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It’s a privilege to be featured by bloggers and authors on their websites. Here’s where I list my upcoming appearances, as well as new book release news. This list is constantly evolving, so please check back often.

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Events Calendar

January 2017

January 3rd – MJB Book Reviewers — Read Mary’s 5-star review by clicking here.

January 21 – Book reviews and an interview in King’s River Life magazine. Here’s the link to this post.

 March 2017

March 24th – Cozy Food Friday on Lisa K’s Book Reviews. Read all about Wisconsin supper clubs (one appears in Spiced and Iced) and get some traditional supper club recipes.

 April 2017

April 27thCulinary Cozy Mystery Spring Fling with Linda Reilly and Jenny Kales. Join us at our Facebook event page for this real-time online event. Click here for the link to our party event page on Facebook. Author chat, games, prizes, giveaways and cozy mystery fan fun galore!

Recent events

Please visit these links for reviews, interviews and more relating to the release of my debut cozy mystery, ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK and the second book in the series, SPICED AND ICED, both available through the Amazon Kindle Store and Kindle Unlimited.

May 2016

May 20th – Karen Owen of the fabulous cozy mystery and tea blog A Cup of Tea and a Cozy Mystery reviewed my book — my first blogger review!  Thanks, Karen!

May 24th – Launch day! The lovely Lisa Kelley of the cozy mystery review site “Lisa K’s Book Reviews” was nice enough to have me on her “Cozy Food Friday” feature – -except I released on a Tuesday, so she switched it to “Cozy Food Tuesday.” I had so much fun cooking and sharing my spanakopita recipe from “On the Chopping Block.” She also gave the book a great review!

May 28th – I was the Author Spotlight on popular cozy mystery site “Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book.”

June 2016

June 27th – July 11th – Sleuth Cafe Scavenger Hunt Participant (Note: This event is still happening but has been postponed by Sleuth Cafe to give more authors a chance to join in the fun. I’ll keep you posted as to new dates!)

July 2016

July 6th – Author interview on Sleuth Cafe. Click here to read it.

July 6th – Just added!! Review of On the Chopping Block on Peggy’s Bookshelf. Here’s the link. Great review!

July 7thMJB Book Reviewers blog – On the Chopping Block is the featured review. 5 stars!! Click here to read the entire review.

July 16thSave Our Cozies Readathon. This is a 24-hour-readathon in support of cozy mysteries. As you may know, many cozy mystery series have recently been cancelled by publishers. I’m a participant in the Readathon and also will be giving away 3 ebook copies of On the Chopping Block.

July 19thFacebook Cozy Mystery Party hosted by Sleuth Cafe – I’ll be featured at 7:45 p.m. on the Sleuth Cafe Facebook page. Chat with some of your favorite cozy mystery authors, enter to win books, prizes, book swag and much more. Click the link for complete details.

July 19th – Recipe feature and giveaway on cozy mystery site, Cinnamon and Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder. Visit the Cinnamon, Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder website for your chance to win.

July 20th – I’ll be featured on cozy mystery book blog, Shelley’s Book Case. I’m doing a giveaway, too!!

July 22nd – “On the Chopping Block” is reviewed on Cozy Mystery Book Reviews. Check out the great review here!

July 31st – Book blogger Dru’s Book Musings gave “On the Chopping Block” a stellar review. Read it here.

August 2016

August 1st – Sleuth Cafe introductory online cozy mystery magazine issue launch! “On the Chopping Block” excerpt is featured along with some more info about me and my book. Read the entire FREE magazine by clicking here.

August 3rd – Crystal Bay, Wisconsin, Callie Costas and crew will be featured in The Cozy Times on the cozy mystery web site, Lisa K’s Book Reviews

August 18thJUST ADDED! “On the Chopping Block” is featured on the great book blog “Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book”- Review and Giveaway! Click this link to read the fun, favorable review — and get a great chance to win the book! Share this with friends if you already have the book — the contest runs until September 1st!

August 31st – Buy a Friend a Book Day! Hosted by the lovely Lisa Kelley of Lisa K’s Book Reviews blog, you can spread the love of reading — and friendship — by participating in this event tailor-made for book lovers and readers. Here’s the link to sign up on Facebook.

September 2016

September 27th – I will be the featured author on the Reade and Write blog, by author Amy Reade! Amy was nice enough to interview me for her blog and she asked some really interesting questions! It was a fun interview. Read it by clicking this link.

October 2016

October 22ndDru’s Book Musings – I’m so excited for this because my very own Callie Costas from The Callie’s Kitchen Mysteries will be sharing a personal essay and insight  into Crystal Bay’s cast of colorful characters for Dru’s popular feature “A Day in the Life.” I’ll have the link once it’s live!

October 24th – MJB Book Reviewers blog — I’m one of the featured authors on Mary’s blog as she helps to host cozy mystery author Kathi Daley’s online Halloween party! We’re talking games, prizes — general cozy mystery Halloween fun! More details to come, including what time I will be appearing. Hope to see you there!

October 26th – I’ll be participating in an online cozy mystery Halloween Party with A Cup of Tea and a Cozy Mystery blog. I’ll post more details as I have them but it should be a lot of fun. Cozy mysteries and Halloween — what could be better?

November 2016

November 18th – Lisa K’s Book Reviews is hosting me for another cozy food feature! Hooray! I’ll be sharing a fun and festive Christmas cookie recipe from SPICED AND ICED, the soon-to-be released book in the Callie’s Kitchen Mysteries.

For the rest of November and into December – I have teamed up with some lovely bloggers for some great holiday-themed giveaways & cozy  mystery online holiday parties. These are all great opportunities to interact with you, the readers, and to share my upcoming book as well as my previous one. I’m waiting to hear on some dates so when I have them, I’ll share them right here!

December 2016

December 2ndCinnamon & Sugar & A Little Bit of Murder The fabulous Kim from this cozy mystery/recipe blog prepares one of the recipes from SPICED AND ICED! Don’t miss it — she even does a video. See her post by clicking here.

December 2ndA Cup of Tea and a Cozy Mystery Review of Spiced and Iced on Karen Owen’s wonderful blog! Click here to read it.

December 5thBook release day for SPICED AND ICED: A Callie’s Kitchen Mystery Book 2! I’ll be hosting some special events that week on my Facebook author page, so please go there and “like” it today so you don’t miss out. I’m on Facebook @JennyKalesMysteryAuthor

December 5th – SPICED AND ICED will be spotlighted on Bibliophile Reviews by Bree Heron. So excited to appear on this blog the same day that I release my new book!

December 12th – The Book’s The Thing. A spotlight of SPICED AND ICED, plus an essay, including my family’s recipe for a traditional Greek New Year’s treat!

December 14thA Cozy Christmas with Brooke Blogs. Brooke spotlights my latest book, SPICED AND ICED. on her entertaining blog.

December 31stDru’s Book Musings – Callie Costas offers an updated “Day in the Life.” This is a great feature of Dru’s award-winning cozy mystery blog, where the characters tell you about their daily lives. Click here to read all about what’s going on in Callie’s world.