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Tag: cozy mystery

Recipe: Blueberry Crumb Cake

I love love love writing cozy mysteries! They let me dip into my creative storytelling with clean fun as well as enjoy a little baking time!

Here is a great recipe from Roxy Bloom’s The Bean Hive Coffee Shop in A Killer Cozy Mystery Series! You can click the link to download the recipe and be sure you check out all the recipes in the back of each book!


Frothy Foul Play

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Southern hospitality with a smidgen of homicide!

Chapter One Wednesday: Canyons, Caravans, & Cadavers

I hope y’all enjoy my twangy, southern accent as I read out loud chapter one of my books!


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Chapter One: Beaches, Bungalows, & Burglaries

In honor of A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Box Set One being on sale this week for only .99- I mean, y’all….three full length cozy mysteries ($5.99 each), is on sale for only .99, I am sharing the first chapter of me reading it from last year when we read Beaches, Bungalows, & Burglaries for BEDTIME STORIES WITH TONYA.

There is a bit of chit chat with readers in the beginning since I do them live, but you can fast forward to twenty minutes in so you can hear me read the first chapter. PLUS there’s a bonus! I give you a little tour of my SHAMPER ( writing camper).


Inside Tonya’s Head

Hey y’all!! Remember the video of me walking in the dark and I was telling y’all how I had a plot thought and I would let y’all know about it when I write it? Well, I was out hiking today and the first scene played out in my head.

I guess I should tell you it’s POST MORTEM, Mail Carrier Cozy Mystery, which will be released in 2021. I’m not even writing it yet, but I know I’ll be thinking about it super soon and my head knows it.

When I’m hiking my mind just lets go and does whatever it wants. Today it just went right past the next two books in line and straight to Bernie. I practically had the entire book written before I was even finished with the hike.
I didn’t have my phone on me so I was unable to do what I normally do which is to use the notes section of my phone. This is the hardest part because I had no idea my creative brain was going to give me the whole mystery so the last part of my hike I continued to talk to myself and tell myself the story so when I got home I could write it down in my bullet journal where I keep all my notes for my books.

I thought I’d give you a glimpse at the first scene and I’m sure you can see where this is going!

Iris has a feeling!

Have a wonderful day!