A Memory of Chicks

Kathleen (aka Kathy) Valenti here, and I’m pleased as punch to welcome Victoria Gilbert to the roost today. Victoria is the author of the Blue Ridge Library Mystery Series and the Book Lover’s B&B Series, the first book of which releases in a few short days (August 11th, to be exact). To celebrate, Victoria is giving away a hardcover copy of the series’ debut, BOOKED … Continue reading A Memory of Chicks

Oh! Exclamation point!!!

My reality TV of choice is the true crime variety that airs on Investigation Discovery, the channel that features such inimitable classics as BrideKillas, Murder Loves Company, Deadly Dentists and Elder Skelter.  But every once in a while, I’ll tune into non-murdery reality TV. A favorite: My Strange Addiction. Maybe it’s because I’m fascinated by tales of deep and meaningful relationships with puppets. Maybe it’s … Continue reading Oh! Exclamation point!!!

A Statement from Sisters in Crime

The Chicks would like to share this statement from the national mystery organization, Sisters in Crime. Sisters in Crime is an organization founded on the principles of equality and inclusion. We believe Black lives matter. The murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd are only three recent reminders of the 400-year history of violence visited upon the Black people of the United States. … Continue reading A Statement from Sisters in Crime

My Very Busy Schedule

As many of us continue to shelter in place or work from home, mental health professionals recommend keeping a schedule to lend a sense of normalcy and constancy. Here’s how I’ve painstakingly laid out my days during this extended time at home. 6am:                      Rise early to write The New Project. 6:05am:                Decide that I need to get myself in the Writing Zone. 6:10 … Continue reading My Very Busy Schedule

Comedy is Crime Plus A Cat

Kathleen here, and I’m so pleased and honored to welcome Gabriel Valjan today. Gabriel is not only a wonderful, Agatha (and other!) award-nominated author, but also one of the biggest champions of the writing and reading community, continually promoting, encouraging, and cheering on his crime fiction brethren. But enough fan-girling from me. Let’s get into what Gabriel has to say about comedy and crime. Crimes … Continue reading Comedy is Crime Plus A Cat

Book Chat: My Fair Latte

There is nothing we Chicks like better than talking about books, and we think that’s true for you, too. So we decided a BOOK CLUB would be fun! Today, we’re talking about Vickie Fee’s new release, MY FAIR LATTE. We’ll kick off the discussion, then we’d love it if you’d join in. Ask questions about the book, or the process, or the research, or anything you’re curious about. We’re always trying to get our books in front of new readers, so invite a friend to visit with us by sharing this post madly in all your forums. The more, the merrier! (If you haven’t read the book yet, you can still participate–and don’t worry, there won’t be any spoilers!)   Continue reading “Book Chat: My Fair Latte”