It’s mid-summer, and The Chicks are relaxing in their favorite outdoor spots with piles of books and pitchers of lemonade. (Okay, we’re actually writing, but you get the idea.) What creepy-crawly critters do we least want to join us? Pass the pesticide, and we’ll tell you… Continue reading “Bug-a-boos: Pests We Do Not Love”
On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress declared that the thirteen colonies of America were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states.
Of course, these days, many of us also associate the holiday with barbecues, fireworks, parades, baseball, and other festive, beginning-of-summer activities. So we thought it would be fun to reminisce today about some of our favorite memories celebrating America’s birthday, or whatever makes the day special to us. Continue reading “Our Favorite Fourth of July Memories”
We Chicks live to solve mysteries, but there are some mysteries in this world that are unsolvable because they simply don’t make sense to us. Oh, for example, like… Continue reading “That doesn’t make SENSE!”
No doubt about it, authors experience plenty of ups and downs on the crazy roller coaster of Publishing. Sometimes it’s a thrilling ride, and sometimes it’s…less thrilling. But one thing writers can count on: We are ALWAYS busy. Here’s what some of the Chicks are working on at this very minute… Continue reading “What We’re Working on Right Now”
We all know what Easter and Passover are really about. Eating! Just kidding. But we do have our favorite spring holiday treats. And a special place in our heart for a holiday that celebrates all things Chick-like! Continue reading Our Favorite Easter or Passover treat is…
This week, some of the Chicks are attending Left Coast Crime. We’ll be appearing in the following panels, with book signings to follow. We are also looking forward to meeting those of you who signed up for our Author-Reader Connection. If you’re in Vancouver at the conference, please say hello! Ellen Byron Culinary Mysteries Lefty Humorous Award Nominees Becky Clark Not So Traditional Traditionals Kellye … Continue reading Gone to Left Coast Crime 2019
Today, the Chicks remember the first published authors we ever met…mostly during a time when our own books were still just a twinkle in our eyes.
As the media universe chirps with pre-Oscar predictions and red-carpet prep, the Chicks offer their own Egg-bert awards for the most worthy (or awful) in movies this year. Read on to see which ones received a talons-up (or down)!
The Oscars are a’comin’, which brings to mind movies whose popularity eludes us. They may be critically acclaimed and audience favorites, but for us, the review is… meh.
Here are the Chicks’ choices of movies whose popularity, acclaim, or existence we just don’t get. Continue reading “That Movie’s So Popular…Why???”
The Chicks on the Case are signing off for the holidays to spend time with family and friends, read books and eat cookies. We’ll be back in 2019 with fun posts, some new special guests — and some new book releases! Until then, we wish each of you the very best of the season and much happiness in the New Year. In the meantime, here’s a little holiday quiz to get you in the spirit. Continue reading “Have Yourself a Merry Little QuizMas”
Looking for a holiday gift for your favorite mystery lover? Stuff their stockings with feisty heroines, lots of laughs and lively plots that are sure to keep them guessing! (Last-minute shopping? Send an e-book!) CAJUN COUNTRY MYSTERY SERIES by Ellen Byron (Crooked Lane Books) Life can be murder in quirky Pelican, Louisiana, but native daughter Magnolia “Maggie” Crozat uses her artist’s eye to spot clues … Continue reading Mystery Solved: What to Give the Cozy Lover on Your List
Happy Black Friday, friends! The Chicks thought we’d share what our dream Black Friday buys would be. Read on to see what might motivate us to brave those crazy crowds.