Hitting the SoCal Indie Bestseller List

I’ve blogged before about how tired I got during release week. Launching a new book (and a new series) requires dedication. I’m grateful to all the publications and bloggers and podcasters who gave me media coverage. I’m thankful to the great bookstagramming community, who’ve been sharing images of Death By Bubble Tea (including a few bubble tea selfies). Of course, I’m very appreciative of the readers who supported me. In fact, it’s the fans who clamored for my book and went out of their way … [Read more...]

ICYMI: NYT

This is what nobody tells you about release week: you get very tired. It’s exhausting riding the wave of needing to respond to every comment and tag. (Apologies to anyone I missed!) That plus guesting on blogs and doing multiple book events. In the meantime, you’re biting your fingernails, hoping that all of this work actually translates into sales—or more accurately, readers. Is someone out there really enjoying your work? But there are times when the unbelievable happens. I was floored … [Read more...]

Happy Book Birthday to Me!

That's right. It's time for me to do a happy dance because DEATH BY BUBBLE TEA has been released into the world! Synopsis: Two cousins who start a food stall at their local night market get a serving of murder in this first novel of a delicious new cozy mystery series by Jennifer J. Chow, author of Mimi Lee Gets a Clue.When Yale Yee discovers her cousin Celine is visiting from Hong Kong, she is obliged to play tour guide to a relative she hasn’t seen in twenty years. Not only that, … [Read more...]

Happy Book Birthday to Me!

Hooray! It’s the official release day for Mimi Lee Cracks the Code! The third book in the Sassy Cat Mystery series has been on the following lists: Best Upcoming Cozy Mysteries for the Second Half of 2021 (Book Riot)All the Best Books Being Released in November (BuzzFeed)The 13 Best New Mystery and Thriller Books of November 2021 (POPSUGAR) ABOUT THE BOOK: When murder follows Mimi Lee to her romantic island getaway, she puts on her best sleuthing hat with her sassy cat in tow in … [Read more...]

Twofer Tuesday

I have two wonderful announcements to make today! #1 First off, the Midnight Hour anthology releases today! It got a starred review from Publishers Weekly and received this praise from Kirkus Reviews: "An excellent collection of stories told from many different viewpoints." BUY LINK: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/673674/midnight-hour-by-abby-l-vandiver/ #2 This coziest of giveaways is happening through November 19 for books and a special limited-edition … [Read more...]

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...]

Talking about Comps

I'm on the Chicks on the Case blog today talking about comparing books and stories to other works! Drop by: https://chicksonthecase.com/2020/10/30/the-art-of-the-elusive-comp/This is also release week for Festive Mayhem, a holiday anthology with nine other diverse crime writer voices. Find it at your favorite e-retailer...AmazonAppleB&N … [Read more...]

Happy Book Birthday

Mimi Lee Gets a Clue is out now! Please grab a copy here and/or spread the word. Thank you! … [Read more...]

Book Comes out Tomorrow!

"You will be called upon to celebrate some good news." This is just a quick note to say that MIMI LEE GETS A CLUE officially releases tomorrow (March 10)! Hurrah! Go ahead and purchase it here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/605896/mimi-lee-gets-a-clue-by-jennifer-j-chow/ … [Read more...]