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
The Chicks are thrilled to welcome Esme Addison, who writes the delightfully magical Enchanted Bay Mysteries. Today, she shares the charming tale of what inspired her series… I have loved cozy mysteries ever since I discovered Ellen Crosby’s A Wine Country Mystery, after I’d just returned from a trip to Napa Valley, California and wanted to read a book about wine making. I didn’t even … Continue reading Guest Chick: Esme Addison
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
I first met Connie when we shared a cab ride from Dulles Airport to the Malice Domestic Convention. A few years later, I was thrilled to hear that not only was her first mystery being published, the publisher was Crooked Lane Books, home to my own Cajun Country Mystery series. Connie, we Chicks can’t wait to learn about your series! A SENSE OF PLACE The … Continue reading Guest Chick: Connie Berry
We’re as excited as baby goats in springtime to announce the latest Chick to join us here at Chicks on the Case: Leslie Karst! Cheep cheep, whoo hoo! Leslie writes the Sally Solari Mysteries. She’ll be blogging on Fridays.We couldn’t be more thrilled that she’s joining the nest, and for her inaugural post, we asked her some questions so you can get to know her a … Continue reading Introducing Leslie: Our Newest Chick!
The American Library Association – or as I now like to call it, the Amazing Library Association – hosted its national conference in New Orleans last weekend. Because Sisters in Crime partners with the ALA sub-group, United for Libraries, SinC was offered a seat on the mystery panel. When SinC asked if I wanted to be put on the list of potential panelists, I jumped … Continue reading Booktopia – the ALA National Conference
Authors always love it when readers tell us how realistic they find our characters to be. But at the same time, we’re well aware that they are, in fact, fictional. Or are we? Something that happened a while back makes me wonder about that. A mere two-dimensional figure My sister, Laura, and I were at the beach in Santa Cruz, California—the same beach featured in … Continue reading Kill your darlings? Yikes!
Kathleen Costa is the lucky winner of Leslie Karst’s terrific new mystery, A Measure of Murder, the second in her Sally Solari Mystery series. Congratulations, Kathleen! Email your contact information to ellenbyronla(at)outlook(dot)com. Thanks to everyone who commented on Leslie’s post. And thanks to Leslie for sharing a fun story and delicious recipe! Continue reading And the winner is…
Lucky us! And lucky you – a recipe and a giveaway. Today guest Chick Leslie Karst, author of the Sally Solari Mysteries, celebrates the launch of MEASURE OF MURDER, the second book in her series, by sharing one of her favorite recipes, Martini Chicken. Leslie’s also hosting a giveaway for one hardcover copy of A MEASURE OF MURDER, so make sure you comment on this tasty post.
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