As I pen this post from my New Hampshire kitchen, it is a quiet Easter morning—sunny peacefulness broken only by muffled sounds of cursing outside the window. Yes, over my pitiful objections, my husband is taking down our outdoor Christmas lights from the roof. And yes, I know what you’re about to say, dear readers. APRIL? The Shock. The Horror. The Disgust. But wait, hear me out… Continue reading In Defense of Spring Hygge
The one in which Extra-Chirpy Chick does her best to build a case for Mondays. Inconceivable, you say? It’s all in how you look at things. Just grab your coffee and hear her out… Continue reading Monday, Monday: Writers Pandemic Edition
Which bewitching author joins us on Chicks today to tell us about her new Witch Way Librarian series? One of our very favorite guests: Angela M. Sanders, known for her Joanna Hayworth vintage clothing mystery series and (as Clover Tate) kite shop mysteries. Fly us away, Angie! Continue reading Guest Chick: Angela M. Sanders
November is just around the corner, and we writers know what that means. Yes, the all-important Nov. 3rd (please vote!!), but also that exhilarating, frustrating, triumphant, despairing roller coaster of National Novel Writing Month, a/k/a NaNoWriMo. It’s a crazy 30 days, and we’re ready–but are some of us clinging a little too tightly to the safety bar? Continue reading Risky Business: NaNoWriMo 2020 Edition
Lisa here, delighted and honored along with my fellow Chicks to welcome New York Times bestselling, Edgar/Creasey/Agatha/Anthony-award winning author Laurie R. King to the blog today. Read about RIVIERA GOLD, her latest novel featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes–and a particularly nefarious real-life villain! Continue reading Guest Chick: Laurie R. King
Lisa here, and I’m excited to introduce C.L. Bauer, who definitely has some stories to tell: She happens to be a wedding planner as well as a cozy mystery author. C.L. has generously offered our Chicks readers a chance to win an e-library of her LILY LIST MYSTERY SERIES. Walk us down the aisle, C.L! Continue reading Guest Chick: C.L. Bauer
Lisa here, and I’m so happy to introduce Jean Rabe, author of the newly pubbed THE DEAD OF JERUSALEM RIDGE, as our Guest Chick today! She has also been kind enough to offer our readers a chance to win a signed copy of one of her books, Winner’s Choice. Take it away, Jean! Continue reading Guest Chick: Jean Rabe
Lisa here, and do we Chicks have a treat for you today: a visit from Olivia Matthews, a/k/a Patricia Sargeant, author of the very popular Sister Lou Mystery series. Take it away, Olivia! Continue reading Guest Chick: Olivia Matthews
The other day I read a piece in the LA Times in which the writer advocated dressing up to Work From Home. Actually, he used the acronym WFH, which stumped me for a moment a two. (I kept reading it as WTH, which is something else entirely, also not to be confused with WTF). Anyway, he was outfit-shaming people for not looking “professional” enough for … Continue reading We’re Gonna Zoom, Zoom, Zoom-a, ZOOM!
Cynthia here, and I’m thrilled to welcome back to Chicks on the Case the wonderful Alexia Gordon, author of the fabulous and award-winning Gethsemane Brown mystery series! Her latest book, Execution in E, just launched yesterday, and we all can’t wait to read it. Many thanks to Alexia for generously offering a giveaway today as well–please read through her terrific post for more details. If I … Continue reading Guest Chick: Alexia Gordon
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!
Lisa here, furiously throwing clothes (we won’t call them actual outfits) into a suitcase. Ellen and I are switching coasts this week–I’m headed West and she’s Eastern-bound. We’ll just miss each other! I hope y’all enjoy this updated encore post as you sip that late-summer lemonade… Continue reading Detectives on the Catwalk: Who Wore it Best?