Detective Starter Pack Sweepstakes

Ever dream of becoming a detective? This is the giveaway for you then! Not only do you get a murder mystery game, but you have the chance to win four upcoming Berkley mysteries. Who's participating? Jennifer Hawkins, Olivia Blacke, me, and Jenn McKinlay (see our respective books above) Want to learn a fun fact about each of our novels? Check out today's post on Chicks on the Case! Interested in entering? (From now until 9/25) Detective Starter Pack Sweepstakes Link … [Read more...]

Wonderful Wednesday: Cozy Escape Awards

I have some exciting news! Mimi Lee Gets A Clue has been nominated for a Cozy Escape Award in the Own Voices category. Background behind the award: The Cozy Escape Book Club is hosting their first ever Cozy Escape Awards on 9/15 for National Cozy Mystery Day on their Patreon Page.  There are 20 different Cozy Mystery categories with 5 great cozy mysteries nominated for each category. How you can participate for free: Vote for your favorite book in each … [Read more...]

Publishers Weekly Review

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Wednesday Roundup

Hi there! I'm doing something new on certain Wednesdays. I've decided to once in a while post some bookish news roundups. I realize that not everybody checks my media page, so I figure I'll go ahead and list some fun articles and mentions about my books. Here are two recent posts: Sister love in books: http://nwasianweekly.com/2021/08/for-the-love-of-sisters/ High-tech mystery reads (I'm quoted in this article!): https://bookriot.com/high-tech-mysteries/ … [Read more...]

Chinese Rice Puffs

Chinese rice puffs (a.k.a. sachima): rectangular pastry cakes with almost braided layers I remember eating these as a kid. They've also been called Chinese Rice Krispies, but the consistency is totally different. It's not chewy or gooey and has a soft, pillowy texture (especially on the inside). The exterior is golden or golden brown (and can be fried). Some cooks will add surprises to the mix: sesame seeds, raisins, or dried coconut. The pastry squares aren't too sweet. Fun fact: … [Read more...]

Patience

I'm on the Chicks on a Case blog talking about patience. That's the writer's life in a nutshell! https://chicksonthecase.com/2021/08/13/the-patient-writer/ … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Midnight Hour

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Author Speed Dating

I went to the More Than Malice convention a few weeks ago and participated in something called “Author Speed Dating.” It’s a timed event, where you get one minute to pitch your book to attendees. Honestly, it may have been as nerve-wracking as actual speed dating! I’ve pitched before (see my previous post). That was only to literary agents one at time, though, not simultaneously to a whole slew of people. I think there were over a hundred, close to two hundred folks, listening to the … [Read more...]

Getting to Know Mimi Lee

Just a quick hello to say Mimi Lee from the Sassy Cat Mysteries is being interviewed by Betty Bolte today. Check out the post: https://bettybolte.net/2021/07/23/getting-to-know-jennifer-j-chow-author-cozymystery-characters-ya-fiction-books/ … [Read more...]

Off to Malice

This week from July 14 to July 17, I'm off to the Malice Domestic convention. It's the first time I'm joining. Usually held near Washington D.C. every year, 2021 will be a virtual event. Although I was planning to go in 2020, complete with travel and stay options, I'm glad that I can at least participate in the upcoming online conference. Typically, Malice Domestic honors traditional mysteries (think: Agatha Christie) and features the Agatha Awards (awards in the shape of teapots). The … [Read more...]