Hair Calamities and Hot Cash

That title is bound to catch your interest. I know, it did mine. So~welcome Gail Pallotta. Can you please shed some light on the subject. 

The story behind Hair Calamities and Hot Cash begins many years ago in a small town at the foothills of the North Carolina Mountains, where my mother ran a beauty shop.

As a youngster I spent hours listening to the customers discuss how to make the latest recipe, what to do about world affairs and everything in between, including family relations, births, deaths and weddings. Clients planned showers, graduation parties and get-togethers for new neighbors while my mother shampooed and rolled hair. Because of the clientele, my mother’s shop fascinated me.

Mostly townspeople showed up, and the spirit of the community overflowed. The residents had disagreements, but they didn’t hate those who thought differently from them. They had close friends, acquaintances, people they tolerated and those they kept at a distance. As in most small environments, they gossiped and could be nosey. However, when someone grieved for a loved one, suffered from an illness or any other crisis, prayers went up and casseroles went out no matter whether the person was a best friend or someone held at a distance. They all were God’s children.

The walls of Mother’s beauty shop echoed the spirit of the community, and I wanted to bring it back.


Aww, what a precious story, Gail. Tell us more about the book that evolved from your special memory.

Hair Calamities and Hot Cash is “a comedic romp from small town to big city in search of missing money, hair catastrophes, and love. A truly fun read” says Cynthia Hickey, author of the Shady Acres Mystery series…

What happens when a New York stockbroker crashes his car into Eve Castleberry’s North Carolina beauty shop … on the same day the young widow’s defective hair products are causing wild hairdos? Soon, Eve finds herself helping the handsome stranger hunt the thieves who stole his clients cash…and hot on the trail of two of the FBI’s most-wanted criminals!

Romance blossoms amid danger, suspense and Eve’s hair-brained plan to get back the money.


Now you’ve got me interested. Where can we purchase the book?

Here it is – published by Prism Book Group Amazon


Attention: Gail is giving away an e-copy of Hair Calamities and Hot Cash. To enter, make a comment and tell us what you are most grateful for this thanksgiving. You could just be the winner!!








14 thoughts on “Hair Calamities and Hot Cash”

  1. This sounds like a great book to read.
    As for what I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving.Well that’s a lot. God has blessed me greatly. I’m thankful for God getting me through my days of being bullied, I’m thankful for God blessing me with two degrees, I’m thankful for my freedom, the people who serve and died to give me my freedom, I’m thankful for friends and family, I’m thankful for my blogging friends but most of all I’m thankful for Christ dying on the cross for my sins. Because of Him I’m redeemed. I’m thankful for so much more too.

    1. Crystal, your Thanksgiving thoughts are a blessing to me. I also am grateful for our veterans as my husband is a 20-year Army vet. Thank you for commenting.

  2. Always thankful for family and friends and the knowledge that He loves me. Thanksgiving is a great time to remember all our/my blessings and thank all those who serve.

  3. Paula Shreckhise

    I’m grateful that all four kids will be getting together for the first time in ten years. Then our daughter and hubby and four kids are moving farther away for his new job! That’s a big thanks, too!

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