My favorite kind of reader feedback is when someone tells me they laughed out loud at something I wrote and scared their dog/spit their soda/made fellow passengers on the subway doubt their sanity. LOLs are my love language. So I was especially heartened when Holly Adams, the awesomely talented narrator of my Mount Moriah MysteriesContinue reading “Made you LOL!”
Category Archives: cozy mysteries
Thanks for nothin’, J.R.R. Tolkien – More of my interview with audiobook narrator Holly Adams
Audiobook narrator Holly Adams sat down with me recently to talk about her process for narrating fantasy and non-fiction books and the preparation that goes into each recording.
Tongue Gymnastics with Holly Adams
Audiobook narrator Holly Adams sits down with author Mindy Quigley to share the keys to creating distinct character voices.
Where in the world is Mindy Quigliego?
First off, if you don’t understand the title of this post, ask a millennial. I sat down today to do some forward planning for the coming semester and realized with horror and excitement what a crazy hectic travel and event schedule lies ahead of me. Horror because somehow, I still have a day job toContinue reading “Where in the world is Mindy Quigliego?”
What Did Women Like in 2022?
Thank you to Dru’s Book Musings for including Six Feet Deep Dish in the “What Did Women Like in 2022” year-end list! 🤩 The book is in some *very* illustrious company. Here’s a literal sneak peek… Click here to see what other books made the list!
Chop n’ Bop Playlist: Girl Power Anthems for Cooking
To celebrate the publication of Six Feet Deep Dish, I was invited to write a guest post for the awesome mystery blog, Criminal Element. Read on for more on writing, music, and my uncanny similarity to Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps. Before a big race, swimmer Michael Phelps listened to a playlist to amp up hisContinue reading “Chop n’ Bop Playlist: Girl Power Anthems for Cooking”
Wicked Authors Blog
You ask people about their cupcake preferences, and they probably have thoughts. Chocolate or vanilla, fancy boutique flavors or made straight from the Duncan Hines box, unadorned or topped with edible sugar tchotchkes. These are legitimate opinions, and a variety of taste preferences is generally accepted. Ask people about their favorite pizza, though, and emotionsContinue reading “Wicked Authors Blog”
I found the perfect place to kill a bunch of people.
In my last post, I wrote about stumbling upon the adorable town of Maysville, Kentucky, which is in fact so cute it could be the eighth member of BTS. Today, I will tell you about my quest to find a similar place, so that I could kill people there. Warning for readers who are sensitiveContinue reading “I found the perfect place to kill a bunch of people.”
I discovered the Hello Kitty of towns
The Quigley clan traveled to England over Christmas to see my husband’s family, so our miniature Schnauzer spent the holidays with my parents. She had a fantastic time and gained a mind-boggling amount of weight. Like three pounds in six weeks. That’s about 15-20% of her body mass. Was she running an IV drip ofContinue reading “I discovered the Hello Kitty of towns”
Short, dark and than some
My short story “Taming the Tiger” will be published in the collection, The Beat of Black Wings: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Joni Mitchell, later this spring by Untreed Reads. I wrote the story more than a year ago, so it was a little jarring to look back through it as it’s beingContinue reading “Short, dark and than some”