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Let's Talk with Lois Winston

“Journey to the Left Side of my Brain"

Nine years ago, I was offered two new contracts, one for The Empty Nest Mysteries and one for additional books in my Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series. However, the publisher had inserted some questionable clauses into the new contracts, and when he refused to negotiate, my agent suggested I walk. As difficult a decision as it was, I knew it was the right one.


Win a Free Book – August 2022

Contest Run: Aug. 1-18, 2022
Win a Free Book - August 2022
August 2022 contest
  • Enter August 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 Decoupage Can Be Deadly
    Nancy J. Cohen – Paperback (U.S. only) or ebook Hair Brained
    Debra H. Goldstein – Paperback (U.S. only) or ebook Five Bells Too Many
    Cheryl Hollon – Signed paperback (U.S. only) Death a Sketch
    Diane A.S. Stuckart – Paperback (U.S. only) Fool’s Moon
    Maggie Toussaint – Paperback (U.S. only) or ebook Dreamed It
    Terry Ambrose – Paperback (U.S. only) or ebook Mystery of the Eight Islands

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On The Bench

It’s crunch time!

What's your guilty pleasure?

It’s deadline time, it’s midnight, and your stomach is growling. What snack do you eat when you need a bit of energy to power on through, especially when you know no one is watching?

Read the complete "On The Bench"!

Latest News

  • Terry Ambrose:

    has set the launch date for THE CASE OF THE AMOROUS ASSAILANT, the first book in his new Beachtown Detective Agency series featuring spunky, young PI Jade Cavendish.

  • Nancy J. Cohen:

    announces that STYLED FOR MURDER is a Semifinalist in the Royal Palm Literary Awards sponsored by Florida Writers Association. https://books2read.com/StyledforMurder

  • Debra H. Goldstein

    will be appearing with Barb Ross, Lee Hollis, Darci Hannah, and Cheryl Hollon for a virtual cozy evening of fun at Seattle’s University Book Store on Tuesday, August 2nd (6 PST/8CST/9EST). The event is free but you must register at
    https://www.ubookstore.com/events?id=161&month=8&year=2022 . Debra will be at Thank You Books in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday, August 4 from 4-6 p.m. CST for a live book discussion and signing of newly released Five Belles Too Many. Royalties from the event (including books picked up at a different time or mailed) are being donated to the St. Stephens Memorial Garden being created to remember the three congregants who were so needlessly shot. (Thank You Bookshop – a woman-owned indie – 5502 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35212 · (205) 202-3021 – hello@thankyoubookshop.com .

  • Cheryl Hollon:

    is preparing for a book event in celebration of the release of DEATH A SKETCH (Paint & Shine Mystery #3). She is appearing with long-time author friend Carol J. Perry at Books at Park Place on Sunday, August 7 at 1:00-3:00 pm in Pasadena Shopping Center, St. Petersburg FL

  • Diane A.S. Stuckart:

    is working on a proposal for a paranormal cozy mystery series based on one of her short stories in her anthology WHO’S BEHIND THE DOOR, which is still only $0.99 as a Kindle eBook (free with Kindle Unlimited!) https://tinyurl.com/3ydcccc9

  • Maggie Toussaint:

    has signed with Crooked Lane Books to bring out book 2 in her Magic Candle Shop mysteries, LUMINARY OF DEATH, which follows book 1, SNUFFED OUT.

  • Lois Winston:

    will be speaking on several panels at Killer Nashville August 18th-21st where STITCH, BAKE, DIE!, her 10th Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery, is a finalist for both a Silver Falchion Award for Best Cozy Mystery and a Reader’s Choice Award. In addition, Lois is excited to announce that all the full-length novels in the series are now available in hardcover and will be out as audiobooks in the coming months.