Cozy readers—and especially Chicks on the Case readers—are some of the most creative folks on the planet so we’re asking you to play Chick Pic with us! In the comments, give us a couple of sentences … who is this? What’s her back story? Victim, criminal, detective, murderer, spy? The more ridiculous the better! What’s going on? The subject may look familiar, but remember, things … Continue reading Time for a Chick Pic
Becky, here. I’m so happy to have Vicki Delany visit us at Chicks. Vicki moderated the very first panel I was ever on at Left Coast Crime. She was droll and witty and very clever and I immediately knew she was someone I wanted to get to know better. I’m pleased to say we’ve become friends since then and I’m endlessly entertained by her and … Continue reading Guest Chick: Vicki Delany
Leslie here, pleased as punch to welcome the marvelous Lucy Burdette to the Chicks today. And not only does she give us an inside peek at her holiday-themed mysteries, but she’s also giving away a copy of DEATH WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS to one lucky commenter! Take it away, Lucy! EDITED TO ADD: And the lucky winner of Death With All the Trimmings is qnofdnilesblog … Continue reading Guest Chick: Lucy Burdette
The Chicks are happy to welcome Rosie Genova with her delicious debut Chicks post. Get a load of that cookie platter – yum! Early one dark December morning I opened my eyes and squinted at the clock on my nightstand—4:50. I blinked, shook my head, and had one sort-of-coherent thought: Why is that oven up so high? Yes, I even think about food in my … Continue reading Guest Chick: Rosie Genova
Tastes are subjective, they say (whoever they are). What movies and books have the Chicks loved that the critics hated? Read on for our picks:
Becky here. I’m so happy to introduce you to Fleur Bradley, who writes really fun mysteries for kids. Fleur and I have known each other for 20 years, give or take, meeting way back when I wrote for kids. Fleur found her niche in the kidlit world, having garnered a ton of awards and accolades along the way. She’s a fantastic resource for teachers and … Continue reading Guest Chick: Fleur Bradley
When we discovered four Chicks had books launching in November and December, we decided we had to celebrate! Cue bookstore and event organizer Creating Conversations hosting a special panel: Chicks on the Case Celebration, featuring Becky, Cynthia, Ellen, and Jen. Join us for laughs and a fun four-way chat on Tuesday at 8:30 EST, 7:30 Central, and 5:30 PST. Click here to register. Hope to … Continue reading A Chicks on the Case E-ppearance!
Leslie here, tickled pink to welcome one of the funniest gals in our crime-writing community, the delightful and talented Wendall Thomas, whose latest Cyd Redondo mystery, Fogged Off, released just last month. And Wendall’s doing a GIVEAWAY of her new book, as well–huzzah! Take it away, Wendall! Can Those Who Can, Teach? I’ve been rich in teachers my whole life. From Miss Ketchum’s infectious reading … Continue reading Guest Chick: Wendall Thomas
Today, the Chicks on the Case share five random things in their respective WIPs (Works in Progress). These may be key to the plot or an obscure bit of back story or sub-plot. But, whatever their part in the story, we hope they stir a little curiosity in our readers, and perhaps, prompt a writing idea or two for our author pals. Lisa Q. Mathews … Continue reading Chick Chat: What are the Chicks plotting next?
Ellen here, so happy to welcome back Chicks and personal pal Edith/Maddie. AND she includes news about a really fun upcoming virtual appearance with yours truly. 😉 If you’re like me and love virtually other authors’ workspaces, read on… Where I Work Thanks for inviting me over, Ellen and the Chicks, to help celebrate the release of Murder at the Lobstah Shack at the end … Continue reading Guest Chick: Edith Maxwell/Maddie Day
Chicks on the Case readers are some of the most creative folks on the planet. Come play Chick Pic with us! Who is this character? What’s their back story? Victim, murderer, nosy neighbor, innocent suspect? The more ridiculous, the better! Each comment can build on the next–or, start a new one. Writing is all about rewriting, after all. Continue reading Time for a Chick Pic!
The Chicks are so happy to welcome Liz Ireland, author of the delightful Mrs. Claus Mysteries, to the blog today. Take it away, Liz! A Cake Walk Thank you, Ellen, and to all you Chicks for having me as your guest today! Growing up, November was my favorite month. I loved that it fit snugly in the middle of Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas time. Also, four out of … Continue reading Guest Chick: Liz Ireland