Alison Golden

Deals, Steals, and, er, Puzzles

Deals, Steals, and, er, Puzzles

Hey there! As you read this, I am attending Dickens Camp held virtually at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I've been wanting to attend for several years now and while not far from my home, attending the lectures and seminars while still being able to sleep...

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Tragically, there were 250 and then there were none…

Tragically, there were 250 and then there were none…

Hey there! It feels like a long time since I last spoke to you. I am moving around the world a little - a haircut here, an outdoor brunch there. I even bumped into a friend in a store the other day. She didn't recognize me with my mask on, but I soon put her right....

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What’s going on?

What’s going on?

Hey there! I had my first in-person social event in sixteen months last weekend. And it was like going on vacation. So lovely to see people again and hang out. There were even hugs. Remember those elbow rubs? I thought I'd let you know what else I've been doing. What...

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Do I still have an English accent?

Do I still have an English accent?

Hey there! I hope you are having a lovely day. A friend of mine gave me 17 jigsaws yesterday! That made me so happy. I will have a lovely time working on them. I now have 35 in my to-do pile and look forward to doing every one. Then I'll pass them along. Love gifts...

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I forgot

I forgot

Hello! Did you know...? Back in the day when I started this writing malarkey, I purchased the domain names cozymysteries.com. I set up home there, but after a few years thought it better to move to alisongolden.com. But I kept that earlier domain name and started...

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This was predictable…

This was predictable…

Hey there, I hope you had a lovely week since we last spoke. It was Mother's Day here in the US and I had a delicious brunch followed by one of my famous naps. Predictably... After last week's email about more Roxy adventures, Diana fans contacted me up in arms! Yes,...

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Missed, but not forgotten

Missed, but not forgotten

Hey there, a few months ago, I asked my readers which book I should write after finishing Fireworks in France. The resounding feedback was that it should be an Inspector Graham. And so it was that on Monday, I got back in the saddle and kicked off the next story...

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The Joy of Naps

The Joy of Naps

Hey there! I had no effects from my vaccination last week that a short nap couldn't take care of. I am a fanatic about naps and take one most days. To me, naps are the ultimate luxury - only possible by working from home and having grown-up children. I organize my day...

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In-Betweenies

In-Betweenies

Hello! Spring is in the air and it's warming up where I am. I'm having to get out for a run before 9am. Too hot if I leave it. Having published Fireworks in France, I'm in between books at the moment and my life is always quite different during these times. When I'm...

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New Annabelle Box Set, Extract 3

New Annabelle Box Set, Extract 3

Hey there, Launching Fireworks in France last week made for a busy week but by the time you read this, I will have had a few days off during which I hope to have read several books. I've been delighted with the reception Fireworks in France received. One of my...

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Fireworks in France is now live!

Fireworks in France is now live!

Hello! I am so pleased to announce that the seventh book in the Reverend Annabelle Dixon cozy mystery series has hit the Amazon shelves. Please read on. There is an extract from the book below and purchase links. Buy Fireworks in France or read for free with Kindle...

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One more week…

One more week…

Greetings! I'm just putting the finishing touches to Fireworks in France, #7 in the Reverend Annabelle Dixon mystery series. It will be out next week and I can't wait to publish it. Below is an extract. Fireworks in France Extract Chapter One AWAY FROM THE main routes...

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“The funniest, most entertaining, best book”

“The funniest, most entertaining, best book”

Greetings! I'm getting closer and closer to publishing the next book in the Annabelle series, Fireworks in France. Early feedback has been amazing. I can't wait to share it with you. To whet your appetite, I have a teaser below. Fireworks in France: A teaser A missing...

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Annabelle Cover Reveal

Annabelle Cover Reveal

Hey there, It's been a lovely quiet week for me. On Friday, the new Annabelle went off to my editor and while she was working on it, I was able to take a bit of a breather. I read a couple of books, caught on my email, and went on some walks. It was delightful. Today,...

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Reader’s Choice

Reader’s Choice

Hey there! I asked readers on my email list (sign up in the box at the bottom of this page to get on my list) to vote for the book that I would write next and they didn't need asking twice. Hundreds of them voted to tell me what they would like me to write after I...

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2020 in review

2020 in review

Hello! It's the end of the 2020. Many people have been counting the days but I think every day is precious. At the end of each year, I like to review what I achieved and look ahead. This year was full of achievements Despite the pandemic, the return of adult children...

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From my family to yours

From my family to yours

Hey there! When I wrote my Christmas message last year I was hanging out in a converted cow barn in the middle of the English countryside anticipating a Christmas Day lunch that was going to be organized chaos. I was also looking forward to the panto and an evening...

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I can’t stop watching this…

I can’t stop watching this…

Hey there, this week I have a fabulous offer for UK readers and a cheeky video for you to watch... I can't stop watching this... Shortly after I finished writing The Case of the Forsaken Child, a piece of news came to my attention. Guernsey Police recently filmed a...

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Good reads for the weekend

Good reads for the weekend

Hey there, if you celebrated, I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving last week. Mine was quite superb. My Christmas tree is now twinkling at me and I have started longing for Ritz crackers, sausage rolls and mince pies, some of the food that I associate with the...

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Giving Thanks in 2020

Giving Thanks in 2020

Hello, here in the US, it is Thanksgiving. Three years ago on this day, I was just coming to the end of six months of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, treatment for breast cancer. I remember it like it was yesterday. On the last day of radiation, I couldn't stop...

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The Case of the Forsaken Child is live

The Case of the Forsaken Child is live

Hello! I am so pleased to announce that the seventh book in the Inspector Graham series, The Case of the Forsaken Child has hit the Amazon shelves. The Case of the Forsaken Child is available on Kindle, in paperback, and is in Kindle Unlimited. What reviewers are...

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Don’t get left behind…

Don’t get left behind…

Greetings! I'm getting closer and closer to publishing the next book in the Inspector Graham series, The Case of the Forsaken Child. Early feedback has been fantastic. I can't wait to share it with you. To whet your appetite, I have a teaser below. The Case of the...

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New Inspector Graham Cover Reveal

New Inspector Graham Cover Reveal

Hey there, something big happened this past week. No, not that thing. Another thing. I celebrated 24 years living in the US. I still remember the journey clearly - collapsing into seat 34C on the Virgin Atlantic flight on October 30, 1996, the grilling I got when I...

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New Inspector Graham News

New Inspector Graham News

Greetings! I hope you are having a lovely week. The new Inspector Graham went off to my editor at the weekend, a day early! This step is always totally exciting. I thought I’d share a little about my new baby with you. The title… Choosing a title for a book can be a...

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A Delight

A Delight

Greetings! It was my absolute pleasure a couple of nights ago to see the first episode of the remake of All Creatures Great and Small. If you are not familiar with it, ACGS is a series set in the 1930s about the travails of a young Glaswegian vet, James Herriot, who...

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Why Doing a Jigsaw Is Like Writing a Book

Why Doing a Jigsaw Is Like Writing a Book

Greetings! I had many questions about the jigsaw that I pictured last week. I do a lot of them, often giving myself 10 minutes with one as a reward for meeting a writing goal. In my office, I have a special jigsaw table that can be folded up and moved around. This...

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Your Questions Answered

Your Questions Answered

Hello, I hope you are having a lovely day. I am fortunate to have a little oasis at home that I retreat to daily. There, I work and screen myself off from the outside world. I can focus on whatever world I’ve created in my head (currently Jersey) and transfer my...

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