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Let's Talk with Cheryl Hollon

“Our Favorite Celebration"

It’s our Anniversary! It’s a BIG anniversary! George and I are celebrating this one by repeating a previous favorite. We’re taking a Royal Caribbean cruise on one of their giant ships to Aruba and Curacao. We’ll be having a special dinner tonight.

The internet service in these floating cities is abysmal, so please be patient if I don’t see your comments for a few days. I’ll get to them as soon as I can.


Win a Free Book – May 2022

Contest Run: May 1-18, 2022
Win a Free Book - May 2022
May Contest
  • Enter May 1-18 to win one free book from this month’s prize vault:

    Lois Winston – Paperback (U.S. only) or ebook Revenge of the Crafty Corpse
    Nancy J. Cohen- Paperback (U.S. only) or ebook Perish by Pedicure
    Debra H. Goldstein – Paperback (U.S. only) or ebook Four Cuts Too Many
    Cheryl Hollon – Signed paperback (U.S. only) Draw and Order
    Diane A.S. Stuckart – Hardcover (U.S. only) Peachy Scream
    Maggie Toussaint – Paperback (U.S. only) or ebook Gone and Done It
    Terry Ambrose – Paperback (U.S. only) or ebook A Treasure to Die For

Enter Here!

On The Bench

Playing the name game — which one do you like?

Oh, those character names! Are they good? Not? Will readers like them. The author’s dilemma is a huge one because the right name can make—or break—a character. Or will it? Our authors weigh in and ask for your ideas, too!

Read the complete "On The Bench"!

Latest News

  • Terry Ambrose:

    says It’s a Book Birthday month for me! Lies, SPIES, AND THE BAKER’S SURPRISE is the sixth Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery. Launch day is May 17 and I’m celebrating all month long with a Book Birthday launch contest! Click here for your chance to win a $35 Amazon gift card!

  • Nancy J. Cohen:

    STYLED FOR MURDER has been nominated for a RONE Award from InD’Tale Magazine. Please vote May 2-8 at https://indtale.com/2022-rone-award-reader-voting

  • Debra H. Goldstein

    will join Wanda Morris and Roger Johns to talk about It’s the Law: Attorneys Writing Mysteries as part of Capitol Crimes virtual Killer Workshop 2022. She also is hosting a virtual Read-A-Long discussing Three Treats Too Many on Tuesday, May 19 at 7 cst. Contact her at DHG@DebraHGoldstein.com for the zoom link and study guide.

  • Cheryl Hollon:

    is taking a little time off to celebrate a milestone anniversary with George on a luxury cruise. She’s also preparing to be a panelist at ThrillerFest on Friday, June 3, at 8:00 AM, with Linda Sands as the Panel Master addressing “HAMMETT, LARSSON OR CHANDLER: The Thrills of Mystery,”

  • Diane A.S. Stuckart:

    continues to battle the “lackawannas” as far as her new writing projects but swears she will finish her next proposal in May, or else! 

  • Maggie Toussaint:

    says alter identity, Valona Jones, has preorder links for her forthcoming paranormal cozy mystery, SNUFFED OUT. Visit the Valona Jones website at https://valonajones.com  for more information.

  • Lois Winston:

    is nearly finished with GUILTY AS FRAMED, the 11th Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery. Her newsletter subscribers will have an exclusive sneak peek of the first chapter in her May newsletter.