Traditional & Cozy

Cozies, amateur sleuths, locked rooms… This is the place for you.

Authors Interviewed:

MagicalAmanda Flower/Isabella Alan

Interviewing USA Today Bestselling author Amanda Flower was such a treat! She is so funny, and her writing seems so effortless. So far in 2016, Amanda has won an Agatha Award for her middle-grade mystery, Andi Unstoppable, released The Final Tap, the second book in her Living History Museum Mysteries, and launched Crime and Poetry, the first book in her new Magical Bookshop series. Plus, writing as Isabella Alan, Murder, Handcrafted, the fifth book in her Amish Quilt Shop Mysteries releases on June 7th.

Whew! What a year — and it’s only half over!

You can learn more about her six (SIX!) series (plus a seventh one is on the way) at Amanda’s author website.


MadnessConnie Archer/Connie di Marco

Don’t let the two different names fool you: bestselling author Connie writes a darn good mystery no matter which last name you find it under. The latest in her Soup Lover’s Mysteries is A Clue in the Stew, and the first of her Zodiac Mysteries is The Madness of Mercury, which comes out on June 8th, 2016.

You can keep track of her at either her Connie Archer or her Connie di Marco website.


Red FlagsTammy Kaehler

Are you a racing fan? If so, you will devour these books — and if not, be prepared to become one. Tammy’s Kate Reilly Racing Mysteries weave the heart-stopping thrills of racing with, well, actual heart-stopping murder. So much fun.

Check out Tammy on her author webpage, but even better, follow her on Twitter: @tkaehler



Krista Davis

I’m thrilled to be talking to New York Times Bestselling author Krista Davis about both of her wonderful cozy series, the Domestic Diva Mysteries and the Paws and Claws mystery series. Her next book, The Diva Serves High Tea, comes out on June 7, 2016. 

You can also learn more about her on her website.




Upcoming interviews:

Sayonara SlamNaomi Hirahara

I’m super-excited to be talking to Naomi about her latest Mas Arai mystery, Sayonara Slam, which debuts in May.

Mas Arai is a terrific character: curmudgeonly, perceptive, and usually reluctant to get involved. The mysteries inevitably involve not just Mas and his friends, but larger issues related to the Japanese American experience. A great series.




BayouEllen Byron

If you’re a fan of humorous mysteries, you have a treat in store for you: Ellen Byron’s Cajun Country Mystery Series. She launched last year with Plantation Shudders, which brought mystery and romance into the overworked life of her heroine, Magnolia “Maggie” Crozat. When Maggie came back home to help her family run their bed and breakfast, she never expected guests to start dropping dead — or for a sexy police detective to appear on the scene.

The series is incredibly charming and I’m looking forward to chatting with Ellen about Louisiana, recipes, and what happens when murder is invited to the wedding. That story, Body on the Bayou, will hit stores in September.