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.