[Please Repost]Save Our Cozies!

If you’ve been online, you may have seen the latest movement in the publishing industry that seeks to petition big-time houses against cancellation of many beloved cozy mystery series.

Unfortunately, the decision to end new releases from wonderful writers wasn’t one alone taken by Penguin. Small publishers are doing the same! It is with sad news I announce that I too have been hit by this tidal wave.

What can you do to help the Save Our Cozies movement?

Please consider joining the Facebook Group.


LOVE cozy mysteries? We need your support! https://www.facebook.com/groups/726103940858234/?fref=nf … #saveourcozies #DigitalAgeCozy

Dial QR for Murder was the first book released in October last year. Despite the short time of its release and Amazon rating of 4.8 of 5 stars, I’m desperately searching for book 2 and 3 to be picked up.

If anyone would like a free copy of Dial QR for Murder in exchange for a review, please feel free to message me with your KINDLE address. I can only send mobi files.  Right now, MANY AUTHORS are offering the same opportunity for you to receive free books in exchange for reviews. REVIEWS ARE THAT IMPORTANT. YOUR VOICE IS THAT IMPORTANT.


Yes, the fight is real! No April Fool’s here. As posted in the Facebook Group, Save Our Cozies, by Shelly Toler Franz:

Series canceled (verified list)

By Shelly Toler Franz on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 8:55pm


Avery Aames – Cheese Shop mysteries

Janet Bolin – Threadville Mysteries

Melissa Bourbon -Magical Dressmaking.  Is thinking of self publishing but not anytime soon.  Source: Author’s FB page.

Jacklyn Brady – Piece of Cake mysteries

Amanda Carmack – Kate Haywood Elizabethan Mysteries

Peg Cochran – Gourmet DeLite

Laura DiSilverio – Mall Cop

Monica Ferris – Betsy Devonshire Needlework series.  Is shopping for new publisher and has plans for future books.

Christy Fifield – Haunted Souvenir.  Has new publisher. Yay!

Eva Gates – Lighthouse Library

Rosie Genova – Italian Kitchen Mysteries

Annie Knox –  Pet Boutique

Elizabeth Lee (Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli) Nut Shop Series

Meg London – Sweet Nothings Lingerie

Molly MacRae — Haunted Yarn Shop  (plans to continue the series)

Leigh Perry – Family Skeleton.  Shopping for a new publisher.

Cate Price – Deadly Notions

Paige Shelton –  Farmer’s Market and Country Cooking School


I’d like to THANK YOU in advance for your support! Readers are why Writers exist.

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Published by A.E.H. Veenman, Author

My passion for writing began with a hunger for books from fellow New Jerseyan Judy Blume, and Nancy Drew mysteries. And each Saturday, a side dish of The Hardy Boys whet my appetite for hunting down clues and solving crime. Thus began a three-course menu for becoming a writer. For hors d’oeuvres, I sampled women’s fiction for a bit with novels, All Waters Gathering (2008) and Carruther’s Place (2011). It wasn’t until I realized murder should really be on the menu when the main course became my thriller, Barbecue (2011). My plate’s not quite clean of things that go bump in the night—plenty of horror and creepy thrillers in the works!—but one must always save room for dessert. Rich and sweet came Dial QR for Murder, the first Digital Age Cozy™ in the Marjorie Gardens Mystery series. And I haven’t reached the icing on the cake just yet! I couldn’t have enjoyed this feast of writing from my home in Holland without my husband and our daughter—to who I owe thanks for all their patience and compassion when (at times) I bit off more than I could chew! A.E.H. Veenman is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Crime Writers' Association (UK).

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