The Bookshelf Cafe News

Interview with the Pooper Scooper

My guest this week is Elaine Faber, author of The Black Cat Mysteries, the Mrs. Odbody…

Working Without Play?

Do you have a hobby? Something you love to do in your spare time? Something you…

First Tuesday Recipes: January 2021

Happy New Year! I’m eager to begin sharing some of my favorite recipes with you for…

Reading Round-Up: December Edition

It’s almost 2021! This is my last reading round-up for 2020, and pretty soon this year…

Book Blogs to Follow…

…because we don’t have enough to do. This week I’m going to keep it short because…

Candied Citrus Peel

Years ago, my aunt started baking and giving away loaves of stöllen for Christmas. What’s Stöllen?…

A Hidden Gem

As many of you know, I have been working (forever, it feels like) on Book 2…

Author Spotlight: Phyllis Entis with Something Different

This week my guest is author and friend Phyllis Entis, who has a new book coming…

A Day in the Life…in GIFs

The life of a writer is one thrilling day after another. I thought I’d share a…

And the Winner Is…

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s poll to choose the next read for…

Help Me Choose a Book Club Read

I’m hosting book club again in September! You know what that means: you all get to…

Cover Reveal! (and First Tuesday Recipes for August)

I’m thrilled to share the cover of my next release, Ghouls’ Night Out, Book 4 in the…

7 Really Cool Websites

As I was doing research for this post, I realized I should have done it waaay…

Pesto Presto!

If your garden is like mine, you have So. Much. Basil. right now. You also have…

The Top 5 Places this Book Nerd Would Love to Visit

Photo courtesy of Dariusz Sankowski, pixabay I wrote this post for another site (Book Cave) that…

Book Review – Cape Menace

I want to thank Lynne Fellows for a beautifully-written and thoughtful review of Cape Menace. Since…

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – Pre-order for June 2nd – Cape Menace: A Cape May #Historical Mystery by Amy M. Reade

With thanks to Sally Cronin for sharing the news of my new release… Smorgasbord Blog Magazine…

A Time to Embrace…

Almost four years ago, I wrote a blog post honoring my grandfather, who had just passed…

The Cape May Historical Mystery Collection

As you may have heard a hundred times by now, my next book is called Cape…

Cover Reveal AND Reading Round-Up

First things first. Yesterday my newsletter subscribers got the first look at the cover of my…

Chatting with Jenny Kales

This is an exciting post for two reasons: first, because it is the first time we’ve…

Time Out!

I’ll be taking this week off from the blog. I wish you all good health and…

Chatting with Author Victoria Benchley

Today I welcome mystery and thriller author Victoria Benchley to Reade and Write. I hope you’ll…

Fun Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

Having learned in the last few years that I am of Irish extraction, I’ve found a…

Reading Round-Up: February Edition

This is a short month, even with the extra day, and my reading list reflects that.…