Contest Winners

April 2022 Winners Yvonne Hering chose Draw and Order by Cheryl Hollon from our prize vault. Our Let’s Talk Winner was Brandie. March 2022 Winners Melissa Basnight chose Peachy Scream by Diane A.S. Stuckart from our prize vault. Our Let’s Talk Winner was Sandy Giden. February 2022 Winners Anita Glover Stevenson won the special 9th […]

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Authors on the Bench – January 2022

The trouble with favors… It’s happened to us all. We try to do someone a favor, and it backfires (sometimes spectacularly). What good turn have you done for a person (or has someone done for you) that didn’t work out quite as planned? CHERYL: I casually mentioned to my sister that we should do something […]

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Let’s Talk with Lois Winston

Reviews By Lois Winston I recently read a review from a national newspaper for a memoir that has received quite a bit of hype. The reviewer gave it only two stars, stating that the book left her frustrated because it didn’t live up to what it had been purported to be. Instead of “a dissection […]

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Let’s Talk with Nancy J Cohen

New Beginnings by Nancy J. Cohen January is a time of new beginnings. And so it is for me in writing my next book, #18 in the Bad Hair Day Mysteries. I’m in the “Discovery” stage of writing. This involves choosing the setting, doing preliminary research, and then identifying the suspects. Since I’m more of […]

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Let’s Talk with Debra H Goldstein

Pentimento by Debra H. Goldstein The first time I came across the word pentimento was when I read Lillian Hellman’s book, Pentimento: A Book of Portraits, which were short autobiographical pieces. I thought the book was merely okay, but the word fascinated me. Pentimento, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “the reappearance in a painting of […]

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Win a Free Book – January 2022

Enter to Win a Free Book January 1 – 18, 2022 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 – Signed hardcover (U.S. […]

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Authors on the Bench

December’s Question Any traveling “detours” that drive your companions crazy? Do they ever end up in your books? Diane A.S. Stuckart: I much prefer to travel by car than any other way, and I love those ubiquitous roadside markers that commemorate births and deaths and battles and so on. If it were up to me, […]

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Happy Holidays To You

Holiday Cheer from All of Us We’re delighted you enjoy visiting with the authors of Booklover’s Bench. Nancy J. Cohen, Maggie Toussaint, Diane A.S Stuckart, Cheryl Hollon, Debra H. Goldstein, Terry Ambrose, and Lois Winston wish everyone a joyful holiday season. This year we’re each sharing our favorite holiday beverage. Cheers to all! Let’s hear […]

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Let’s Talk with Terry Ambrose

Perfect holiday moments by Terry Ambrose It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and I’m glad we’re fully into the holiday season now. Christmas is my favorite holiday Unfortunately, I’m one of those people who remembers very little about my childhood. So even though we lived in Connecticut when I was really young, I […]

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Let’s Talk with Cheryl Hollon

The perfect decoration for the Holidays! By Cheryl Hollon This is the first holiday season after my beloved mother passed. It is a bittersweet joy to hang this treasured banner on my wall to celebrate the twelve days of Christmas. It’s a fascination we shared from my childhood. One year, my mom’s sister-in-law gifted her […]

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