Hi all, Ellen here! I’m thrilled to host Laura Jensen Walker today, writing about a topic dear to my heart – the importance of humor in our books and lives, and the frustration we feel when it doesn’t get the respect it deserves. Make ‘em Laugh I never planned to write “funny.” I’m a former reporter who always wanted to write books, preferably novels. Writing … Continue reading Guest Chick: Laura Jensen Walker
Sometimes it’s hard for us authors to believe we are really, truly…well, authors. What an honor and thrill that the words we tap onto our keyboards magically–or not so magically–become books that other people may read. We Chicks still pinch ourselves sometimes, but here are the moments we realized, Hey, this is real!Continue reading “The Moment We First Felt Like a Legit Author”
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
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: Murder in the Bayou Boneyard”
When you write mysteries, you tend to gravitate toward the macabre, which is how I ended up on the Creole Mourning Tour offered by St. Joseph Plantation in Louisiana. Continue reading What I “Borrowed” From a Creole Mourning Tour
Hi, Ellen here, and I am so happy to welcome back my pal Daryl Wood Gerber to the Chicks. Today she shares how how a hobby inspired her new series. (Wait until you see her magical cover!) Playing with Fairies – My New Hobby “Are you kidding?” I said to my inner voice. “You want me to play with fairies while I write a story? … Continue reading Guest Chick: Daryl Wood Gerber
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: The Study of Secrets”
We’re so thrilled to introduce you to the brand new Chick on the Case! Continue reading Meet the New Chick!
The Chicks are thrilled to welcome bestselling author Abby Vandiver today! She has written a variety of series, including the Logan Dickerson Cozy Mysteries, Normal Junction Cozy Mysteries, Tiny House Mysteries, Romaine Wilder Mysteries, and the Ice Cream Parlor Mysteries. Her latest book, A Deadly Inside Scoop, is available now under the name Abby Collette. For the Good of the Story! Cozy mysteries are fun. No … Continue reading Guest Chick: Abby Vandiver
We are so very delighted to welcome Nora Page back to Chicks on the Case today. She is the author of the Bookmobile Mysteries–the third in the series, Read or Alive, is out this week! What My Cats Are Teaching Me About Social Media Hi, everyone. Thanks for inviting me, Chicks! I’m delighted to be here and have been thinking about topics. Like how much … Continue reading Guest Chick: Nora Page
We Chicks just love our creative spaces. Really. Can you match the Chick with her writing coop? (It’s easy, actually, since our photos are right next to them…)
Lisa here, with my annual St. Patrick’s Day post–because ’tis all life as usual, right? I had planned to fly straight from Left Coast Crime in San Diego to celebrate with my sister in Florida, where she is renting a house near the beach for a month. Things didn’t quite turn out, though, so here I am, lifting a cold mug of badly-brewed coffee to you from a very sober New England. We could all use a little levity right now, so here’s to you and here’s to me– let’s get the party started! Continue reading Cheers, It’s Virtual Almost-St.-Paddy’s-Day!