Rita and Margaret Take 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well, looky here — July’s gone in a flash. For many, I’m sure like a hot flash, but we really don’t need to discuss such things, do we? Instead, let’s do one of my favorite things – Take 5 with a fellow Cozy Cat Press chum, or in this case, two. Rita Gard Seedorf and Margaret Albi Verhoef pen the Moira Edwards Mysteries, set in World War II times. Not only is it an enjoyable read, but also very fascinating in the subject matter and style in which it was written. Settle on in and get to know these ladies and their world.

1. So tell me a little about your series and main characters.5122NjU3SML._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_

LETTERS FROM BRACKHAM WOOD is a historical mystery set during WWII in England and America that is in the form of letters written between two cousins: Moira Edwards and Margaret Edwards Walker. The two were very close until Margaret and her family immigrated to the United States, leaving Moira and her parents in England. Their correspondence begins years later in 1937 when Moira finds a long lost address and, frightened by the strange behavior of her woman employer, writes her cousin.

As the book begins he two women are very different. After the early death of her parents Moira stayed alive by finding positions as a maid-of-all work in England while Margaret had become a one of the first woman physician in the U.S. Their relationship changes during the course of the story. At the beginning Margaret encourages her cousin to take chances and try new things. By the end, she urges Moira to proceed with caution.

2. Being that there are two of you, how do you write? Do you compose separately, or talk it out as you go along together, share or divide up characters, scenes or research?

We meet often for coffee and discuss many many things but not specifically what each character is going to do. We want that to be a surprise so that our character can react to each letter after she receives it just as she would in a real correspondence. We did talk much about what was going on the world at that time. Since the story took place during WWII, there are resources aplenty.

3. What exciting moment or moments that made you realize that you were really an “author?”

The first two events after the book was released: one at the Eastern Washington University bookstore, which had transformed itself into a venue for a three-author book signing and our first presentation at a retirement community. But there were other moments as well. We grin like Cheshire cats every time we are asked where we found the letters. We reply proudly: “We wrote them.” In one group a woman answered angrily: “Well, I thought they were real and so did my sister and she is sitting right here beside me.”

Meetings with book groups whose members have read the book are also very affirming. The biggest ego boost is when they begin to argue about what Margaret and Moira should or shouldn’t have done. Our characters live!

However, to be perfectly honest, it is still a little hard to believe that we are authors – perhaps our next book, which will carry our characters into the post war era – will convince us.

4. What do you do to spark up your creativity when you feel the well of inspiration is running dry?

Because we each wrote a different character, we kept each other going. When it was not our turn to write we both did a great deal of research on what was happening in our character’s place and time. The tricky thing about writing a historical mystery is that even though it did not actually happen, the events surrounding the story need to be accurate.
When we run out of ideas the two of us pretty much do the same thing: take a walk, do something else until the words cool, or read a different book.

5. Who are some of your favorite authors and how do you feel they have influenced your desire to write?

Jacqueline Winspear, Dorothy L Sayers, Rhys Bowen, Charles Todd. These authors allow us to live in another era and propel us through their books with a mystery. We both like historical mysteries because they allow us to time travel and let us imagine what it would be like to live in another time and place, particularly as a woman.

Thank you so much for taking the time for our little confab, ladies. And friends, be sure to read LETTERS FROM BRACKHAM WOOD on Kindle, as well as like it on Facebook, and check out a great article in their local paper, THE SPOKESMAN REVIEW.


Barbara Jean

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A Day in the Life of Daphne Huntington-Smythe

Hi there, guys and dolls! Today I’d like to share with you a guest post on a blog I was honored to be a part of last month – Dru’s Book Musings. She has a terrific blog, so do yourself a favor and check it out.

Dru Ann has a fun feature she calls “A Day in the Life.” My installment was an excerpt A_Nate_To_Rememberfrom A NATE TO REMEMBER, showcasing one of my heroines, Daphne Huntington-Smythe, courting an adventure.

Location: Santa Lucia, Spring 1958

Friday morning came and Daphne had nervous expectations for her afternoon appointment with Adonis. She had decided if he suggested it, she would definitely pose nude. After all, he’s an artiste – an appreciator of the human form and without a doubt would be professional about it, and done in a tasteful manner. She would not expect anything less. However, she was not going to tell anyone, no way. She didn’t want to be talked out of it. It was daring and bold, and so unexpected from her.

Lizzie, her seventeen year old sister came bounding into her bedroom without knocking as usual. Daphne was able to wrap her pale yellow silk dressing gown around her in just enough time. “What are you doing?” Lizzie asked with a note of disapproval, flopping on Daphne’s bed.

“How many times have I asked you to knock?”

“I dunno.” Lizzie wiped her nose, tilted her head and looked at her sister sideways. “What were you doing?”

“Nothing, just getting ready for work.” Daphne made sure her robe was cinched shut. She wasn’t sure what to wear for, well, disrobing later. If she wore something with quite a few buttons or fasteners, it would take her a while to get it off, which may annoy the artist. If she wore something with lots of seams, they may mark her flesh as would a girdle and most of her foundation garments. But if she didn’t wear a girdle, then she would look sloppy. What was she to do?

“Taking you a long time to figure out what you’re going to wear today,” Lizzie observed. “Got something important happening?”

“No, nothing much,” Daphne replied lightly. She could not imagine what her younger sister would make of what she was going to do. Or who she would tell. The last people she wanted to know about it were her parents, and that’s exactly who Lizzie would blab to first. She’d jump at the chance.

“So,” her sister lolled on her bed and slyly drawled out her word, then finished her sentence, matter of factly. “Your friend Margot’s a murderer.”

Daphne whipped around and faced her sister. “That’s not true! Who told you that?”

“No one, but I keep up on things. I read the story in the paper and I keep my ear to the ground, you know?” Lizzie snapped her gum, doing her best to act wise. “She’s like those dames in Prime Crime Magazine. They’ve got a past and will do anything to keep it quiet, you know the type.” Lizzie was constantly reading dime store detective novels and salacious ‘true crime’ rags. Their mother always had a fit when she came across them, but Lizzie’s fascination was not deterred.

“No, I don’t and neither do you. Not that it’s your business, but Margot is innocent of it all. If you don’t believe me, ask James. His father’s helping her in the case.” James Worth, a long-time friend of Lizzie’s, possibly boyfriend (who could tell with her these days – punching him in the arm one day, making cow eyes the next, all the while wearing lipstick) was Henry’s youngest son.

Lizzie was skeptical, rolling her eyes, then brightening up with a new theory. “Policeman Tom did it! Oh, a crime of passion!”

Daphne glared at the girl in response. “Lizzie, stop it. You know that’s not true and I would appreciate if you’d keep your overactive imagination to yourself.”

Lizzie got off the bed. “Okay, okay, I get it.” She looked at her sister, then herself in the dressing table mirror. She re-tucked the end of her blouse back into the waist of her circle skirt and tugged at her ponytail, which was straggling out of its elastic. She calmed down while she fixed her hair and continued talking in a more pleasant manner to her sister. “But what are you doing today?”

“Going to work, why do you ask?”

Lizzie shrugged. “You seemed kinda funny when I came in.”

“I did?”


“No,” Daphne demurred. “I just can’t figure out what I want to wear, that’s all.”

Lizzie had finished with her hair and stood up. “Nah, I don’t buy that.” She gave a flip with her hand. “Later, gator. I gotta fly.” Lizzie was gone with as much care and concern that she had come in with.

In the end, Daphne figured wearing the proper foundation garments were far more important than Adonis seeing the seam impressions on her body. He could always not paint them, couldn’t he? He was an artist, he’s bound to be looking for overall form rather than anything else. She did however choose a wraparound dress in pale turquoise that had a sweeping circle skirt that would be easy to remove with untying the one big sash bow on the side. It had an overall print of abstract florals that she thought he would find creatively interesting. Wouldn’t he?

Want to find out what happened? Read A NATE TO REMEMBER today!


Barbara Jean

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Change is Gonna Come…

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well, I’m happy to announce I’m working hard on book four in my Poppy Cove Mystery Series. My girls, Andrea and Heather, have been plotting and scheming away, figuring out the details and fine points on what’s going to happen to my Santa Lucia social set. Stay tuned, plenty of news to follow as time carries on. As they are writing away, they’re schmoozing and kibbitzing about the people of the town, the characters and their lives. Although cozy mysteries always contain mayhem and usually a murder or few, the stories (and pretty much every type of tale of fiction) are about people – their lives, their traits and their journeys, especially in a series. People and times do change, they do unfold and show us who they are by and by, as we get to know them further and their lives progress in reality, and they should in fiction as well. It’s natural, relatable and makes us feel all a little bit more human, ironically when we see how things do and don’t work out for our heroes and heroines in fiction.A_Nate_To_Remember A NATE TO REMEMBER, the third in my series, dealt intimately with some of my characters – a revelation of one major one, and also the reactions and perceptions of those around her, about how they thought of where they were in their lives. Now as the next story unfolds, some of the Santa Lucians who were cast in the harsh light of day can settle in, sit on the back burner a bit and simmer contently while others have the (sometimes unwanted) spotlight shine on them. All part of the ebb and flow of real and fictional life. Attitudes and time change too, rounding out action and reaction in people, as a copacetic flow, balancing act or tug of war, depending on the character and circumstance and how they view their world, real or imagined. Come to think of it, isn’t how you see your life all perception anyhow? I’ll leave you with that to contemplate over peanuts and martinis at the bar… Toodles, Barbara Jean Coast

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Authors Who Make House Calls

Hi there, guys and dolls! I’m letting Andrea and Heather take over the blog today, as they had a lovely week they’d like to share with you. A_Nate_To_Remember

We’ve been very busy getting the word out about the latest Poppy Cove Mystery (A NATE TO REMEMBER), including a book signing at the Chapters in Kelowna on Saturday. It was such fun to see everybody, meeting new and long time friends. We’ll do it again in September, too.

But we have to share with you what we did earlier in the week. We have a number of readers that for various reasons are housebound or just don’t get around much anymore. They are fans of paper books, not really interested in electronic copies. They like the feel of a book in their hands, the flip of the page, the look of the cover. And, they like the personal touch of an autograph. So we got on the phone, made some appointments and went on house calls. It was truly the highlight of our week.

We were invited into people’s homes, given root beer floats at one place, tea and cookies at another and wonderful hospitality by all. We shared laughs, they showed us pictures of their families and told us stories of their own – how and where they grew up, what they carry with them to this day in their lives.

It was so enriching and uplifting. There was so much joy in the connecting and taking the time to speak with people, not just readers, but the actual hearts and minds within them. We wish we could meet and spend time with every person who has touched our lives, and to always remember how important that is to all of us, not just as storytellers, but also as the works in progress all of us human beings are.

Warm Regards,

Andrea and Heather

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Lane Takes 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well, June’s now almost over the moon and you kn81-k9LgXf9L._SL1500_ow what that means – another installment of my favorite posts – Take 5. This month, yours truly is chatting away with Lane Stone, a lovely and savvy lady who’s got flair and sass to spare! Among her other works, she is a fellow Cozy Cat Press author, penning the Tiara Investigations Mystery Series. Her second and latest release is DOMESTIC AFFAIRS, with more to come. So settle on in, perhaps with a little cool sweet tea (make it a happy hour one if you like) and a cookie or two, and get to know my good friend Lane.

1. So tell me a little about your series and main characters.

I write the Tiara Investigations Mystery series. My detectives are former Georgia beauty queens, now “of a certain age.” They haven’t told their significant others about their agency, so they have to meet their clients at a local Cracker Barrel.

2. What is your writing process like? Do you thrive on routine or work spontaneously as the whim takes you?

Routine! I get cranky when I don’t write. And I have to get far enough away from home not to hear laundry calling me. You can find me most mornings at Panera’s. That’s where I am right now, actually. I guess anyone who is “self-employed,” has the same challenge. If I’m not careful, a day can pass without getting a word written, then another, then another. If I write in the morning, the rest of the day will usually go well.

3. What exciting moment or moments have made you realize that you were really an “author”?

Of course, there are the biggies like getting that first contract, autographing your first book for someone other than a family member, and seeing that readers in other countries are buying your books. But there’s also a sense of satisfaction when you realize you’re making different choices.

A few years ago I heard author Jefffrey Deaver (Lincoln Rhyme series, among others) compare being an author to being somebody who wrote a book. The latter goes to the movies during the week. And finds other ways to avoid the hard work. I have to say I was proud of myself when I started spending my time differently.

4. What do you do to spark up your creativity when you feel the well of inspiration is running dry?

I’m an outliner. Since I write light, humorous mysteries I need to be in that frame of mind – and most days I am. If not, I work on a section that requires heavy research. Then I start googling.

I love my characters and truly enjoy spending time with them, so it’s rarely a problem.

5. Who are some of your favorite authors and how do you feel they have influenced your desire to write?

I adore P. G. Wodehouse and E. F. Benson for the best in comedy. If you’re not familiar with E. F. Benson’s Lucia books, you’re in for a treat. He was one of the Queen Mum’s favorite authors and that’s good enough for me. I discovered the Lucia books just after my mother died, and they got me through a very dark time. I want my books to do that for readers.

Jane Austen is another favorite. I’m what is known as a “Janeite.” I’m in the Jane Austen Society of North America, JASNA. I think she was a brilliant writer and observer.

I’ve enjoyed this! Thanks for having me!

Lane and her dog, Abby

Lane and her dog, Abby

Yes, it was great fun, Lane :-). And folks, be sure to read her Tiara Investigations Mysteries, (click on the title to be taken to the DOMESTIC AFFAIRS Amazon link, and click around to find out about her other books). Do check out her Lane Stone Books website, Facebook and Twitter pages.


Barbara Jean

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Introducing the Cozy Cat Chronicles!

Hi there, guys and dolls! Today, I’d like to share with you a new adventure with some of my best author friends. Some of you may know all about them, but there may be a few new writers and stories for you to enjoy, so settle on in and do a little perusing yourself. Click on any of the highlighted phrases to go to the information mentioned.

First of all, there is the new blog, The Cozy Cat Chronicles. Here we’ll have a daily blog post from our various authors, plus a guest post once a week. The members of our blog site are:

Barbara Jean Coast – yours truly and author of the Poppy Cove Mystery Series.

Tim Hall – writer of the Bert Shambles Mysteries.

Sharon Rose Mierke  – storyteller of the Parson’s Cove Mystery Series.

Joyce Oroz – spinning yarns in the Josephine Stuart Mystery Series.

Julie Seedorf  – telling tales in the Fuschia, Minnesota Series.

Rita Seedorf  – pens the Moira Edwards Mysteries, along with Margaret Albi Verhoef.

Leslie Matthews Stansfield – scribes the Madeline’s Teahouse Mysteries.

Lane Stone – wordsmith of the Tiara Investigations Mysteries.

So there you have us in a nutshell. We’re still growing and shaping our site, but do come and play with us. To check out all of our books, click to here to find them.

Also, there is now The Cozy Cat Chronicles Facebook page and Twitter account, where you can interact with the authors, learn about our events, appearances, and featured and new releases from Cozy Cat Press, and some of our other mysterious friends. Do join in on the fun :-).


Barbara Jean

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New Places, New Friends

Hi there guys and dolls! Well, another whirlwind week in the world of yours truly. Such fun and memories have been made while touring with my tales of the Santa Lucians. Last

With Naomi from the Peachland Library Branch (photo courtesy of Erin Christie -- Peachland View)

With Naomi from the Peachland Library Branch (photo courtesy of Erin Christie — Peachland View)

week, my girls have been to Lake Country and Lumby on my Poppy Cove Mysteries tour, logo-newthanks to the Okanagan Regional Library, featuring bfef1-barbarajeancoast27sbookSTRANGLED BY SILK and DEATH OF A BEAUTY QUEEN. This week, get ready Revelstoke (Tuesday, June 16th,  3pm) and Keremeos (Friday, June 19th, 2pm). So excited to be having the pleasure to get to know you all better :-). The readings have been a wonderful adventure, so for those of you in those areas, please come and get to know my tales and my authors. e058f-barbarajeancoast27sbookjpg

Also last week, Andrea and Heather had their first visit to the Penticton Farmer’s Market, as an author event at Hooked on Books  and it was just fabulous! There were so many interesting and lively characters with oodles of things going on. They sat Printunder a beautiful shady tree on a sunny day and met some terrific new readers. They will happily go and do it again!

Coming up on Thursday, June 18, from 4 – 8 pm, there will be a swell shindig all of Kelowna really must attend! A fab Small Shops Event with Downtown Kelowna will be happening, and the girls will be joining Angela Bricker and her staff at Georgie Girl House of Vintage for the best party ever! Come join the 50’s party and while you’re there, pick up 11357085_976217175751278_8343994567751303878_osome nifty glad rags, get decked out like a beauty queen and pick up a book or two! Be there or be square!

Till next week, pals! I’ve got so much to do, my head’s spinning before gin o’clock!


Barbara Jean

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Gee Whiz, That was Fun!

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well, I tell you it’s been a whirlwind world, with more to come.  In the last week and half, my girls Andrea and Heather, have started their Okanagan Regional Library tour, bringing Poppy Cove Mystery’s Santa Lucia to life by introducing bfef1-barbarajeancoast27sbookthe first two books (STRANGLED BY SILK and DEATH OF A BEAUTY QUEEN) with readings and swell meet and greets. A great time has been had by all, with stops so far in Peachland and Okanagan Falls with plenty more to come, this week in Lake Country and Lumby. The more the merrier, so for any of you reading this in the areas, we’d love to meet you and share our stories.e058f-barbarajeancoast27sbookjpg

Also in this past week, the girls visited Kamloops and had a grand old time talking about the first two books, first on CFJC TV’s Midday program Friday, and Saturday a book signing at the Chapters Kamloops location. Signed copies of both STRANGLED BY SILK and DEATH OF A BEAUTY QUEEN are still available at the Kelowna and Kamloops Chapters locations. Also coming up this this week, a stop at Hooked on Books in Penticton, Saturday, June 13th, during the Penticton Farmer’s Market.A_Nate_To_Remember

The girls will be back again in person to all of the locations, bringing with them A NATE TO REMEMBER next time.

Speaking of dearly departed Nate, another fabulous interview with the divine Ms. Amy Beth Arkawy took place earlier in the the week, but if you missed it, click on here to catch the show.

Well, that’s good for today. Got so much to do, and so little time :-).


Barbara Jean

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Margot and Daphne’s Crooners and Tunes to Get You in the Mood to Swoon!

Hi there, guys and dolls! Today I’ll share with you the bonus feature at the end of my latest, A NATE TO REMEMBER. Now, I’m not giving anything away, just sharing with you some songs and singers to put a little kick in your step or a swing in your smooch. Enjoy!A_Nate_To_Remember

• The romantic crooner Pat Boone’s voice is easy listening that is sure to set the right mood for any evening whether it’s out on the beach or cozied up in a cabin.

• Paul Anka has the girls in such a swoon they are ready to change their names. He is a swell singer, now if he’d only write a song for Barbara Jean!

• Jimmie Rodgers has a sweet and easy way of carrying a tune that makes me want to sing along, while driving down the coast on a clear sunny day. Although there are sure to be some Santa Lucians we’d rather not hear.

• The Everly Brothers have the tunes to start your day off right. You’ll be smiling from the time your toes hit the floor.

• Miles Davis is a master of jazz that will give you that late night, last call feeling. Believe me, yours truly knows all about the last call.

• The Champs are sure to have you up on the dance floor and joining any conga line that’s forming.

• Johny Mathis puts anyone who is listening in a romantic and wistful mood. Don’t forget to call your sweetheart when you hear him singing chances are they’ll be wearing a silly grin too.

• Ella Fitzgerald will bring a warm and toasty feeling to any romance when love is on the menu. Especially if the songbird is singing from the Songbook of Mr. Irving Berlin.

• Sinatra – a crooner to end all crooners, he made all the girls swoon. Frankie, oh Frankie who will you be crooning for tonight? They’re sure to want to fly away with you.

• Elvis, well guys and gals all that can be said is those hips and those hits just kept coming! Well now I’m All Shook Up and going back to the swell party.


Barbara Jean

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Christian Takes 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls! Hope your May flowers are in full bloom. Can you believe it’s the last Monday of the month? Me neither, but happily what it means to yours truly is that I get to share with you another one of my great Cozy Cat Press author friends, Christian Belz. His Ken Knoll series is one of my faves, so it’s a treat to have a chinwag with its charming storyteller. So settle on in for your own happy hour and get to know Christian and his work for yourself.

1. So tell me a little about your series and main characters.

In the murder mystery THE ACCUSED ARCHITECT, a mid-level architect, Ken Knoll, in a medium size firm is suddenly drawn to solving two murders which occur on his project site. The setting is Metro Detroit, where I have been a practicing architect for 31 years. The interesting and always unpredictable world of architecture provides a backdrop to the adventures of Ken, affectionately known as Cannoli, and his eccentric intern, Edison. A well meaning sidekick, Edison is not always in sync with the people aroundindex him.

In THE CIVIC CENTER CORPSE, Ken Knoll’s world is again turned upside when the sign atop his new auditorium building–bearing the donor’s name–plunges from the building, killing the donor. Ken’s boss prods him to prove the firm was not at fault in this “accident,” while the donor’s wife is certain her husband was murdered and begs Ken to find the person responsible. In a puzzling case, Ken is thrown off balance when two women enter his life, a Hollywood actress who first appears at the site of the sign’s unfortunate plunge; and his college nemesis, now an investigative reporter. The latter becomes a thorn in Ken’s side as they race toward the discovery of the murderer.

2. What is your writing process like?  Do you thrive on routine or work spontaneously as the whim takes you?

It’s definitely more spontaneous. I hate writing on the blank page, and use the index card method of writing down key elements, fragments of dialog, description, etc. I keep the cards with me and add thoughts at odd moments. I repeatedly shuffle through the cards, rearranging and tweaking until a scene or chapter comes together. At that point I can easily transpose the points from the cards onto the page, adding words where they belong. Before I know it, I have a draft done!

3. What exciting moment or moments that made you realize that you were really an “author?”

About thirteen years before Cozy Cat Press accepted my first book, I went through the process of querying 32 publishers. I was able to get the full manuscript in front of two of them. One rejected the work with a form letter, the other editor sent me a very nice, detailed letter citing page numbers and characters. When I realized she had read my entire novel, I felt satisfied and I felt like an author, though at that point I had never been published.

4. What do you do to spark up your creativity when you feel the well of inspiration is running dry?

Reading. I read a lot in the genre, and also a wide spectrum of fiction and non-fiction. I always have three or four books going at the same time. I’m inspired by other authors.

5.  Who are some of your favorite authors and how do you feel they have influenced your desire to write?

Sue Grafton is a favorite. I love her style and Kinsey Millhone is a wonder to watch in action. She’s relatable. A few years ago I discovered BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY by Jay McInerney. I was drawn in by the second person present tense style. Mesmerized by it. I’ve written three short stories in the style, as a result, with the same characters in a sort of love story. I’m now turning it into the novel, and of course interjecting a serial killer.

Hmm intriguing, Christian. Can’t wait to read it! And dear friends, be sure to check out his Ken Knoll Mysteries on Kindle (his latest being THE CIVIC CENTER CORPSE) and check out his great blog, website and Goodreads page by clicking through to the word links. Thanks for sharing your time with us.


Barbara Jean

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