Guest Chick: Elizabeth Wilkerson

We are thrilled to welcome Elizabeth Wilkerson, author of Tokyo Firewall–and she’s offering a wonderful giveaway! Read on for more… Poisoning my dinner party guests wasn’t my intention… I moved to Tokyo in the late ‘80s to study butoh dance. I didn’t speak Japanese, but I figured I could learn the language by osmosis just by being in the flow of everyday life. I was … Continue reading Guest Chick: Elizabeth Wilkerson

Guest Chick: Mary Lee Ashford

We’re thrilled to have the delightful and talented Mary Lee Ashford visit today as our Guest Chick! To celebrate the release of GAME OF SCONES, the first book in the Sugar and Spice Mystery series, Mary Lee is doing a GIVEAWAY OF a copy of the book (ebook or print, winner’s choice), plus a GAME OF SCONES T-shirt to one lucky commenter (Please include your … Continue reading Guest Chick: Mary Lee Ashford

Murder Mystery Haiku (and a Giveaway!)

This seems to be a week for poetry on the Chicks! Today, I’m discussing the fun, Japanese poetic form of haiku. I was first introduced to haiku back in 1977, when my law professor father initiated the Federal Jurisdiction Haiku Festival at the UCLA School of Law, inviting students and professors to submit original poems on this arcane subject. This was long before I became … Continue reading Murder Mystery Haiku (and a Giveaway!)

Guest Chick: Diane Vallere

The Chicks welcome back the wonderful Diane Vallere, with a post AND the chance to enter a super cool giveaway! When One Door Opens, Another One Hits You In The Tush We’ve all heard the expression: when one door closes, another one opens. And while it’s easier to focus on the open door, the one that represents what’s new, unexpected, fresh, and possible, it’s not … Continue reading Guest Chick: Diane Vallere

Hail to thee, our alma maters…

School’s back from summer and with it, memories of our own textbook and bleacher days. Our alma maters cut a wide swath across the country. Read on to find out where the Chicks picked up their university diplomas.

(The winner in the GIVEAWAY for a copy of Against the Claw by Shari Randall, who was our guest Chick this week, is Kristin Lundgren. Congratulations, Kristin!) Continue reading “Hail to thee, our alma maters…”

What We Talk About When We Talk About Going Back To School

(Dedicated to all the teachers heading back into classrooms right about now.) What We Talk About When We Talk About Going Back To School (Sliver of open door.) How the summer went by like lightning. How much we miss the summer already. (Hallway of good intentions.) Whom we’ve seen and not seen. Whom we want to see and not see. (Charts and more charts.) Which … Continue reading What We Talk About When We Talk About Going Back To School

Guest Chick: Liz Milliron

Please join the Chicks in welcoming Liz Milliron, author of the Laurel Highlands Mysteries. Leave a comment below to be entered into the giveaway for a copy of book one, ROOT OF ALL EVIL. The Dreaded Red Pen Before I was offered my book contract, the publisher had a few questions. I expected them, especially the ones about social media and marketing. But I stumbled … Continue reading Guest Chick: Liz Milliron

Guest Book Blogger: Lisa K

Ever wonder about the story behind some of your favorite book bloggers’ websites? Well, wonder no more because each month we’re featuring an interview with a well-known blogger. Our August guest is Lisa K, from the popular blog, Lisa Ks Book Reviews! Welcome, Lisa! Please tell us about your blog. Why did you decide to write it? What are some of the challenges and/or successes … Continue reading Guest Book Blogger: Lisa K

Cat and Dog Mystery Tour

The Chicks are happy to welcome the Cat and Dog Mystery Tour today, featuring some of your favorite cozy authors – AND a giveaway! Read on to learn more about the authors, their pets, and the prize… Hello from the cat and dog cozy mystery series authors! We’re so thankful to the wonderful Chicks for hosting us this Friday, and for all of you readers … Continue reading Cat and Dog Mystery Tour