Nancy J. Cohen to appear at Orlando Book Festival


Nancy J. Cohen, author of the Bad Hair Day mysteries, will appear at the Orlando Book Festival, which will take place at the Orlando Public Library on April 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

From 11:00 to 11:50 a.m., at Tech Central—2nd Floor, Nancy will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Keeping the Mystery Alive” with fellow authors David Hagberg, Amy Christine Parker, Lori Roy, and Jennifer Morris as moderator.

From 3:00 to 4:30 Nancy will participate in a book signing with all other attending authors.

Peggy Ehrhart meets fans at Author-palooza


Peggy Ehrhart, author of the Knit & Nibble mystery series (Kensington), was part of the Kensington-sponsored Author-palooza organized by Print: A Bookstore in Portland, ME. Held at the Rising Tide Brewery on April 10, the event featured ten Kensington cozy-mystery authors reading from their work and meeting and greeting fans.

10 weeks on B&N list for Carlene O’Connor’s Murder at an Irish Wedding


Colleen O’Connor’s Murder at an Irish Wedding (Kensington) has hit the Barnes & Noble mass-market bestseller list ten weeks in a row, first at #45, then at #26, #18, #20, #19, #18, #12, #15, #23 and #35.

It has also appeared on Barnes & Noble’s mass-market mystery bestseller list, jumping from #3 to #1.

Peggy Ehrhart attends Left Coast Crime


Peggy Ehrhart, author of the Knit & Nibble mystery series (Kensington), attended the Left Coast Crime mystery conference, Crime on the Comstock, in Reno, NV, March 22 to 25. She was a panelist on the “Wooden Heart: Craft Mysteries” panel, pitched Murder, She Knit as part of the “Speed Dating” event (authors move from table to table giving the same two-minute talk to successive batches of listeners), read a five-minute selection from Murder, She Knit, and gave a knitting lesson!

Eileen Watkins wins Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence


Eileen Watkins has won a Certificate of Excellence award from the Cat Writers’ Association for The Persian Always Meows Twice (Kensington). She is now a finalist for the top prize of the MUSE Medallion, which will be announced June 9 at the organization’s conference in Texas.

Steve Goble announces March and April appearances

Steve Goble, author of The Bloody Black Flag: A Spider John Mystery (Prometheus/Seventh Street), will be making the following appearances in March and April.


  • Murder and Mayhem, Chicago, March 17.  A full day of panels and discussions with a group of mystery writers, at an event geared toward readers, librarians and aspiring writers. Steve will be on a morning panel with other writers who made their literary debuts this past year, and there will be a series intriguing discussions throughout the day.  There will be books for sale and signings, too.


  • A week later, on March 24. Steve will be at the Marion, OH, Public Library for the ReadLocal Book Fair.  Approximately 30 Ohio authors will be on board for this event.


  • On Saturday, April 14, Steve will be at the Ohioana Book Festival in Columbus, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Columbus on Capitol Square.  Lots of Ohio authors of every stripe will be in attendance.