When Covid closed my gym forever in 2020, the increase in my weight and blood pressure – both of which still prove annoyingly difficult to reduce – necessitated an alternative exercise plan. Luckily, power walks in my hilly neighborhood have provided just that until I find another gym offering the dance classes I love. Sometimes I walk with friends, sometimes alone. In addition to exercise, … Continue reading Sunsets in Studio City
Being an author of mystery novels can be lonesome, stressful, aggravating, and plain hard work. But the benefits FAR outweigh the negatives, and one of the best parts of this life is interacting with our readers. So today, we’re talking about our favorite fan moments we’ve had over the years.Continue reading “Chick Chat: Our Favorite Fan Moments”
Jennifer here, and I’m happy to welcome Faye Snowden today! Faye is offering a generous combo giveaway to one lucky winner. She’ll be sharing about how she used her bookshelf as a resource for A Killing Rain and give us some great writing self-help book recommendations. My self-help journey By Faye Snowden If you’ve listened to any of my podcast interviews or seen me on … Continue reading Guest Chick: Faye Snowden (And #Giveaway)
It’s true that I already recounted the Ikea Bookshelf Saga, but let’s ponder bookshelves again today. It’s just that…they are so versatile and present. They can change a room, make artistic statements. There’s a reason they are so often featured in home decorating shows. You don’t have to look very hard on the web to find pictures of bookshelves in all sorts of dramatic configurations … Continue reading Bookshelves I Have Known
I sat down on Monday to think of what I wanted to write about here, right after I read Leslie’s post about Marilyn vos Savant. I had a couple of ideas, but they weren’t exciting me, and if they weren’t exciting me, I can only imagine what they’d do to you. So I pulled out my Fat Folder of Fervid Fun, otherwise known as my … Continue reading If You Were Made Out of Glass
We are so pleased to welcome Laura Jensen Walker back to Chicks on the Case! Today, we’re taking a departure from our typical lighthearted posts as Laura shares her journey from memory to memoir about trauma, secrets, and healing. We’re so incredibly grateful that Laura is sharing her experiences with us and the world. ❤ Writing the Hard Stuff Thanks to Ellen and the Chicks … Continue reading Guest Chick: Laura Jensen Walker
I was reading the Parade magazine that comes with our Sunday paper a few weeks back when Robin happened to see that the page was turned to the “Ask Marilyn” column, in which the author solves puzzles and answers various questions. “Did you know she’s supposedly the smartest person in the world?” Robin said. “What?” I asked. “Yeah,” said Robin. “Look it up.” So I … Continue reading Ask Marilyn About Door #1
Chicks on the Case readers are some of the most creative folks on the planet so we’re asking you to play Chick Pic with us! Give us a couple of sentences … What’s the back story? Victim, criminal, detective, murderer, spy? The more ridiculous the better! Each comment can build on the previous until we have a fully fleshed out character, or even the beginnings … Continue reading Time for a Chick Pic!
We are beyond thrilled to welcome Laura Bradford, bestselling author of the Amish Mysteries, the Emergency Dessert Squad Mysteries, the Tobi Tobias Mysteries, the Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries (written as Elizabeth Lynn Casey), and the new A Friend for Hire Mysteries! When Business Cards Are Best As all cozy readers know, the amateur sleuth is your average, run-of-the-mill “Joe” who tends to stumble upon … Continue reading Guest Chick: Laura Bradford
Hurrah for Jennifer’s new book, Death by Bubble Tea! It’s the first in her new L.A. Night Market Mystery series with two cousins who run a food stall and get dished some murder. “Jennifer J. Chow pens an evocative L.A. cozy seasoned with suspense, family drama, and a smart and engaging amateur sleuth. Death by Bubble Tea is a clever and cunning culinary mystery that is sure … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday, Jennifer!
A few summers ago, I got The Call. No, not my agent, or my publisher, or Ed McMahon from beyond the grave to inform me I’d won an unfathomable amount of cash. It was a Facebook message from an author friend with an invitation to guest on her group’s culinary mystery blog. I accepted on the spot, of course. Then I wracked my brain for a fabulous, no-fail recipe to share… Continue reading Blueberries Gone Wild
Apologies to all from Ellen. There was a scheduling snafu with Jonathan Dunsky’s post thanks to yours truly. Please check back on July 27 when it will officially run. I promise it will be worth it! Continue reading Oops!