Go Ahead, Judge a Book By Its Cover

Let’s talk about book covers today. “But, Becky,” you ask. “Why? Why are we talking about book covers today?” Thanks for playing right into my devious segue. On Monday, March 23 I get to finally reveal the cover for Puzzling Ink, the first in my Crossword Puzzle Mysteries to be published in November! I really love it, and I hope you guys do too. It’s … Continue reading Go Ahead, Judge a Book By Its Cover


We love mysteries here at Chicks on the Case, so here are some spooky things that have disappeared—poof—without a trace. The Little Mermaid’s voice—first in 1837 then again in 1989 then AGAIN in 2007 Agatha Christie—for ten days in 1926 Roald Amundsen—lost over the Arctic searching for missing explorer, 1928 Amelia Earhart—pilot, lost over the Pacific, 1937 Glenn Miller—big-band leader, lost without a trace over … Continue reading Disappeared

Advice From My Christmas Decorations

  Just because someone is shinier than you doesn’t make them better. Hang around those who are different—you never know who you’ll meet. If you fall, you might break. Sometimes it’s good to be a shiny single strand, other times it’s good to be all clumped together. Both have their time and space. Pack yourself away every so often so you remain captivating and appreciated. … Continue reading Advice From My Christmas Decorations

Biting Off More Than You Can Chew

Nala was out of Milk Bones the other day, but the store only had large ones instead of the medium size I normally buy. It couldn’t possibly matter, I thought, and grabbed a box. At the next scheduled treat time, probably seven seconds later, I gave one to her, but had to convince her to take it. Same flavor, just bigger size. Much bigger size. … Continue reading Biting Off More Than You Can Chew

Guest Chick Edith Maxwell

Becky here, so excited to welcome the prolific Edith Maxwell back to Chicks on the Case. Even more exciting, she’s giving a signed copy of Judge Thee Not, her newest Quaker Midwife Mystery, to a random commenter …. squee! I’m channeling my ancestors here because everyone knows that “squee” was a constant interjection used throughout the 1800s. What? You weren’t aware of that? *checks her … Continue reading Guest Chick Edith Maxwell

One Chapter Ends While One Begins

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in BeckyLand. On August 16, my seven siblings and I gathered for a reunion with our spouses in Manitou Springs, Colorado. We took over the entire Avenue Hotel Bed & Breakfast, a fantastic place to stay. We’d planned the reunion long before my dad died, so used the opportunity of having us all together to conduct his inurnment … Continue reading One Chapter Ends While One Begins