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

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

I’ll Take ‘What’s Annoying Becky’ for 500, Alex

I’m normally a very sunny person. No wild mood swings. Ridiculously optimistic. Annoyingly chipper very early in the morning. Able to see humor in everything, mostly myself. But like any sapling nibbled by beavers, sometimes I just have to yell, “Dam!” So, forget politics, genocide, racism, misogyny and all the rest. Let’s talk about important stuff … the things that are currently annoying me. The … Continue reading I’ll Take ‘What’s Annoying Becky’ for 500, Alex

New Release: Foul Play on Words by Becky Clark

Book two in the fabulous Mystery Writer’s Mystery series, Foul Play on Words is available now wherever books are sold! ♥︎ Happy book birthday, Becky! Between a kidnapping, a double booking, and a crew of hapless volunteers, Charlee worries the writing conference will go to the dogs. Mystery author Charlee Russo agrees to speak at a Portland writers’ conference organized by her friend Viv Lundquist. … Continue reading New Release: Foul Play on Words by Becky Clark

Newsletters or Snooze-letters?

I have a love-hate relationship with author newsletters, my own So Seldom It’s Shameful News in particular. We authors are told that we must have an email newsletter as a way to interact with our readers. Of course we do that on our blogs and on Facebook pretty regularly, but those platforms can go away at any time, we’re just guests there. The only thing … Continue reading Newsletters or Snooze-letters?

How can you work on your work ethic if you aren’t actually working?

by Becky Clark, Free Range Chick  I recently took a vacation. You know how that goes. You scramble ahead of time to pay any bills that might come due while you’re gone. Make sure you have enough dog food and treats. Wash the sheets for your dog-slash-housesitters, in this case, two different people, two different guest rooms. Have enough food for them, but not too … Continue reading How can you work on your work ethic if you aren’t actually working?

Men Are From Mars, Women Are Simply More Observant

This week, we’re excited to introduce a very special guest, the talented and hilarious Becky Clark! Becky writes the kind of humorous cozies we love, and she also blogs over at the fabulous Mysteristas. She’s agreed to be a special contributor to help fill in while the fabulous Kellye Garrett takes a much-deserved blogging hiatus, earning her the official title of “Free-Range Chick.” Take it away, Becky!

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