Guest Chick: Dawn Dixon

Becky here. I’m thrilled to host Dawn Dixon today so she can tell you about the terror and exhilaration of debuting her novel, FAUX FINISHED. Have Book Club, Will TravelThis article originally appeared in the February 2022 Writers and Publishers newsletter. “Home again, home again, jiggety-jig,” I mutter unhappily as I pull up to my friend Carol’s smart brick ranch house. Its book-club day and … Continue reading Guest Chick: Dawn Dixon

Guest Chick: Gigi Pandian

We Chicks have a very special treat for you today: magical mystery author, locked-room expert and our good friend Gigi Pandian, whose latest Under Lock & Skeleton Key has just hit the shelves. Take it away, Gigi! Thanks so much to Lisa and Ellen for inviting me to join the Chicks today! Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about something that’s not a new idea, … Continue reading Guest Chick: Gigi Pandian

Guest Chick: Francelia Belton

Hi, Ellen here. I met Francelia Belton when I visited Colorado to teach workshops for the Sisters in Crime – Colorado chapter and we totally hit it off, both as writers and human beings. 😉 I’m thrilled to welcome her to Chicks with this wonderful post… “First Sentences are Doors to Worlds.” First, I’d like to thank Ellen and the other Chicks for having me … Continue reading Guest Chick: Francelia Belton

Guest Chick: Julie Anne Lindsey

The Chicks are thrilled to welcome the talented, prolific, and super-lovely author Julie Anne Lindsey to the blog today. She shares a wonderful post about her passion for cozies. Read on and then share what you love about them! Confessions of a Cozy Mystery Writing Addict Thank you so much to Ellen and the Chicks for inviting me over today! Chatting about cozies, inspiration, craft … Continue reading Guest Chick: Julie Anne Lindsey

Guest Chick: Nikki Knight

             Vickie here, and it’s a pleasure to welcome as our guest today on Chicks fab author Nikki Knight, whose new Vermont Radio Mystery series just released this month! I had the privilege and good luck to get an advance read of Live, Local and DEAD, and it’s a stellar first entry to this fun series. Today, the author will tell us a bit about … Continue reading Guest Chick: Nikki Knight

Time for a Chick Pic!

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! Give us a couple of sentences … who are these characters? What’s everyone’s back story? Victim, murderer, nosy neighbor, innocent suspect? The more ridiculous the better! Each comment can build on the next until we have a fully … Continue reading Time for a Chick Pic!

Guest Chick: Lois Winston

The Chicks are so happy and excited to welcome USA Today and Amazon bestselling author Lois Winston! Today the author of her popular Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series (book #10 is now out!) talks about that great mystery of life: how (and if!) to combine romance and mystery in a cozy. Take it away, Lois! Romancing the Mystery I once read that Agatha Christie didn’t believe … Continue reading Guest Chick: Lois Winston

Guest Chick: Sandra Murphy

The Chicks are excited to welcome acclaimed short story author Sandra Murphy today, tackling a question we’ve all thought about… Where Do Ideas Come From? Something happens + a question = an idea for a story or book. Writers say, ‘I couldn’t think of anything to write’ or ‘The Muse wasn’t speaking to me.’ I don’t believe in writer’s block or The Muse. Ideas float … Continue reading Guest Chick: Sandra Murphy

Guest Chick: Sarah E. Burr

The Chicks are happy to welcome Sarah E. Burr to her first-ever Chicks post. Today she’s sharing a fascinating story about a mysterious gun unearthed on her family’s Maine property… Hi, everyone! It’s so lovely to meet you virtually, and thank you to Ellen for inviting me here today. I’m relatively new to the cozy mystery scene, having launched my first paranormal cozy, You Can’t … Continue reading Guest Chick: Sarah E. Burr