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Our 2021 Schedule


1st and 3rd Sundays - Group Blogs & Giveaways!

Around the Kitchen Table 
&
Sunday Brunch

Join us as we chat (as a group) about different 
subjects each month. Add to our discussion 
in the comments area (with your email address), 
and you will be entered 
to win our group giveaways
of one or more books. Good luck and have fun!


🌸

 

1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays with Maya Corrigan

MAYA CORRIGAN writes the Five-Ingredient Mysteries, featuring a café manager and her live-wire grandfather, the Codger Cook, solving murders in a Chesapeake Bay town. The 7th book in the series, Gingerdead Man, set during a Dickens of a Christmas festival, came out in October 2020. Maya is the winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award and the New England Readers’ Award for unpublished Mystery and Suspense. She previously taught writing, American literature, and detective fiction at Georgetown University and Northern Virginia Community College. 

Contact:  Maya.Corrigan@gmail.com
Website:  MayaCorrigan.com
Facebook: Maya Corrigan Books
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2nd and 4th Mondays with Tina Kashian

TINA KASHIAN writes the best-selling Kebab Kitchen Mediterranean mystery series, and her first book, Hummus and Homicide, spent six weeks on the B&N bestseller list. Tina is an attorney and a mechanical engineer whose love of reading for pleasure helped her get through years of academia. Tina spent her childhood summers at the Jersey shore building sandcastles, boogie boarding, and riding the boardwalk Ferris wheel. She also grew up in the restaurant business, as her Armenian parents owned a restaurant for thirty years. Please visit her website at www.tinakashian.com to join her newsletter, receive delicious recipes, enter contests, and more!

Contact: tina@tinakashian.com
Website: www.tinakashian.com
Facebook: facebook.com/TinaKashianAuthor/

Twitter: twitter.com/TinaKashian1
Instagram: instagram.com/tinakashian/





1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays with Leslie Budewitz

LESLIE BUDEWITZ writes the Seattle Spice Shop Mysteries and the Food Lovers' Village Mysteries, set in northwest Montana. The Solace of Bay Leaves, the 5th Spice Shop mystery, was published in 2020. Watch for Bitterroot Lake, her first stand-alone, coming in April 2021, under the pen name Alicia Beckman. 

Leslie is the proud owner of three Agatha Award teapots: 2018 Best Short Story for "All God's Sparrows," her first historical fiction; 2013 Best First Novel, for Death al Dente; and 2011 Best Nonfiction for her guide for writers, Books, Crooks & Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law & Courtroom Procedure. Her books and stories have also been nominated for or won Derringer, Anthony, and Macavity awards.

The 2015-16 president of Sisters in Crime, she is an at-large member of the board of Mystery Writers of America. She lives in NW Montana with her husband Don Beans, a musician and doctor of natural medicine, and their grey tuxedo cat, 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 4th Tuesdays with Cleo Coyle 

New York Times bestselling author CLEO COYLE is the pseudonym of Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. With over one million copies of their books in print, their 18 COFFEEHOUSE MYSTERIES and 6 HAUNTED BOOKSHOP MYSTERIES are published by Penguin Random House. Their latest release, BREWED AWAKENING, was a national bestseller and selected for 5 Best of Year lists. Their previous entry, SHOT IN THE DARK, was chosen by Library Journal as its Mystery Pick of the Month and their latest Haunted Bookshop title, THE GHOST AND THE BOGUS BESTSELLER, now a national bestseller, was a "Best Book of 2018" selection by Suspense Magazine. 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 Cleo at: CoffeehouseMystery@gmail.com 
Subscribe to Cleo's Free Newsletter 
Foodie Blog: CleoCoyleRecipes.com
Follow Cleo on:
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest Bookbub | Goodreads





1st and 3rd Wednesdays with Mia P. Manansala

Mia P. Manansala (MAH-nahn-sah-lah) (she/her) is a writer and certified book coach from Chicago who loves books, baking, and bad-ass women. She uses humor (and murder) to explore aspects of the Filipino diaspora, queerness, and her millennial love for pop culture.

Her debut novel, ARSENIC AND ADOBO, comes out May 4, 2021 with Berkley/Penguin Random House and is the first in the Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery series.

Contact Mia through the form on her website:
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2nd and 4th Wednesdays with Leslie Karst


The daughter of a law professor and a potter, LESLIE KARST learned early, during family dinner conversations, the value of both careful analysis and the arts--ideal ingredients for a mystery story. Putting this early education to good use, she now writes the Lefty Award-nominated Sally Solari mysteries, a culinary series set in Santa Cruz, California. An ex-lawyer like her sleuth, Leslie also has degrees in English literature and the culinary arts. She and her wife and their Jack Russell mix split their time between Santa Cruz and Hilo, Hawai'i.

Contact Leslie: lesliekarstauthor@gmail.com
Website: www.lesliekarstauthor.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lesliekarstauthor
Twitter: @ljkarst
Instagram: www.instagram.com/lesliekarst
Leslie also blogs with Chicks on the Case





1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays with Lucy Burdette

LUCY BURDETTE is a clinical psychologist and the author of the Key West food critic mysteries, including Death on the Menu, A Deadly Feast, and The Key Lime Crime. A Scone of Contention will be out in August 2021 from Crooked Lane Books. 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
Instagram: www.instagram.com/LucyBurdette





2nd and 4th Thursdays with Mary Jane Maffini

MARY JANE MAFFINI is an award-winning Canadian author of several wonderful mystery series and a longtime contributor to Mystery Lovers' Kitchen. Learn more about her and the books she writes by visiting her website linked below.

Website: MaryJaneMaffini.com











1st and 3rd Fridays with Vicki Delany  


VICKI DELANY is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the U.S. She is currently writing four cozy mystery series: the Year Round Christmas mysteries for Penguin Random House, the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series and the Lighthouse Library series (as EVA GATES) for Crooked Lane Books, and the Tea by the Sea mysteries for Kensington (coming 2020)
Vicki lives and writes in bucolic Prince Edward County, Ontario. She is a past president of the Crime Writers of Canada.  Her work has been nominated for the Derringer, the Bony Blithe, the Ontario Library Association Golden Oak, and the Arthur Ellis Awards. Vicki is the recipient of the 2019 Derick Murdoch Award for contributions to Canadian crime writing.

Contact: vicki@vickidelany.com
Twitter @vickidelany  





2nd and 4th Fridays with Maddie Day 


MADDIE DAY pens the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. Agatha Award-winning EDITH MAXWELL writes the historical Quaker Midwife Mysteries and  short crime fiction. With two dozen mysteries in print and more underway, Maxwell/Day lives with her beau and energizer kitten north of