Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Huh? Why? And Punch - A Guest Post Interview & Giveaway

I'm pleased to let Marc Jedel take over Cozy Up With Kathy today as he interviews Marty Golden, the protagonist of his Silicon Valley Mystery series. Huh? Why? and Punch is the fifth book in the series and was released last month.

Marc (author): What’s in your refrigerator right now?

Marty: Hopefully nothing—or at least nothing that will spoil. I’ve been in Hawaii for the last week. I’m not very good at keeping track of my groceries so it’s entirely possible there will be some sort of stinky surprise waiting for me when I return home.

Marc (author): Speaking of surprises, it seems like you encounter more than your fair share of these.

Marty: Ain’t that the truth. Dead bodies, murderers, killer ninjas, drug gangs—it’s been nutty! You know, I never used to have these issues before my sister and her girls moved to town. Maybe all that craziness is really Laney’s fault. I wouldn’t put it past her.

Marc (author): Are you and your sister close?

Marty: I suppose we’re closer than we used to be. I mean, she lives only a few miles away from me now and that’s a lot closer than Spokane. [chuckles]. Sorry, I know that’s not what you meant but I’m not really one for introspection.

Marc (author): That’s kind of your motto, isn’t it? Avoiding introspection and leaping into action before you look?

Marty: Up until recently, I would have said my personal motto came from my dad: “If the appetizers are good, eat them. You never know what’s coming for dinner.”

Marc (author): Do you have any interesting hobbies?

Marty: You mean like wingsuit flying, jousting, or bullfighting?

Marc (author): Those are pretty extreme. Are those really your hobbies?

Marty: No, of course not. I’m not an idiot. My hobbies also don’t include tree shaping, extreme ironing, or competitive duck herding even though these are actual things that I’ve stumbled across while browsing the internet.

Marc (author): Seems like you spend a lot of time doing unusual searches?

Marty: Well, there’s only so much virtual staff meetings that any one human can handle. I’ve got to do something to keep from going crazy or saying something I’d regret. But, in terms of actual hobbies, I enjoy hiking, surfing, and watching sports. Oh, and of course, hanging out with my girlfriend. Can you edit this interview to make that my first answer?

Marc (author): Of course. Switching gears, if you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Marty: Is this a trick question? I mean it feels like one. If I say there’s nothing, then I sound pompous and arrogant. But, if I say something real, does that count against me? Is someone keeping score?

Marc (author): How do you feel about your life being made into books?

Marty: I don’t understand. What books?

Marc (author): The Silicon Valley Mystery series. They’re humorous murder mysteries. Surely, you’ve heard of them?

Marty: No, sorry. Lately, I’ve been too busy to read. I have had this feeling that someone seems to be watching me all the time and writing down whatever I’m saying. It’s not like I’m paranoid or anything. But, it’s as if the guy is inside my head and knows what I’m thinking. He follows me around everywhere. Is it paranoid if it’s the truth?

Marc (author): That’ll be all for today. Thanks, Marty, for your time. 


Huh? Why? and Punch, book 5 in the Silicon Valley Mystery series, can also be read standalone. All the books in the series are available in ebook and paperback, as well as free for Kindle Unlimited readers. The first three books have also been released as audiobooks by Tantor Audio everywhere audiobooks are sold. Buy the books on Amazon at: http://getbook.at/SiliconValley.

For another humorous, clean cozy mystery series starring a newlywed couple and set in a small town in the Ozarks, try Fish Out of Water: An Ozarks Lake Mystery (Book 1). It is available at: getbook.at/Fish.

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 Huh? Why? and Punch: A Silicon Valley Mystery by Marc Jedel

About Huh? Why? and Punch

Huh? Why? and Punch: A Silicon Valley Mystery
Cozy Mystery 5th in Series
BGM Press (January 14, 2022)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 258 pages

When murder crashes his vacation, can a techie in paradise still catch some waves while snaring a killer?

Marty Golden is ready to kick back at the beach. When his neighbor offers free rooms in Hawaii, the software engineer is quick to round up his girlfriend, sister, and nieces for the luau of a lifetime. But his arrival at the resort turns his sun-filled hopes into hunches about homicide after he encounters a very deceased and inconvenient body.

Pressured into helping, a grudging Marty uses his sharp attention to detail to hone in on a crucial clue missed by the police. But his half-hearted investigation spirals out of control with wild chases, burglaries, and secret passageways before the reluctant sleuth gets serious when he’s suddenly added to the target list.

Can Marty hula his way to the real culprit before he’s lei’d to rest?


Huh? Why? and Punch can be read standalone and is the humorous fifth book in the Silicon Valley cozy mystery series. If you like brilliant but bumbling heroes, crazy fun supporting casts, and daring escapades, then you’ll love this laugh-out-loud whodunit.

Buy Huh? Why? and Punch today to dive into a unique taste of paradise!


About Marc Jedel

Marc Jedel writes humorous murder mysteries. He credits his years of marketing leadership positions in Silicon Valley for honing his writing skills and sense of humor. While his high-tech marketing roles involved crafting plenty of fiction, these were just called emails, ads, and marketing collateral.

For most of Marc’s life, he’s been inventing stories. As he’s gotten older, he’s encountered more funny and odd people and situations. This has made it even easier for him to write what he knows and make up the rest. It’s a skill that’s served him well, both as an author and marketer.

The publication of Marc’s first novel, UNCLE AND ANTS, gave him permission to claim “author” as his job. This leads to much more interesting conversations than answering, “marketing.”

Like his character, Marty from the Silicon Valley Mystery series, Marc now lives in Silicon Valley, works in high-tech, and enjoys bad puns. Like his characters Jonas and Elizabeth from the Ozarks Lake Mystery series, Marc grew up in the South and spent plenty of time in and around Arkansas.

Along with all his protagonists, Marc too has a dog, although his is neurotic, sweet, and small, with little appreciation for Marc’s humor.

Visit his website, marcjedel.com, for free chapters of novels, special offers, and more.

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