Book Review: Winter Counts

5 stars Genre: Crime fiction/thriller Winter Counts David Heska Wanbli Weiden wrote an amazing debut that brings to life Lakota culture and brims with suspense. I love how the main character, Virgil Wounded Horse, has to come to terms with his history, grief, and disappointments in life. I was also emotionally invested in his relationship with his nephew. Weiden does a great job of painting a nuanced picture of reservation life. He’s also able to weave in current issues, … [Read more...]

ICYMI Post

I'm on Chicks on the Case talking about the inspiration behind my cover for my upcoming Sassy Cat Mystery, Mimi Lee Cracks the Code! Check out the post here: https://chicksonthecase.com/2021/06/04/icymi-cover-reveal/ … [Read more...]

Cover Reveal on 5/30

That's right! I'm super excited to have Dru's Book Musings host my cover reveal for my upcoming Sassy Cat Mystery, Mimi Lee Cracks the Code (November 30, 2021). Be sure to check out her website on Sunday, 5/30: https://drusbookmusing.com/category/cover-reveal/ … [Read more...]

Lift AAPI Voices

Excited to announce that the #LiftAAPIVoices campaign launches today!  This is a wonderful giveaway, which  begins 9:00am PST Friday, May 21 and ends Sunday, May 23rd at 11:59pm PST. SUMMARY: About 20 other Asian Diaspora women crime writers and I are coming together to raise awareness for AAPI and the Asian Diaspora through our #LiftAAPIVoices social media campaign in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.    GIVEAWAY: Join our campaign and be automatically … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Local Interest Books

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May 2021 Book Suggestions

I'm blogging on Writers Who Kill today and talking about books I've read or want to read by AAPI creators for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Follow along: https://writerswhokill.blogspot.com/2021/05/aapihm-book-recommendations-by-jennifer.html … [Read more...]

Authors Make Me Hungry

Who's making me hungry? That's right--authors! Check out my newest post on Chicks on the Case: https://chicksonthecase.com/2021/02/19/your-book-is-making-me-hungry/ … [Read more...]

Giveaway from Author Diane Kelly

The amazing Diane Kelly and I have paired up for a fun Facebook post comparing the cats in our books--it's a fictional "catfight." To celebrate being Berkley publishing sisters, she is very generously giving away 3 copies of MIMI LEE GETS A CLUE (book 1 in my Sassy Cat series):https://www.facebook.com/DianeKellyBooks/posts/4347437068605867 (Giveaway not affiliated with Facebook.) … [Read more...]

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...]