Guest Chick: Angela Maria Hart

Please join us in giving a very warm welcome to Angela Maria Hart, the brilliant mind behind the Cozy Mystery Book Club! She puts so much time and energy into celebrating the cozy mystery genre, for which authors and readers alike are incredibly grateful. Read on for all the details… Welcome to The Cozy Mystery Book Club Hello Fellow Mystery Lovers! I am honored to … Continue reading Guest Chick: Angela Maria Hart

Guest Chick: Raquel V. Reyes

Ellen here and I’m so happy to welcome Raquel V. Reyes, whose debut mystery, Mango, Mambo, and Murder is garnering a lot of buzz! What in the world is a food anthropologist?   Miriam Quiñones-Smith is the main character in the new Caribbean Kitchen Mystery series. As one might guess by the series’ title, it is a culinary cozy. But despite being the host of … Continue reading Guest Chick: Raquel V. Reyes

Guest Chick: Linda Lovely

Please join us in giving author Linda Lovely a very warm welcome! Linda has kindly offered to give away one copy of With Neighbors Like These–all commenters below today will be entered to win. The HOA Funny Papers With Neighbors Like These, the first book in my new HOA Mystery Series, doesn’t fit in the humorous mystery category. Yet, since homeowner associations provide the homicidal … Continue reading Guest Chick: Linda Lovely

Guest Chick: Annette Dashofy

We are so delighted to welcome back Annette Dashofy, Agatha-Award-nominated author of the Zoe Chambers mysteries!   Cats in Fact and Fiction A friend recently asked me if I plan to include horses in all my books. It’s a fair question. In my Zoe Chambers mysteries, Zoe owns a horse and has managed a boarding and training facility in the past. During the last few … Continue reading Guest Chick: Annette Dashofy

Guest Chick: Judy Penz Sheluk

We’re happy to welcome back Judy Penz Sheluk, who offers invaluable insight into how stories are chosen – or not chosen – for an anthology. Read and learn! For the past three years, my indie-imprint, Superior Shores Press, has published a multi-author anthology of mystery and suspense on June 18th. Each time, the process has been the same: Post a Call for Submissions in October … Continue reading Guest Chick: Judy Penz Sheluk

Guest Chick: Gabby Allan

Leslie Karst here, welcoming the talented, witty, and prolific author, Gabby Allan, aka Misty Simon. Gabby’s got a new book out, Much Ado About Nauticaling, the first in the Whit and Whiskers mystery series, set on Catalina Island in Southern California. And she’s generously giving away a copy of the new book to THREE lucky readers who comment below! Take it away, Gabby: Hello there, … Continue reading Guest Chick: Gabby Allan

Guest Chicks: Cynthia Chow, Kathleen Costa, and Sandra Murphy

Today, we are thrilled to host three fabulous reviewers from Kings River Life Magazine and KRL News & Reviews: Cynthia Chow, Kathleen Costa, and Sandra Murphy. Readers and writers alike are fans of their terrific work–welcome to all!   Cynthia Chow How did you get into professional reviewing?  To start off, I don’t really consider myself to be a professional reviewer. It’s not my paid … Continue reading Guest Chicks: Cynthia Chow, Kathleen Costa, and Sandra Murphy

Guest Chick: Esme Addison

The Chicks welcome back Esme Addison, whose newest Enchanted Bay Mystery, A Hex for Danger, launched yesterday. Today, Esme tackles a great topic… On Finding Inspiration Everywhere Most writers probably know that inspiration for stories can be found everywhere. I have a hard time turning that off – the ability to see something, meet someone or experience something and get an idea for a story. … Continue reading Guest Chick: Esme Addison

Guest Chick: Diane Kelly (and a giveaway)

Jennifer here, and I’m welcoming Diane Kelly to the blog. I got to read an ARC of Diane’s newest book, The Moonshine Shack Murder. Here’s my blurb for it: “A shining example of a cozy mystery, complete with a business savvy protagonist, an irascible granddad, and a brewing romance.” Okay, take it away, Diane! This Little Light of Mine . . . I have always … Continue reading Guest Chick: Diane Kelly (and a giveaway)

Guest Chick: Gigi Pandian

Ellen here, and I’m so thrilled to welcome Gigi Pandian. Gigi was one of my first mystery pals and we’ve shared some adventures together. Today she shares about the silver lining of a terrifying health ordeal. June 2021 is a strange anniversary for me. Ten years ago this month, my life turned upside down when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had just turned … Continue reading Guest Chick: Gigi Pandian