Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Congratulations to "Amy P.", the winner in Nancy's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

I love a good bumper sticker as much as the next gal, but don’t dare go slapping one on the back of my car! My late husband was a goat farmer and he had a bumper sticker on the back of his GMC that said, “A Boer doe is not a fine wine.” I’m pretty darn certain there weren’t many folks who got as big a kick out of that bumper sticker as he did, if they got the joke at all! 

What is it with guys and those kind of sayings about their professions?

I wrote the following snippet in Barbecue and Bad News after seeing a firefighter’s bumper sticker on the back of a bright red Ford F250. Sheriff Scott Calvin is talking with Savannah Dey. There’s a lot of tickle and tension between these two even though they’d swear they’d prefer to stay forty feet apart.

    “You googled me?” Savannah’s eyes were full of distrust.
     He should have kept his mouth shut. “Sorry. Occupational hazard. I’m curious.”
     “Or just nosy.”
     “A plus for a detective.”
     She arched a brow. “But you’re a sheriff.”
     “Sheriffs do it all.” Only it didn’t come out quite as provocative as he’d planned. Sounded more like a bad bumper sticker. Firefighters do it in the heat, but sheriffs do it all. 

What fun “bumper sticker” sayings have you read or heard about men and their hobbies or careers? Do you have bumper stickers on your vehicle? If so, what do they say?

Nancy will be giving away an ebook copy of Barbecue and Bad News to one lucky person leaving a comment or email entry.

Barbecue and Bad News

Welcome to Adams Grove…where the barbecue isn’t the only thing that sizzles.

In no rush to attend her ex-husband’s wedding, Savannah Dey would be happy with any reason to get out of it…which is why the speeding ticket from the handsome sheriff of Adams Grove is both a surprise and a reprieve. With one quick call to her editor, the aspiring columnist finds herself with a new assignment and the perfect excuse to get closer to the man who pulled her over. Now, all she needs is a way to deal with all the bad memories the small town dredges up…

Sheriff Scott Calvin can’t forget the woman who set off his radar, but he’s determined to send her on her way. He’s done making bad choices, and this beautiful city gal is sure to leave Adams Grove once she finishes her story. When she stirs up a hornet’s nest, he’s already falling for her. Will trouble bind them together, or will her secrets tear them apart?

USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle whips up small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart. She began her contemporary romance series, Adams Grove, while juggling a successful career in finance and life on a seventy-six-acre goat farm. Now happily retired, she devotes her time to writing, antiquing, cooking, and the occasional spa day with friends. A native of Virginia Beach, she now calls North Carolina home. 

Barbecue and Bad News is the sixth book in her popular Adams Grove series.

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  1. I love bad bumper stickers:) There's an art to them and it's often fun trying to figure them out. It certainly tells you something about the owner!

    Thanks for the post. Your story sounds fun.

    Jonettaallen77 at yahoo dot com

    1. Hi Jonetta! That and vanity plates. They keep me amused. :)

  2. don't have any; can't think of any

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  3. Hmmm, no bumper stickers on my car or my family's... my sister has a vanity plate... I love trying to figure them out! ;)

  4. Me too. T-shirts seem to be way more popular than bumper stickers these days...hahaha...but the sayings always give me a giggle...and giggles are great!!

  5. I heard somewhere that people with bumper stickers are more aggressive drivers. I wonder if that's true? I don't have one on my car, but do enjoy reading what other people have - even when I have to tailgate them a little bit to get close enough to read them! amyp115 AT yahoo DOT com


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