Ask any mystery author what books she read as a kid, and there’s a 99.79 percent chance she’ll answer, Nancy Drew. But after everyone else grew up, I was still hanging out—every day—with the intrepid girl detective and her chums. It was my job, because I was a Nancy Drew book editor. Nancy was the perfect crime solver. Maybe a bit too perfect: uber-intelligent, brave, … Continue reading Partners in Crime Solving
I promised my fellow Chicks a recap of my first “live” author promo event on Saturday, and since it’s my turn to blog, I thought I’d share my experience with everyone. Maybe it will be helpful to some newbie authors out there, especially those with e-book series. If not, well, there is a cute animal pic at the end. This was the eighteenth New Hampshire … Continue reading Adventures in Promo Land – Part 1
Ahhh, Florida. You wacky, weird, wonderful state! There’s no denying that Florida gets more than its fair share of crazy news stories, so in honor of Lisa’s debut novel, Cardiac Arrest—set in a kitschy retirement community in upscale Milano, Florida—we wanted to share some of our favorites!
We’re thrilled to announce that Cardiac Arrest is officially available! The Chicks have been eagerly anticipating this date for months now, and we wanted to be among the first to welcome Lisa’s book into the world. Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Lisa Q Mathews!
I’ve always secretly shared in that special thrill when a new author officially starts her countdown-to-publication clock. She may not know me, or think anyone’s noticed other than a few Facebook “Likes,” but I’m rooting for her and her first book baby all the way. Yep, I watch those ticking clocks on blogs and websites and Twitter more closely than Jack Bauer and Chloe O’Brian. … Continue reading Notes From the Panic Room: Debut. Author. Battles. Clock.