Hey, everyone. Today, I have a special guest. It’s always a pleasure to host Mae Clair. She’s here today to talk about a brand new release. Let’s all welcome Mae!
It’s great to be here, Joan! Many thanks for hosting me with the release of my new Amazon 90-minute short read, In Search of McDoogal. The original “McDoogal” was written years before I published my first book. It’s a fun little tale that has always stuck with me, so I decided to clean it up, add a bit of backstory, and hit the publish button.
McDoogal is based on two things I love—a quasi-scavenger hunt and a buddy tale.
Growing up, I LOVED buddy TV shows. I’m going to date myself here, but I was a huge fan of Starsky and Hutch, Simon and Simon, Hardcastle and McCormick, and the original Battlestar Galatica (as corny as it was), plus several others. There was nothing monumental about any of these shows. Occasionally, there might have been a light social lesson, but basically, they were fun, escapist tales with the relationship of two main characters carrying the plot.
In Search of McDoogal introduces Brady Conrad and Declan Fitzgerald, co-workers and friends who have known each other since high school. Both hold key positions at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Research (IMER), but their professional careers take a backseat when Brady finds himself in a jam and asks Declan—coerces Declan—into helping him track down a missing painting.
It should be an easy task—except everything goes haywire.
Introducing In Search of McDoogal
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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