A few years ago, I put the final touches on my first completed book. After popping the sparkling cider (champagne was saved for actual publication), I sent it out to the lovely people who volunteered to be my beta readers and anxiously awaited their comments. I was sure they would all love it to pieces, … Continue reading The Scowling Boyfriend: Unintentionally Angry Characters
Why Jane Austen Is Like a Woolly Blanket and a Cup of Tea
I began this blog because I love, love, love cozy mysteries. Finding a body in the library is my idea of a good read. But sometimes a girl wants the cozy without the mystery. Last month, when the stress of the holidays started creeping in, I ditched the mystery I had been reading to visit … Continue reading Why Jane Austen Is Like a Woolly Blanket and a Cup of Tea
Book Review: The Dead Ringer by M.C. Beaton
Books, books, everywhere…. I shamefully admit that the books in my “To Read” stack are piling up. But I did finish The Dead Ringer, the 29th installment in the Agatha Raisin series by M.C Beaton. In The Dead Ringer, the Cotswold village of Thirk Magna, renowned for its medieval church of St. Ethelred, is all … Continue reading Book Review: The Dead Ringer by M.C. Beaton
Is a Little Bedtime Reading Bad for You?
Not to get too personal, but how do you like to read? Do you prefer a paper and binding book? An e-reader? A tablet or phone? And where do you like to read? Curled up in a chair? Stretched out on the floor? At the end of the day, do you like to read in … Continue reading Is a Little Bedtime Reading Bad for You?