Considering we’re smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, we figured it would be the perfect time to have today’s guest. Everyone, please give a warm Season’s Greetings to Bethany Blake, who writes the Lucky Paws Mysteries. The fourth, A Midwinter’s Tail, just came out! Continue reading “Guest Chick: Bethany Blake”
I loved doing the locations of Hollywood Homicide post so much that I wanted to do it again. Below you’ll find three locations you’ll find in Hollywood Ending when it comes out on Wednesday! Continue reading The Real Life Locations of Hollywood Ending
If you spend as much time on Instagram as I do, then you already know about #MCM aka Man Crush Monday. Every Monday, you’re supposed to post a pic of your favorite men along with the hashtag #MCM. (Don’t worry ladies, we get our turn on Wednesday with the equally fun #WCW, Woman Crush Wednesday!) Since today is Monday, I figured it would be a … Continue reading #MCM: My Favorite Men in Mystery
I’m a writer, which means I’m good at one thing: procrastination. I’ve perfected my technique like nobody’s business. My procrastination game is strong, y’all. And as a perfectionist, I’m always looking for ways to improve my craft. My latest obsession: Watching cooking videos online.
As anyone who’s spoken to me for more than .000002 seconds knows. I’m super passionate about having more diversity in my beloved mystery genre. As you might imagine, I get a lot of people asking me for recommendations of mysteries and thrillers written by diverse authors. Here are five new books I’m super excited about:
We’re thrilled to have Mary Higgins Clark, Agatha, Lefty and Anthony award nominated writer Nadine Nettmann with us today to celebrate the release of Pairing a Deception, the third book in her Sommelier Mystery series. It’s out May 8, but you can preorder your copy now! Continue reading “Guest Interview: Nadine Nettmann”
I’m still on a Chicks hiatus dealing with the death of my father on March 31. (Thank you to everyone who has reached out with such kind words. And a huge thank you to my fellow Chicks for being so supportive and for donating to My Brother’s Keeper in my dad’s name.)
Since I didn’t want to miss my post week on the schedule, I figured I’d take a page from Ellen and repost the story on my own cover reveal late last year. Continue reading “Repost: The Inside Story on my Hollywood Ending Cover!”
When it comes to planning, I use something called a bullet journal. I fell so much in love that—in addition to my everyday bullet journal—I created one specifically for writing projects. Here are a few tips if you want to start your own writing Bullet Journal. Continue reading Bullet Journal Tips For Writers
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas. I’m talking about Awards Season, the three or four month stretch where Hollywood gives out awards like candy on Halloween. Here are my three favorite things about Awards Season. Continue reading Happy Awards Season!
If you don’t follow me on social media, you might have missed the cover for book 2 in the Detective by Day mysteries. Thought I’d share the cover and a few insights… My publisher is no joke when it comes to coming up with the perfect covers for their series. Unlike some publishers, the cover is on the first things they work on. My editor … Continue reading The Inside Story on my Hollywood Ending Cover!
I first met Valerie (aka V.M. Burns) when I invited her to join ’17 Scribes, a group of authors with their debut novels coming out in 2017. With both of us being black and writing amateur detective novels, we became fast friends. So I was thrilled when she let me read an advanced copy of her debut, The Plot is Murder! (Full disclosure: I may have begged … Continue reading Chicks Interview: V.M. Burns