That Movie’s So Popular…Why???
Becky Clark / Cynthia Kuhn / Ellen Byron / Group Post / Kathleen Valenti / Leslie Karst / Lisa Q. Mathews / Vickie Fee

That Movie’s So Popular…Why???

 The Oscars are a’comin’, which brings to mind movies whose popularity eludes us. They may be critically acclaimed and audience favorites, but for us, the review is… meh. Here are the Chicks’ choices of movies whose popularity, acclaim, or existence we just don’t get. Continue reading

Being a Mystery Author Is Murder On My Social Life
Free-Range Chicks / Kathleen Valenti / Post

Being a Mystery Author Is Murder On My Social Life

Here’s a snippet of a conversation between me and my best friend at a recent Jazzercise class: Me: Did you read about the body found floating in the Pacific? Bestie: Murdered by the scientist, right? Me (tying my shoes): Then decapitated. Bestie (lunging into a calf stretch): I think they only found the torso. Me: … Continue reading

Everything I Learned About Writing I Learned from Joan Wilder
Free-Range Chicks / Kathleen Valenti

Everything I Learned About Writing I Learned from Joan Wilder

This week, we’re excited to introduce our second “Free-Range Chick,” the hilarious and delightful Kathleen Valenti, author of the Maggie O’Malley Mystery Series. Kathy also blogs at Mysteristas, and is helping fill in while the fabulous Kellye Garrett takes a much-deserved blogging hiatus. Take it away, Kathy! Continue reading