I finally did it: I survived my first Boucheron. I’ve flirted with the idea of attending the world’s largest mystery convention for several years now, but I’ve always ended up getting intimidated by the sheer size of it. Everyone says it’s fun, but the word I most consistently hear used to describe it is “overwhelming.” This year, it was held in New Orleans and, with … Continue reading Bouchercon 2016: A Recap
So what if our sleuths went off on vacay (hey, even fictional detectives deserve a break every now and then) and left another character in charge of their cases? It’s Freaky Friday at Chicks on the Case–read on to find out who’s saying, “I’m the crime solver now!”
Continue reading “The Protagonist Trap: Our Sleuths Trade Places”
What happens to old books that nobody wants to read anymore? If they’re lucky, they get turned into works of art. Continue reading For the Love of Books
Weddings: Love ’em or hate ’em, they often make for a good story—especially when things go wrong! To celebrate Marla Cooper’s entertaining debut mystery, Terror in Taffeta (in which things go really, really wrong) we’re sharing a few of our favorite real-life “I do’s.”
Happy Book Birthday to Terror in Taffeta, the newest release from Chicks on the Case! The first in a series, Terror in Taffeta is about a destination wedding planner who has to investigate when one of the bridesmaids falls dead into a flower arrangement right in the middle of a ceremony. Read on to learn more! Terror in Taffeta by Marla Cooper From Minotaur Books Kelsey … Continue reading Introducing Terror in Taffeta
Today’s the day! Terror in Taffeta is now officially a real book. You’d think a girl would get a break, but I went straight from finishing Book Two to publicizing Book One, and during the last couple of weeks I’ve been writing blog post after blog post to spread the word. With each post, I found myself thinking, I wish I could share this on Chicks. So you know what? That’s exactly what I’m going to do!
When it comes to planning weddings in dream locales, Martha Stewart and The Knot have nothing on us Chicks. To celebrate the impending release of Terror in Taffeta—Marla Cooper’s debut novel about a destination wedding planner—we’re sharing the places we’d love to walk down the aisle. Read on, because we’ve got those nuptials covered!
As the year winds down, awards season heats up. And since I’ve yet to be approached about becoming a member of the Academy—nor have I ever voted in the People’s Choice Awards, despite my being clearly qualified as a Person—I’ve created my own awards. Herewith, the Cooper’s Choice Awards. The envelope, please….
We’ve all debated what delicious dish we should contribute to a holiday party, and our characters face the same dilemma. The Chicks have landed on a few fab choices for their protagonists. You can decide whether their party guests are in for a treat—or out of potluck.
Sometimes it’s easier to come up with a three-hundred page book than a three-word title. The journey can be brutal, with dozens of contenders considered and then discarded. Or, miracle of miracles, the first title you come up with can be an instant winner. Which way did it go for our Chicks?
Continue reading “En-titled?”
sSometimes, you just have to play favorites—and this is one of those times. Today we’re talking about which of our characters we most love to write. (Spoiler Alert: It’s not always who you think it’s going to be!) Continue reading “My Favorite Character to Write is…”