WHO WE ARE


Second and Fourth Mondays with Krista Davis
New York Times Bestselling author KRISTA DAVIS writes the Domestic Diva Mysteries, the Paws & Claws Mysteries, and the Pen & Ink Mysteries. 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
Instagram: www.instagram.com/kristadavisauthor



Third and Fifth 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, will come 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 Maya is the winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award and the New England Readers’ Award for unpublished Mystery and Suspense.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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1st and 3rd 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, will appear in July 2020 in ebook and audio, followed by the paperback in October 2020. Bitterroot Lake, her first stand-alone, will be published in May 2021.

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 2018 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
Follow Cleo on:
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1st, 3rd, and 5th (when occurs) Wednesdays with Daryl Wood Gerber


Agatha Award-winning author Daryl Wood Gerber writes the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mysteries as well as the new Fairy Garden Mysteries. She also pens the French Bistro Mysteries, and as Avery Aames, the popular Cheese Shop Mysteries. In addition, Daryl writes the Aspen Adams novels of suspense as well as stand-alone suspense. Daryl loves to cook, fairy garden, and read, and she has a frisky Goldendoodle who keeps her in line!

Contact: daryl@darylwoodgerber.com
Website: www.darylwoodgerber.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/darylwoodgerber
Twitter: @darylwoodgerber
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/woodgerb
Instagram: www.instagram.com/darylwoodgerber



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 and 3rd 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, TOPPED CHEF, MURDER WITH GANACHE, DEATH WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS, FATAL RESERVATIONS, AND KILLER TAKEOUT. DEATH ON THE MENU will be out in August 2018 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 Linda Wiken 

LINDA WIKEN writes the Dinner Club Mysteries. The 3rd in the series, Marinating in Murder, is now out. As ERIKA CHASE she wrote the Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries. She was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel for A Killer Read. She has also been shortlisted for an Arthur Award from Crime Writers of Canada for Best Short Story. She lives with her Siamese cat, Keesha in Ottawa, ON. Not surprisingly, 

Contact:  lindawiken@rogers.com Facebook:  www.facebook/LindaWiken/author
Twitter: @LWiken
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/LindaWiken



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 nearly two dozen mysteries in print and more underway, Maxwell/Day lives with her beau north of Boston, where she writes, gardens, cooks, and wastes time on Facebook. She hopes you’ll find her on social media under both names. 

Contact: edith@edithmaxwell.com
1st and 3rd 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.





2nd and 4th Saturdays with Denise Swanson  

New York Times Bestseller author DENISE SWANSON was a practicing psychologist for twenty-two years. She writes the Scumble River, Chief-to-Go, and the Devereaux’s Dime Store mysteries, and as well as Change of Heart and Delicious Love contemporary romance series. Her books all feature small-town heroines with lots of heart.

Denise’s books have been finalists for the Agatha, Mary Higgins Clark, RT Magazine's Career Achievement, and Daphne du Maurier Awards. She has won the Reviewers Choice Award and was a BookSense 76 Top Pick.

Denise Swanson lives in rural Illinois with her husband, classical composer David Stybr.

For more information, please check her website. or find Denise on Facebook or follow her on twitter at @DeniseSwansonAu



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Past contributors to our blog 

Where are Sheila, Victoria, Julie, 
 Jenn, Elizabeth, Ellery, and Wendy?




SHEILA CONNOLLY, talented and beloved New York Times bestselling author of four mystery series, is sadly no longer among us. Her books and short stories live on, though, including her immensely popular County Cork series. Read about them at her web site, http://sheilaconnolly.com/.






VICTORIA ABBOTT and The Book Collector Mysteries are a collaboration of artist and photographer Victoria Maffini and her award-winning mother, Mary Jane Maffini. Both are still writing together and separately. Catch up with their latest publishing projects through the links below...
Julie Hyzy


JULIE HYZY, author of the White House Chef Mysteries and the Manor Mysteries, is now penning new projects. Visit her at http://www.juliehyzy.com/








Jenn McKinley



JENN MCKINLAY is also staying very busy!  She writes the Cupcake Mysteries, the Library Lover's Mysteries, and more.  Catch up with Jenn and her many projects at http://www.jennmckinlay.com/




Elizabeth S. Craig/Riley Adams






ELIZABETH CRAIG: Watch for exciting new projects from Elizabeth. She has authored many cozy series including the Southern Quilting Mysteries the Memphis Barbecue Mysteries (as Riley Adams) and the popular Myrtle Clover Mysteries.  Learn more at http://elizabethspanncraig.com








Wendy Lynn Watson

WENDY LYN WATSON authored the Mysteries a la Mode and the Pet Boutique Mysteries (as Annie Knox). She live in Denton, Texas, where she earns her keep teaching American government to college kids … a task she says is more daunting than hitting the New York Times list. Learn more about Wendy's latest projects at wendylynwatson.com



Ellery Adams




ELLERY ADAMS is a prolific author. Among her past series are the Charmed Pie Mysteries and the Books by the Bay Mysteries. She was also 1/2 of New York Times bestselling author Lucy Arlington. Keep up with Ellery and her new books at http://elleryadamsmysteries.com
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How did Mystery Lovers' Kitchen start?

Mason Canyon wrote a lovely piece about origins of Mystery Lovers' Kitchen and the original 6 members who launched it.  Read it by clicking here. 


 


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