Guest Chick: Judy Penz Sheluk

The Chicks are happy to welcome back terrific mystery author Judy Penz Sheluk. In this visit, she shares about a fascinating short story collection she’s edited. It sounds great! Heartbreaks & Half-truths Some might say that a half-truth is the same as a lie. I’d like to refute that. Let me cite an example to prove my point: I was in the tenth grade, summer … Continue reading Guest Chick: Judy Penz Sheluk

Guest Chick Annette Dashofy: “HGTV”

The Chicks are so happy to welcome back Annette Dashofy, USA Today bestselling author of the Zoe Chambers mystery series. Today she talks HGTV inspo and her new release, Til Death, the 10th(!) book in this beloved series. Take it away, Annette! I had lived my entire life without cable or satellite television until last September when I had a falling out with my internet … Continue reading Guest Chick Annette Dashofy: “HGTV”

Guest Chick Mary Keliikoa: Mystery Writing “Don’t Tips”

Leslie Karst here. Today, we welcome Mary Keliikoa, whose debut novel, DERAILED, the first in the new PI Kelly Pruett mystery series, was released just last month. Read on, to learn the “don’t tips” Mary can now pass on to fellow new authors: I’ve loved mysteries for quite some time and read them voraciously as a young adult. It wouldn’t be until my late twenties, however, … Continue reading Guest Chick Mary Keliikoa: Mystery Writing “Don’t Tips”

Guest Chick: Heather Gilbert

We are so delighted to welcome Heather Gilbert to Chicks on the Case. She is the author of the new Barks and Beans Cafe cozy mystery series. NO FILTER has just been released. Today she is musing on graying gracefully…and writing older heroines. Take it away, Heather! The COVID epidemic came along just after I’d decided to ditch the dye and let my gray hairs … Continue reading Guest Chick: Heather Gilbert

Guest Chick: Abby Vandiver

The Chicks are thrilled to welcome bestselling author Abby Vandiver today! She has written a variety of series, including the Logan Dickerson Cozy Mysteries, Normal Junction Cozy Mysteries, Tiny House Mysteries, Romaine Wilder Mysteries, and the Ice Cream Parlor Mysteries. Her latest book, A Deadly Inside Scoop, is available now under the name Abby Collette. For the Good of the Story! Cozy mysteries are fun. No … Continue reading Guest Chick: Abby Vandiver

Guest Chick: Sara Dahmen

Hi, Ellen here. I e-met Sara Dahmen in a Dana Kaye webinar about promoting during a pandemic. Sara had written a gorgeous book, Copper, Iron, and Clay: A Smith’s Journey, about iconic American cookware and her journey to become the only female coppersmith in America. Read about how she came to write this awesome book – which includes delicious recipes… Some of Sara’s gorgeous creations … Continue reading Guest Chick: Sara Dahmen

Guest Chick: Kate Lansing

Please join us in giving Kate Lansing, author of Killer Chardonnay, a very warm welcome! Killer Chardonnay is the first in her delightful Colorado Wine Mysteries series and it is available NOW!  The Subtle Art of Book Tasting Thanks so much for inviting me to be a guest! Before anyone gets too concerned, let me start by saying: No, I’m not actually consuming books, licking pages, or … Continue reading Guest Chick: Kate Lansing

Guest Chick: Maggie Toussaint

Please join us in welcoming award-winning author Maggie Toussaint today! The talented Maggie has written numerous books of mystery and suspense–including the most recent Seas the Day, and we’re so happy to have her visiting us today. River Holloway’s On The Case! I’m a sucker for old family photos! I love to look at faces and see what people were doing way back when. In my … Continue reading Guest Chick: Maggie Toussaint

Guest Chick: Frankie Bow, on the Great Murder Hornet Mystery Story

Leslie Karst here. Frankie Bow and I first met at the California Crime Writers’ Convention in Los Angeles about six years ago, when we sat at the same table at lunch, only to realize we both lived in Hilo, Hawai’i (me only half time). We immediately hit it off, and the rest–as they say–is history. She’s one of the funniest gals I know, so you’re … Continue reading Guest Chick: Frankie Bow, on the Great Murder Hornet Mystery Story