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  • Draw and Order puzzle post

    This is a jigsaw puzzle post for Draw and Order by Cheryl Hollon. Have fun piecing together the cover for this week’s featured author. […]

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Let's Talk with Nancy J. Cohen

“Happy Make Your Own Sundae Day!"

July is the perfect month for ice cream. I have fond memories of growing up in New Jersey and getting bored during the lazy summer season. My dad would take me to Dairy Queen after dinner. We’d hang out by our car and eat hot fudge sundaes. An indoor setting was even better so you didn’t have to stand around in the heat. On special days, we headed to an ice cream parlor a few towns over called O’Dowd’s Dairy. That was a real treat.

When we moved to Florida, we found a charming equivalent with homemade ice cream and air-conditioned seating at Jaxson’s in Dania Beach. Loved that place. I’ve yet to find a similar establishment in the Orlando area except for the Disney resorts. Going out for ice cream remains a fun choice to escape the summer doldrums.

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Win Two Free Books – July 2024

Contest Run: July 1-22, 2024
Win Two Free Books - July 2024
  • Enter to win 2 free books in our monthly contest:

    Cheryl Hollon – Still Knife Painting, paperback (US only)
    Maggie Toussaint – Seas the Day, paperback (US only) or ebook

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On The Bench

Our writing secrets revealed!

This month On the Bench, we’re talking about the age-old question of writing technique. There’s no right and there’s no wrong, but there is different. And we’ve got that covered. Check out this month’s On the Bench interviews with our authors.

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Latest News

  • Terry Ambrose:

    is pleased to announce that he has completed the first draft of the second Beachtown Detective Agency Mystery. He’s looking forward to a fall launch.

  • Nancy J. Cohen:

    announces her latest title, STAR TANGLED MURDER, was selected as a feature in Woman’s World for their Best 4th of July Cozy Mystery Books Roundup. Read the full article on “7 Fourth of July Cozy Mysteries You Won’t Want to Miss.” https://www.womansworld.com/posts/books/fourth-of-july-cozy-mysteries-7-quirky-whodunits

  • Debra H. Goldstein

    will be participating in a group signing at the Chattanooga Barnes & Noble with authors Valerie Burns, Gretchen Archer, and Vanessa Riley from 2-4 p.m. on July 28. She will be signing FIVE BELLES TOO MANY.

  • Cheryl Hollon:

    is busy as co-chair for SleuthFest 2024, to be held in St. Petersburg on September 26-29, as well as packing for a once-in-a-lifetime trip on the Canadian Rocky Mountaineer luxury train.

  • Diane A.S. Stuckart:

    advises that the mass market paperback version of PEACHES AND SCHEMES, book 3 in the Georgia B&B Mystery series, is now available from Harlequin Worldwide.

  • Maggie Toussaint:

    writing as Valona Jones, will have a cover reveal for Book 3 in her A Magic Candle Shop Mystery series, TALLOWED GROUND, July 21 at Dru’s Book Musings.

  • Lois Winston:

    On July 9th, Lois will be speaking to the Sisters in Crime Middle Tennessee chapter on “The Top 10 Reasons Your Novel is Rejected.” Also, STITCH, BAKE, DIE!, the 10th book in her Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series, will be available in audiobook format and available through Audible, Amazon, and iTunes, early in the month. And finally, Lois’s article, “Three Rules for Creating Cozies that Stand Out in a Crowd” appeared in the June 25th issue of Killer Nashville magazine.