How to find and copy the link of your Amazon review

Sandi Scott April 26, 2018

There are two easy ways to find and copy the link to your Amazon book review. Method #1 is the simplest. Click on Public Reviews Written by You and as long as you are logged in to Amazon, it will take you to the page of your reviews. Click on the image of the book you… Continue reading.

Cream Puff Recipe

Sandi Scott March 3, 2017

This is the recipe that inspired the title of my first book, Cream Puff Murder.  The recipe is taken from the Wisconsin State Fair Cream Puff Recipe on the Journal Sentinel website.               Ingredients: 1 cup water 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter ¼ teaspoon iodized salt 1 cup flour,… Continue reading.

Writing a great book review made easy

Sandi Scott September 3, 2016

Reviewing cozy mysteries is a great way to read them for free, but it can be hard to know what to write. Here, I’ve broken down a simple way to write a great review, to make your life easier.  First, we start with some questions: Why do we write book reviews? You write to help other readers decide… Continue reading.

Questions for my beta readers

Sandi Scott August 30, 2016

A beta reader is someone willing to read a story before it is published and offer critical feedback so that the writer can make it a better story before it goes to print. The feedback covers things like story line, pacing, setting, characters, and voice. In exchange for their time and wisdom, beta readers get to read… Continue reading.

9 feelings cozy mystery readers can totally relate to

Sandi Scott August 25, 2016

Readers of cozy mysteries are seriously into their chosen genre. You know who you are, but if there is any doubt, see if you can relate to these feelings. When you have a scene in your mind and then you read more details that totally contradict the layout in your head. via GIPHY When you can’t… Continue reading.

Pick your poison: How do you read cozy mysteries?

Sandi Scott August 20, 2016

Believe it or not, my most common way of reading cozies is on my phone! This is why I like the shorter stories to read and to write. How about you? (Vote and see the results.)

13 Ways to Read Free Cozy Mystery Books

Sandi Scott July 7, 2016

  No one knows an insatiable reading appetite better than the readers of cozy mysteries. As soon as you finish one, you want the next one in the series. This habit can get expensive!  Here are 13 ways to read cozy mysteries for free. Author’s email lists. Oftentimes, authors send special giveaways and promotions to their email… Continue reading.