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Cozy Mystery Road Trip: Paranormal & Fantasy Cozies Stop

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Join us for the first ever Kensington Cozy Mystery Road Trip -- the virtual edition of Cozy Con!
Creating Conversations will be the last stop on the Cozy Mystery Road Trip featuring Paranormal & Fantasy Cozy Mystery Series. 
Our virtual panel will feature Bethany Blake, Daryl Wood Gerber, Sharon Pape, Carol J. Perry, and Traci Wilton. 

This is a ticketed event. Zoom access will be granted with the purchase of either an $8 ticket or the purchase of a book by any of the participating authors.

Registered readers will receive:

Kensington Cozies “Where Murder Lives” bag containing:

* One coaster

* One notebook

* 1 Kensington Cozies 2020 booklet

* 1 copy of Tea Time Magazine  

* 1 Christmas Cupcake Murder recipe card

* BookRX notebook

* Cozy Club Card (a loyalty program that rewards readers for purchasing or checking out cozy mysteries -- your event purchase is a great way to start your collection! 
Kensington handles all rewards fulfillment and customer service)

This is who you will meet:

Bethany Blake is the author of the Owl & Crescent Mysteries and the Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery Series. She lives in a small, quaint town in rural Pennsylvania with her husband, three daughters, a fearsome feline, an attack cardinal, a blind goldfish and a soulful dog with a discerning palate. 

Agatha Award-winning author Daryl Wood Gerber writes the French Bistro Mysteries as well as the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mysteries. As Avery Aames, she pens the popular Cheese Shop Mysteries. Daryl also writes stand-alone suspense, which include the titles Day of Secrets and Girl on the Run. Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl appeared in Murder, She Wrote. She loves to cook, and she has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line! 

Sharon Pape launched her popular Abracadabra mystery series with Magick and Mayhem and followed up with That Olde White Magick, Magick Run Amok, and Magickal Mystery Lore. This Magick Marmot is the fifth book in the series. Sharon started writing stories in first grade and never looked back. She studied French and Spanish literature in college and went on to teach both languages on the secondary level. After being diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer in 1992, she became a Reach to Recovery peer support volunteer for the American Cancer Society. She went on to become the coordinator of the program on Long Island. She and her surgeon created a non-profit organization called Lean On Me to provide peer support and information to newly diagnosed women and men. After turning her attention back to writing, she has shared her storytelling skills with thousands of fans. She’s won widespread praise for her Portrait of Crime and Crystal Shop mysteries as well as the Abracadabra series. She lives with her husband on Long Island, New York, near her grown children. She loves reading, writing, and providing day care for her grand-dogs. 

Carol J. Perry is the author of more than twenty traditionally published books. Born on Halloween eve in Salem, Massachusetts, she’s used that magical city as background for her long-running Witch City Mystery series from Kensington. Her new paranormal cozy series, also from Kensington, the Haunted Haven Mysteries, takes place in Haven, a small Florida town that the theme parks and major highways have passed by. Carol has written several biographies and eight novels for young people (School Book Fairs, Willowisp and Worthington), and a Florida travel guide (John Muir and Avalon Travel).  Her original career path led her to the advertising field and she enjoyed many years as an ad copy writer in the Boston area. She’s the author of hundreds of non-fiction articles in both national and regional publications, specializing in travel, antiques, and ecological topics. Carol lives in the Tampa Bay area of Florida with husband Dan and one spoiled cat.

Traci Wilton is a pseudonym of Traci Hall and Patrice Wilton. Patrice Wilton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty books, some indie-published and some published by Amazon/Montlake. Traci Hall is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 50 books, published independently as well as by Medallion Press and Samhain Publishing.

To purchase a General Admission ticket for $8, click here.
To purchase books and receive admission to this event, select your books and enter code COZYRT in the Order Comments section at the bottom of the second page at checkout.
You will receive your access information for the virtual event with your purchase confirmation from Creating Conversations.

Please note that due to the swag shipment, media mail is not an option.



Event Date: 
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 11:00am
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
A Brushstroke with Death (An Owl & Crescent Mystery #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496724533
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kensington - October 27th, 2020

Bethany Blake, author of the nationally bestselling Lucky Paws Petsitting Mysteries, launches a charming new spinoff mystery series featuring an artist and art teacher with a magical gift for solving murders.

Near the creek that runs behind her Pennsylvania house, Willow Bellamy has converted an old barn into an art school--though the place does still have some animal inhabitants, including Rembrandt, the owl who lives up in the rafters. And while it's important for any artist to have a vision, Willow can sometimes see things others can't, just like her mother and grandmother before her. Not that she would exactly call herself a witch...

When some local merchants gather in the studio for a painting party, they focus their attention on a still life with flowers and an assortment of garden tools, including antique pruning shears that disappear--at the same time despised restaurant owner Evangeline Fletcher is murdered. Willow must use all her gifts to find the killer, although it means teaming up with a handsome, mysterious detective whom Willow fears she may have accidentally conjured from a canvas. This investigation is sure to be a hoot...

A Sprinkling of Murder (A Fairy Garden Mystery #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496726346
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kensington - June 30th, 2020

Fairy garden store owner Courtney Kelly believes in inviting magic into your life. But when uninvited trouble enters her shop, she’ll need more than a sprinkling of her imagination to solve a murder . . .
Since childhood, Courtney has loved fairies. After her mother died when Courtney was ten, she lost touch with that feeling of magic. A year ago, at age twenty-nine, she rediscovered it when she left her father's landscaping business to spread her wings and start a fairy garden business and teashop in beautiful Carmel, California. At Open Your Imagination, she teaches garden design and sells everything from fairy figurines to tinkling wind chimes. Now she's starting a book club tea.
But the light of the magical world she's created inside her shop is darkened one night when she discovers neighboring dog-grooming business owner Mick Watkins dead beside her patio fountain. To make matters worse, the police suspect Courtney of the crime. To clear her name and find the real killer, Courtney will have to wing it. But she’s about to get a little help from an unexpected source . . .

This Magick Marmot Cover Image
ISBN: 9781516108756
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kensington Publishing Corporation - April 7th, 2020

A fatal case of school spirit . . .

Kailyn Wilde, owner of the Abracadabra potion shop, feels some dread anticipating her ten-year high school reunion at the new hotel in New Camel—but it turns out even worse than she feared. Running into her very first boyfriend is pleasant enough. Chatting with Ashley—who still can’t let go of a tragedy that happened on prom night—is a bit more uncomfortable. But the worst part comes when one of Kailyn’s oldest friends is found dead in the ladies’ room.


Soon this upstate New York town is in an uproar. And with some help from time-traveling wizard Merlin—who has adopted an unusual and alluring creature as his familiar—it’s up to Kailyn to identify the alumnus most likely to commit murder . . .

Murder, Take Two: A Humorous & Magical Cozy Mystery (A Witch City Mystery #10) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496731395
Published: Kensington - August 25th, 2020

A fun cozy mystery of witches, magic, and the haunted history of Salem, Massachusetts!
When a copycat killer has reporter Lee Barrett brushing up on ancient history, it’s a test where failure could be lethal . . .
As a Salem, Massachusetts, native, WICH-TV field reporter and amateur sleuth Lee Barrett is well versed in the region’s lore. So when the murder of revered local professor Samuel Bond resembles a killing from almost two centuries ago, everyone is on edge. Especially assistant professor Cody McGinnis . . .
Not only did Cody have differences with Bond, he even taught a course on the historic murder. And when his fingerprints and ladder are found at the crime scene, the police are certain of his guilt. Cody’s family, however, believes otherwise and asks Lee for assistance. Now, with the help of her clairvoyant cat, O’Ryan, her tech-savvy librarian aunt and housemate Ibby, and Pete Mondello, her handsome detective beau, Lee will delve deeper than ever into Salem’s past—and into her own psychic gifts—to find the real killer—before someone else is history . . .

Mrs. Morris and the Ghost of Christmas Past (A Salem B&B Mystery #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496721556
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Published: Kensington - September 29th, 2020

Salem, Massachusetts B&B owner Charlene Morris is looking into a holiday hit-and-run, with a little help from her ghostly housemate . . .
Charlene’s parents are in town for Christmas, and her mother is driving her up a tree. Her bed-and-breakfast’s resident ghost, Jack, isn’t fond of her either—and he’s showing it with some haunting high jinks. But when Charlene takes her mom and dad out for dinner, the less-than-seasonal spirits take a deadly turn.
David Baldwin has just won a fortune in the lottery—and it adds a lot of drama to the charity auction he’s hosting at his restaurant. When he caps off the evening by playing Santa and handing out checks to some of the attendees, the mood shifts . . . and Charlene observes mysterious tensions between David and his flashy, bleached-blonde wife, his neglected teenage son from a previous marriage, and his hostile business partner, among others. And they’re only a few on the long list of potential suspects when David runs into the road and is mowed down by a fleeing motorist. Now it looks like it’s going to be homicide for the holidays . . .

Mrs. Morris and the Ghost (A Salem B&B Mystery #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496721518
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Published: Kensington - July 30th, 2019

First in the series!

Also available as an ebook

or downloadable audio book 


Late Checkout (A Witch City Mystery #9) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496714626
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kensington - September 24th, 2019

First in the series, Caught Dead Handed (A Witch City Mystery #1), is in-stock at CC! Call the store to order.

Also available as an ebook

or downloadable audio book


Magick & Mayhem Cover Image
ISBN: 9781516100569
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kensington Publishing Corporation - May 2nd, 2017

First in the series!

Also available as an ebook