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Booklover’s Bench welcomes the return of one of our founding members, Terry Ambrose. We’re delighted to have this distinguished alumnus with us again, and we hope you will enjoy his presence and his books. His series include the Trouble in Paradise McKenna Mysteries, the Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mysteries, and the License to Lie thriller series. He always has a handy scam tip in his newsletters along with recipes and more. For more details, visit https://terryambrose.com

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Lois Winston will present a March 26 Zoom workshop on “How to Write a Mystery Series” to the New Mexico chapter of Sisters in Crime. She’s also putting together Zoom workshops for Liberty States Fiction Writers and the International Women’s Writing Guild while working on STITCH, BAKE, DIE!, her 10th Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery.

Cheryl Hollon is speaking on “Is Procrastination your Superpower?” via ZOOM at the TELL YOUR STORY III Workshop on Saturday, March 27, 1:00-2:00 pm sponsored by the North Regional/Broward County Library. http://broward.libnet.info/events

Nancy J. Cohen is speaking on “Creating Settings that Sizzle” for Alvin Sherman Library at NSU via Zoom on March 13. https://nova.libcal.com/event/7460830.

Debra H. Goldstein announces her upcoming book, Four Cuts Too Many, is now available from Net Galley for review. She also will be reading two of her award winning short stories as Bedtime Stories for the Southwest Florida Reading Festival Crime Fiction #Virtual Festival on March 1 and 12 at 9 p.m. EST, but you can hear them at your convenience at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTHblxrZYNu7mYeWv-Xqnfw  

Diane A.S. Stuckart will discuss creating antagonists and protagonist with “What a Character”. This virtual workshop is part of the 3rd annual TELL YOUR STORY writing series sponsored by the North Regional/Broward County (Florida) Library on March 27 from 10:00-11:00AM.  http://broward.libnet.info/events

Maggie Toussaint reports that the digital format of SHRIMPLY DEAD is now available for preorder on all venues. This culinary cozy mystery releases on Monday, April 12.

Terry Ambrose says that with a little help from his readers, he has nailed down the title for his next Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery. He’ll reveal the title and cover later in March.

 

 

Win a Free Book – March 2021

Enter to Win a Free Book March 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 – Paperback (U.S. only) or ebook Revenge of the Crafty Corpse Nancy J. Cohen – Hardcover or […]

Let’s Talk with Nancy J Cohen

True Life Experiences in Fiction by Nancy J. Cohen "How much of your books are true stories from your own life?" Writers are often asked this question. In response, I’d say that many of our personal experiences inspire our stories. For my current work in progress, our problems with bathroom renovators inspired the tale. The job took forever, and we wasted many days waiting for workmen to … [Read More...]