Nancy J. Cohen wins kudos


The audiobook edition of Nancy J. Cohen’s Bad Hair Day mystery Body Wave has won the RONE Award from InD’Tale Magazine.

Writing the Cozy Mystery, Nancy’s popular writing guide, was a Finalist in the 2019 IAN Book of the Year Award.

Abigail Owen wins Prism Award


Abigail Owen has won the Prism award for her novel The Boss (book #1 in her Fire’s Edge series, published by Entangled). The Prism Award is given for excellence in paranormal romance by Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers, a special interest chapter of Romance Writers of America. The Boss won in the Dark Paranormal category.

Hannah Howell hits bestseller lists

The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away (Kensington), the latest book in Hannah Howell’s “Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen” series, has hit three bestseller lists immediately upon publication: USA Today (#133), Barnes & Noble’s mass market bestseller list (#25), and Publishers Weekly (#24).

Joe Yogerst slated for San Diego Book Fest


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 wins awards

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 is a panelist at Deadly Ink mystery conference

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.

#1 on B&N list for Carlene O’Connor’s Murder in Galway


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.

Peggy Ehrhart Speaks on Women Sleuths

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!)