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Who's Attending A Holly, Jolly Book Fair?

Updated: Nov 19, 2021

See who's attending Sunday's holiday-themed cozy mystery book fair!

Who is Attending?

Authors in Attendance:

Alice Boatwright

My Ellie Kent mysteries are inspired by my lifelong love of English mysteries, literature, and folk culture, as well as my years spent living in an English village. Like me, Ellie is an ex-pat: a divorced American professor of English literature who falls in love with a handsome widowed vicar, marries him, and moves to his village in the Cotswolds. Then the fun begins. My books offer me the opportunity to create good mystery plots and also explore other themes that interest me. An award-winning short story writer and novelist, I post more information about my writing and life on my website. After 10 years of living in England and France, I now live near Seattle with my writer/photographer husband and two cats.

Instagram: @alicek.boatwright

Check out Alice's Ellie Kent mysteries in the fair!

Katherine Brown

Katherine H. Brown is a book lover, weaver of words, and cozy mystery writer. Katherine enjoys mixing humor, sarcasm, southern-manners, and sweet romance into her books. As a wife and mom, Katherine spends most of her toddler's nap times hiding in the bedroom with her laptop and a bag of chocolate chips cranking out as many words as possible. She hopes that her stories will foster a love of reading and adventure for many generations to come.

Check out Katie's holiday anthology and Sassy Supplies cozy mysteries in the fair!

Molly Fitz

While USA Today bestselling author Molly Fitz can't technically talk to animals, she and her doggie best friend, Sky Princess, have deep and very animated conversations as they navigate their days. Add to that, five more dogs, a snarky feline, comedian husband, and diva daughter, and you can pretty much imagine how life looks at the Casa de Fitz.

Molly lives in Nova Scotia and occasionally ventures out for good food, great coffee, or to meet new animal friends.

Writing her quirky, cozy animal mysteries is pretty much a dream come true, but sometimes she also goes by the name Melissa Storm (a New York Times bestselling author, yay!) and writes a very different kind of story.

Learn more, grab the free app, or sign up for her newsletter at!

Twitter: @WhiskMys

Check out Molly's Pet Whisperer P.I. mysteries in the fair!

Elle Hartford

Hi everyone! I'm a new author and proud member of the Cozy Mystery Book Club. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest writing fantasy, and today I live in New Jersey working at a museum in order to keep my tortoise and three-legged cat in the style to which they're accustomed. Even though I write mysteries now, I've found that I'm basically incapable of putting pen to paper without incorporating the fantasy I love. Paranormal cozy often means awesome witches or psychic heroines -- well, for me, it means putting that quirky small town in the familiar world of fairytales. In my short stories, you'll meet Red (yes, like Little Red Riding Hood) and her friends as they solve mysteries in the fantastical world "Beyond," where magic is real and sometimes deadly. Red is an alchemist (because when you're danger-prone, it helps to have a sturdy pair of lab gloves and some tricks up your sleeve), so I'm calling my new series "The Alchemical Tales." Some of those are available in anthologies now! Through my newsletter, I'm releasing a series of stories called "The Carousel Capers" for fans of mystery and mythological horses. Stay tuned for news about the novel, too!

Twitter: @HartfordElle

Instagram: @ElleHartford

Check out Elle's new cozy mystery short story in the fair!

Vikki Walton

Vikki Walton is not a fan of dead grapes, but she is a fan of cozy mysteries. When Vikki’s not murdering people on paper, she enjoys traveling the globe as a house and pet sitter. She also loves speaking and teaching on various topics like writing, self-publishing or work-quilting/entrepreneurship to adults.


Twitter: @VikkiAuthor

Instagram: @waltonvikki

Check out Vikki's holiday mystery from her Backyard Farming series in the fair!

Penny Weibly

As a creative writing teacher, I tell my students to write a story that they want to read. So several years ago, I began my cozy mystery series set in Austin, Texas and introduced a young private investigator, Benjamin Kalico, and an intrepid retired English teacher, Emelia Winterjoy. They form a unique partnership with many comic turns. I hope you enjoy!

Instagram: @pennyweibly

Check out Penny's Kalico Cat Detective Agency mysteries in the fair!

Kirsten Weiss

I write mystery novels with real, complex, and flawed but likable characters. My heroines aren’t perfect.

But they’re smart. They struggle. And they succeed.

I know all the cozy mystery tropes (and you probably do too). So, I strive to write mysteries that are unique, whether they’re set in a UFO-themed B&B or a pie shop.

Most of my mysteries do contain an element of romance, but the romance isn’t the main story, and the situations aren’t explicit.

Finally, if there’s magic in the story, it works consistently within the world’s rules and is based in the history or the reality of current magical practices.

Twitter: @kirstenweiss

Pinterest: @kirstenweiss/

Check out Kirsten's Gnome Alone mystery in the fair!

Editors/BookTubers in Attendance:

Richelle Braswell

Richelle Braswell is an editor who offers a one-stop-shop editing service for independent fiction authors. She provides brainstorming, outline critique, manuscript evaluation, developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading. Cozy mystery and fantasy are her genre specialties, including YA, new adult, and paranormal. Richelle knows these subgenres well, and her honest feedback provides the relevant care your novel needs. You want to find the right editor for you, and she strives to coax your story to a place where it will shine. Authors find Richelle easy to work with and encouraging. She is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) and ACES: The Society for Editing. Her business, Richelle Braswell Comprehensive Editing, and her newsletter, Editor Insights, can be found at

Twitter: @RBCEditing

Authors, this is your chance to win discounted editing services from a talented, dedicated editor in the fair!

Angela Maria Hart

Angela Maria Hart runs the Cozy Mystery Book Club and a book club for fans of romance called Romantics at Hart. She also hosts Classically Cozy Conversations and RomanceTube on YouTube, where she interviews cozy mystery authors on their love of sleuthing and romance authors on their love of writing stories about love. Angela also devotes one day a month to writing in a Words On The Page-athon, which she shares with fellow writers on her website.

Instagram: @WriterAHart

Youtube: @booksaremyhart

Pinterest: @angelamhart2011

Find out the details about The Cozy Mystery Book Club's 12 Days of Cozies in the fair!

Beth Wojiski

I'm an editor — always ready to help authors, bloggers, and entrepreneurs put their best word forward. If you dream of publishing your book, I can help! See my offerings under editorial services and beta reading.

I'm a writer — I have varied interests and write about them constantly. I'm writing a couple of books now, so while you wait for publication, you can see some of my writing here. Favorite topics include how to find the positives in life, how to create pathways to peace, and anything paranormal or book related.

I'm an artistic soul — whether I'm singing Mozart's Requiem with a concert chorale or designing prayer shawls or inspirational jewelry, I like to use my talents to help people find beauty, peace, and inspiration in their lives.


Instagram: @BethWojiski

Authors, this is your chance to win discounted editing services from a creative, intuitive editor in the fair!

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