When we saw that we had a slot open for a guest post on Halloween, we immediately thought of Kirsten Weiss. Who better than a paranormal cozy writer to help us celebrate one of our favorite holidays? Kirsten answered the call with an original poem about Halloween — the perfect way to get in the Halloween mood and a Chicks first! Take it away, Kirsten…
First, a big thank you to the authors at Chicks on the Case for inviting me to contribute a Halloween blog post!
My cozy mysteries tend to have some sort of supernatural flare, something I can trace directly back to childhood Halloweens. The greatest influences on my mystery novels have been my youthful readings, such as Nancy Drew and those old Scholastic Georgie the Ghost stories. Plus other Halloween spooky tales, like The House with a Clock in its Walls.
While my cozy mysteries are pretty clean (or else they wouldn’t be cozies), I don’t write for children. But this is my single exception – an unpublished poem I composed on a train, listening to the thunk and rhythm and sway of the carriage.
About the Author
Kirsten Weiss has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer re-runs and drinking red wine. The latter gives her heartburn, but she drinks it anyway.
Now based in San Mateo, CA, she writes genre-blending cozy mystery, supernatural and steampunk suspense, mixing her experiences and imagination to create vivid worlds of fun and enchantment.
If you like funny cozy mysteries, check out her Pie Town, Paranormal Museum and Wits’ End books. If you’re looking for some magic with your mystery, give the Witches of Doyle, Riga Hayworth and Rocky Bridges books a try. And if you like steampunk, the Sensibility Grey series might be for you.
Kirsten sends out original short stories of mystery and magic to her mailing list. If you’d like to get them delivered straight to your inbox, make sure to sign up for her newsletter at kirstenweiss.com
Feel free to follow her on Twitter or Bookbub, get in touch on Facebook, post a picture of this book to Instagram and tag her @kirstenweissauthor, or send her an email. She’ll answer you personally…which may be a good or a bad thing, depending on your perspective.