Saturday, June 15, 2019


Okay Readers, and anyone else who might be interested, we're hanging it up.  We've been blogging for years , but we've decided that we have to concentrate our efforts in other areas that will garner more interest.  So those of you who have read our post, we hope that you've enjoyed them. Anyone else who comes here, please check out the GRANDMOTHERS, INCORPORATED cozy book series on and, because we will continue writing.  CLICK ON any of the COVERS on this blog and read samples of our work.

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Evans and Rhodes

Thursday, May 30, 2019


We almost missed posting this month, but here it is.  After nearly a decade of strutting our stuff on the same website, we decided to move to another host and a new website design.  The website name hasn't changed.  It's still .  So, we invite you to CLICK ON the website link and check out our new look.  Hope you like it!  

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


The Cast of Grandmothers, Incorporated (left to right-seated) Carol Wotring (Bea Bell) Marianne Shrader (Chevron Harris), Erin Ann Disante (Hattie Collier), (left to right-standing), Mary Stelmark (Connie Palmer), Patricia O'Brien (Director) and Sheila Wade Kneeshaw (Fanny Collier)

The Theatre Arts Club of Detroit presented Grandmothers, Incorporated, the play, on March 15th and 16th at the Players Club in Detroit, Michigan and it was quite a show. Produced by Lisa Lechniak, and directed by Patricia O'Brien , the play was presented to two nights of full houses and was well received.

The ladies of Grandmothers, Incorporated in action

In the Two Act play, the ladies of Grandmothers, Incorporated go to an isolated cabin in the woods for a  weekend of peace and quiet and, unexpectedly, encounter a notorious drug dealer hiding in the cabin.  The result is less than peaceful or quiet, but it is hilarious.  Grandmothers, Incorporated, written by Evans and Rhodes, authors of the popular cozy mystery novels of the same title, made its debut in  Off Broadway in 2010 at the Billie Holiday Theatre, and enjoyed a successful run.  The Theatre Arts Club (TAC) is a Michigan non-profit organization established in 1910 as an all women's theatre group.  The TAC produces two shows a season, and Evans and Rhodes are glad that Grandmothers, Incorporated was one of them.  We attended one of the performances and had a blast with the ladies.

If you know of a theatre group that might be interested in producing Grandmothers, Incorporated, drop Evans and Rhodes a line at

Sunday, March 3, 2019

2019 - MONTH 3 - Ebook Week Sale March 3-9

The 10th Annual
Read an Ebook Week Sale!

March 3, 2019 - March 9, 2019

Welcome to the 10th annual Smashwords Read an Ebook Week sale!  For the these seven days only, thousands of Smashwords authors and publishers will offer readers exclusive discounts on their ebooks.

Evans and Rhodes will offer the newest title in its Grandmothers, Incorporated cozy book series, WHOSE KNIFE IS IT ANYWAY, for 50% Off, that's only $1.50.  So if you've enjoyed the other hilarious books in our book series, be sure to go to, or better yet simply click on the book cover on this blog and purchase WHOSE KNIFE IS IT ANYWAY?

In WHOSE KNIFE IS IT ANYWAY? the amateur sleuths, Bea, Hattie and Connie become embroiled in a case of "real murder" this time.

When the ladies of Grandmothers, Incorporated are trapped in the woods with a group of feuding church ladies they wonder is a killer lurking in their midst?  It's another round of belly laughs as the ladies embark on a desperate search to discover the guilty culprit in WHOSE KNIFE IS IT ANYWAY?

Of course don't forget the other three books in the series, Grandmothers, Incorporated, Saving Sin City and There's Something Wrong with Miss Zelda.  Buy them if you want to laugh until you cry.

Saturday, February 23, 2019


Lights!  Action!  But no cameras, not for this production of the stage play Grandmothers, Incorporated, by Evans and Rhodes. The play will be presented in Detroit, Michigan in March 2019.  What a nice way to enjoy the third month of the year.

Grandmothers, Incorporated, the play, features the characters from the Grandmothers Incorporated book series, Bea, Hattie, Connie and Miss Fannie.  Of course the storyline is totally different than that in any of the novels, but it's still funny.  In the Two Act play the ladies go on a weekend outing only to come across a notorious drug dealer hiding in the remote cabin in which they are staying.  The results are hilarious, because as readers of our novels know the ladies back down from nothing!

Grandmothers, Incorporated, the play, made its debut in 2010 Off Broadway at the Billie Holiday Theatre, and it was a hit.  It was even held over.  There's no doubt that a good time will be had by all at the Detroit production. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


It’s a new year and with it comes a new effort to write at least a blog a month.  Maybe it doesn’t sound like a big deal to most, but when you’re busy writers with multi-projects going on, then finding the time to keep up with a blog can be a Herculean task, but it’s nothing the creators ladies of the Grandmothers Incorporated cozy mystery series can’t handle--we hope.

Last year was a major one for Evans and Rhodes.  L. Barnett Evans successfully produced a play she wrote.  C.V. Rhodes won a national Play Festival contest with a new play she wrote and earned a trip to Florida.  Yes, 2018 turned out to be quite a year for both of us and this year looks as though it will be just as exciting.

The year 2019 will open with a production of the play, Grandmothers, Incorporated, written by Evans and Rhodes.  The play will be presented in March in Detroit, Michigan.  Evans and Rhodes will begin a speaking tour this year, touting their success in turning the characters in their cozy mystery novels into stage characters, and encouraging everyone to follow their dreams and to live their best lives.  In addition, we will be turning our writing talents to developing another mystery series which should be released in the near future.  We may provide more information on that development in this blog over the next few months.  We’ll see.  Meanwhile, we continue to collect new ideas for the next adventure for the ladies of Grandmothers, Incorporated.   Yes, 2019 should be quite productive.  We’re looking forward to sharing it with you!