Lefty Award Nomination

A quick post to say that Mimi Lee Gets A Clue was nominated for a 2021 Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery Novel! https://leftcoastcrime.org/2022/Awards.html … [Read more...]

On Author Blurbs

Ever wonder about those quotes by authors you find on books? Having been asked to write some recently, I blogged about my thoughts on Writers Who Kill. See the post here: https://writerswhokill.blogspot.com/2021/01/thoughts-on-blurbing-by-jennifer-j-chow.html … [Read more...]

Festive Reading

"A new challenge is near." (fortune cookie saying) Here's how I celebrated during my much-needed break from writing over these last few weeks. I read. For fun! Sometimes I like measuring my vacations by the number of books I've read. It gives me an indication of how much lovely time I spent between the pages of a book. Also, it fuels that inner competitive streak in me. (In elementary school, I once won a reading contest hands-down--and got handsomely rewarded with a gift card to a local … [Read more...]

Season’s Greetings from a Younger Me

We have a group post on Chicks on the Case. See our fun holiday postcards with baby pics of us! https://chicksonthecase.com/2020/12/18/happy-ho-ho-holidays-2/ … [Read more...]

Book Club Day!

Hi, Folks! I'm at Chicks on the Case today talking about Mimi Lee Gets A Clue. Come check it out: https://chicksonthecase.com/2020/12/11/chicks-book-club-mimi-lee-gets-a-clue-by-jennifer-j-chow/ … [Read more...]

Book Review: Real Men Knit

Real Men Knit 5 stars Genre: Contemporary romance I love the premise of this book with the Strong brothers running a yarn shop. This slow-burn romance really works with the two main leads. More than that, I really appreciated how Jackson weaves in authenticity about Harlem, the myriad obstacles facing the characters, and the strength of community.A winner of a romance, woven with sweet heat and much heart Find more of my book ratings and reviews here. … [Read more...]

Book Friday

My fellow 2020 Debuts authors are hosting a festive #BookFriday this year! Join us on The Write Review and Linda's Book Obsession as we share our suggested book and gift ideas, talk holiday traditions, and get merry! We'll be broadcasting from 10am to 3.30pm ET, with lots of fun holiday chat and BOOKS!!Watch Herehttps://www.facebook.com/Thewritereview/posts/2326151514197127 And download the 2020 Debuts Holiday Gift Guide here: https://2020debuts.com/holiday-gift-guide/ … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Pull Quotes

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Happy Book Birthday to Me!

A quick announcement that Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines is out in the world today. It's the second installment in the Sassy Cat Mystery series, where a Los Angeles pet groomer solves cases alongside her talking sassy cat. Book links:Penguin Random HouseBookshopAmazon or go out and support your favorite indie bookstore or online retailer! … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Matcha Croissant

Matcha croissant: A croissant topped with a sugary matcha crust When I need comfort foods, I go straight to matcha-inspired products. I found this beauty of a treat at JJ Bakery, one of my favorite Asian bakeries. It tastes just like a croissant—but with added green tea flavor. The crust reminded me of the sweetness and texture found on top of a pineapple bun. I’ll have to admit, it was a pretty tasty treat. If the matcha had covered the whole croissant, it would've been truly … [Read more...]