Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A Cup of Tea and A Chat with Kathy Arrons and A Cozy Mystery Giveaway, Behind Chocolate Bars

Today is the day I get to share a give away with my readers in the USA, I am sorry I can not include everyone but I am thrilled with the ability to have these giveaways. Behind Chocolate Bars is a great cozy, third book in the Chocolate Covered Mystery series and a really great for Halloween. I love the community feel I get when I read this series and I hope you will too.  This mystery was particularly well written and the cover is fantastic! I reviewed this book in September and I loved it, you can read my review by clicking here.
Kathy kindly stopped by for a quick up and and a chat about Behind Chocolate Bars her new release in the Chocolate Covered Mystery Series.
KMOT: When you are writing what sustains you? Tea, Coffee, or perhaps liquid chocolate?
KA:Lots of coffee! I love strong coffee -- I use a French press and my favorite beans are from Philz Coffee. The first book took one year and the other two took 9 months.

KMOT: Be honest how much chocolate though did you consume while writing this book?
KA: Way too much! But it was all in the name of research.

KMOT: Can you share something about yourself with us that we may not know about you?
KA: Something readers might not know about me is that I'm a huge supporter of arts education for youth. I'm president of the board for Playwrights Project, which teaches playwriting and literacy to students, seniors and the incarcerated. I advise and teach for the CCA Writers' Conference (only free writing conference for high school students in US) and the San Diego Middle School Writing Workshop series.
Best friends and business partners Michelle and Erica have a monstrous to-do list as they prepare for the annual West Riverdale Halloween Festival. Their shop, Chocolates and Chapters, will have a booth at the event, where Michelle will serve spooky delights while Erica displays an assortment of spine-chilling books. Thank goodness the teenagers from Erica’s comic-book club are chipping in to help. But one of their volunteers winds up in trouble after a woman’s body is found in an abandoned house—with the teen’s superhero key ring close by. The teen swears he didn’t do it, but he’s obviously hiding something—leaving Michelle and Erica with a witch’s cauldron of questions. Soon they discover that the dead woman was tricking a whole bunch of people out of more than just treats. Now these two friends must go door-to-door if they hope to unmask a killer…
Now it is your chance to get a copy of Kathy's book on your table! To enter to win please email me at karenmowen@gmail.com and write CHOCOLATE BAR in the subject line. Please include your USA mailing address so that when the random draw is done I can forward the winners information to the publisher. Contest is open from today October 12th to Friday 14th at noon PST. Winner will be chosen at random from number of entries received and announced on my week and review on Saturday the 15th of October 2016.
To order your own copy of Behind Chocolate Bars from Amazon please click here.
Good luck and thank you Kathy and you lovely reader for taking time to join me today for a cup of tea and a cozy giveaway.
As with all my posts I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment here or email me at karenmowen@gmail.com

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for spreading the word! Good luck to everyone!

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  2. Thanks for the chance. Added TBR LIST.

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