Guest Post: Marsha Cornelius talks Book Clubs & Tea Houses


I am excited to have Marsha Cornelius, author of the cozy mystery Up To No Good on Books, Vertigo and Tea today.  She is discussing book clubs and tea houses in this wonderful post that I have really enjoyed!


Book clubs in the Atlanta area

If your book club is looking for the perfect spot to discuss your latest read, consider the Steep Tea House in downtown Canton just north of Atlanta.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere’s quite a selection of teas at Steep. (That’s Lyn Moye, owner, grabbing a quick bite.)

It opened in April of this year, and offers over 50 specialty teas, tea-infused cocktails, sandwiches, soups, salads, wine, and craft beer. And don’t forget the yummy pastries such as scones and crumpets with Devonshire cream and lemon curd. They take pride in providing their customers with the freshest ingredients. Not sure what kind of tea to try? Why not order a flight of 4 (3 oz) cups to sample. Their teas are for sale in canisters and are hand packaged. If you prefer a special blend, they will customize for you. A great gift idea for the holidays! 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn the left (the wood grain wall) is a small stage for performers, both reading and singing.

 When I met one of my beta readers there, the ham and pear sandwich on sourdough made his constructive criticism of my latest book much easier to digest. Ha! There is also a private room in the back, so if your book club is looking for a party spot, or a place for a good heated discussion, don’t forget Steep.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHey, look! Someone is reading Up To No Good. (I hope he leaves a review.)

Check out their website for all the info.

What type books does your group like to read?

If delving into the drama of eviction and homelessness is your cup of tea, why not check out Losing It All. It tells the story of a homeless man who helps a woman and her two small children get off the streets. (Don’t despair, it has light moments as well.)

Losing It All-final with AIAGoodreads

Are you a science fiction book club? Why not take a look at my speculative fiction novel about a man who chooses to be cryonically-preserved instead of dying. It’s going to take science another fifty to seventy five years to figure out how to bring him back to life, so he’ll have plenty of time as a ‘ghost’ to learn The Ups and Downs of Being Dead.

Ups and Downs SmallGoodreads

Of if your book club is into cozy mysteries, might I suggest Up To No Good: humorous blundering by an amateur sleuth and her husband, some frisky ‘adult’ scenes, and a mystery with some unexpected twists.

up to no good-ebook coverGoodreads



After working for fifteen years as a cafeteria manager in an elementary school, I turned in my non-skid shoes for a bathrobe and slippers. Now I work at home, writing novels, ranting on Facebook and Twitter, and occasionally whisking a Swiffer across dusty surfaces.
Like thousands of others, I thought I could write romance, but soon discovered I was a dismal failure. I did increase my repertoire of adjectives such as throbbing, pulsing, thrumming, vibrating, hammering, pumping . . .
I live in the country north of Atlanta with my husband, and two molly-coddled cats. My two grown sons occasionally visit for clean laundry and a hot cooked meal.

To chat about your favorite tea (mine is jasmine green) or current read, come on over to my Facebook or Twitter.
You can see all my books on my website

*A special thank you to Marsha for this lovely and very fitting post today!

Happy Reading!

Danielle ❤

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