Dancing off the Edge

with Jenny T. Partridge

Hot off the press

TAPPED OUT dances onto IMBA Bestsellers List!

Ogden, Utah – November 14, 2007 – Tapped Out, the second book in the Jenny T. Partridge Dance Mystery Series, landed on the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association Bestsellers List for October 2007. Mystery readers and booksellers alike have embraced the eccentric but lovable Jenny, who dances her way through life in Ogden, Utah, fending off psycho dance moms, ardent Mormon missionaries, and worst of all, a mysterious silver Hummer.

“Blending the humor of Janet Evanovich with chick-lit quirkiness, Roberts adds sassy prose and a spunky heroine to create a new series to watch”–Library Journal

Set in Ogden, and featuring actual businesses and highlights, the series is critically acclaimed, humorous, and something almost anyone can relate to–at least anyone who has ever had a child compete in any sport. Writing mysteries was a life-long goal for author Roberts, who has also written critically acclaimed suspense and thriller fiction set in Utah, but wanted to write something more humorous, upbeat, and set entirely in the area she knows and loves. “Since I work at my daughter’s dance studio, I have garnered some pretty funny stories over the years, and that just naturally turned into a series, with eccentric Jenny taking the lead. And if you are a dance teacher, or have ever danced, you know that dance teachers are eccentric!” Natalie says. The Jenny T. Partridge Dance Mystery Series is filled with local color and humor, and yet has a universal appeal.  Considering the popularity of shows SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, and DANCING WITH THE STARS, the series is both timely and interesting, and filled with Mormons, Catholics, psycho dance moms and a never-ended array of humorous characters that keep Jenny dancing off the edge.

“When an obnoxious stage mom turns up dead from poisoned cookie dough, the laughs and the mystery start rolling. Roberts’ charming new series is a winner — a one-sitting read with laugh-out-loud moments, a wacky heroine and enough red herrings to populate a fish market.”–Romantic Times MagazineFor more information on the wacky world of dance teacher Jenny T. Partridge, contact the author at Nataliewrites@gmail.com, or visit the Web site at http://www.jennytpartridge.com.Natalie M. Roberts is a writer with more than 25 years experience, including time spent as a journalist, editing, writing and proofreading. She has worked for The Salt Lake Tribune, the Sundance Film Festival, and for the past eight years she has written critically acclaimed fiction. She also writes suspense/thrillers for St. Martin’s Press, under the pseudonym, Natalie R. Collins.

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