Guest Chick: Lori Roberts Herbst

Lisa here, and I’m delighted to welcome first-time Chicks guest Lori Roberts Herbst, who recently burst onto the cozy mystery scene with her fabulous Callie Cassidy Mystery series. Book One, SUITABLE FOR FRAMING, was just awarded the 2022 Silver Falchion for Best Cozy Mystery, as well as 2nd Runner Up for Best Book of 2021. Take it away, Lori! Continue reading Guest Chick: Lori Roberts Herbst

Guest Chick: Maddie Day

Leslie Karst here, pleased as rum punch to welcome my pal Maddie Day (aka Edith Maxwell), whose brand new mystery, Murder in a Cape Cottage, released just yesterday. Edith and I roomed together at my very first mystery writers convention, Left Coast Crime back in 2014 in Monterey, CA, and we’ve been buddies ever since. Be sure to read to the end, as there’s a … Continue reading Guest Chick: Maddie Day

The Quest For Authenticity: How Far Is Too Far?

We are so pleased to welcome the talented Marie Sutro the nest! This award-winning, best-selling writer has been described as “one helluva author” and we couldn’t agree more. Today the author of the newly released Dark Obsessions discusses setting the perfect setting. Sometimes the hardest part of writing a book can be the quest for authenticity. While drafting my new release, Dark Obsessions, a furry … Continue reading The Quest For Authenticity: How Far Is Too Far?

Guest Chick: Fleur Bradley and #Giveaway

Jennifer here, and I’m super happy to have Fleur Bradley on our blog again. Fleur and I met online years ago, and I always enjoy her stories for young readers. (Don’t tell the kids that I read Fleur’s books first before I pass them on!) What’s Your Daybreak? Or: My Pandemic Book By Fleur Bradley I’m a big Elly Griffiths fan and preorder all her … Continue reading Guest Chick: Fleur Bradley and #Giveaway

Guest Chick: Donnell Ann Bell

Lisa here, delighted to welcome Donnell Ann Bell as our guest today on Chicks. I was delighted to meet this wonderful mystery author in person at Left Coast Crime last spring–we had plenty to chirp about over coffee! Here Donnell makes a case for coincidences–and tells us more about her latest, UNTIL DEAD: A Cold Case Suspense. Just look at that chilling cover, brrr… Continue reading Guest Chick: Donnell Ann Bell

Guest Chick: Susan Kimmel Wright

The Chicks are excited to welcome Susan Kimmel Wright for a return visit to the blog today. (But we’re glad it’s not Friday the 13th!) Susan has generously offered one lucky US commenter—chosen at random— to receive a candle from the iconic Mystery Lovers Bookshop in Oakmont, PA, in their signature “Bookshop” scent, which sounds heavenly to us Chicks! Not (Very) Superstitious My daughter Maria … Continue reading Guest Chick: Susan Kimmel Wright

Guest Chick: Leslie Budewitz

The Chicks are tickled to welcome back Agatha award-winning author pal Leslie Budewitz as our guest chick today! The sixth entry in Leslie’s wonderful Spice Shop Mysteries, Peppermint Barked, is just out. And she is giving away a fab swag package to one lucky commenter on today’s blog! Take it away, Leslie! Killing it on the village streets “When people get arrested in your books,” … Continue reading Guest Chick: Leslie Budewitz

Guest Chick: Jonathan Dunsky

Ellen here. I discovered Jonathan’s terrific Adam Lapid Mysteries when a woman at my gym who knows I’m a mystery writer handed me one of his books, along with a well-deserved glowing recommendation. The series is set in the late 1940s and early 1950s Israel, when the newly formed nation is struggling to find its feet and survive. Protagonist Adam Lapid, a detective in Hungary, … Continue reading Guest Chick: Jonathan Dunsky

Guest Chick: Faye Snowden (And #Giveaway)

Jennifer here, and I’m happy to welcome Faye Snowden today! Faye is offering a generous combo giveaway to one lucky winner. She’ll be sharing about how she used her bookshelf as a resource for A Killing Rain and give us some great writing self-help book recommendations. My self-help journey By Faye Snowden If you’ve listened to any of my podcast interviews or seen me on … Continue reading Guest Chick: Faye Snowden (And #Giveaway)