Monday, May 18, 2015

I am so excited to be featuring 
Cozy Cat Press 
and it wonderful authors
today, May 18 - Thurs, May 21

CCP is a publishing company featuring 
cozy (and cozyish) mystery authors.

I bet you've read some Cozy Cat books and didn't even know it. 

So, sit back and enjoy getting to learn about these amazing authors.  

Enter for a chance to win one of 28 prizes including a Prize Pack of 8 mixed titles
Just use the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post  for your chance to win!

Information on the prizes can be 
found after this post.

And now, the authors!
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ALLEN B. BOYER is the author of two Young Adult novels and one nonfiction book about the West Point Academy and its famous graduates. His books have been sold around the country.  The Bess Bullock Retirement Home Mysteries are his first foray into writing cozy mysteries. Mr. Boyer lives near Hershey, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Suzanne, and their three children. He likes to take his children and their dog to visit residents at a nearby retirement home.


by Allen B. Boyer


ELISSA D. GRODIN is a children’s author and novelist, and has written for the Times Literary Supplement.  She lives in New York City and Connecticut with her husband, actor/commentator/activist Charles Grodin.  They have a son, Nicholas.  PHYSICS CAN BE FATAL is her first cozy mystery.


by Elissa Grodin


DREMA J. REED is presently a student at Portland State University, majoring in Anthropology/Archaeology.  After some forty years working in the medical field, both in the United States and in the Middle East, she retired and decided to try something new: writing this book, which was her first literary attempt. She lives in the Pacific Northwest near her three children, four grandchildren, and a plethora of friends.  KILLER IMAGE is her first book.


by Drema J. Reed


PATRICIA ROCKWELL is the author of the Pamela Barnes acoustic mystery series and the Essie Cobb senior sleuth mystery series.  Patricia is a former Communication professor and life-long teacher.  Her research interests included deception, sarcasm, and especially vocal cues--all topics that figure prominently in the Pamela Barnes series. Patricia is retired and lives in Aurora, Illinois, with her husband Milt, also a a retired school teacher and former Air Force officer.  Check out her web page and her Facebook page.


by Patricia Rockwell



Barbara Jean Coast
aka Heather Shkuratoff & Andrea Taylor


As an avid mystery reader, Heather joined lifelong friend Andrea Taylor to create STRANGLED BY SILK, the first novel in the Poppy Cove Mystery Series, written under the pen name of Barbara Jean Coast.  Growing up in a family of talented crafters and sewers, Heather developed her own skills to become a dressmaker and designer, which helps to give rich detail and character to their stories.  She lives in Kelowna, BC, Canada, but spends much time in California, researching for the novels and doing her best to live like Barbara Jean.

Andrea always imagined herself being a supersleuth girl detective and writing adventurous stories, full of mystery and intrigue since she was old enough to hold a pencil.  She resides in Kelowna, BC, Canada, where she writes under the pen name of Barbara Jean Coast with her co-author friend, Heather Shkuratoff, and travels often to California to further develop the stories and escapades of the Poppy Cove Mystery Series.  STRANGLED BY SILK is their first novel.  Andrea has also published freelance articles about fashion, current events, and childcare, and is currently blogging on Wordpress about creativity and poetry, as well as researching for her own literary novels.


by Barbara Jean Coast


LESLIE MATTHEWS STANSFIELD is the author of  Mr. Tea and the Traveling Teacup, the first book in the Madeline’s Teahouse series.  She is the author of a previous book on the town she lives in. She grew up in Delmar, New York, and credits her friends with developing her imagination. Leslie is a graduate of University of Hartford and recently received her  Masters' degree from the University of Phoenix in Educational Leadership.  She is a math tutor in a public school as well as the Christian Education Director of her church.  She is currently working on her second book in the Madeline’s Teahouse series.  She has four children and eight grandchildren and lives in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.


by Leslie Matthews Stansfield


DIANE MORLAN is the author of the Jennifer Penny mystery series.  Diane likes to brag that she has had a library card since she was in Kindergarten. When she was fifteen years old, her family moved to Minneapolis. Since then she has considered both Illinois and Minnesota her home state. In 1977, Diane earned a B.A. in Social Work at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Currently she is semi-retired, works part-time at Kishwaukee College Library, and lives in Sycamore, IL. Diane has three children and seven grandchildren. 


by Diane Morlan



SHARON ROSE lives in a small community in Manitoba, Canada. She squeezes in writing time between volunteering and grandchildren’s visits. Every winter, she and her husband escape the cold northern winds and head for Galveston, Texas.  Sharon has published short stories and children's stories.  Her real love, however, is writing cozy mysteries involving her two favorite characters: Mabel Wickles and Flori Flanders. She is now concentrating on her Parson’s Cove mysteries.


by Sharon Rose




David Selcer authors the Buckeye Barrister mystery series, the first of which is DEADLY AUDIT. After graduating from Northwestern University, he attended Ohio State University Law School. He then had an exciting career practicing management labor law with a large national law firm for 35 years. Today, he has retired to Sarasota, Florida, where he feels his job is either to sleep or to write mysteries. Somewhere along the line, he helped raise five kids.  He also still manages to make decisions on employment cases involving the Post Office as a Federal Agency Decision Writer. He is an avid OSU Buckeye fan.


by David M. Selcer


Lyla Fox is the author of SNOOP, the first in the Small Town Gossip mystery series.  She spent over twenty years teaching English from first grade, to high school, and college. During that time she also wrote everything she could from newsletters, to letters-to-the-editor, to a children’s novel which won a Writer’s Digest Honorable Mention, and articles for national magazines such as Newsweek, Forbes, Parents, and various other national and regional publications. With her two children grown and living two thousand miles away and a husband devoted to the golf course, Lyla is thrilled to have time to work in the genre that has captivated her since fourth grade when she discovered the adventurous Nancy Drew. Snoop is her first mystery, but she’s already far into two others with equally trying situations and quirky characters.

by Lyla Fox



Jennifer Vido is best known for her nationally syndicated Jen’s Jewels author interview column. A savvy book blogger for, she dishes the scoop on the latest happenings in the publishing business. As a national spokesperson for the Arthritis Foundation, Jen has been featured by Lifetime TelevisionRedbookHealth MonitorThe New York TimesThe Baltimore Sun,, and Arthritis Today. Her first novel Par for the Course was published in 2010. Currently, she lives in the Baltimore area with her husband and two sons. Visit her website at and follow her on Twitter @JenniferVido. 


by Jennifer Vido



Amy Beth Arkawy is the author of  Killing Time: An Eliza Gordon Mystery and several plays including:  Psychic Chicken Soup (McLaren Comedy Award nominee); Full Moon, Saturday Night; Listening to Insomnia: Rage Amongst Yourselves; Crazy Vivian Doesn’t Shop at Bloomie’s Anymore,  The Lost Mertz and The Postman Always Writes Twice.  Her work has been produced in New York City and across the country and featured in several anthologies. She is also a creativity coach/writing teacher, radio talk show host and freelance journalist. Dead Silent is the second in the Eliza Gordon mystery series.


by Amy Beth Arkawy


Like her heroine in Maiming of the Shrew, Jacqueline Corcoran is a social work professor, married, with two children and lives in the D.C. area. She is also known to be a bit snarky, like the mom in her Snarky Mom Mystery series, on occasion, although her students can't always tell when she's being funny. You can visit her at her website:


by Jacqueline Corcoran


Lane Stone is a native Atlantan and graduate of Georgia State University.  She, her husband, Larry Korb, and the real Abby divide their time between Sugar Hill, GA and Alexandria, VA.  When not writing she’s enjoying characteristic baby boomer pursuits:  hiking in various countries and playing golf.   Her volunteer work includes raising money for women political candidates, communications and media for the Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation and conducting home visits for A Forever Home, a dog foster organization. Check out her website:   She tweets as Abby, The Menopause Dog  and her Facebook page is LaneStoneBooks. 


by Lane Stone


Pam Britton Reese is a Ph.D. student in Applied Language and Speech Science. She has been a student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for two years. Previously, she worked as speech pathologist in schools and in private practice. She was also a supervisor in communication disorders at Ohio University.  She likes nothing better, professionally, than helping small, silent two year old boys start talking. She has alsopublished books about autism with LinguiSystems for the last 15 years. The Circle of Autism was previously published on-line at ken*again e-magazine.
Joe Reese is a novelist, playwright, storyteller, and college teacher.  He has published four novels, several plays, and a number of stories and articles.  When he is not teaching (English and German), he enjoys visiting elementary schools, where he tells stories from his Katie Dee novels and talks to students about writing.  He and his wife Pam live currently in Lafayette, Louisiana.  They have three children:  Kate, Matthew, and Sam


by T'Gracie and Joe Reese




Emma Pivato spent her childhood in a rural area in northeastern Alberta but has lived most of her adult life in Edmonton. She earned an MA in Philosophy and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Alberta and worked for twenty years as an assessment and counseling psychologist before joining Athabasca University, a distance learning institute, in 2004.  She teaches in their Interdisciplinary Studies program and does most of her work from home.
Emma lives with her husband, Joe Pivato, and younger daughter, Alexis, who has multiple challenges. The various efforts involved in organizing a positive life for her daughter have provided some of the background context for this book.  Emma is the editor of Different Hopes, Different Dreams, (1984, 1990), a collection of Alberta stories about the impact on the family of raising a child with developmental challenges.


by Emma Pivato


STEPHEN KAMINSKI is the author of It Takes Two to Strangle, the first book in the Damon Lassard Dabbling Detective series. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Law School. Stephen has practiced law for well over a decade and currently serves as General Counsel to a national non-profit organization. He is a lifelong lover of all types of mysteries, including cozies, and lives with his wife and daughter in Arlington, Virginia.  It Takes Two to Strangle is the 2012 winner of the Reader Views Literary Award for Best Regional Book (Mid-Atlantic).


by Stephen Kaminski


Christian Belz has been a practicing architect in Metro Detroit for 28 years, with experience in retail, educational, and industrial projects. He is Vice President of Detroit Working Writers. He won the Grand Prize in Aquarius Press’s 2011 Bright Harvest Prize for his short story Chambers. Christian’s fiction has appeared in Writers’ Journal, The Story Teller Magazine, and Wicked East Press’s anthology: Short Sips, Coffee House Flash Fiction Collection 2. His poetry has been published in WestWard Quarterly and Yes, Poetry.
Christian is one of the co-authors of The 28-Day Thought Diet. His blog Real : ) life, love and growth can be found at
The Accused Architect is the first of the Ken Knoll Architectural Mysteries. Look for Christian’s author page on Goodreads.


by Christian Belz


As a retired muralist and commercial artist, Joyce Oroz has an abundance of painting experiences she infuses into her heroine Josephine’s adventures.  Oroz say, “Writing is like painting a series of pictures without the messy paint.”  She spends her time writing mysteries, a blog and monthly newspaper articles.  She is happily settled in Aromas, California, with her husband, also a writer, and their Labrador retriever.  CUCKOO CLOCK CAPER is her first mystery with Cozy Cat Press.


by Joyce Oroz


Nanci Rathbun retired early from a career at AT&T to pursue her dream of writing.  A short story with a romantic theme, What’s in a Name?, was published in Woman’s World magazine.  She wanted to focus on the kind of book she loves to read--the mystery.  Her first novel in her Angelina Bonaparte Mystery series is due out soon in both paperback and ebook formats.  Nanci has spent many years in workshops and coaching with AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop.  She is a longtime Wisconsin resident who recently relocated to Tennessee to be closer to her granddaughters--oh, and their parents.  No matter where she lives, she will always be a Packers fan.  Nanci loves to hear from readers.  Contact her via Facebook--Author Nanci Rathbun--or Twitter--@nancirathbun.  Her web her latest news and events and is also a place to contact her.


by Nanci Rathbun



Bart J. Gilbertson is the author of the Pookotz Sisters Mystery series. Although he was born in Wisconsin, he spent most of his youth and later years in the rocky mountain state of Idaho. He has been all over the northwest and it is his love for the lush green state of Oregon that inspired the setting for Pleasant Lake and its inhabitants.  He attended ITT Technical Institute in Boise, ID, and received an Associate in Applied Science Degree for Computer Networking Systems and graduated with honors.  Bart has worn many hats over his lifetime career, but the one he is most proud of is that of being a writer. He currently resides in O'Neill, NE. He has two children.   You can visit his website at


by Bart J. Gilbertson


Julie Seedorf owns her own computer repair business, but her secret undercover job is writing. Her column “Something About Nothing” for a Minnesota Newspaper is about nothing, which is what we talk about most of the time, always with something underneath the conversation. Julie has been a wife, mother, grandmother, housewife, barmaid, salesperson, activity director, full time volunteer and more. Her motto is “If you dream it, you can do it.” GRANNY HOOKS A CROOK in her Fuchsia Minnesota Mystery series is the first of her journey in her undercover career. Having lived in small communities in Minnesota all her life, she knows the richness and uniqueness that only a small town can bring, and with a little humor and imagination she transforms those experiences into her imaginary Fuchsia community. Visit her Facebook Page, Sprinkled Notes, find her on twitter @JulieSeedorf.  Watch for her upcoming website.


by Julie Seedorf


Jacob M. Appel's first novel, The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up, won the Dundee International Book Award in 2012.  His short story collection, Scouting for the Reaper, won the 2012 Hudson Prize and will be published by Black Lawrence in November 2013. Jacob has published short fiction in more than two hundred literary journals including Agni, Conjunctions, Gettysburg Review, Southwest Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and West Branch.  He has won the New Millennium Writings contest four times, the Writer's Digest "grand prize" twice, and the William Faulkner-William Wisdom competition in both fiction and creative nonfiction.  His work has been short listed for the O. Henry Award (2001), Best American Short Stories (2007, 2008), Best American Essays (2011, 2012), and received "special mention" for the Pushcart Prize in 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2013.  Jacob holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Brown University, an M.A. and an M.Phil. from Columbia University, an M.S. in bioethics from the Alden March Bioethics Institute of Albany Medical College, an M.D. from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, an M.F.A. in creative writing from New York University, an M.F.A. in playwriting from Queens College, an M.P.H. from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.   He currently practices psychiatry in New York City. 


by Jacob M. Appel


Glen Ebisch is the author of The Black Dog, the latest in the Marcie and Amanda Mystery series.  A recently retired professor of philosophy, he has had a number of mysteries for young adults and adults published over the past twenty-five years.  He currently resides with his wife in western Massachusetts where he practices yoga and writes mysteries.


by Glen Ebisch


Lane Buckman, author of TIARA TROUBLE,  is a former beauty queen from Phenix City, Alabama.  Growing up, she wanted to be Miss America, a criminal lawyer, a super model, the President, a Bond girl, a brain surgeon, a journalist, a back-up singer for Duran Duran, and a college professor of Medieval Literature.  In order to fulfill those dreams, she became a writer.  She lives in Texas with her family, and enjoys every miserably hot second of it.


by Lane Buckman


Owen Magruder is the nom de plume of a retired college professor. He has authored three professional books and a small volume of remembrances of the American Civil War. In addition, he and his wife have co-authored a brief biography of a little known abolitionist from upstate New York for the National Abolition Hall of Fame.  From 1989 to 2005, the couple ran a small publishing house that specialized in original letters and journals from the American Civil War.  Magruder’s ancestral home is in the Scottish highlands, hence the Scottish link to his mystery novels. The Feud at Glencoe and Other Adventures is the third of the John and Mary Braemhor Mysteries.  Owen Magruder resides in upstate New York.


by Owen Magruder


Marlo Hollinger grew up in the Midwest where she enjoyed reading, watching too many made-for-t.v. movies and imagining dark secrets and ulterior motives in just about everyone she met. Her first Midlife Crisis mystery, CATERED TO DEATH, centers around Steve and DeeDee Pearson, a happily married couple who stumble upon a murder and take it upon themselves to solve it. Marlo continues to live in the Midwest with her husband, two sons and four cats where she still imagines dark secrets and ulterior motives in just about everyone she meets.


by Marlo Hollinger


J.T. Toman lives in Boulder, Colorado. She is a former economics professor at the University of Sydney, and was also a zookeeper at the Butterfly Pavilion in Colorado. She now teaches math, and truly believes fractions are useful in everyday life.
In her spare time, J.T. joins the rest of Colorado hiking, biking and skiing. However, much like her cats, she finds food more inspiring than scenery. J.T. particularly loves home-grown tomatoes, udon noodles and tall glasses of chocolate milk, though not at the same time.
Picking Lemons is her first novel. 


by JT Toman


Tim Hall was a journalist, musician, bike messenger and moving man before turning to the lucrative world of independent publishing. Dead Stock is his first mystery novel. He lives in New York City. His personal website can be found at


by Tim Hall


Sally Carpenter is a native Hoosier now living in Moorpark, Calif.  She has a master’s degree in theater from Indiana State University. While in school, her plays “Star Collector” and “Common Ground” were finalists in the American College Theater Festival One-Act Playwrighting Competition. “Common Ground” also earned a college creative writing award. “Star Collector” was produced in New York City and also the inspiration for her book series.  Carpenter also has a master’s degree in theology and a black belt in tae kwon do.  She’s worked as an actress, freelance writer, college writing instructor, theater critic, jail chaplain and tour guide/page for a major movie studio. She’s now employed at a community newspaper.  
Her first book in the Sandy Fairfax Teen Idol mystery series, “The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper,” was a 2012 Eureka! Award finalist for best first mystery novel.  Her short story, “Dark Nights at the Deluxe Drive-in,” is published in the anthology, “Last Exit to Murder.”  “Faster Than a Speeding Bullet” is in the “Plan B: Vol. 2” e-book anthology.
She’s a member of Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles. She’s “mom” to two black cats. Contact her at Facebook or She blogs at


by Sally Carpenter


Bret Jones is the Program Director of Theatre at Wichita State University, Wichita, KS.  He is a published novelist and playwright, as well as a film maker.  A lover of old-time radio, Bret is the co-founder and writer for The Ancient Radio Players, an audio theatre performance troupe based out of Oklahoma.  He has also formed Stagestruck Audio Theatre with WSU Theatre students (  The group produces audio theatre and has won production awards and been a part of festivals, both national and international.  Bret lives in Goddard, KS with his wife, Julie, and their three children:  Lauren, Austin, and Emma.  LISTENER IN THE DARK is his first cozy mystery.


by Bret Jones


Helen Grochmal was born and raised in a coal town until sent by the Great Society of the 1960s to a small private college.  After graduation, she worked in the civil service to pay her way through an M.A. in English from Penn State and  an M.L.S. in Library Science from Rutgers.  Then she worked as a professional librarian for over 20 years, ending her career as an associate professor at a state university in Pennsylvania.  She began writing in her 60s, a memoir at first, then fiction.  MANNERS AND MURDER is her first published work.


by Helen Grochmal


Steve Shrott's mystery short stories have been published in numerous print magazines and e-zines. His work has appeared in ten anthologies––two from Sisters-in-Crime (The Whole She-Bang, and Fishnets). He was a winner in The Joe Konrath Short Story Contest (2006). His comedy material has been used by well-known performers of stage and screen (including Joan Rivers and Phyllis Diller) and he has written a book on how to create humor. As well, he teaches humor writing at various real world and cyber schools (such as Savvy Authors and The Romance Writers of America). Some of the jokes he wrote for Phyllis Diller are featured in an article about her in the March 2007  issue of the The Smithsonian Magazine.


by Steve Shrott


Rae Sanders once consulted an honest-to-goodness fortune teller who predicted she'd be married three times and wouldn't find true happiness until she lived near the water.  Not a swimmer, Rae scoffed at the idea.  However, she is now happily married to husband number three and lives in Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes.  When she isn't writing, she's fishing for supper.
Annie Irvin and Rae Sanders are sisters who became addicted to reading cozy mysteries while in their teens.  Today they enjoy every minute spent creating the characters that live, love, and alas die in Bittersweet Hollow--the location for their cozy mystery FINAL SALE.  

Annie Irvin has enjoyed a nomadic life and after inheriting her grandfather's large collection of books still managed to always find room in the U-Haul for every last page even if it meant leaving behind the kitchen table.  Eventually Annie ended up where she began—a small town in Iowa where gossip is king and scandal has ruined more than one good woman, although no one has yet resorted to murder.  
 Annie Irvin and Rae Sanders are sisters who became addicted to reading cozy mysteries while in their teens.  Today they enjoy every minute spent creating the characters that live, love, and alas die in Bittersweet Hollow, the location for their cozy mystery FINAL SALE.


by Annie Irvin and Rae Sanders

Rita Strombeck has a Ph.D. in Scandinavian Studies and M.A. in French from the University of Chicago.   Like her heroine, Eve Iverson, she taught languages for several years and enjoys painting. In 1982, she started her own business.  Over the years, she has developed more than 50  education books and programs for health care professionals and the general public.  Rita also received 12 grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has written successful grant proposals for various nonprofit organizations.   She currently lives in Palm Springs and recently wrote an article for Palm Springs Life magazine on the city’s early women entrepreneurs  - "Women With Vision."
Ever since discovering Nancy Drew in 5th grade, Rita has been a fan of mysteries and now has decided to focus on this first love.  She has written a children’s book  based on Sherlock Holmes. HOT TUB OF DEATH is her first cozy mystery.


by Rita Strombeck


Rita Gard Seedorf is a retired academic who became reacquainted with her high school classmate, Margaret Verhoef, as they worked on planning their high school reunion.  Together they soon began writing LETTERS FROM BRACKHAM WOOD.   Besides academic publications she has written articles on local history and is the author of One Room out West, the story of a one-room schoolhouse and its students.  She and her husband Marty live in Cheney Washington. They have a son and a daughter and two wonderful grandsons.  

Margaret Albi Verhoef is a retired teacher and school librarian who became reacquainted with her high school classmate, Rita Seedorf, as they worked on planning their high school reunion.  Together they soon began writing LETTERS FROM BRACKHAM WOOD.  Margaret, the wife of a retired Army Dental Officer, developed her skills as a letter-writer during the years they were stationed from Alaska to Texas and New York to Washington State.  She and her husband Doug have a daughter and granddaughter and live with their schnauzer in Spokane, WA. 


by Rita Gard Seedorf and Margaret Albi Verhoef

Diane Weiner is a mother of four and a veteran public school teacher with a broad range of teaching experience. She has previously published several music education articles as well as a doctoral dissertation but finds writing fiction to be much more fun. Westbrook, NY, the fictional setting of the Susan Wiles School House Mysteries, bears remarkable similarities to the small town in upstate NY where Diane grew up. She currently resides in South Florida with her husband of many years, their youngest daughter, two cats, and a bisch-a-poo. When not writing, Diane enjoys long distance running and spending time with her family.
MURDER IS ELEMENTARY is her first cozy mystery.


by Diane Weiner


Alice K. Boatwright’s book, Under an English Heaven, is her first Ellie Kent mystery.  Boatwright is also the author of Collateral Damage, three novellas about the long-term impact of the Vietnam War, which won the 2013 Bronze Award for Literary Fiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards.  She formerly lived in the Cotswolds for several years, and now divides her time between the U.S. and Paris.


by Alice K. Boatwright


Kate O’Connell spent her youth in Europe, her teen years in northern New Jersey and her twenties in New Mexico, before moving back to Europe and then on to South Africa. To this day, her accent comes from an amalgamation of those places and no one can tell where she comes from. She likes it that way. She also likes to consider herself a librarian, though she has no formal qualifications, compelling the local librarians to keep a sharp eye on her. She does, however, have a lot of education. She received her BA in Theatre and History, her MA in Dance History and Criticism, and her MPhil in Dance Studies.
Kate’s research focused on the Argentine Tango community in London and while learning about the dance, she started teaching and performing. She still teaches classes and workshops and occasionally pushes the living room furniture aside so that she and her husband can dance.
Kate writes novels now. She also swims daily in the Atlantic Ocean and is tortured weekly by her Pilates instructor, and she has made it her mission to teach her daughter everything she knows about making room on the dance floor.
You can visit Kate at her website:


by Kate O'Connell


Anna Kern didn’t just have an imaginary friend; as a child, she had imaginary friends that stayed with her way past childhood. She made up stories in her head and dreamed of one day having a book published, but it wasn’t until later in life that she wrote her first novel.
She recently retired from a public school system in Florida and moved to St. Johns County to be closer to her son, James. She shares her condominium with her cats Pooky and Misty who keep her amused and amazed. Murfy lives with her son and visits often.
Anna's first book for Cozy Cat Press is A PAW-SIBLE THEORY.


by Anna Kern

Can you believe all the titles and authors you may have been missing out on?

Now for the prizes 28 prizes being offered by these awesome authors and the CCP publisher!


Patricia Rockwell
Publisher of Cozy Cat Press
is giving away a 
Mixed Gift Pack of  8 Books to one lucky winner! 

Jacob M. Appel - 1 copy WEDDING WIPEOUT

Amy Beth Arkawy - 1 copy KILLING TIME

Sally Carpenter - 1 copy THE SINISTER SITCOM CAPER

Barbara Jean Coast - 1 copy A NATE TO REMEMBER

Elissa Grodin - 1 copy DEATH BY HITCHCOCK

Tim Hall - 1 copy DEAD STOCK

Annie Irving & Rea Sanders - 1 copy FINAL SALE

Anna Kern - 1 copy A PAW-SIBLE THEORY 

Joyce Oroz - 1 copy CUCKOO CLOCK CAPER

Drema J. Reed - 1 copy each KILLER IMAGE 
                                                  KILLER GENES 
                                                  KILLER ROCKS

T'Gracie Reese & Joe Reese - 1 copy each SEA CHANGE
                                                                        SET CHANGE
                                                                        OIL CHANGE
                                                                             GAME CHANGE
                                                                           FRAME CHANGE
                                                                          SEX CHANGE
                                                                      CLIMATE CHANGE

Julie Seedorf - 1 copy each GRANNY HOOKS A CROOK
                                GRANNY SKEWERS A SCOUNDREL
                                                GRANNY SNOWS A SNEAK

Rita Gard Seedorf & Margaret Albi Verhoef - 1 copy
                    LETTERS FROM BRACKHAM WOOD

Lane Stone - 1 copy each CURRENT AFFAIRS 
                                          DOMESTIC AFFAIRS

Lane Stone & Jacquekine Corcoran aka Jacqui Lane - 1 copy                                                       MALTIPOOS ARE MURDER

Jennifer Vido - 1 copy MURDER BY THE MINUTES

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  10. Lots of good books. Thanks for a chance.

  11. I've only read a couple of these authors so I'd really like to win.

  12. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  13. Really awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  14. What an amazing giveaway! Thank you so much to all of the authors and to you, too!

  15. Fantastic giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

  16. Wow! So many awesome authors! Lots of great books to keep readers busy for a long time!

  17. Fantastic giveaway!

  18. Wow! That is a very long list of authors! Most of them I have not heard of before. Which is why I like your blog and Shelley Giusti's and DollyCas's blogs so much! I learn about so many authors. I don't live anywhere near a bookstore so I really appreciate your blogs!

  19. Thanks for the chance to explore these new-to-me authors. This is a grand contest.

  20. A wonderful giveaway...thank you for it! A lot of new authors I don't recognize at all.

  21. Fantastic giveaway and I entered and did every bit of it...huff to win all these great cozies and Authors...

  22. What a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for a chance to win!

  23. I always wanted and intended to read Barbara Jean Coast's, Strangled by Silk: A Poppy Cove Mystery (Poppy Cove Mystery Series Book 1.) On my TBR list.

  24. Great blog entry. Fantastic giveaway. Thanks.

  25. What a fabulous giveaway! Found some new to me authors to check out. Love cozy mysteries!

  26. I have never heard of either Cozy Cat Press or any of your authors! So glad to find you and to enter your contest. I love mysteries - especially cozies - and now I have lots of new titles to look into!

  27. i haven't heard of Cozy Cat Press or any of the authors represented. An amazing give away and introduction to more cozies to explore. Thank you.

  28. Cozy Cat Press sounds intriguing. Hadn't heard of it, but I love the name. What a great giveaway!

  29. I just got a whole new list of books to start, seriously adore the name Cozy Cat!

  30. I read Cozy Mysteries, but didn't know there were Cozy Cat Mysteries. My cat would have loved them!

  31. Thank you for introducing all these authors -- some I was already familiar with, most not. Cozy mysteries are my "go to" books - sort of like comfort food..

  32. What a fun fun contest. Thank you so much.

  33. This is a wonderful Giveaway !! Thank you so much for a chance to win .

  34. Whoa fantastic! You've done a beautiful job of introducing these authors and some of their writings. Thank you! I have now added several to my TBR list.

  35. I've read two books by Glen Ebisch but they weren't from the Cozy Cat Press (not when they were published before). I think the books by this publisher are harder to find and probably not available at the library. Wish I had known about contest and entered because I see some winners haven't claimed their prizes.