I’m looking for the perfect town. It can’t be too hot or too cold, too rich or too poor, too big or too small, and preferably there will be an adorable cat or dog and a plate of cookies at every house and shop. Oh, and this town must have at least one charming bookstore, multiple gourmet restaurants, a sleepy police department, and very few troublesome children. I’d like to visit the area in person, you see, but even the combined power of Google Maps, Siri and Waze can’t seem to locate it. Can you tell me how to get to Cozy Street? Continue reading Directions to Cozyland
The Chicks are happy to welcome back Lois Winston, who writes the bestselling Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mysteries. Take it away, Lois! From Dreams of Flying to the Moon to Fomenting Murder and Mayhem When I was twelve years old, I wanted to be an astronaut. I could think of nothing I wanted more than to travel among the stars — until the stark reality of … Continue reading Guest Chick: Lois Winston
No, we, alas, won’t be hosting meals for twelve people crammed around the dining room table this year, but I imagine most of us will be preparing a Thanksgiving meal for our “bubble” of two or four. And although the get-togethers will be small, they’ll still be joyous and delicious. And come Thursday night, “stuffed” is how the majority of folks in the country will … Continue reading Stuffed
Did you hear that? That was me releasing the huge book release breath I’ve been holding. The hoopla about Puzzling Ink is mostly over, and I’m pleased with the results. I spread the word like a good little marketer, garnered some new fans, pleased my current fans, and the reviews are excellent. I still have some virtual appearances coming up and some book clubs to … Continue reading The Next Best Thing?
Please join us in welcoming Mary Angela back to Chicks! She is the author of the Professor Prather academic mysteries and the new Happy Camper cozies. The first book in the series, Open for Murder, is out now, and Mary will give away an eBook to one lucky commenter today! 🌟 Different Can Be Good I’ve been thinking a lot about the holidays and what … Continue reading Guest Chick: Mary Angela
I’m in Book Release Week for the second installment in the Sassy Cat Mystery Series. (Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines came out last Tuesday on November 10th.) Understandably, all my events are online. So, of course, the burning question on my mind is: What should I wear? I read some recent articles about Zoom shirts. People actually have go-to tops for their e-ppearances (thanks … Continue reading Zoom Shirts & Other Fashion Accessories
Years ago, my son attended his first Boy Scout camp. And got lost. In the middle of the night. As temperatures plummeted to the 20s and then the teens. He came wandering to the campfire the next morning, near-hypothermic, bleary-eyed and visibly shaken, but alive and well (relatively speaking). He recovered quickly when dosed with hot chocolate and smothered in blankets, then told his tale. … Continue reading Helpers
Ellen here, and I’m happy to welcome my friend Colleen Mooney to Chicks. Colleen, a native New Orleanian, writes the endlessly entertaining Go Cup Chronicles Mystery Series. Thanks so much for joining us today, Colleen! HURRICANE HAVOC I want to thank Ellen Byron and Chicks on the Case for having me as a guest. Being a guest anywhere right now is quite an honor since … Continue reading Guest Chick: Colleen Mooney
Happy book birthday to me! This is the second book in my Sassy Cat Mystery Series, and I’m really excited about the wonderful cover. Look at those two cute cats! Plus, it’s even captured the amazing beach vibe. I’m excited to participate in a Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour this time around. Today, I’ll also be on the Writers Who Kill blog and on Writer’s … Continue reading Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines launches TODAY!
Like many people I start each January with a list of resolutions of all the things I’m going to accomplish during this calendar year. You know the list – ambitious, optimistic, unrealistic goals. Most people give up on their New Year’s resolutions by March and have forgotten all about them by April. Not me. I stop actively pursuing those goals by March, but I tell … Continue reading All the things I’m (not) going to get done in November
Welcome to Chicks Book Club! Please feel free to ask any questions you have about the book, the series, the characters, the writing process, the research, or anything you’re curious about. Continue reading “Chicks Book Club: Murder in the Bayou Boneyard”
The Chicks are thrilled to welcome back Dianne Freeman, author of the award-winning Countess of Harleigh mysteries! Dianne gives us a fascinating glimpse into one of the challenges of writing historical fiction. Bonus: she is very kindly offering a giveaway too…read on for more. Watching My Words I’ve always loved history, and writing the Countess of Harleigh mystery series is one of my greatest pleasures. … Continue reading Guest Chick: Dianne Freeman