Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Love Letter to the Cozy Chicks



As this is Valentine's week, I wanted to spread a little love to the other Cozy Chicks.

Writing is an extremely solitary process. All of us spend day after day in a chair facing a computer screen, our focus on imaginary worlds and fictional people.

When life throws me a curve ball I can reach out and connect with all six of these remarkable ladies. No matter how deep they are in their work in progress, they will stop what they're doing and offer support.

The only way I could thank them was to put my sentiments into print. You can't really read this photo, but it's the dedication page from A DEADLY CLICHE, which comes out March 1st. I wanted them to read it before it hit the shelves.


To the Cozy Chicks, my sisters in crime:

Deb Baker
Lorraine Bartlett
Kate Collins
Maggie Sefton
Leann Sweeney
Heather Webber


Spread the love today, friends. Contact someone you haven't connected with in a while and put a smile on their face.

15 comments:

Melanie said...

How Beautiful!!! They are truly good friends if they will stop and be there for you! Can't wait to read Deadly Cliche

Linda said...

The bond must be very strong with your fellow writers. You've written a very loving tribute to them.

Peewee54 said...

I love this! If everyday we practiced random acts of kindness aka RESPECT, the world would heal around us. Take care and thanks!

Dru said...

That is beautiful!

~ Babs ~ said...

What a remarkable tribute.

LORNA BARRETT (aka Lorraine Bartlett) said...

*Sniff* Thank you, Jenn. This is a first for me and I am truly humbled.

Deb Baker said...

What a wonderful thing to do! This group means the world to me. Can't wait to give you all a big huge at Malice.

Leann Sweeney said...

Thanks, girlfriend. You give so much. I cannot tell you what this means to me.

Leann

Laineshots said...

For about the past year, I've been noticing that this is a remarkable group of women. I feel privileged that you six have included the rest of us in your writing, your discussions, your thoughts. I've been enriched, taught, inspired, delighted, and greatly amused. Thank you, all of you.

Maggie Sefton said...

Thanks, Jenn. That's so sweet. I am touched. And, I, too, can't wait to give you all a hug at Malice. Group Hug! Group Hug!

Anonymous said...

What a great tribute.

I too am so glad to have found all of these lovely ladies including you Ellery.

It is so nice to be able to interact with the authors of much loved books.

Aurian said...

What a lovely thought! I hope you'll stay good friends for the next 30 years at least.

Annette said...

Very nice. I am so excited about reading this next book. I want to reread A Killer Plot to refresh my memory. lol.

Heather Webber said...

Ellery, you're so sweet. This was really, really nice. :)

Shushan said...

That was really cool. :)
You gave me a smile too!