My debut novel, “In My Attic”, first in the Magical Misfits series, has achieved a first place in the “Mystery and Mayhem Category” of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (CIBA).Every year, CIB looks for the best books featuring “mystery and mayhem,” amateur sleuthing, light suspense, travel mystery, classic mystery, British cozy, not-so-cozy, hobby sleuths, senior sleuths, or historical mystery, perhaps with a touch of romance or humor. The novels in first place have advanced to the Premier Level of Achievement in the 2020 CIBAs. Find…Continue Reading “In My Attic wins first place in the Chanticleer International Book Awards!”

Get ready for the Blissfield Literary Festival and the “March is Reading Month” – and especially 2 March. March 2: Lina Hansen Lina Hansen, a Germany-based author of paranormal cozy mysteries set in the UK and published with Denver-based indie press, Literary Wanderlust, talks about the challenges of cross-continental writing and publishing. She’ll explain her motivations for writing witch cozies and take you on a tour to the amazing village of Avebury, Wiltshire, UK, the setting for her Magical Misfits series. Hansen will also read…Continue Reading “Author Event – March is Reading Month”

If you could spend time with a character from your book, which character would it be? And what would you do during that day? That would be either Myrtle—I would try to reassure her that everything will turn out all right—or Petty, the primula. She is so optimistic and cheerful, something I really am not and a good dose of that will go a long way. Tell us about the conflict in this book. What is at stake for your characters? The conflict centers on…Continue Reading “In My Attic is published – interview with the author – Part 2”

Can you describe what your book is about in one sentence? After the suspicious death of her aunt, Myrtle Coldron searches for a murderer and finds a magical misfit—herself. What is the theme of In My Attic? Finding a place, a purpose in life, even if it is not what one expected. How do you develop your plots and characters? First, I come up with a story idea—there’s a lot of inner Netflixing going on all the time. I always start with the characters, who…Continue Reading “In My Attic is published – interview with the author – Part 1”