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.”

Peggy Ehrhart gives talk on Mysterious New Jersey



Peggy Ehrhart, author of the Knit & Nibble mystery series (Kensington), spoke to the Renaissance Group at Temple Shalom in Succasunna, NJ on April 22. The topic was “Mysterious New Jersey” and the talk covered the many mystery series set in New Jersey, including her own. The talk was followed by a lively discussion on mysteries and mystery writing.

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.