Guest Chick: Judy Penz Sheluk

The Chicks are happy to welcome back terrific mystery author Judy Penz Sheluk. In this visit, she shares about a fascinating short story collection she’s edited. It sounds great! Heartbreaks & Half-truths Some might say that a half-truth is the same as a lie. I’d like to refute that. Let me cite an example to prove my point: I was in the tenth grade, summer … Continue reading Guest Chick: Judy Penz Sheluk

Back in the Saddle (Again)

So it’s officially Monday and I’m at the keyboard, ready to plunge back into my manuscript-in-progress. Maybe “progress” isn’t quite the right word, but I’ve been thinking about it. And “plunge” might not be exactly the correct description, either. But I’m here, prepping to work, and that counts, right? Cue a few background bars of that inspiring oldie “Back in the Saddle Again.” On the other hand, please don’t. Continue reading Back in the Saddle (Again)

Turning into a Lockdown Butterfly

From my new Chick interview, you might remember that my relationship with my husband followed the frenemies-to-lovers trope. It really did remind me of Pride and Prejudice when we first met in college. He’s since confessed that he thought I was a total social butterfly (and not in a good way). Yes, I was that girl who had to “pencil you in” on her planner. … Continue reading Turning into a Lockdown Butterfly

Guest Chick Annette Dashofy: “HGTV”

The Chicks are so happy to welcome back Annette Dashofy, USA Today bestselling author of the Zoe Chambers mystery series. Today she talks HGTV inspo and her new release, Til Death, the 10th(!) book in this beloved series. Take it away, Annette! I had lived my entire life without cable or satellite television until last September when I had a falling out with my internet … Continue reading Guest Chick Annette Dashofy: “HGTV”

Guest Chick Mary Keliikoa: Mystery Writing “Don’t Tips”

Leslie Karst here. Today, we welcome Mary Keliikoa, whose debut novel, DERAILED, the first in the new PI Kelly Pruett mystery series, was released just last month. Read on, to learn the “don’t tips” Mary can now pass on to fellow new authors: I’ve loved mysteries for quite some time and read them voraciously as a young adult. It wouldn’t be until my late twenties, however, … Continue reading Guest Chick Mary Keliikoa: Mystery Writing “Don’t Tips”

Chicks on the Case Book Club

We love talking about books and we know you do, too, so… let’s talk together! The Chicks Book Club began with My Fair Latte by Vickie Fee in March, and there’s more to come. Please join us for discussions of the following books. 6/15 The Study of Secrets by Cynthia Kuhn 10/16 Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen Byron 11/30 Puzzling Ink by Becky Clark 12/11 Mimi Lee Gets a … Continue reading Chicks on the Case Book Club