Monday, June 17, 2013

Mama's Little Dividend--By Linda Kozar

Recently I decided to work on a sequel to my mystery series, "When The Fat Ladies Sing." The first three books are Misfortune Cookies, A Tisket, A Casket, and Dead As A Doornail. Sales were great for the first six months but have slowed. Why? Because readers want something new to read. If they like an author's style, they want to read something fresh. And if they like the characters, they want to find out what those characters are up to.

So...I'm tethered to my laptop these days, working out a plot. Haven't written much yet. The previous books were more character-driven. For this book, I want the mystery to stand out more than the characters (not that the larger-than-life characters won't stand out). I'm going to see taht Sue Jan and Lovita step it up in this next one.

What's the title, you ask? Of course I have the perfect title, but  I'm keeping that to myself right now. I think you'll like it. And I hope you like the latest addition to the series.

Here are the first three. If you haven't read them yet and want to be ready for the 4th in the series, these books are a perfect summertime read:

Linda Kozar is the co-author of Babes With A Beatitude—Devotions For Smart, Savvy Women of Faith (Hardcover/Ebook, Howard/Simon & Schuster 2009) and author of Misfortune Cookies (Print, Barbour Publishing 2008), Misfortune Cookies, A Tisket, A Casket, and Dead As A Doornail, (“When The Fat Ladies Sing Series,” eBooks, Spyglass Lane Mysteries, 2012). Strands of Fate released October 2012 (Hardcover/Ebook, Creative Woman Mysteries) and her nonfiction title, Moving Tales, Adventures in Relocation, released in 2013 (Indie-Published). She received the ACFW Mentor of the Year Award in 2007, founded and served as president of Writers On The Storm, The Woodlands, Texas ACFW chapter for three years. In 2003, she co-founded, co-directed and later served as Southwest Texas Director of Words For The Journey Christian Writers Guild. She and her husband Michael, married 24 years, have two lovely daughters, Katie and Lauren and a Rat Terrier princess named Patches.

Represented by: Wendy Lawton, Books & Such Literary Agency

Member of: CAN (Christian Authors Network), RWA (Romance Writers of American), WHRWA (West Houston Romance Writers of America), ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), Writers On The Storm, The Woodlands, Texas Chapter of ACFW, Toastmasters (Area 56) The Woodlands, Texas, The Woodlands Church, The Woodlands, TX.

Linda Kozar is the author of six books. Her latest, titled “Moving Tales, Adventures in Relocation,” is a collection of stories from people who experienced the good, the bad and the ugly when they moved.


  1. Hi Linda! Great news about a new book in the series. Talked with Martha Rogers over lunch about you the other day - she had nothing but great things to say. Now back to work - the both of us!

    ~Nancy Jill

  2. Awh--I love Martha. So glad the two of you got together. She's a remarkable lady.

  3. Fantastic news! I can't wait to see the brilliant title and cover, and of course, the adventures. :) Keep us updated as you progress!


  4. Looking forward to reading this new novel. I am never disappointed with anything written by Linda. Keep up the great work, Linda.


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