WHO WE ARE

Mondays with Krista Davis
KRISTA DAVIS writes the Domestic Diva Mystery series. Her two most recent books have made the New York Times Bestseller List and have been nominated for Agatha Awards. In addition, Krista has a new series coming out in December. The first book will be Murder, She Barked. Krista lives with a brood of dogs and cats in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Contact: Krista@KristaDavis.com
Website: KristaDavis.com
Twitter: @KristaDavis

1st and 3rd Tuesdays with Leslie Budewitz
LESLIE BUDEWITZ writes the Seattle Spice Shop Mysteries, starting with Assault and Pepper in March 2015. Guilty as Cinnamon will appear in December 2015. She also writes the Food Lovers' Village Mysteries, set in northwest Montana. Death al Dente won the 2013 Agatha Award for Best First Novel, making her the first author to win Agatha Awards for fiction and nonfiction. (Books, Crooks & Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law & Courtroom Procedure won the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction.) Watch for Butter Off Dead in July 2015. She lives in NW Montana with her husband, a musician and doctor of natural medicine, and their Burmese cat, Ruff, an avid birdwatcher.

Contact: Leslie@LeslieBudewitz.com
Website: www.LeslieBudewitz.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/LeslieBudewitzAuthor
Twitter: @LeslieBudewitz
Pinterest: www.Pinterest.com/LeslieBudewitz


2nd and 4thTuesdays with Cleo Coyle
CLEO COYLE is a pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing with her husband, Marc Cerasini. Like their 14 COFFEEHOUSE MYSTERIES, their 5 HAUNTED BOOKSHOP MYSTERIES have been bestsellers for Penguin. Their latest hardcover release, ONCE UPON A GRIND, was honored with a Top Pick by RT Book Reviews, a Fresh Pick by Fresh Fiction, and a Best of the Year reviewer's choice by KRL. Previous releases include BILLIONAIRE BLEND, which was awarded a Kirkus Star; and HOLIDAY BUZZ, a Top-10 New York Times bestseller. When not haunting coffeehouses or hunting ghosts, Alice and Marc are NY Times bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for Lucasfilm, Fox, Imagine, MGM, and Disney.

Contact: CoffeehouseMystery@gmail.com


Wednesdays with Daryl Wood Gerber
AVERY AAMES writes the Agatha Award-winning, nationally bestselling Cheese Shop Mystery series featuring a sassy cheese shop owner in the quaint fictional town of Providence, Ohio.  As Daryl Wood Gerber, she writes A Cookbook Nook Mystery series featuring a cookbook store owner who is an avid reader and admitted foodie, debuting July 2013. Daryl’s short stories have been nominated for the Agatha, Macavity, and Anthony awards. She created the format for the television show, “Out of this World.”

Contact: avery@averyaames.com or infodaryl@darylwoodgerber.com
Website: www.averyaames.com or www.darylwoodgerber.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/averyaames or www.facebook.com/darylwoodgerber
Twitter: @averyaames @darylwoodgerber
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/woodgerb


Thursdays with Lucy Burdette
LUCY BURDETTE is a clinical psychologist and the author of the Key West food critic mysteries, including AN APPETITE FOR MURDER, DEATH IN FOUR COURSES, and TOPPED CHEF. MURDER WITH GANACHE will be published in February, 2014. Her books and stories have been nominated for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She's also written the golf lovers and the advice column mysteries as Roberta Isleib.

Website: www.lucyburdette.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lucyburdette
Twitter: www.twitter.com/lucyburdette
         @lucyburdette
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/robertaisleib



Fridays with Sheila Connolly
SHEILA CONNOLLY writes the Orchard Mystery series, set in a small town in western Massachusetts, the most recent of which, Sour Apples, was a New York Times bestseller. She also writes the Museum Mystery series, based in Philadelphia, and her new County Cork series, set in Ireland, will debut in 2013. Her short stories include the Agatha-nominated "Size Matters" for Level Best Books as well as e-stories from Berkley Prime Crime and Beyond the Page. 

Contact: sheila@sheilaconnolly.com
Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/sconnollyauthor


Saturdays with Victoria Abbott
VICTORIA ABBOTT is a collaboration of artist and photographer Victoria Maffini and her mother, Mary Jane Maffini. MJ writes the Charlotte Adams series, the Fiona Silk novels and the Camilla MacPhee books. Together, they’re having a lot of fun with their new book collector series which allows them to revisit beloved books and authors from the golden age of mystery. They’re very excited about the first in their series: The Christie Curse (March 2013) and The Sayers Swindle (Dec 2013).

Contact: Victoria at bookcollectormysteries@gmail.com

Saturdays with Peg Cochran
PEG COCHRAN writes the nationally best-selling Gourmet De-Lite mystery series. Allergic to Death is out now, and Steamed to Death is coming in June 2013. Under her pen name Meg London, she writes the Sweet Nothings Lingerie series. Murder Unmentionable is out now and Laced With Poison will be released in July 2013. Peg works in marketing communications and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her husband and Westhighland white terrier, Reg and calico cat Frazzle.

Visit her at www.pegcochran.com and www.meglondon.com.




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Past contributors to our blog
Where are Jenn, Julie and Elizabeth?



Julie Hyzy
Julie Hyzy is still writing her two very popular series, the White House Chef Mysteries and the Manor Mysteries.  Visit Julie at http://www.juliehyzy.com/






Jenn McKinley
Jenn McKinlay is also busy!  She writes the Cupcake Mysteries and the Library Lover's Mysteries.  Catch up with Jenn at http://www.jennmckinlay.com/






Elizabeth S. Craig/Riley Adams


Look for the new Southern Quilting Mysteries from Elizabeth.  She's also still writing the Memphis Barbecue Mysteries and Myrtle Clover Mysteries.  Learn more at http://elizabethspanncraig.com



Wendy Lynn Watson
WENDY LYN WATSON writes deliciously funny cozy mysteries with a dollop of romance.  She is the author of the Mysteries a la Mode and the Pet Boutique Mysteries (as Annie Knox).  Wendy is passionately devoted to 80s music, Asian horror films, and reality TV.   Wendy and her family live in Denton, Texas, where Wendy earns her keep teaching American government to college kids … a task more daunting than hitting the New York Times list.

Learn more at wendylynwatson.com


Ellery Adams
ELLERY ADAMS is very busy writing the Charmed Pie Mystery series and the Books by the Bay Mysteries. She's also 1/2 of New York Tomes Bestselling Author Lucy Arlington. And we hear a fabulous new series is underway. Keep up with Ellery at http://elleryadamsmysteries.com





How did Mystery Lovers' Kitchen start?


Mason Canyon wrote a lovely piece about how we got started. Read it here: