Session Description

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several cozy mystery series, Lynn Cahoon, will walk you through the ten steps to determine if writing a cozy mystery is for you. Participants will learn the requirements of a cozy mystery –a story low on gore, low on sex, and high on fun. Think David Addison and Maddie Hayes in Moonlighting, Remington Steele and Laura Holt, or Richard Castle and Kate Beckett in Castle (before the last season.) The importance of a cozy setting, the cast of quirky secondary characters, and, most importantly, the why behind a good series.


NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Lynn Cahoon is a multi-published writer with years of experience training and presenting to groups in various day jobs. An Idaho native, her stories focus on the depth and experience of small-town life, including the required murder. Currently, she’s living in a small Eastern Tennessee town where her imagination tends to wander. In 2013, she published her first cozy mysteries for Kensington including the Tourist Trap series, the Cat Latimer series, the Farm to Fork series, the Kitchen Witch series, and the Survivors’ Book Club series. She’s now a hybrid author, self-publishing another fun paranormal cozy and taking back the Cat Latimer series to keep the books flowing. A ten-plus-year breast cancer survivor, she blames her love of cozy mysteries on the extensive waiting time in doctors’ offices.