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Jenny Kales

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Award-winning writer Jenny Kales is the author of The Callie's Kitchen Mystery series. Her debut cozy mystery is ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK, followed by SPICED AND ICED. Book 3, SECRETS AND PIES, is now available!

Though she's worked as a writer and journalist for years, fiction writing is her first love and her marriage into a Greek-American Midwestern family inspired The Callie's Kitchen mysteries, featuring Calliope Costas, food business owner and amateur sleuth. The setting of the story, "Crystal Bay," is inspired by a favorite family vacation spot - Wisconsin's beautiful Geneva Lakes.

Kales is an avid reader, cook and baker and she's addicted to mystery TV, especially anything on Masterpiece Mystery or BBC America. She lives just outside of
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Jenny Kales I'm working on my second book in the Callie's Kitchen Mystery Series. It's set during the Christmas season and I'm really excited about it. Callie…moreI'm working on my second book in the Callie's Kitchen Mystery Series. It's set during the Christmas season and I'm really excited about it. Callie gets involved with a holiday-themed bridal shower that goes terribly wrong. Of course, there are some fun new characters along with the old ones and lots of great food! I also have a completely different novel in the works -- though still a mystery -- that I'm really excited about. (less)
Jenny Kales My most recent book idea came from visiting the Wisconsin town on which I've based fictional Crystal Bay. There is a beautiful hotel/restaurant with a…moreMy most recent book idea came from visiting the Wisconsin town on which I've based fictional Crystal Bay. There is a beautiful hotel/restaurant with a great view right on the water. My mystery writer mind got to thinking that this place would make a great cozy mystery setting to stage a murder!(less)
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Whew! Launching A STEW TO A KILL has been keeping me busy! I’m so thrilled to hear feedback from readers who are enjoying this 4th installment in the Callie’s Kitchen Mystery series.  It’s currently available for Kindle, the Kindle app, Kindle Unlimited AND a beautiful paperback version. Once again, my cover designer created a gorgeous work of art.


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