We’re so thrilled to introduce you to the brand new Chick on the Case! Fab author Jennifer Chow has moved into the coop and will be blogging in rotation on Fridays! She pens the delightful Sassy Cat Mysteries. We’ve grilled (oops, never say grilled about a chick!) ASKED Jennifer a few questions, so you can get to know her a little better.
Jennifer, have you ever had a fangirl moment with a favorite mystery author?
I must say I was prescient. Before she even wrote Searching for Sylvie Lee, I was a fangirl of Jean Kwok. I remember giving her my first indie book and signing it. My hand trembled so much, I bet the dedication is illegible! Also, I recently saw Tess Gerritsen at a conference, but I was too gobsmacked to even introduce myself.
Your Sassy Cat Mystery series has a talking cat named Marshmallow (who’s adorable!). May we ask, why a talking cat? And have any cats, dogs, ghosts or such every spoken to you? Details, please!
I picked a sassy cat because I can have so much fun with felines—they’re mysterious and have great cat-titude! (I was also a big Garfield fan growing up.)
I’ve never encountered any talking animals or ghosts, but I used to think toys could speak—and listen. As a kid, I carried a stuffed pig around everywhere, but I made sure to hide him away whenever we ate pork!
How do you usually procrastinate when you should be writing?
I get sucked into the big black hole of social media. Other times, I’ll find random chores to do. Oh, look! It’s time to dust my rock collection!
Tell us three things about yourself our readers might be surprised to know.
- My first pet was a chicken. Yep, being a Chick was meant to be! (Note: We KNEW it!)
- The enemies-to-lovers trope really reflected how I fell in love with my husband.
- Growing up, our family owned a restaurant (all-you-can-eat Chinese food!).
She traveled across the country for college, but missing her family—and the sunshine—returned to California. Likewise, after a brief professional foray into social work, she circled back to writing. Her first stories explored untold secrets and hidden family drama. Since then, she’s naturally gravitated to the mystery field.
Jennifer now writes the hiss-terical Sassy Cat mystery series. She’s also published the Winston Wong Cozy Mysteries under J.J. Chow. Her short fiction has been featured in Over My Dead Body!, and she isrepresented by Jessica Faust at BookEnds Literary.
Mimi Lee is in over her head. There’s her new Los Angeles pet grooming shop to run, her matchmaking mother to thwart, her talking cat Marshmallow to tend to—oh, and the murder of a local breeder to solve…now if only Mimi hadn’t landed herself on top of the suspect list.
“Chow smoothly mixes intrigue, romance, and humor. Cozy fans will have fun.”—Publishers Weekly
(Read more about her books on the Meet Jennifer page!)
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