Anytime I tell people what my main genre of writing is (because I can't limit myself to one, but it's the one most of my projects fall under), I get this question: Literally, what the fresh f#%! is a cozy, Raine? I don't really know what folks expect me to say so I always go… Continue reading What are Cozy Mysteries?
There's no doubt that diversity has expanded in mainstream publishing in recent years. We've seen PoC and LGBTQAI+ characters being pushed more, especially in teen lit, which is great. But is it enough? I grew up privileged, yet blind to that privilege, because my hometown was filled with so much culture that it was what… Continue reading Diversity in Books
I've been working on this particular story for months, every chance I get. When I say I have never felt such raw emotions from this book... the situations I've put my characters through have made me deal with my own grief. That's something about being a writer that is so important, necessary even. You have… Continue reading Author Attachment is Real
I wish I could fully explain what the past few months have been because it's a lot, but it definitely had me veering from my passion projects - ahem, hello blog, I'm back, we'll see how long for. A few days ago I made a pretty serious decision and it felt as though I had… Continue reading So Much Has Changed
The next morning, Addy woke up begrudgingly, feeling very much as though she had been in a coma after getting hit by a semi truck. Every muscle in her body ached from the quantity of kneading, bending, twisting, and walking. The tension from knowing there was a killer somewhere in town probably didn't help. The… Continue reading P.S.S. Chapter Five
Hey guys, I clearly missed Chapter 3's deadline, but fear not. It will be posted next Monday. Until then!
Pumpkin Sliced Sacrifice is a cozy mystery novel that follows Addison March running back to her hometown of Grandloc, Michigan after a relationship went sour. She throws herself into her work - helping her mom run the local bakery - when she stumbles upon a horrifying scene.