Zac Bissonnette’s Hooray for Hollywood

Zac Bissonnette Hooray for HollywoodA Killing in Costumes (A Hollywood Treasures Mystery) Stardom fades fast when you’re on the line for murder. Zac Bissonnette dropped by for a visit to share his new cozy mystery set in California and spill the tea on writing and...

Stage Directions in a novel?

  Ask Lucy!   Lucy, My editor has several margin comments about “stage directions.” I’m not writing a play, it’s a novel. What does she mean by too many stage directions?Sincerely, Befuddled     Dearest Befuddled, Your...

Granny and Jezabelle: Crossover Characters

Weed Lake: A Fuchsia/Brilliant, MN CrossoverGrannyEdith Press (March 1, 2022)   Hermiony Vidalia Criony Fiddlestadt, aka Granny, and Jezabelle Jingle are supersleuths in their own communities, Granny from Fuchsia and Jezabelle from Brilliant. Because they live...

Coffeehouse Mysteries by Cleo Coyle

Coffeehouse Mysteries by Cleo Coyle   Honey Roasted Cozy Mystery, 19th in SeriesBerkley (January 25, 2022) Clare Cosi is busy as a bee planning her honeymoon when murder buzzes into the Village Blend in this all-new mystery in the beloved New York Times...

How many tea bags does it take to fill a cup?

  Ask Lucy!   Dear Lucy, How many tea bags? I am quarantined with my college-age daughter, and she always uses two tea bags instead of one.  I’ve asked her to please conserve our precious supply, but she keeps “forgetting.” My tea is running out...