Cozy Mystery Spotlights and Interviews
Is it hotter than Hades everywhere? Sweltering heat that makes the pools feel
like bathwater, and the lakes a petrie dish for bacteria? We’ve had blistering
heat that won’t relent, so this week I decided to step into the shade and enjoy
what the shadows bring. I wanted to test the darkest corners and see
what little monsters I could find—embrace every deadly kiss
the Read More...
Whether you like to sit on the porch with a hardback book in your hands, or with
your Kindle or Nook on your lap, this week I’ve chosen four mystery must-reads
to enjoy during your summer nights. Pour a glass of iced tea and join these
great heroines and their quirky sidekicks in a cozy corner—each one is a treat
not to be missed!
The summer months are full of new treats from fresh fruit at the local market to
new flavors of ice cream, all of them mouth-wateringly delicious. But I’m here
to address the treats for your mind. The mysteries that catch you with the cozy
warmth of small town love thy neighbor attitudes and humor to make you
smile. Enjoy my four new picks this week!
You don’t need to plan a vacation or a staycation this week. Take the week off
and relax from all the hubbub that has had you running around like a crazed mom
of quintuplet five year olds in a toy store. Pick up a book or two, or three—the
ones that have been stacking up in your to-be-read pile and just breathe. Escape
into another world where ghosts are real, magic Read More...
One of my favorite authors is sitting down in the Cozy Corner this week. Darcie
Wilde’s tales of regency England enthrall readers with layers of romantic
intrigue both heartwarming and heartbreaking. Her May release, A PURELY PRIVATE MATTER,
takes us on a journey that weaves Rosalind Thorne’s past with her
future, while she unravels the secrets behind the mysterious Read More...
Kym: Welcome to The Cozy Corner, Winnie!
Kym: Many readers may not know that Winnie Archer is a pen name for your new
series, and that you’re actually Melissa Bourbon, Misa Ramirez, and Melissa
Bourbon Ramirez. What challenges have your new name brought you as an author?
Winnie: I have trouble keeping things straight myself! Different
publishers like you to have different names on your books Read More...
Every now and then I go for broke—take a chance that the biggest names in the
industry will answer my requests for an interview. I’ve never been disappointed.
😉 Like a few months back when I asked Susan Wittig Albert to sit down at the
Cozy Corner and answer a few questions. She quickly responded and was open and
candid with my sometimes-nosey questions. I hope you enjoy our conversation as
much Read More...
For Women’s History Month, I felt it was only fitting to pay homage to the
female authors of the past who continue to captivate mystery readers across
generations. With their boundary-breaking literature, these women have
influenced and motivated a multitude of incredible female authors who continue
to expand upon their foremother’s legacy. To celebrate their achievements, I
asked a few women currently making history in the mystery genre about the female
inspirations Read More...
It’s almost here! Can you feel it? Can you smell it in the air? Well, you can
definitely see it in all the fresh new cozies popping up everywhere! Take a
moment in your day to stop and savor the mysteries—they’re bright, they’re
charming, and they’ll lead you on an exciting chase for a killer.
Missy Dubois is the definition of southern charm in the small town of
Bleu Bayou, Louisiana. She’s got sass and spunk, with a style everyone wants—and
Sandra Bretting has brought her to life in a most entertaining way with her Missy Dubois
I was elated when Ms. Bretting agreed to sit down in our Cozy Corner and Read More...
As a reader, book covers catch my eye. As a writer, titles draw me in. My three
features this week were complete head-turners that had me hooked at first sight.
From the natural born enemies of MISSION IMPAWSIBLE , to
cozy southern charm of WAR
AND PEACH, to the wispy fresh breezes of the Oregon Read More...
January is one of those months I find myself snuggling up in front of the fire
with a good book instead of doing my grocery shopping. A good cozy mystery beats
bundling up in layers and driving to the grocery store feeling like the Michelin
Man stuffed inside a clown car any day. And if it means my family has to eat
frozen pizza again, so be it. They’ll survive until the temperature rises Read More...
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