Danger at Dunhaven Castle

Danger at Dunhaven Castle A Cate Kensie Mysteryby Nellie H. Steele Danger at Dunhaven Castle: A Cate Kensie MysteryCozy Mystery, 4th in SeriesPublisher: A Novel Idea Publishing, LLCNumber of Pages: ~400 BOOK SPOTLIGHT! Journey to Scotland for Nellie Steele’s...

Writing a relatable memoir – by Linda Strader

Guest Posts Author Linda Strader is here to talk with us about writing memoirs and Summers of Fire. Check out her bio below. Oh, the stories Linda must have in her notebooks.   WRITING A RELATABLE MEMOIR When I initially wrote my memoir, it never occurred to me...

Interview with Elizabeth Pantley

Interview with Elizabeth Pantley Elizabeth Pantley braved the drive over for a short interview, so I got out my best tea service and freshly baked cookies. She arrived with a giveaway for you!   Interview with Elizabeth Pantley It’s great to meet you! I hope you...

Excessive Alliteration Nay or Yay?

  Ask Lucy!   Dear Lucy, I love excessive alliteration, okay maybe just a healthy dose of alliteration. But why is it frowned upon in my fiction fantasy? Pondering Penny           Dear P squared: While some alliteration here and...

The Masque of a Murderer by Susanna Calkins

Susanna Calkins The Masque of a Murderer Right from the first pages, the author’s rich touches of setting and locale immediately had me engrossed in the story. I was drawn to the characters and their complex relationships, particularly between Sarah and her father. I...

Elizabeth Price visits with Haunted Ends

Elizabeth Price visits! We’re really excited to have Elizabeth Price here with us. Tea is ready and we’ve got some goodies to munch that are hot out of the oven just as Ms. Price seated herself on a comfy chair in our interview room. Hello, Ms. Price! We always...

Tea and Murder with Terrie Moran

Author Terrie Moran dropped by ePen for a lovely visit. I baked cookies, brewed tea, and settled in. Hello Terrie! Before we settle down to tea and conversation, I love to ask authors what odd item is on their desk. What would we spy if we were peeking in on you?...

Murder, She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond

Murder, She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond by Jessica Fletcher & Terrie Farley Moran Murder, She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond Cozy Mystery 53rd in Series Publisher: Berkley (June 8, 2021) When a friend’s husband dies while Jessica Fletcher is in town visiting,...

What makes a mystery a cozy mystery?

Cozy Mystery    What makes a mystery a cozy mystery? An amateur sleuth. A protagonist who could be me or you, just a regular person. A small-town setting. Community is key here. A local area where we can get to know the village or town citizens and take a visit to an...

The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries by Cleo Coyle

Cleo Coyle and the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries.  The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller Penelope Thornton-McClure and her bookshop’s ghost-in-residence Jack Shepard are back on a new case in this delightful paranormal mystery from New York Times bestselling author...

Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs

Spilling the Tea As I’m sure you all know, my sister, Betsy Bean, had a wildly successful advice column for a coffee company. However, I noticed one significant problem. Her column was all about coffee (and probably way too much focus on Irish cream). with Lucy Leaf...

Do Not Disturb. Seriously… Do Not Disturb.

Dear Lucy I am trying to get moving on my first novel, but I can’t seem to get past a brief outline. Either my mind is everywhere else, there are too many interruptions, or I can’t stop scrolling on social media. Do you have any advice for me? Sincerely, too much...

Gluten-Free Murder by P. D. Workman

Gluten-Free Murder by P. D. Workman https://dl.bookfunnel.com/4p94d2ap0k Julie S., Staff Reviewer Reading the title, Gluten-Free Murder, I thought it was going to be another fluffy murder mystery. I was wrong. Erin Price moves to Bald River Falls after inheriting her...

Across the Lake by Nancy LiPetri

Across the Lake Nancy LiPetri Contemporary Fiction Skye S., Staff Reviewer As a North Carolinian, the many North Carolina references scattered throughout the book warmed my heart. I especially loved when Matthew teased Kat for not knowing where the Outer Banks were. I...

UnOriginal Sin by Pat Herbert

UnOriginal Sin by Pat Herbert Review by Julie S., Staff Reviewer Jack the Ripper. Much has been written about the famous serial killer alive in the 1800s, who preyed on prostitutes in and around the White Chapel District in London.  He was never caught, but he lives...

Bait and Witch by Angela Sanders

Bait and Witch By Julie S., staff reviewer Do I believe in magic? I wasn’t sure when I began the book whether I could get caught up in the story. I knew anything with the word witch in the title would have unearthly happenings in it, and I wasn’t sure it was my cup of...

Yuletide Homicide

Yuletide Homicide by Jennifer David Hesse A Wiccan Wheel Mystery #3 Publisher: Kensington Books (September 26, 2017) It’s Christmas in Edindale, Illinois, and family law attorney Keli Milanni is preparing to celebrate the Wiccan holiday Yuletide, a celebration of...

Missing that Holiday Madness?

Ask Lucy your question here. Here you’ll find blog posts from Lucy Leaf and Mrs. Grammar Person Missing that Holiday Madness   Dear Lucy, I miss the holiday madness. After months (and months and months) of being in quarantine (and ore months), the one thing...