Episode 67: Behind “A Day in the Life” with blogger and book champion Dru Ann Love

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There are some episodes I truly can’t wait to bring you, and today’s is one of those. I have someone who is such a core piece of our mystery community on the show today – get excited.

Dru Ann Love, of the blog Dru’s Book Musings, is here with me today. And if you don’t know her, that’s all about to change.

Dru Ann Love is a true friend and advocate of cozy authors—well, all authors really. She and her award-winning blog have been a name since I started writing. She launched in 2011 and has had a solid following ever since.

I remember the first time she featured me—I was ecstatic. The main focus of her blog is the “day in the life” feature where a lead protagonist or any other character gives readers a glimpse into their day.

Today, the blog is probably the most well known in the cozy mystery world, and Dru is a face that everyone looks for at our favorite conferences, including Malice Domestic and Bouchercon.

She’s also an award-winning author! Her 2024 short story cowritten with Kristopher Zgorski, Ticket To Ride, won the Agatha Award for Best Short Story and was also nominated for an Anthony Award. And her blog has been nominated for multiple awards.

During our conversation, we cover:

  • How the blog started
  • What it takes for a book to stand out for her
  • How a Beatles song prompted her foray into writing – and an Agatha award
  • Why she doesn’t actually want to write

Dru is a true love. And if you are someone who’s always looking for new mystery fiction to read, go follow her blog right now – as soon as you listen to this episode. Tune in wherever you get your podcasts.

You can find Dru’s blog here: https://drusbookmusing.com/

And on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/DrusBookMusing

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