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Let's Talk with Lois Winston

“When the Crime Really Happened"

Most of my books have been inspired by actual events I’ve read about, either crimes or human-interest stories. They become the seeds that germinate in my creative juices, eventually sprouting plots. Forget the disclaimer at the beginning of each Law & Order episode. Anyone who’s a news junkie can tell you which real-life event inspired each episode. However, unless I mention it during a talk, an interview, or a blog post, no one would be able to pinpoint what originally inspired each of my plots. Until now.


Win a Free Book – June 2022

Contest Run: June 1 - 18, 2022
Win a Free Book - June 2022
June 2022 Contest
  • Enter June 1-18 to win a free book! Winner gets to choose one book from the prize vault.

    Here’s what our authors are giving away this month:

    Lois Winston – Paperback (U.S. only) or ebook Revenge of the Crafty Corpse
    Nancy J. Cohen – Hardcover (U.S. only) Shear Murder (Five Star cover)
    Debra H. Goldstein – Paperback (U.S. only) or ebook Five Bells Too Man
    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 Bubba Done It
    Terry Ambrose – Paperback (U.S. only) or ebook Treasure to Die For

Enter Here!

On The Bench

Ready…set…steal a character!

This month, we all weigh in on which character from a book by any other author, living or dead, would we secretly like to “steal” and put into our own books…and why? You might be surprised by the answers!

Read the complete "On The Bench"!

Latest News

  • Terry Ambrose:

    has just released his sixth Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery and is now focused on the fall release of the first Beachtown Detective Agency Mystery.

  • Nancy J. Cohen:

    will give a writing workshop via Zoom on Saturday, June 4, 2:00 – 3:30 pm. “Self-Publishing Made Simple” is sponsored by the Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University. Pre-Register at https://bit.ly/3ytN1yn

  • Debra H. Goldstein

    is excited to announce Kensington has discounted the pre-order kindle price of FIVE BELLES TOO MANY, the fifth Sarah Blair book, which releases on June 28th. Debra will be hosting a virtual Read-A-Long book discussion of FOUR CUTS TOO MANY on Tuesday, June 21 (Register) at 7 CST/8 EST.

  • Cheryl Hollon:

    is 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:

    announces that the Kindle version of her Caribbean historical romance (aka her official summer beach read), POSEIDON’S DAUGHTER, is on sale for June at only $0.99! Or read for free on Kindle Unlimited. https://tinyurl.com/bdzfre53

  • Maggie Toussaint:

    announces BUBBA DONE IT is on super sale for $0.99 at digital venues in June.

  • Lois Winston:

    is thrilled to announce that GUILTY AS FRAMED, the 11th book in her Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series, is now available for preorder through all online vendors.