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Partings are bittersweet, but this one hits us in the heart a bit more. One of our founding members, Terry Odell, has left our ranks. She was the impetus behind creating a group of authors in a “lifeboat,” and since our inception has guided the ship. We’ve weathered storms in publishing houses and an ever-changing market dynamic and through it all, we relied on Terry to be our Captain. Her indelible stamp of forthrightness, diligence, and can-do remains with us and we will try to live up to her ideals. We wish you well, Terry. So long but not goodbye.

Please join us in welcoming cozy author Lois Winston as our newest Booklover’s Bench author. She’s been published since 2006, with sixteen novels in a variety of genres, including seven Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mysteries and two Empty Nest Mysteries. She has also written four mystery novellas. Lois is a champion of authors, often featuring them on her blog, Killer Crafts and Crafty Killers, and she’s been the driving force behind the successful Sleuthing Women anthologies. She’ll be featured on our Let’s Talk page later this month and we hope you will drop by to leave Lois a personalized welcome. Read more about Lois here.

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Diane A.S. Stuckart will be speaking and signing books at the Florida Library Association annual conference in Orlando, FL, May 16 and 17.

Nancy J. Cohen has released a newly revised Author’s Edition of Perish by Pedicure, #8 in the Bad Hair Day Mysteries.

Debra H. Goldstein has two short stories, Pig Lickin’ Good, and Nova, Capers, and a Schmear of Cream Cheese, premiering at Malice Domestic.

Cheryl Hollon will be participating in a panel titled “Murder Most Crafty” on May 4th at the Malice Domestic Conference in Bethesda, MD.

Lois Winston is hard at work on Handmade Ho Ho Homicide, the 8th full-length Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery.

Maggie Toussaint announces that she’s signed with Jill Marsal of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency to represent her new culinary series.


Let’s Talk with Lois Winston

Hello from Lois Winston By Lois Winston I’m thrilled to have been invited to join the wonderful mystery authors who squeeze onto Booklover’s Bench. My name is Lois Winston, and I write both the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mysteries and the Empty Nest Mysteries, coming to the amateur sleuth/cozy genre by way of romance, romantic suspense, and women’s fiction. I was first published in humorous … [Read More...]