cozy mysteries Category

Read and Review (R&R) – “Beauty Expos are Murder- By Libby Klein”

A GIGGLE OUT LOUD COZY-Filled with funny quips, and humorous sarcasms, “Beauty Expos are Murder” by @LibbyKleinBooks, is a great read. When Aunt Ginny says, “She didn’t need a time-out, she needed arsenic and an alibi,” I couldn’t put the book down. #reading #mystery #bookreview Full review at http://www.carolelynnjones.com

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Read and Review (R&R) – Murder in the Bayou Boneyard

With an engaging plot, inviting setting, kooky characters, and recipes, this book is a “delicious” read!

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Read and Review (R&R) – “Punning with Scissors”

I was lucky and won a copy of “Punning with Scissors.” Becky Clark’s second book in her Crossword Puzzle Mystery series. I call this book an “I can’t wait to see what happens next, whodunit!” A great read filled with puns and humor. It is an entertaining, page-turning cozy mystery with loads of suspects and […]

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Read and Review (R&R)

My latest read was a book by Maggie Blackburn called “Little Bookshop of Murder.” Below is my review~ Snobbish Summer Merriweather, a Shakespearean professor, is returning from England to her hometown, St.  Brigid’s Island, to attend her mother’s funeral. Her seemingly healthy, loved by everyone on the island, free-spirited mother, Hildy, has died of an […]

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Are your characters what they eat?

When you create a character for your story, how much time do spend on your character sheets figuring out what your character’s favorite food is? Would they douse their eggs in ketchup or not eat eggs at all? Do they drink only expresso or are they fueled on energy drinks? Are they the type to […]

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2021

Like most people, 2020 started off for me with a bang. My short-story edits were going good. Then…the pandemic. I just realized that I hadn’t posted in seven months. What have I been doing for the last year? Well, instead of talking about all the negatives, I will say this… I grew as a writer […]

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Coming to Print

2019 was a busy year!  I am excited to announce that a collection of my short cozy mysteries will be coming out in the Fall of 2020 published by Flying Ketchup Press. As we progress toward publication, I will post editing updates, sneak peeks and announcements regarding where and when my book will be available. […]

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Cozy Book Review

For a second time, I was lucky to win a free book from katiescottagebooks.com A huge “Thank you” goes out for this giveaway.  If you haven’t checked out her blog, click on the link above. This is my first read of this author and also my first Amish mystery.  The book centers around a small […]

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Cozy Review- Dying for Devil’s Food

Recently the luck of the draw made me a winner in a free book contest. – katiescottagebooks.com The book was the new release- Dying for Devil’s Food – Jenn McKinlay This book was the eleventh in the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries (but my first read by this author).  –jennmckinlay.com The book centers around a 15 year […]

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Synopsis

A brief summary, an outline of the plot of a book, play or movie. What should be in a synopsis?  There are many answers to this, but I have learned that a successful synopsis must have certain key elements. Exposition (setting, tone, characters and any other facts necessary to understand the story) Dilemma (conflict) Climax […]

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