Hi, Cozy Readers! As the year winds down, I’m still busy in my garden. The pansies my kids and I just put in are thriving, and we’ve got new roses that we’ve decided to put in larger containers.

I’m also thinking gardening because I’m excited to announce that I’ve signed a contract with The Wild Rose Press for my second mystery with them, a follow up to Venus Rising. Down to Earth takes us back to Amy Morrison’s hometown in Dawville, Texas, to her sister’s farm:

Stacey Hengesbach has enough to worry about with a pecan harvest, festival preparations, and a daughter who’s eager to leave their tiny hometown all needing her attention. So when a radio antenna tower falls, seriously injuring its owner, she’s willing to believe it’s an accident like everyone else in the county does, including the sheriff. But then another antenna tower falls, this time on her best friend’s cafe while they’re inside. With the help of her family, friends old and new, and the local ham radio club, Stacey races to solve the mystery of the falling antennas before another one comes crashing down.

I’ll keep you posted about covers, publication date, and availability.

I’d love to hear your good news, too! What do you have planned for November?

Sending cozy wishes,

Tammy D. Walker


Here are more cozy mysteries to discover:

The Temp Jobs Cozy Mysteries: Books 1-3 by K.B. Blake


Temp Jobs Can Be Murder!

Death Behind the Dumpster – Book One

Attacked in the Aisles – Book Two

Poisoned by the Pool – Book Three

Murder—unlike her job—isn’t temporary.



Sting of Lies by Carol Potenza

imageCan solving a mysterious poisoning save her career? Oh, and lead her to a long-lost buried treasure? Wait. AND thrust her into the arms of true love?

Ice Age paleontologist and poisons expert Myrna P. Lee isn’t a team player. Not because she doesn’t want to be. She’s just terrible at it. At least, that’s what every one in her lab says. Even her dog, the amazing William Tell, gives her attitude.

Maybe she has a hard time trusting because of past betrayals by people she’s loved the most.

If you like stubborn smart heroines afraid to love, rugged cowboys with slow and sexy smiles who get caught in their own web of seduction, and a small dog who surprises the heck out of people when he’s picked up, then you’ll love Sting of Lies.


The Seaside Murder Before Christmas by Shannon Symonds


This year, Christmas in Esther and Sophie’s beach town is anything but jolly.

Despite enjoying the Parade of Lights, cutting fresh Christmas trees, and eating delicious treats, murder has darkened the Christmas spirit in Necanicum.

With all the strange goings on, Sophie and Esther take seasonal jobs at the newest business in town: a books and bakery shop. But when someone starts killing the competition at another bookstore, the girls know they must find answers before Santa comes to town.

Was it the bad boy baker with the wrench in the library? Or was it the new school principal with the Christmas cookies by the fire?

Make room for some old-fashioned traditions and sleuthing as Sophie and Esther race to solve the mystery before this Christmas becomes someone’s last chapter.