20 April 2018 I'm honored to be a guest blogger on Wicked Cozy Writers today. Check out their website to learn about the wicked awesome writers and their cozy mysteries. I can't wait to meet them in person next week at Malice Domestic where the Agatha Awards will be held. My book Sydney MacKenzie Knocks 'Em [...]
My To Be Read (TBR) pile is big. And since I read for enjoyment, I have a 20-Page Rule. My 20-Page Rule = If I’m not totally hooked on a book by page 20, it’s gets tossed. If, and only if, the book is all over the media that I feel left out that I [...]
Dogs or chocolate? I recently posed this question by accident to myself, “Dogs or chocolate?” It’s been on my mind ever since. I don’t know what kind of a terrible post-apocalyptic world we’d be in if we had to choose, nevertheless I forced myself to think this through, just in case... Chocolate: Let’s face it, [...]
JAM Fans, I'm excited to announce the next season of Just Add Magic on Amazon: Jan 19, 2018! You can read all about it on TV Line and watch the trailer.
Unlikable characters; Enter: The Grinch It’s an oxymoron, really, “favorite unlikable character,” yeah? I often hear from writer friends, “Your character isn’t likable.” And, for those not familiar with the general conventions, that’s not a good thing. However, since this is often what I'm going for, I don’t mind the feedback. In fact, it’s spot [...]
Deal Blurb From Publisher's Marketplace, May 3, 2017: Callaghan's sequel to JUST ADD MAGIC, and SALTWATER SUMMER to Alyson Heller at Aladdin, deal by Alyssa Eisner Henkin at Trident Media Group.
A few weeks ago I ventured across the country to for meet-and-greets/pitch sessions with some of the industries best. I’ve been planning this trip for a long time and had a wide array of new concepts to discuss. “Your books?” is what everyone asks me. The answer is, “For sure,” but there’s more… For nearly [...]
May 30, 2017 Brooke from Studio B Review: Check out what the awesome Brooke from Studio B says in her review of Sydney. And Mrs. Reads for Run review here!
Sydney MacKenzie Makes the Top 10 on Culturalist: April, 2017
It’s true. In most cemeteries around the world, the majority of bodies are buried so that their heads lie to the West and their feet to the East. This very old custom may have originated with Pagan sun worshippers who thought that with their feet pointing toward the east the dead will be ready to [...]