One of the featured authors at the 2019 San Diego Festival of Books, Joe Yogerst and Orange County surfing and culinary writer Jim Kempton will be discussing “Travel Planning: Places, Food and Facts” on Saturday, August 24, from 1:30 to 2:15 pm, in the Catalina Room at Liberty Station in Point Loma.
After the talk, Joe will be signing copies his latest books — “100 Parks, 5000 Ideas” and “Nemesis: A Novel of Old California” — at The Book Catapult pop-up store.
Published by National Geographic, “100 Parks” is currently No. 25 on the Amazon Travel Books bestseller list. Yogerst also has the No. 6 book — “50 States, 5000 Ideas — which has been in the Top 10 on the travel book charts for more than two years.
Nancy J. Cohen’s Writing the Cozy Mystery: Expanded Second Edition is a Gold Medal Winner in the President’s Book Awards sponsored by Florida Authors and Publishers Association in the nonfiction reference category.
This Agatha Award-nominated title is also a Finalist in the Royal Palm Literary Awards sponsored by Florida Writers Association.
Trimmed to Death, part of Nancy’s Bad Hair Day cozy mystery series, was a Finalist in the Mystery/Suspense: Cozy Mystery category of the 2019 American Fiction Awards.
Peggy Ehrhart participated in three panels at this year’s Deadly Ink mystery conference: “Cute and Cozy,” “Jersey Girls,” and “Animal Kingdom.” The conference took place from August 2 to 4 at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany, New Jersey. Peggy writes the Knit & Nibble mystery series for Kensington.
Carlene O’Connor’s Murder in Galway, the first book in her Galway, Ireland cozy mystery series, has spent 14 weeks on the Barnes & Noble mass market bestseller list, starting at #5, then moving to #4, #2, #4, #2, #6, #7, #8, #15, #21, #20, #22, #21, and #31.
The book has also spent two weeks on the Barnes & Noble mystery mass market bestseller list, both times at #1.
On June 11, Peggy Ehrhart gave her presentation “Tough Gals: The Female Sleuth in Mystery Fiction” at Randolph Free Public Library in Randolph, NJ. The talk deals with the change from women as amateur sleuths to women as professional sleuths in mystery fiction, paralleling the change in women’s career opportunities as feminism advanced. Peggy writes the Knit & Nibble mystery series for Kensington Publishing. (Her sleuth is actually an amateur!)
Karen Rose Smith’s Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches, part of her Daisy’s Tea Garden series of cozy mysteries, has hit the Barnes & Noble mass market bestseller four weeks in a row, first at #11, then at #13, #18, and #26.
Peggy Ehrhart’s Knit One, Die Two, book 3 in her Knit & Nibble cozy mystery series, has spent four weeks on the Barnes & Noble mass market bestseller list, first at #16, then at #20, then at #34, and finally at #43.
Peggy Ehrhart presented her talk, “Crafts, Cooking, and Cats: The Contemporary Cozy Mystery,” at Montville Township Public Library in Montville, New Jersey, on May 16, 2019. Twenty-five people attended and took part in a lively question-and-answer session at the conclusion of the talk.
Peggy writes the Knit & Nibble cozy mystery series for Kensington Books.
Tracy Clark has received Anthony Award and Lefty Award nominations for her mystery novel Broken Places, which was also a Midwest Connection Pick and shortlisted for the American Library Association’s RUSA Reading List. In addition, Broken Places was named a CrimeReads Best New PI Book of 2018 and was a Library Journal Best Books of the Year.
Peggy Ehrhart was a panelist on the “Culinary Mysteries” panel at Left Coast Crime held in Vancouver, BC from March 28 to 31. Peggy writes the Knit & Nibble mysteries (Kensington), featuring amateur sleuth, knitter, and cook Pamela Paterson and the Knit & Nibble knitting club of Arborville, NJ.
Photo, left to right: Ellen Byron, Peggy, Heather Haven, Leslie Karst (moderator)