Saturday, January 1, 2011

The More Things Change ...

Well, friends, Killer Characters has been on the web for seven months now (wow!), and we've learned a lot during these first toddling steps.

Starting this month (January, 2011), a few things will be changing here at Killer Characters.

Don't freak out ... Killer Characters will still provide you with insights into the minds of some of your favorite cozy mystery characters. But we hope these little tweaks will make your visits to KC even more enjoyable.
  • Alas, a few of our characters have had to stop blogging regularly. They simply have too many other commitments (all that sleuthing takes up a lot of time). But we're hopeful that they'll still stop in now and then for guest appearances.
  • Speaking of guests, we're going to start having them! Look for some unfamiliar faces and some surprising riffs on the whole Killer Character theme. (Hey, we want to keep you on your toes.)
  • To accomodate our new line-up, we have a modified posting schedule. Want to know when your favorite characters will be posting? Just click on the "Killer Character Line-Up" link in the sidebar, and you'll find a calendar with all the pertinent information.
  • We're also going to try to make it easier for you to keep track of who's who on KC, with our posts following a more uniform format: we'll lead off every post with the character's name, but also the book/series from whence that character comes and the author, too.
  • In our commitment to bringing cozy readers and their favorite books together, we're putting together two new resources: (1) a state-by-state list of mystery-friendly independent booksellers and (2) a calendar of mystery conferences across the country. These will take a little time to wrangle together, but stay tuned!
  • Finally, we're updating our contest rules. First, we'll only have a single contest every month, with a slightly bigger prize. How do you win? Leave a comment! Every comment is another chance to win.

On behalf of all the Killer Characters--authors and sleuths, side-kicks and villains--thank you for sticking with us through our inaugural year on the web, and we hope 2011 brings us all much joy and success.

~ The Killer Characters Crew


  1. lori cimino from facebookJanuary 1, 2011 at 1:05 AM

    looking forward to a new year with you

  2. Killer Characters is one of my top 3 favorite blogs. I tried very hard to read you every day. Some days I played catch up, but I do believe I read every post. I look forward to a new year with y'all. The upcoming changes sound grand.

  3. I'm looking forward to hanging out with you guys in 2011.

  4. I just clicked on the sidebar and I really like the list of cozy conventions.

  5. Happy New Year to all you wonderful readers out there!

  6. As long as I get my daily fix and can track upcoming releases, I'm happy. And a bright and happy new year to all.

  7. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and looking forward to see what y'all have in store for us in 2011.

    Thoughts in Progress

  8. Killer Characters is staple of my morning routine. The day doesn't officially begin until have my coffee and check out your blog (and The Cozy Chicks, and the Mystery Lovers' Kitchen). I love your blog and thanks for making it such an enjoyable part of my day.

    Beverly aka Bookwoman

  9. I am looking forward to seeing the changes and following in 2011. Happy New year everyone.
    I am like Beverly I go around to the 3 blogs every morning :).

  10. It sounds like a lot of positive changes. I don't comment to every post but I've read most of them and I'm looking forward to the new features, especially the list of local bookstores!

  11. Friends, you don't even know how happy it makes me to hear that you all are out there reading and enjoying our characters' posts ... what a wonderful gift for the new year.

    We look forward to continuing to blog for you all (we have to keep our characters busy so they don't get into *too* much trouble).

    Happy 2011!

  12. Looking forward to the changes to Killer Characters. I understand perfectly that some characters have lots to keep them busy besides blogging!
    Wishing all the killer characters, cozy mystery writers and readers all the best of 2011!