Guest Chick: Barbara Howard

Jennifer here. So happy that Festive Mayhem is back! I contributed to the first limited-edition collection of holiday short stories. Today, Barbara Howard is visiting us to share about her work and Festive Mayhem 2. Thank you, Jennifer, and the rest of the Chicks on the Case crew! I’m so happy to be a guest on your blog today to share about our new limited-edition … Continue reading Guest Chick: Barbara Howard

The Art of the Elusive Comp

Writing comp titles really is an art form. Boiling a story down to “when x meets y” requires a lot of skill. Some tips I’ve heard before are: Nix the bestselling titles (a.k.a. Please don’t think you’re John Grisham) Try to use semi-current works Use ones in a similar genre (some folks recommend using just books, while others are okay with references to short stories … Continue reading The Art of the Elusive Comp

Cat and Dog Mystery Tour

The Chicks are happy to welcome the Cat and Dog Mystery Tour today, featuring some of your favorite cozy authors – AND a giveaway! Read on to learn more about the authors, their pets, and the prize… Hello from the cat and dog cozy mystery series authors! We’re so thankful to the wonderful Chicks for hosting us this Friday, and for all of you readers … Continue reading Cat and Dog Mystery Tour