Joe Yogerst’s mystery set in old San Diego coming in October 2018


Nemesis: A Novel of Old California by Joe Yogerst is set to be published by the Blank Slate imprint of Amphorae Publishing on October 30th, 2018. A murder mystery based on true crimes that happened in 1880s San Diego, the novel blends fictional characters and historical figures who lived along the California coast at the time.

Nancy J. Cohen’s Hair Brained is semifinalist for Royal Palm award


Nancy J. Cohen’s Hair Brained (Orange Grove Press), book #14 in her Bad Hair Day mystery series, is a semifinalist in the published book-length mystery genre category of the 2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards (RPLA) competition sponsored by Florida Writers Association.

Peggy Ehrhart greets fans and signs copies of Murder, She Knit

Peggy Ehrhart signed copies of Murder, She Knit (Kensington) on May 5 at the Leonia Public Library in Leonia, NJ. Murder, She Knit came out last month and is the first in her Knit & Nibble mystery series. The second, Died in the Wool, will appear this August.

Peggy Ehrhart discusses mystery novel settings at Malice Domestic


MD, April 27 to 29. She was a panelist on the “Potpourri!” panel, discussing a wide range of topics including how a mystery’s setting can enhance its plot and how authors choose an appropriate narrative voice. Forty Kensington authors were present at the conference and Kensington provided books for a book-giveaway event that drew a huge crowd.

Pat Simmons leads discussion about caregivers

Pat Simmons recently led a book discussion about her latest book, My Rock, at the Florissant Valley Branch Library in St. Louis, MO. She asked how many in the audience had been or were currently caregivers. To her surprise, many raised their hands. Some shared their highs and lows of caring for a loved one, and thanked Pat for writing about their experiences.

According to Pat: “Former first lady Rosalynn Carter said it best when it comes to describing my newest release, My Rock, book 1 in the Caregivers series. There are four kinds of people in the world:  Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers.  And those who will need caregivers.”