About Us

We are a group of Christian Cozy Mystery Writers sharing our work with cozy mystery lovers everywhere!  

 

NANCY JILL THAMES

Nancy Jill Thames was born to write mysteries. From her early days as the neighborhood story-teller to the Amazon Author Watch Bestseller List, she has always had a vivid imagination and loves to solve problems – perfect for plotting whodunits. In 2010, Nancy Jill published her first mystery Murder in Half Moon Bay, introducing her well-loved protagonist Jillian Bradley and clue-sniffing Yorkie “Teddy.”

When she isn’t plotting Jillian’s next perilous adventure, Nancy Jill travels between Texas, California, and Georgia finding new ways to spoil her grandchildren, playing classical favorites on her baby grand, or having afternoon tea with friends.

She lives with her husband in Texas and is a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) CenTex Chapter.

To learn more about Nancy Jill, visit these sites.


DEBORAH MALONE
Deborah has worked as a freelance writer and photographer, since 2001, for the historical magazine Georgia Backroads.
She has had many articles and photographs published during this time. Her writing is featured in "Tales of the Rails? edited by Olin Jackson. She has also had a showing of her photographs at Floyd Medical Center Art Gallery as well as winning several awards. Her debut cozy mystery "Death in Dahlonega," a winner in the ACFW Category Five Writer's Contest, is now available.

She is a current member of the Georgia Writers Association, and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Deborah has been nominate for Georgia Author of the Year 2012. 



She has an established blog, Butterfly Journey where she reviews Christian Fiction. http://www.deborahsbutterflyjourney.blogspot.com/
You can also catch her at Sleuths and Suspects where she reviews mysteries.


LINDA P. KOZAR


Linda 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 CookiesA Tisket, A Casket, and Dead As A Doornail, (“When The Fat Ladies Sing Series,” Ebooks, Spyglass Lane Mysteries, 2012). She received the ACFW Mentor of the Year Award in 2007, founded and served as president of Writers On The Storm, a local 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 23 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. WoodsEdge Community Church, The Woodlands, TX.

Linda P. Kozar

Sweet Tea Fiction
blogspot.comFind me at about.me/LindaKozar





TRACI HILTON
Traci Tyne Hilton is a mom, Sunday School teacher, novelist, and award winning playwright from Portland, Oregon. She is madly working on her next mystery series which has finaled in the Books of Hope Contest at Write Integrity Press and has an impending deadline.

Traci earned a degree in History from Portland State University and lives in the rainiest part of the Pacific Northwest with her husband the mandolin playing funeral director from Kansas, their two daughters, and their dog, Dr. Watson. 

More of Traci's work can be found at 
tracihilton.com



Cynthia P. Hickey


Multi-published author Cynthia Hickey had three cozy mysteries published through Barbour Publishing, with a novella releasing in March 2013. Her first mystery, Fudge-Laced Felonies, won first place in the inspirational category of the Great Expectations contest in 2007. Her third cozy, Chocolate-Covered Crime, received a four-star review from Romantic Times. All three cozies have been re-released as ebooks through the MacGregor Literary Agency, along with a new cozy series. She has several historical romances releasing in 2013 and 2014 through Harlequin’s Heartsong Presents. She lives in Arizona with her husband, one of their seven children, two dogs and two cats. She has five grandchildren who keep her busy and tell everyone they know that “Nana is a writer”. Visit her website at www.cynthiahickey.com








CANDICE  PRENTICE



Candice lives in the semi-suburbs of Maryland with her husband, family, and a dog named Jack. When she's not writing, she might be gardening (translate: fretting over the flowerbed, wondering what happened to her green thumb). She likes photography, scrapbooking, and housewifely endeavors. As is true with most authors, Candice's interests are numerous. In addition to mystery, romance, and suspense novels, her stack of "things to be read" includes newspapers from the 1800s, magazines from the early 1900s, biographies, diaries, and historical medical books.

Candice is represented by the MacGregor Literary Agency. She's a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). 
You can visit her at www.candiceprentice.com.


JANICE THOMPSON
Inspirational author Janice Thompson also writes under the name Janice Hanna. She got her start in the industry writing screenplays and musical comedies for the stage. Janice has published over 100 books for the Christian market, crossing genre lines to write cozy mysteries, historicals, romances, nonfiction books, devotionals, children's books and more. In addition, she enjoys editing, ghost-writing, public speaking, and mentoring young writers. She was thrilled to be named the 2010 Barbour/Heartsong Author of the Year, with three books on the top ten list for that house. Janice is active in her local writing group, where she regularly teaches on the craft of writing. Her online course, "Becoming a Successful Freelance Writer" (www.freelancewritingcourses.com) has been helpful to many who want to earn a living with their writing. Janice is passionate about her faith and does all she can to share the joy of the Lord with others, which is why she particularly enjoys writing. She lives in Spring, Texas, where she leads a rich life with her family, a host of writing friends, and two mischievous dachshunds. She does her best to keep the Lord at the center of it all. You can find out more about Janice at www.janiceathompson.com. Sign up for her newsletter to be in the know about her books: http://janiceathompson.com/newsletter-sign-up/. When you do, you'll be directed to a link to a free cookbook: Nina's Cakes, Cookies and Candies (Janice's own recipes). 

Janice's Facebook page can be located here: https://www.facebook.com/JaniceHannaThompson. She would love to hear from you!





C.L. RAGSDALE





Writer C.L. Ragsdale is the author of The Reboot Files, a Christian Mystery/Thriller Series, and a Superhero Series, Chasing Lady Midnight. 
A California native, she loves to "surf" the web to research plot details for her fun, quirky stories. She has a degree in Theatre Arts which greatly influenced her writing style. Working in various fields as a secretary has allowed her to both master her writing skills and acquire valuable technical knowledge which she uses liberally in her plots. 
These days she contents herself with knitting while contemplating her next diabolical plot. Story plot that is. 

Her website at https://clragsdalebooks.wordpress.com/
Her Facebook Authors Page is located at http://www.facebook.com/pages/CL-Ragsdale/219184744858421 
Twitter at @clragsdalebooks
Email address clrwritesbooks@gmail.com
 

                                      































 

    2 comments:

    1. Love these gals! Keep writing and we'll keep reading!

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    2. We are having a ball collaborating like this! So nice to have you join us Sharon!

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