New Directions with Cozies

Date: October 19, 2022

Time: 6:30-8:00PM

Location: Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Ave., New York, NY

Cozy mystery sales surged in 2021 with more readers than ever hungry for wit, kindness, and the odd brownie recipe. This past year saw the creation of the Lilian Jackson Braun Award, a $2000 prize to be given to the best contemporary cozy of the year. In this panel, three exciting new voices in cozy mysteries—Zac Bissonette, Sarah E. Burr, and Allison Montclair—talk about their own unique spin on the sub-genre; what inspires them, what challenges them, and what the present and future market of this intensely popular form looks like. Mariah Fredericks, a member of the Board and the Programming Committee, will moderate.