Being a Mystery Author Is Murder On My Social Life
Free-Range Chicks / Kathleen Valenti / Post

Being a Mystery Author Is Murder On My Social Life

Here’s a snippet of a conversation between me and my best friend at a recent Jazzercise class: Me: Did you read about the body found floating in the Pacific? Bestie: Murdered by the scientist, right? Me (tying my shoes): Then decapitated. Bestie (lunging into a calf stretch): I think they only found the torso. Me: … Continue reading

How can you work on your work ethic if you aren’t actually working?
Becky Clark / Free-Range Chicks

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 … Continue reading

Everything I Learned About Writing I Learned from Joan Wilder
Free-Range Chicks / Kathleen Valenti

Everything I Learned About Writing I Learned from Joan Wilder

This week, we’re excited to introduce our second “Free-Range Chick,” the hilarious and delightful Kathleen Valenti, author of the Maggie O’Malley Mystery Series. Kathy also blogs at Mysteristas, and is helping fill in while the fabulous Kellye Garrett takes a much-deserved blogging hiatus. Take it away, Kathy! Continue reading

Men Are From Mars, Women Are Simply More Observant
Becky Clark / Free-Range Chicks

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 … Continue reading