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Maggie Toussaint is deep in edits of her next book, a cozy paranormal first-in-series and is looking forward to attending Killer Nashville. Her book, Seas the Day, is a Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Cozy finalist.

Terry Ambrose has completed the first draft of his eleventh McKenna Trouble in Paradise Mystery. He’s begun the editing process and the ever-elusive search for the perfect title!

Lois Winston is thrilled to announce that A Sew Deadly Cruise, the 9th book in her Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series, is a finalist for the Killer Nashville Silver Fachion Award for Best Cozy and is looking forward to attending Killer Nashville August 19-22.

Cheryl Hollon will be a featured author at the Kensington Publisher’s Author Signing Event at Bouchercon 2021 on Thursday, August 26th, at 12:30 pm. She is also participating in Author Speed Dating on Friday at 7:30 am along with two panels — please stop by and say hello if you are attending.

Nancy J. Cohen announces the Aug. 10 release of The Bad Hair Day Mysteries Box Set Volume Three: Books 7-9. In this trio of adventures, Marla stays at a haunted hotel, works at a beauty trade show, and sails on a Caribbean cruise with a killer onboard.

Debra H. Goldstein’s Three Treats Too Many, the third book in the Sarah Blair mystery series, has been named a Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Cozy Award Finalist. The winner will be announced at Killer Nashville, where she will also be a panelist. Debra will be the featured speaker at the O’Neal Library (Birmingham, AL – August 7 at 2:30 p.m. CST), Malice in Memphis (August 14), and the Sharon Fork Library (Cumming, GA – August 15 – 2-3:30 EST). She will be appearing virtually at Houston’s Murder by the Book with Ellen Byron, Roberta Isleib, Libby Klein, and Jennifer J. Chow discussing Killer Comedy (August 13 – 6 CST/7 EST). 

Diane A.S. Stuckart will be joining fellow pet fiction writers at a virtual program presented by the Hicksville, NY, Public Library on Thursday, August 26 at 7PM EST. This free event features fun and prizes. Register at:  https://tinyurl.com/t5v3aun    

Win a Free Book – August 2021

Enter to Win a Free Book August 1 – 18, 2021 a Rafflecopter giveaway The winner gets to select one free book from the prize vault: Here’s what our authors are giving away this month: Lois Winston – Ebook of Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mysteries, Books 1-2 Nancy J. Cohen – Hardcover (U.S. only) or ebook […]

Let’s Talk with Nancy J Cohen

Summer Blockbusters by Nancy J. Cohen Summer used to be the time for blockbuster movies. As June approached, you looked forward to some of your favorite franchises returning with long-awaited sequels. You’d buy tickets and watch the films in darkened, air-conditioned theaters while munching on popcorn or Sno-Caps. The pandemic brought a halt to movie releases last season. Now they’re back, … [Read More...]