Sharon’s Cozy Corner | Celebrate the holidays with a Christmas-themed cozy mystery!

Sharon's Cozy CornerAll about the cozy mysteries: interviews, reviews, booksThe holiday spirits are warm, but the winter weather is as chilling ...

Krista Davis | Everyone Loves A Wedding

Writing about domestic divas, Sophie Winston and her rival, Natasha, is always fun, but for my most recent book, I had the pleasure of planning ...

Betty Hechtman | Crafts and Murder

Writing a craft mystery series is the best. I get to mix my love of making things with my love of mysteries. Like lots of other people, I got ...

Kate Kingsbury | Summers Past

Many years ago in my distant past, when I was still living on the southeast coast of England, I spent four memorable summers working for my ...

Jennie Bentley | Home, Sweet Homicide!

I spent the first half of my life in the same house. My grandfather built it with his own two hands back in 1929, and when he died, my mother ...

Cynthia Baxter | The Importance of Creating a Compelling Main Character

What goes into writing a good mystery? While it’s critical to have a compelling plot filled with twists and turns, I’ve always believed that ...

Allyson Roy | Memories

Have you ever been caught by the scent of something that takes you immediately back to a particular time or place in your memory?Roasted ...

Jason Starr | How Do You Co-Write a Book?

This is the question I've gotten most often over the past few years, since Ken Bruen and I published our first book together (BUST in 2006). ...

Vicki Lane | No Manolos, No Makeup, and the Romantic Interest is Bald

"She flowed into his arms and they stood silently for a moment: two middle-aged people, much encumbered by heavy winter outerwear and vintage ...

Brian Freeman | Are Crime Thrillers Moral?

It’s an odd way to make a living when you think about it. We write about things that would terrify and dismay people if they were real. ...

Denise Swanson | School Psychologist, Writer, and People Watcher

One of the first questions I’m often asked when I speak about my writing is why I chose to write mysteries instead of romances (I assume this ...

Kimber Chin | What’s In A Name?

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose/By any other name would smell as sweet". Ummm… okay, Shakespeare. That's why Juliet fell in love ...

L. J. Sellers | Taking the Plunge

At the end of last year, I decided that 2008 would be different. I had several goals:1) start a new novel2) work on my novel first thing every ...

Jane K. Cleland | Jane’s Time Management Strategy: Just Say No to Cookies

For many years, I was the official "cookie baker" for my family’s holiday get-togethers. Chocolate chip cookies were my specialty, but I ...

Emilie Richards | Finding Nemo

Nemo came into our lives the way the best ideas for novels often do. One morning my husband and I had no dog. We had memories of two who had ...

Blaize Clement | Why Pets Are In the Dixie Hemingway Mystery Series

The first time somebody asked why my Dixie Hemingway Mystery Series includes pets, I was a little taken aback. I mean, Dixie Hemingway is a pet ...

Hank Phillippi Ryan | Keeping Mom Happy

My mother is so mad at me. She’s in the midst of reading Face Time, the newest Charlotte McNally Mystery. It’s just been named a Book Sense ...

Sheila Lowe | Between the Lines – Forensically Speaking

Are you a CSI buff? Do you watch every episode of Cold Case, Forensic Files, Law & Order and all the spinoffs? Then you are one of the ...

Clea Simon | Kitty Cornered

What is scarier than losing your pet?Okay, I guess I should have put that question in context. There are many things scarier than losing your ...

Nancy J. Cohen | VANILLA SPICE

Did you know that vanilla is the only edible fruit of the orchid family? It’s an extremely valuable crop. Vanilla rustling has always been a ...

CJ Lyon | Help a starving writer!

No, I’m not going to ask you to buy my book—you couldn't even if you wanted since it doesn’t come out until March.I need a different kind ...

Tara Janzen | Book series and automotive infatuation.

One of the questions I’ve been getting asked a lot lately is if my new book, ON THE LOOSE, is still part of the CRAZY series, and the answer ...

Linnea Sinclair – THIS IS MY HALLOWEEN COSTUME…

Trick or Treat! I’m disguised as a blogger today. Usually I look like a science fiction romance author, which means I look a lot like a ...

Maddy Hunter | Not Your Average Saturday Night

Having been raised in New England, educated in convent school, hired as a church organist at age thirteen, and born into a family that boasted ...

Shirley Damsgaard | "Witch" is Better — Romance or Mystery?

How did a small town Midwesterner ever decide to write about witches?? Well, I’ve always been the type of person who believed if I could read ...