Alyssa Maxwell signs books for fans at The Breakers


In what’s become a yearly event, Alyssa Maxwell recently signed her Gilded Newport Mysteries in the gift shop at The Breakers in Newport, RI, where the series is a bestseller. Readers drove from as far away as Connecticut and New Jersey to attend. This year, Alyssa was joined by local Newport writer, Kathleen Kennedy Wood, who signed her memoir, Chateau sur Mer: A Child’s View of Life in the Famous Mansion. Alyssa is grateful to the Preservation Society of Newport County for embracing her series and for their support.

Peggy Ehrhart speaks on mysteries set in New Jersey

Peggy Ehrhart, author of the Knit and Nibble mystery series, gave a talk on “Mysterious New Jersey” at the Sparta Public Library in Sparta, NJ, on November 7.  The talk surveyed the many mystery series set in the cities, suburbs, and small towns of New Jersey.  Peggy frequently speaks at local libraries on various mystery-related topics.

Nancy J. Cohen’s Facials Can Be Fatal is an award finalist and a gold medal winner


Nancy J. Cohen’s Facials Can Be Fatal is a finalist in 2017 Royal Palm Literary Awards in the published book-length fiction mystery/crime genre category.   Winners will be announced at the Florida Writers Association annual conference Oct. 19-22 in Altamonte Springs, FL.

Facials Can Be Fatal is also a 2017 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner in the Fiction—Southern genre.

The Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 18 at the Regency Hotel Miami.

Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the internet. The International Book Award Contest received thousands of entries from around the world, ranging from new independent authors to New York Times bestselling and celebrity authors.