Happy St. Patrick’s Day: A Few Books Perfect for the Season

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today I’m sharing a few of my all-time favorite books/authors fitting the season. Originally an O’Connor, it’s no surprise that I enjoy novels set in Ireland. I welcome any any relevant additions to add to this list. MAEVE BINCHY FAVORITES:Circle of Friends Benny and Eve leave their small village for universityContinue reading “Happy St. Patrick’s Day: A Few Books Perfect for the Season”

Write Stuff Wednesday: Popularity of Cozies

As a long time fan of cozy mysteries, I’m excited to see a resurgence in the popularity of the genre. But with my own book scheduled for release this summer, I’ve had several friends and family members ask how cozies differ from a typical mystery. It’s funny how you can live and breathe something duringContinue reading “Write Stuff Wednesday: Popularity of Cozies”

Write Stuff Wednesday: Location is Everything

Drumroll please… The first installment in the Music Box Mystery series, A Sour Note, is set in a Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. When writing the first draft, I struggled with whether to use a real or fictional setting. But as a lifelong New Englander and more than thirty years of vacationing in Hampton Beach, IContinue reading “Write Stuff Wednesday: Location is Everything”

An “I Love Cozies List” for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s no secret that I adore the cozy mystery genre. Today, I’m sharing a list of some of my favorites. Please feel free to share your cozy reading suggestions in the comments. I’m always adding to my TBR pile. The Secret Book & Scone Society Series, by Ellery Adams Nora Pennington welcomesContinue reading “An “I Love Cozies List” for Valentine’s Day”