Hi there, Becky here, with one last gift for you to close out our year here at Chicks on the Case … our guest, Lorrie Holmgren! Thank you to Chicks on the Case for inviting me to be a guest blogger! My series of lighthearted mysteries feature Emily Swift, who writes travel articles about delightful places to go on vacation and ends up being drawn … Continue reading Guest Chick—Lorrie Holmgren
So, when you are a writer and you occasionally (daily) spend too much time on social media, you may start looking for writing wisdom and inspiration on Twitter. Unfortunately, I must not be like other writers because oftentimes these memes completely miss the mark for me. For example: You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write. … Continue reading Writing advice that doesn’t apply to me
Welcome to Chicks Book Club! Please feel free to ask any questions you have about the book, the series, the characters, the writing process, the research, or anything you’re curious about. Mimi Lee hoped to give Los Angeles animal lovers something to talk about with her pet grooming shop, Hollywoof. She never imagined that the first cat she said hello to would talk back or … Continue reading Chicks Book Club: Mimi Lee Gets A Clue by Jennifer J. Chow
I’d like to thank the Chicks for having me on as a Guest Chick, but if you don’t mind, I’m going to turn my blog post over to Waylon Jenkins, Zombie Cosmetologist, the hero of my story Pluck & Cover. He’s always bugging me to let him have his say so we might as well give him the platform. As a special prize for listening to him natter on, anyone who comments below is automatically entered into a giveaway for a free Pluck & Cover ebook. —JD Blackrose, Zombie Wrangler. Continue reading Guest Chick: J.D. Blackrose
When I was twelve years old, my mother announced that we would no longer have a Christmas tree. The family was suffering from financial troubles and Mom and Dad were in the dumps. My reaction – “Give up the family Christmas tree?! Oh, hell to the no.” I told my parents if they bought one, I’d take over decorating and un-decorating it. They agreed to … Continue reading When Crafts and Christmas Collide
‘Tis the season for brown paper packages tied up with strings, but instead of talking about our favorite things, we thought we’d share our not-so-faves–namely expressions that set our teeth on edge. Read our least favorite expressions then chime in with your own.
The Chicks are thrilled to welcome Susan McCormick, author-slash-physician-slash-amazing human being. Susan’s Fog Ladies series celebrates senior sleuths. She joins us today to talk about unexpected gifts in difficult times. Take it away, Susan! My mom would have loved the COVID stay-at-home orders. An excuse to hole up with her murder mystery books and cooking shows. Stay on the couch. Eat what you want because … Continue reading Joy in the Time of Alzheimer’s
Welcome to Chicks Book Club! Please feel free to ask any questions you have about the book, the series, the characters, the writing process, the research, or anything you’re curious about. Continue reading “Chicks Book Club: Puzzling Ink by Becky Clark”
I’m looking for the perfect town. It can’t be too hot or too cold, too rich or too poor, too big or too small, and preferably there will be an adorable cat or dog and a plate of cookies at every house and shop. Oh, and this town must have at least one charming bookstore, multiple gourmet restaurants, a sleepy police department, and very few troublesome children. I’d like to visit the area in person, you see, but even the combined power of Google Maps, Siri and Waze can’t seem to locate it. Can you tell me how to get to Cozy Street? Continue reading Directions to Cozyland
The Chicks are happy to welcome back Lois Winston, who writes the bestselling Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mysteries. Take it away, Lois! From Dreams of Flying to the Moon to Fomenting Murder and Mayhem When I was twelve years old, I wanted to be an astronaut. I could think of nothing I wanted more than to travel among the stars — until the stark reality of … Continue reading Guest Chick: Lois Winston
No, we, alas, won’t be hosting meals for twelve people crammed around the dining room table this year, but I imagine most of us will be preparing a Thanksgiving meal for our “bubble” of two or four. And although the get-togethers will be small, they’ll still be joyous and delicious. And come Thursday night, “stuffed” is how the majority of folks in the country will … Continue reading Stuffed
Did you hear that? That was me releasing the huge book release breath I’ve been holding. The hoopla about Puzzling Ink is mostly over, and I’m pleased with the results. I spread the word like a good little marketer, garnered some new fans, pleased my current fans, and the reviews are excellent. I still have some virtual appearances coming up and some book clubs to … Continue reading The Next Best Thing?