Payne and Misery


Join Catherine Leggitt, author of the cozy mystery, Payne and Misery, as she tours the blogosphere March 4 – April 26!






Christine Sterling has developed a reputation for jumping to wild conclusions. With such an imagination, who is likely to take her seriously when she discovers a bruised and neglected neighbor named Lila Payne? Try as she might, she cannot interest anyone in Lila’s dire need for immediate rescue. Something about crying wolf once too often.


But then Lila and Christine’s beloved dog Molly both disappear the same night.


If no one will help her, she must find Lila and Molly herself. Heedless of possible consequences, Christine dives headfirst into a dark pool swirling with muddy secrets and misery. Her best friend throws her a lifesaver of prayer and soon she begins to sense God at work. But even with God’s help, can Lila and Molly be saved before it’s too late?


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Catherine Leggitt is an author and inspirational speaker. A native Californian born in the Bay Area, she raised two daughters, taught school, and cared for her aging parents in southern California before retiring to the north end of the state. Proud grandmother of six brilliant children, Catherine studies the Bible, reads, serves as a leader in Bible Study Fellowship, and sings in the church choir.


Catherine wrote a trilogy called the Christine Sterling Mysteries, which include PAYNE & MISERY, THE DUNN DEAL, and PARRISH THE THOUGHT. The first book won 2nd place at the Orange County Christian Writers Conference in May, 2010. It was published by Ellechor Publishing in 2011. THE DUNN DEAL and PARRISH THE THOUGHT were published in 2012 by Ellechor Publishing. PARRISH THE THOUGHT made the quarterfinals in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest.


In addition, Catherine has completed a fourth novel with different characters called DYING TO BE NOTICED and coauthored a memoir for Sam Contino called STREET SMARTS.


When called upon to share her story, Catherine’s main themes come from Christine’s struggles in her books, which also happen to be some of the things Catherine struggles with. Thus, since PAYNE & MISERY addresses complaining, the first message, titled Always Choose Joy, centers on how to be thankful and choose joy instead of misery. The spiritual theme of THE DUNN DEAL exposes with the nature of truth. Merely having faith is not enough. What we believe matters. Catherine named the second talk, Always Choose Truth. In PARRISH THE THOUGHT, Christine learns to love unlovable people, so Catherine calls the third message, Always Choose Love.














Payne and Misery Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule



Friday, April 12


Interviewed at Authors and Readers Book Corner


Monday, April 15


Book reviewed and Guest blogging at Jersey Girl Book Review


Interviewed at My Book Addiction and More


Tuesday, April 16


Book spotlight at Celtic Lady’s Reviews

Monday, April 15


Book reviewed and Guest blogging at Jersey Girl Book Review


Interviewed at My Book Addiction and More


Tuesday, April 16


Book spotlight at Celtic Lady’s Reviews


Wednesday, April 17


Book reviewed at My Devotional Thoughts


Thursday, April 18


Book spotlight at A Room Without Books is Empty


Book reviewed at Waiting on Sunday to Drown


Book reviewed at Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries, and More


Friday, April 19


Book reviewed at The Mary Reader


Monday, April 22


Book reviewed at Socrates Book Reviews


Tuesday, April 23


Guest blogging at Socrates Book Reviews


Wednesday, April 24


Guest blogging at Parenting 2.0


Thursday, April 25


Book reviewed at Musings by Maureen


We hope you have enjoyed our spotlight on PAYNE AND MISERY by Catherine Leggitt! Please spread the one on this cozy mystery.