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

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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