill series, Teri, and hope you enjoy Eventide. When you get to McDoogal, you’ll likely be amazed at the difference in Mae’s writerly voice. 😀 I was, and I loved it! Hope you do, too. Thanks for stopping by today! 🙂 ❤

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  2. I read this last night after a super busy week, and it was the perfect ending for a Sunday night. The humor was light and quirky and the characters were SO likeable. I went to bed smiling. It was DELIGHTFUL! How many times can you say that?

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    • 😀 As many times as it takes for folks to realize we’re serious, Judi! Serious about fun, that is! And this little story is super fun!! 😀 So glad you liked it, too. Thanks for stopping by today. 🙂 ❤

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    • Oh, what a nice comment to find! I’m glad I was able to contribute a smile to your Sunday evening, Judi. I had fun with the dialogue in this one, and getting to know the characters as they told their stories. I can’t wait to bring several of them back again. I’m so glad you found McDoogal “delightful!” 🙂

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    • Hi, Jan! I’m doing a Snoopy dance over your comments. I hope you’re enjoying Eventide and will like the way I wrap thing sup in Hode’s Hill.
      McDoogal is DEFINITELY in a different vein, and I’m thrilled you have it on your Kindle. Thanks for your awesome support!


    • It is absolutely delightful, Rachel. A fun romp with entertaining and believable characters, and just the right length to read between dinner and bedtime. 🙂 I loved it! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 ❤

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