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Follow along on my Storyventure for all the good times!

What’s your star sign, and do you connect with its characteristics? I’m a Gemini (bring on the twin personalities). 👯‍♀️ Jules from my Bakeshop Mysteries is a creative and ethereal Pisces. 🐟 Sloan from my Sloan Krause Mysteries is a Cancer who cares deeply about putting down roots and maintaining traditions. 🦀 Are you looking […]

Writing

April 9, 2021

Writing Tips: Using Horoscopes to Develop Your Characters

Writing Tips - Using Horoscopes for Character Development

I took a similar book stack picture a couple of years ago and I can’t believe how quickly the books seem to multiply. ⁣ ⁣ 2020 has been one of the most challenging years of my life. There’s been deep heartbreak for so many losses, and yet as the year comes to end I’m filled […]

Uncategorized

January 2, 2021

A Wonderful Bookish Start to 2021!

Ellie Alexander Cozy Mystery Author Bookstack

Join me for a night of cozy mystery fun to celebrate the release of CHILLED TO THE CONE, book 12 in my Bakeshop Mystery Series. I’ll be sharing some new locations here in Ashland that make appearances in this book, talking about the series and what’s to come in 2021 and beyond, answering reader questions, […]

Announcements

December 16, 2020

New Bakeshop Mystery Release Party!

Cozy Mystery Release Party

Congratulations to Mellisa Cunningham! 🎉🥳🎉 She was randomly selected as the daily winner for Day 12 of my 12 Days of Cozy Bakes giveaway! Melissa has won some holiday cheer in the form of the soon-to-be-released, CHILLED TO THE CONE, book 12 in my Bakeshop Mystery Series, along with a Bakeshop Mystery Sticker Pack that […]

Giveaways

December 13, 2020

12 Days of Cozy Bakes – Day 12 Winner!

12 Days of Cozy Bakes

  I can’t believe the 12th book in my Bakeshop Mysteries, Chilled to the Cone, is coming out in just a few weeks! 🎉 12 books. How did that happen? I’m sure I say this every time a book is about to be released, but I really can’t wait to share this one with you. […]

Giveaways, Recipes

December 12, 2020

12 Days of Cozy Bakes – Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches

12 Days of Cozy Bakes - Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches

Congratulations to Hal Jenner! 🎉🥳🎉 He was randomly selected as the daily winner for Day 11 of my 12 Days of Cozy Bakes giveaway! Hal has won a signed copy of NOTHING BUNDT TROUBLE, book 11 in my Bakeshop Mystery Series, and a Christmas wreath mug perfect for sipping his favorite holiday drink.  Just ONE […]

Giveaways

December 12, 2020

12 Days of Cozy Bakes – Day 11 Winner!

12 Days of Cozy Bakes

  Nothing Bundt Trouble may be the latest book in the series (at least until 12/29, that is!), but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t get equal requests for recipes. 📧  I’ve had many people ask about this Banana Toffee Pie that Will and Helen Capshaw create for opening night of the newest theater in […]

Giveaways, Recipes

December 11, 2020

12 Days of Cozy Bakes – Banana Toffee Pie

12 Days of Cozy Bakes - Banana Toffee Pie

Congratulations to Stephanie Grant! 🎉🥳🎉 She was randomly selected as the daily winner for Day 10 of my 12 Days of Cozy Bakes giveaway! Stephanie has won a signed copy of the 10th book in my Bakeshop Mysteries, A CUP OF HOLIDAY FEAR, and a skull and crossbones diner mug straight from the cover of […]

Giveaways

December 11, 2020

12 Days of Cozy Bakes – Day 10 Winner!

12 Days of Cozy Bakes

  This recipe is near and dear to my heart. 🥰 When I wrote A Cup of Holiday Fear, I new that Torte would without a doubt feature traditional Christmas stollen on their special holiday menu. When I was growing up my mom would bake stollen for neighbor gifts and our Christmas breakfast. I took […]

Giveaways, Recipes

December 10, 2020

12 Days of Cozy Bakes – Christmas Stollen

12 Days of Cozy Bakes - Christmas Stollen

Unfortunately, I had to disqualify the first winner initially drawn for day 9 of my giveaway. ☹️ Out of the several thousand entries so far, the first entry chosen today by the system was the Tech Guy’s (aka my husband)! What are the odds?!? For those who don’t know, he helps set-up and manage the […]

Giveaways

December 10, 2020

12 Days of Cozy Bakes – Day 09 Winner!

12 Days of Cozy Bakes