How to Survive a Kathi Daley Scavenger Hunt





Kathi Daley Books is joining 12 Cozy Mystery Facebook pages to bring you a Valentines themed murder mystery scavenger hunt. The event will run between February 8 – 14. The clues will be provided, two each day, between February 8 – 13. The winners will be announced on February 14. There will be one grand prize winner who will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and 5 second prize winners who will receive their choice of Kathi Daley ebook.


If you plan to participate here are some tips to help you find the correct answer.

  1. TAKE NOTES – I cannot stress this strongly enough. This mystery is medium hard. It is not the most difficult I have hosted since you only need to find two things – the name of the killer and the victim – but there is still no way you will solve this if you don’t write things down. Each clue will only be available for about 24 hours. The hosting Facebook page will schedule the clue to post at 12 am on the day they host and they will remove the clue the next morning whenever they happen to log onto their page. There will be clues provided early on that won’t help you eliminate a suspect until you receive additional information later, so like I said, TAKE NOTES.
  2. Eliminate names as you go. What I do when I create the mystery and then check it for accuracy is to list all the names, plus in this case dances, twice. At the top of column 1 I write KILLER and the top of column 2 I write VICTIM. Whenever I get a clue I cross off the name, and in this case dance, under the appropriate column. There will be clues that tell you that someone isn’t the killer but they may still be the victim, or vise versa.
  3. Be sure to log on and check the clues EVERY day. You will not be able to figure it out without all the clues. If you know you are going to miss a day prearrange for a friend to share the clue with you.
  4. If you collect all the clues and make the appropriate deductions you will have the name of the killer and victim at the end. If you messed up or missed a day go ahead and guess. The winners will be selected from those with correct answers but it costs you nothing to play so a guess is better than nothing.

Good Luck Everyone.


To be entered to win a $15 Amazon gift card comment below and let me know if you enjoy participating in this type of event.


Paradise Lost, Paradise Found


I’m out of town today so I am phoning in my blog. Okay it is really more of a commercial but I have been working hard to bring you a new series in May (which is going to be awesome) and I needed a day off. There is still a gift card to be had so bear with me and continue down to the bottom of the page.



Snowmen in Paradise is on sale this week which doesn’t often occur since Henery Press doesn’t put their books on sale as frequently as I put my self published work on sale. If you haven’t read it yet it is a fun wintery read. In Snowmen in Paradise Winter Carnival comes to Serenity, and with it Tj finds her schedule busier than ever. Not only is her ski and snowboard team heavily involved in demonstrations and local competitions, but her ragtag choir is about to debut in their first live performance. To make matters even more complicated, someone has killed Travis Davidson, a town favorite son, world-class snowboarder, and Olympic hopeful. Tj is determined not to get involved in the subsequent investigation until she learns the prime suspect is Chelsea Hanson, her high school boyfriend Hunter Hanson’s sister.

Although there’s no shortage of Sereninites with a grudge against the hometown hero, even Tj has to admit there’s good cause to suspect Chelsea of the murder. Balancing bridesmaid duties, Winter Carnival obligations, show choir duty, and after-hours investigation, Tj sets out to prove Chelsea innocent.


Here is a link if you want to give it a try for only $.99.




So what is coming next for the gang from Paradise lake? Can anyone say vacation? Of course this vacation ends up featuring a murder to solve in this cozy island mystery.


Tj Jensen and her family head to Turtle Cove Resort for summer vacation, but their plans for rest and relaxation are thwarted when they find a dead treasure hunter in the attic of the resort’s main house. Initially vowing not to get involved, Tj quickly changes her tune when the Gull Island deputy on the case closes it after a bare bones investigation. All evidence points to foul play, and Tj’s determined to uncover what the deputy wants to keep hidden. With the help of her best friend and a chatty parrot, Tj digs up a centuries old legend, a hidden map, and secrets buried deeper than pirate’s treasure.

You can preorder today:




Comment below and let me know what your idea of paradise might look like in order to be entered to win a $15 Amazon Gift Card.


Book Club News



Hi everyone,

After chatting with Jayme Maness I have decided to create a group for my book clubs since it looks like Jayme will be doing one or more book clubs a month for me in the coming year. At this point I have been creating a new event for every book club but we felt it would be better to just have a group to handle the events. I will be posting a schedule in the group header which will be updated as books are added or completed. Jayme will do book clubs for my new books as well as “fall back” book clubs for books on my backlist.

As Jayme has done in the past she will have daily questions and contests and I will be popping in to add comments and answer questions.

I am going to delete the events for A Winter’s Tail and Treasure in Paradise book clubs and just have everyone hop over to the new site for those two books.

The Holiday Hangover Book Club will be on the event page as planned since it is next week so we felt it was too late to move it.


To be entered to win a $15 Amazon Gift Card comment below and let me know which book from my backlist you would MOST like to see with its own book club. I included a link to my book list if you would like to refresh your memory.





Today marks the fifth day in a row I have not left the house. In some ways the fact that it has been raining or snowing every day for over a week is a good thing. I have completed one book and am halfway through the next one which actually puts me slightly ahead of schedule for once.



It is supposed to snow next week as well, although it does appear we’ll have sunny skies for the weekend.  Having said that today is Friday the 13th so who knows what might be in store.


Snow love it or hate it? Comment below to be entered to win a $15 Amazon Gift Card. I will choose a winner on Saturday.

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Holiday Hangover



It seems appropriate that this book publish today since a holiday hangover is exactly what I feel like I have. Too much food, too much wine, too much sitting around watching Hallmark Movies, and not enough exercise. Now it is back to work and I have to say I feel energized and hopeful regarding the new year. I’m not one to make resolutions exactly although I do set goals each January. Some I meet and some I don’t, but I find that taking the time to sit down and figure out what my goals will be gives me a sense of direction and perspective going into the new year.

I feel like I met most (but not all) of the goals I set for 2016 and it is with this sense of determination that I set off on the road that will wind its way through 2017. I know we have all experienced highs and lows over the past year and it is my wish for all of you in 2017, that the highs far outnumber the lows.

And now for the other Holiday Hangover, the book that publishes TODAY!!!


Holiday Hangover is the 23rd book in the Zoe Donovan Story. It is a fun book set on location at a ski resort during the week between Christmas and New Years. Zak and Zoe have been invited to visit the resort by an old friend of Zak’s only to find that they have really been invited to help the resort owner, Chance Carrington, find out who killed his father. Holiday Hangover is a fast paced read taking place over just a few days. It is a change of pace from the norm and I hope you will enjoy it. I have three other books lined up for Zoe in 2017 and all will take place back home in Ashton Falls.

Be sure to sign up to participate in the Holiday Hangover Book Club hosted by Jayme Maness. Here is the link to join the event:

To be entered to win a $15 Amazon Gift Card comment bellow and tell me whether you make New Years Resolutions each year.


Living Space



I had a conversation with a friend a while back regarding the space we choose to live in. As most of you know I live in the mountains in the small community of Lake Tahoe which boasts an abundance of wildlife and natural beauty, while my friend lives in a large city where the arts and cultural choices exist in abundance.

Our chat evolved into a debate as to which is a better way of life. Of course I argued for the quiet and isolation of living in a space, shared with wildlife, and accentuated by picturesque moments.

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My friend countered that small town life was boring and predictable, while a fast paced life including: an abundance of theater, shopping, and cultural events, was really the thing dreams were made of.

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To be entered to win a $15 Amazon gift card comment below and let me know if your heart longs for the quiet and tranquility of small town life or the diversity and fast pace of the big city.