For the November Book & a Latte contest, I’m featuring the returning authors in the Happy Homicides 6: Cookin’ Up Crime anthology. One of the questions for the contest is a “photo question.” To answer, just pick one of the covers shown below. This cannot include the Happy Homicides 6 cover!
Let’s jump right in with the brains behind the books, Joanna Campbell Slan and Linda Gordon Hengerer.
RT Reviews has called Joanna Campbell Slan “one of mystery’s rising stars.” She’s an award-winning and national bestselling author of three mystery series. Joanna started out writing for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and has also penned scrapbooking technique books. She has taught scrapbooking online, on cruises, and in Europe, as well as here in the US.
A native of New Jersey, Linda Gordon Hengerer has lived on the Treasure Coast of Florida for twenty years. She’s within two hours of Orlando, Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale, which allows her to get her big-city fix when she needs it—which isn’t often. She claims she doesn’t create characters from friends or acquaintances, but does admit that some particularly annoying people may have wound up as dead bodies or bad guys in a story…or two.
Teresa Trent has been a regular in the Happy Homicides series. She writes cozy mysteries that take place in small towns in Texas. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but with her father in the military, didn’t stay for long. Being a fan of the Andy Griffith Show and Murder She Wrote, she loves creating quirky small towns and colorful characters.
It’s weird referring to myself in the third person, but here goes. Once upon a time, in a life he’d rather forget, Terry Ambrose tracked down deadbeats for a living. He also hired big guys with tow trucks to steal cars—but only when negotiations failed. Those years of chasing deadbeats taught him many valuable life lessons such as—always keep your car in the garage.
Neil S. Plakcy has written or edited over three dozen novels and short stories in mystery, romance and erotica. His golden retriever mystery series was inspired by his first golden, Samwise. Long walks with his current goldens give him plenty of time to think up new crimes and solutions—and Brody and Griffin provide love, entertainment, and endless piles of fur on the floor.
Another frequent contributor to the Happy Homicides series is Randy Rawls. Randy describes himself as a simple guy who enjoys writing and hopes that others will find pleasure in his words. He says being born and raised in a small town in North Carolina taught him a sense of responsibility, a belief in fair play, and a love of country. Today, he says he was fortunate to be born into the Southern way of life.
Amy Vansant is the author of the Pineapple Port cozy mystery series, Angeli urban fantasy series, Slighty romantic comedy series, The Magicatory middle grade novel and was the editor and one of the authors of Moms Are Nuts a humor anthology. She enjoys long walks on the beach, anything to do with her Labradoodle Gordon and frantically getting nothing useful done.
Christina Freeburn is a full-time writer and focuses on stories with characters, especially heroines, overcoming their pasts and striving to help the down-trodden turn around their lives…sometimes with humor, other times serious, but always with heart. She lives in West Virginia with her husband, children, dog, and a rarely seen cat except by those who are afraid or allergic to felines.
Degrees in criminology and social work, followed by years of clinical practice, helped Wendy Sand Eckel explore her fascination with how relationships impact motivation, desire, and inhibition. Combined with her passion for words and meaning, writing mystery is a dream realized. She lives in Maryland where she enjoys family and friends, two cats, and living near the Chesapeake Bay.
Writer, traveler, and nature enthusiast Loulou Harrington is the author of the Myrtle Grove Garden Club mystery series. She originally discovered Nancy Drew as a child. Her love of mysteries grew when she became an adult. Though she started out as a Harlequin romance novelist, Loulou now believes that into each life a little romance should fall—as long as that person trips over at least one dead body along the way.
Book & a Latte Contest
What: This month, I’m giving away one Kindle version of “Happy Homicides 6: Cookin’ Up Crime” and I’m adding a $5.00 Starbucks gift card. One random entry will be chosen as the winner. The winner will receive a book and a gift card.
How to enter: Choose one or more of the options below. Each option gives you an additional chance to win.
Who can enter: This contest is only open to anyone over 18 years of age.
Winners: Selected winners must claim prizes within 72 hours of notification. Verification of entries: All winning entries are subject to verification.