Of course every day can be Independent Bookstore Day, but hurrah for independent bookstores having a special celebration day! Independent bookstore owners and workers deserve a big thank you for all they do to connect authors and readers. You can learn more...
“Tea with Jess”–Chatting with Author Jessica Strawser
(Most) every Monday, I produce a live video of "Tea with Jess," in which I take a tea break and share a brief reading, thoughts on a topic, or a chat with another author. Today's "Tea with Jess" features Jessica Strawser, whose newest novel, "A Million...
Other People’s Books: What I’ve read, What I’m reading, and What I Can’t Wait to Read
Other People’s Books: What I’ve Read, What I’m Reading and What I’m Looking Forward to Reading
Memories of “Mystery On Hopkins Island” at Bouchercon 2019
My grandmother gave me a mystery novel when I was twelve. It changed the direction of my young life–in many ways.
Other People’s Books: Great New Titles for August
August Books I’ve enjoyed (or added to my TBR pile): by Carol Dweck, Hallie Ephron, Ann Cleeves, Julia Keller and Louise Penny.
Other People’s Books: Great New Titles for July
Three new titles to help readers escape the July heat: Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber; Shamed by Linda Castillo; and Deadeye by Meredith Doench
Pie of the Month: Shaker Sugar (and a bit about Friendship and a Friend’s Novel!)
A recipe for Shaker Sugar Pie, and more!
Pie of the Month: Brandied Pear
Brandied Pear Pie recipe
Have Read, Reading, Will Read: Other People’s Books, “Strange Weather,” “The Mutual UFO Network,” and “Love’s Long Line”
Other People’s Books: “Strange Weather,” by Becky Hagenston, “The Mutual UFO Network,” by Lee Martin, and “Love’s Long Line,” by Sophfronia Scott
Literary Life: Malice Domestic 2018
Malice Domestic 2018–A Lovely Experience!