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Guest Chick: Kelly Brakenhoff (and a giveaway)

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Kelly Brakenhoff, author of the Cassandra Soto cozy mysteries. Kelly has kindly offered to giveaway a book to one lucky commenter! No Reader Left Behind: Making Books More Inclusive Finding new readers is my part-time job.  It’s only second in importance to writing my next book. (Which I should probably be working on at this moment instead … Continue reading Guest Chick: Kelly Brakenhoff (and a giveaway)

Guest Chick: Tracee de Hahn (and a giveaway)

We are delighted to welcome Tracee de Hahn, author of the Agnes Lüthi Mysteries! Tracee has kindly offered to give away a copy of Swiss Vendetta and A Well-Timed Murder, so be sure to leave a comment below today to be entered.  Who is ready to travel? I’d say everyone, whether it is across town to spend an unmasked day with friends and family or … Continue reading Guest Chick: Tracee de Hahn (and a giveaway)

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Guest Chick: Lorie Lewis Ham

Please join us in welcoming Lorie Lewis Ham, magazine publisher, mystery author, and podcaster! We were delighted to have the opportunity to ask some questions about the fascinating world of Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast… How did you get into podcasting?  I have enjoyed listening to podcasts for a long time. Several years ago I had a dream to create a web series but it was just too large … Continue reading Guest Chick: Lorie Lewis Ham

Guest Chick: Nekesa Afia

Jennifer here. Welcome to Chicks on the Case, Nekesa! Thank you for sharing the drive and inspiration behind your debut, Dead Dead Girls! Do you know when you have, maybe accidentally, created a brand with clear interests? It’s when a TV show premieres and seven separate people message you on three different social media websites saying, “Nekesa! This show is set in the 1920s, it’s … Continue reading Guest Chick: Nekesa Afia

Guest Chick: Mary Keliikoa

Leslie Karst here, pleased to bring you another fun post from my pal, Mary Keliikoa, author of Denied, the terrific new (released yesterday!) mystery featuring PI Kelley Pruett, sequel to her Lefty, Agatha, and Anthony award-nominated Derailed. And one lucky commenter will win a copy of Denied! Take it away, Mary: Monday–Fun Day? Okay – I have a confession to make. I’m one of those … Continue reading Guest Chick: Mary Keliikoa

Guest Chick: Terrie Farley Moran

Ellen here and I’m so happy to welcome my pal Terrie Farley Moran as a guest Chick. In addition to her impressive career as a solo mystery author and co-author of Laura Childs’ New Orleans Scrapbooking Mysteries, she’s now joined forces to write with “Jessica Fletcher!” Today, she’s going to tell us how she scored this awesome honor… MURDER, SHE’S WRITING My name is Terrie … Continue reading Guest Chick: Terrie Farley Moran

Guest Chick: Mia P. Manansala & Giveaway

Jennifer here. Super excited to introduce you to Mia P. Manansala, whose debut book, Arsenic and Adobo (May 4, 2021), is getting a lot of well-deserved buzz. Filled with great food, nosy aunties, and a cute Dachshund, what’s not to love? The role of food in a murder mystery By Mia P. Manansala Food and murder. What a combination, right? Who thought to create an … Continue reading Guest Chick: Mia P. Manansala & Giveaway

Guest Chick: SG Wong

We are so excited to welcome SG Wong, author of the Lola Starke mysteries and current president of Sisters in Crime! The Lola Starke series is set in 1930s-era Crescent City, a fictionalized “Chinese Los Angeles” in an alternate history in which China established a city-state colony at the start of the Gold Rush. This alternate history also contains ghosts and magic, historically-accurate fashion, and plenty of … Continue reading Guest Chick: SG Wong

If a Tree Falls . . .

By Alicia Beckman aka Leslie Budewitz Our first Christmas together, Mr. Right and I drove over the mountains to spend the holiday with my brother, his family, and my mother. Mr. Right carefully packed two identical long narrow boxes in the car, each with a red bow on top. Into the big apple basket crammed with gifts, he tucked two small identical cardboard boxes, also … Continue reading If a Tree Falls . . .

Guest Chick: Amy Pershing

Hi! It’s Jennifer. I’m happy to host Amy Pershing today. She’s written a great post on all the weird (read: amazing) jobs she’s had. Welcome to the Chicks, and congrats on your debut, Amy! Always raise your hand for the weird job I’m sometimes asked how I got into this mystery writing gig.  I get it.  It’s a weird job.  But I’ve always raised my … Continue reading Guest Chick: Amy Pershing

Guest Chick: J.C. Kenney

Ellen here, so happy to welcome back the always entertaining J.C. Kenney and help him celebrate his newest release! Life is Too Short… Happy Wednesday, friends! I hope the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing in your neck of the woods. Here in Indianapolis (home of this year’s NCAA Men’s basketball tournament for you sports fans), Spring is in full swing. The trees … Continue reading Guest Chick: J.C. Kenney