While you wait for your edits, enjoy these visits from sweet authors and learn about their writing habits and challenges.


Author Interviews, Guest Posts, Reviews

Brave authors stop by for an interview to share writing tips and browser histories. Read what authors have to say about writing, reading, and strange things they keep on their desks. You’ll also find a few book reviews sprinkled throughout.

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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 is the New York Times bestselling author of several nonfiction books, including The Great Beanie Baby...

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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...

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Interview with Elizabeth Pantley

Interview with Elizabeth PantleyElizabeth Pantley braved the drive over for a short interview, so I got out my best tea service and freshly baked cookies.  Interview with Elizabeth Pantley It’s great to meet you! I hope you don’t mind that I left my Halloween...

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The Masque of a Murderer by Susanna Calkins

Susanna Calkins The Masque of a MurdererRight 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...

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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...

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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...

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Murder, She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond

by Jessica Fletcher & Terrie Farley MoranMurder, She Wrote: Killing in a Koi PondCozy Mystery, 53rd in SeriesPublisher: Berkley   When a friend’s husband dies while Jessica Fletcher is in town visiting, Jessica’s vacation turns into a murder investigation in...

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What makes a mystery a 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 interesting...

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