Saturday, September 7, 2013

Falling into another murder?

By Lizzie Turner, from the Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries
by Erika Chase

Wow, what a crazy summer we all had. How about you?

Big things were happening around here, in fact everyone in the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society was up to their eyeballs in solving a murder or two and then, Molly Mathews made the big leap. Well, I can’t really tell you more than that. You’ll have to read all about it in Cover Story, which came out last month. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, after all.

So here I am back in school – going back to work to rest up, as they say. It’s been a few weeks now and the kids have settled into their routines, as have I with my work as a reading specialist at the Ashton Corners Elementary School. As such, I work with the the students, their parents and the teachers trying to make all their lives a little easier, with a lot more reading.

I sort of miss the summer though, however we’re not likely to experience drastic changes in weather like you do up in the northern states,. But we can tell when fall is in the air. Like now.  I love the changing of seasons because it’s more a state of mind around here. A new school year, just like the New Year, can mark a whole new set of adventures.

I’m pretty sure there’s another murder on the horizon because our author is busily ensconced in writing book #4. There’s even a title, Book Fair and Foul, and you’ve got it, there’s a book fair involved. That would be Molly’s doing. We’ve invited some top names in the cozy mystery writing world and it’s going to be a blast.

I’ve never been to a mystery fair or conference before but I hear they’re a lot of fun. Maybe I should branch out after this one and give them a try.  

Could you take the time to share with me what is your favorite mystery conference and why should I attend?

Cover Story, the third in the Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries 
is now available!
 Also available are Read and Buried and,
 A Killer Read,  (#2 on the Barnes and Noble Mystery Bestseller List and
an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Mystery)

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  1. Hi Lizzie, my writer has been a lot of mystery conferences, but I think her favorite is the New England Crimebake in Massachusetts every November. It's small enough to be friendly and so much fun...

    In a couple of weeks, we're attending Bouchercon, the annual biggest mystery conference of them all--fun but overwhelming. And of course for cozy mystery lovers, you can't beat Malice Domestic! Hayley Snow

    1. Thanks, Lucy. I have heard about the New England Crimebake and it sounds like it's just my style/size. Perhaps one day!

  2. Lizzie, you have to come to Malice Domestic. Friendly people, fascinating panel discussions and loads of fun. It always ends too soon!


  3. I haven't been to one yet but would love to attend! I'm reading READ AND BURIED now and realy enjoying it!

  4. Thanks, Lisa. That's so nice to hear! Hope to meet you at a conference one of these days!

  5. I love bookfairs! I've never been to a book con before, but some of my favourite authors attend Malice Domestic. I would love to be able to meet them.