Kanner Lake

Kansas Bob has landed a role in Scenes and Beans, an entertaining character blog based on the new Kanner Lake suspense series by best-selling author Brandilyn Collins. KB will be writing posts for Hank Detcher, an Idaho born and bred pastor who loves to fish and is always ready to listen.

According to the Kanner Lake Blogsite, Scenes and Beans is “brought to you by Java Joint,” the coffee shop in the fictional town of Kanner Lake, Idaho, where the eclectic and eccentric locals hang out. Writers for the blog are from the U.S., Canada, and New Zealand. “Bob was chosen because of the creativity in his auditioning post,” says Collins. “Bob is a talented writer, and I’m thrilled to have him as a part of this international project.”

Eleven characters from Java Joint post Monday through Friday, telling humorous and poignant stories about their lives in Kanner Lake—until tragedy strikes. The posts are in real time according to events in the suspense series, which launches in August with Violet Dawn. In the novel, Paige Williams, a newcomer to the town, slips into her hot tub in the blackness of night—and comes face to face with a corpse. Fleeing a dark past and afraid of the police and media, Paige must make an unthinkable choice about what to do with the body. Soon the whole town is in pursuit of the truth, and the killer in their midst.

The blog lists the eleven characters and links to the Kanner Lake Website that explains the suspense series and lists the writers for Scenes and Beans.

The Kanner Lake series is published by Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins. Senior Acquisitions Editor Sue Brower said, “We fully expect Violet Dawn to be the biggest best-seller yet for Brandilyn Collins. The Scenes and Beans bloggers are a select group of writers who will gain exposure through their character posts, which will be read by many fans of the series.”


  1. Hey, KB, Thanks for being my 5000th visitor! I always appreciate your comments.

  2. Congrats. KB!

    I have no idea what it's about, yet, but it seems like an honor to have been selected as a writer.

    So are you an Idaho born and bred pastor who loves to fish and is always ready to listen? or do you just play one on TV? (That joke is lost unless you remember the commercial.)


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