Sunday, October 2, 2011


Several years ago I read a wonderful book called Candy and me (A Love Story) by Hilary Liftin. I thought of her today when I tasted my first Needham. How long have I been in Maine without ever tasting one? I thought the smooth dark chocolate rectangle would be filled with caramel. What I tasted instead was creamy delicious coconut~ and later found out it has mashed potato mixed in with the coconut.They originated in Portland, Maine in 1872. The box I was given had 4 Needhams in it. Only a one day supply, okay, maybe 2 days.
I would love to have a recipe for them if anyone would like to share.
Happy October,

Thursday, August 18, 2011


I had  thoughts of a relaxing day until Mary Ellen Graner called me at 6:30 am.  Her cat ate his "little fishies" breakfast this morning, was let outside and didn't come back. She thought someone stole him. Doc said he would feed the girls, so I left right away. Boy- was I annoyed when I got there to find Wanda already there questioning Mary Ellen . How does she do that? It's like she has special Wanda waves. At 6:30 am! The case was solved quickly, the cat was in the neighbors tree house sleeping on a bale of hay. Mary Ellen kindly invited me to breakfast. Wanda left to get to another story.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Blueberry Bits

The contest to rename Candy's newspaper column is over. Thank- you to everyone who entered! The suggestions were all great. The judges chose Blueberry Bits as the winner!! Congratulations to lynneandco! Would you please send me your address at  so I can send you your signed books? The column name will appear in Town in a Wild Moose Chase .
Happy April ~~

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hats Off

Hats Off to the Amlingmeyer  Brothers~ and Thank-You Jen at The tournament was fun, alas Candy Holliday is out. A hungry cannibal is hard to beat. The tournament goes on though so keep voting for your favorite sleuths!
Thank-you to all of our fans who voted for Candy!!!
Happy Spring~~

Monday, March 14, 2011

Blueberries and Zombies

   To the Amlingmeyer Brothers---Meet us at Duffy's Main Street Diner -tomorrow at high noon. We may not have Hungry Bob the cannibal, but we have Doc and The 'Boys',  and Wanda Boyle,-our badge toting, one woman welcome committee. See you there.
Candy Holliday
Cape Willington, Maine

Second Round

 Let the second round begin!!  Candy Holliday won the first round in the World's Favorite Amateur Sleuth Tournament!!***  Please vote in the second round which starts today at Jen'
                                      ~~Thank-you to everyone who voted~~

Monday, March 7, 2011

Amateur Sleuth Tournament

We are thrilled (beyond belief) to announce that Candy Holliday is a candidate in THE WORLD"S FAVORITE AMATEUR SLEUTH TOURNAMENT !! The tournament is hosted at Jen's Book Thoughts. You can download a copy of the voting bracket at The voting for the first bracket ends March 12th.
 ***!! Please vote and help Candy win !!***

Monday, February 28, 2011

Good Morning!

It's a snowy-sleeting -rainy day in Cape Willington.
I have received so many great responses to my column contest! I decided to post some of them for everyone to see.
Here goes~      The Blueberry Buzz
                        The Murder Manifesto
                        Candy's Sweet Talk
                        Cape Chatter
                        Around The Cape
                        Down On The Farm
                        Candy's Sweet Somethings
                        The Willington Way
                        Candy's Conch Shell
                        Candy's Capers
                        Blueberry Hill
                        Cape's Laundry-Dirty and Clean

What do you think??  Let me know and remember there is still another month~The contest runs through April 1st.  
Thank-you !!


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Column Contest

We are a guest blogger on killercharacters on Sunday the 13th and we are starting a column contest to rename Candy's column in The Cape Crier! Here is the blog post:

Cape Willington, Maine is a great town -- quirky maybe, but I wouldn't want it to be any other way. I have not regretted moving here to live with my Dad, Henry 'Doc' Holliday and help him run his blueberry farm Holliday's Blueberry Acres.
I have enough work with the blueberry farm, but to make ends meet I have fit together odd jobs like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. I now bake pies for Melody's Cafe, work at the Black Forest Bakery for Herr Georg, and  write the community column for the local paper The Cape Crier. How I got that job is a long story and had to do with one Sapphire Vine, Blueberry Queen. I get anxious thinking about it.
Now the problem is, BB Haywood has not been very original in naming said column. It is now called Community Corner. I would love to rename it but with all that is going on I don't have an original thought in my head.
It's (for Mat~) a beautiful day today. Sunny, bright blue sky and freezing cold. I have deliveries to make, so after I load up the jeep I will be on my way down the Coastal Loop.
First stop is The Main Street Diner where dad will be with his buddies. Dad said call it The Pumpkin Vine." After all you are my favorite Halloween born daughter! ". He wouldn't offer any other suggestions. Next stop Melody's to deliver blueberry pies. "Call it Candy's Crusty Tidbits" she said on her way to the kitchen.
At the Black Forest Herr Georg said " whatever you name it, it will be perfect meine liebchen".
Then what really made me mad was I heard through the grapevine what Wanda Boyle said. She said "just shut down the whole paper. She has no right to that job anyway". Wow.
My best friend Maggie's suggestion will never happen~"call it Candy's Sweet Happenings"! Not on your life Mags.
Soooo, That leaves one option. I am starting a 'name that column' contest. The contest will run until April 1st. The winner will receive one signed set of BB Haywood's books! You can send your suggestions  to, or on the blog at
Thanks for your much needed help!!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Wild Turkeys

Just looked out the window and saw a flock of wild turkeys meandering through the woods!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Town in a Lobster Stew

Today is the day~~Town in a Lobster Stew is out!
 The big snowstorm is on its way to Maine. This may be my last day of mail until Spring. The mailbox is just a little white door in the middle of a 9 foot high snowbank. Another foot of snow will bury it~

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hello, everyone!

Welcome to the blog of BB Haywood for Holliday's Blueberry Acres!

It's only days away from the publication of Town in a Lobster Stew! With all of the snow sleet and arctic cold we have had lately, it's  a good time to cozy with a cozy~ To all our fans who have been waiting, February 1st is the big day! For everyone new to the series~ Welcome!

BB Haywood