I saw some funny warning labels recently that made me laugh. They also made me wonder about the lawsuits that surely must have prompted them. on a personal watercraft: “Never use a lit match or open flame to check fuel level.” on an iron-on T-shirt transfer: “Do not iron while wearing shirt.” on a baby stroller featuring a small pouch for storage: “Do not put … Continue reading Viva La Frivolous Lawsuit
Ellen here, happy to welcome back my friend – and neighbor – Nancy Cole Silverman. Yes, neighbor! Nancy and I only live a few blocks from each other and do power walks on a weekly basis where we hash out life and writing issues. We both love it. Anyway, Nancy has dropped by today to talk about The House That Vanity Built, the second book … Continue reading Guest Chick: Nancy Cole Silverman
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”
Yesterday, Father’s Day, was an emotional day for many. For some, happy and celebratory. Giving Dad a call, gifting him with (yet another) necktie and a card. For some, a day of tears, perhaps the first Father’s Day since Dad passed. For many, a mixed bag of emotions Continue reading Best Daddy in the world
We’re so thrilled to introduce you to the brand new Chick on the Case! Continue reading Meet the New Chick!
We’re so excited that we have a brand new Chick joining the brood! Continue reading Meet the new Chick on June 12!
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
Happy book birthday to The Study of Secrets–book 5 in the Lila Maclean Academic Mystery series is now available wherever books are sold!
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
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
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”
Let’s talk about book covers today. “But, Becky,” you ask. “Why? Why are we talking about book covers today?” Thanks for playing right into my devious segue. On Monday, March 23 I get to finally reveal the cover for Puzzling Ink, the first in my Crossword Puzzle Mysteries to be published in November! I really love it, and I hope you guys do too. It’s … Continue reading Go Ahead, Judge a Book By Its Cover