Virtually Yours, Ellen…

Yes, it’s another post about virtual appearances. But this one has pictures! And links! Because… if you’re promoting a book these days, it’s gonna be an online experience. Which can actually offer some great opportunities from the comfort of your own home, in pajamas from the waist down. (Then again, I’ve been wearing men’s pajama bottoms as pants for ten years, so I was ahead … Continue reading Virtually Yours, Ellen…

Changing my Reading Habits

If you are what you read, then I’d be a mishmash of different personalities: mysterious, quirky, lovestruck, creepy, and even superheroic. I’ve always enjoyed escaping into books, and I’ve done that even more during these pandemic times. My go-to genres are young adult (mainly dystopian), buzzy books on the New York Times bestseller list, and mysteries of all flavors. I like chasing down a good … Continue reading Changing my Reading Habits

Finding Real-Life Inspiration

Hello, everyone! Becky here, completely delighted to welcome the prolific and marvelous Maddie Day/Edith Maxwell to Chicks today! She’s such an inspiration to me, and I suspect to many of you. Read on, because she comes bearing a gift for someone … maybe YOU! Thanks for having me over to the Chicks, Becky! You all are some of my favorite authors (and my kitty is … Continue reading Finding Real-Life Inspiration

Happy Birthday to Leslie

Today is Leslie Karst’s birthday, and this is her virtual birthday party! In order to pull this off, we’ll need your participation, please…  First, jump out from behind some furniture and yell SURPRISE! Then help yourself to a signature cocktail… Dying for a Taste Daiquiri A Measure of Murder and Mojito Death al Fresco Frangelico Murder from Scratch Mai Tai   Next, it’s time to … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Leslie

Guest Chick: Laura Jensen Walker and #giveaway

The Chicks are thrilled to welcome Laura Jensen Walker for her first visit with us. AND she’s doing a giveaway for a copy of her brand-new cozy mystery, Murder Most Sweet. She also shares her powerful personal story with heart and humor. No breasts? No biggie. (Can I even talk about breasts on a cozy blog? Or will I get sent to cozy jail? If … Continue reading Guest Chick: Laura Jensen Walker and #giveaway

Guest Chick: Rachel Howzell Hall

The Chicks are thrilled to welcome acclaimed author Rachel Howzell Hall to her first guest post. Rachel is the author of the bestselling Lou Norton series, as well as several highly-lauded stand-alone crime novels. Her post, like her gripping mysteries, is passionate and eloquent. Mystery and crime writers thrive off of fear and the state of uncertainty. Many of us create so that we can … Continue reading Guest Chick: Rachel Howzell Hall

Guest Chick: Liz Milliron

The Chicks are delighted to welcome Liz Milliron, author of the Laurel Highlands Mysteries and The Home Front Mysteries, today. Broken Trust, the latest book in the the Laurel Highland series, is available now! Thanks to the Chicks for having me back. It’s always a fun place to visit. 2020, what a year. Amirite? I mean time brings changes all the, uh, time but this … Continue reading Guest Chick: Liz Milliron

MURDER IN THE BAYOU BONEYARD launches today!

It’s the book birthday for the sixth book in my Agatha and Lefty Award-winning Cajun Country Mystery series. I’m so excited because it revolves around Halloween! Could there be a more perfect holiday for a series set in the state that bills itself as the most haunted in the country? To celebrate, I’m doing a half-dozen virtual events with some great authors. Tonight, I’m “at” … Continue reading MURDER IN THE BAYOU BONEYARD launches today!

Shameless Shilling, Byron Style

Despite the fact that I’m on the internet so much it probably looks like I live there, I’ve never been completely comfortable trumpeting my own work. But I have to. All authors do. Publishing economics dictate we handle the majority of our own promotion these days. So, to publicize a new release in a way I could live with, I decided I needed to call … Continue reading Shameless Shilling, Byron Style