New MYSTERY Collection – Guest Author 22


I’m participating in a 25-novel cosy mystery collection coming out 27 December which is aiming to hit the USA Today Bestseller List. It’s called 25 Mysteries to Die For. So if you’d like to pick up some bargain reads and help us achieve our goal, you can get it NOW on preorder at only 99 cents.

Yup! That’s what I said – 99 cents.

If you love cosy mysteries, it’s a no-brainer!

Get to know another author featuring in the box set today…

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Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

My name is Cate Dean, and I write in several genres. Along with mystery, I write fantasy, paranormal/urban fantasy, romance – especially time travel, and YA paranormal and fantasy. I love reading in multiple genres, so I write in the ones I love.

Was there a certain time in your life you knew you wanted to write?

I’ve been writing since I was seven, in some form. I knew I wanted to write, seriously write, in my early twenties.

What are you currently working on?

I am finishing up the third book in my Maggie Mulgrew Mysteries – a Christmas mystery, which I’m hoping will be ready to release just in time for the holidays. I am also working on two new paranormal series, The Witches of Amity Cove, and a spin off from that series.

Of the books you’ve written, which one is your favorite and why?

I will always have a soft spot for Rosamond’s Heart. It was the first book I published, and the one I learned the most from as I started my writing/publishing journey.

What books have most influenced you as a writer?

So many! I’ve been a rabid reader since I was five, and I haven’t stopped yet. I love Barbara Hambly – she taught me how to create vivid characters, and not be afraid to write the painful, violent action scenes. I am also a huge fan of Raymond E. Feist. His long-running fantasy series has kept me on the hook for years, and I learned how to integrate and spin off characters from him. For pure fun, I dive into Elizabeth Peters, and the Amelia Peabody Mysteries. As an Egyptology and history buff, these books satisfy the need for adventure and history.

What do you find to be the most challenging part of writing? And the most rewarding?

The most challenging is typing fast enough to get the story out of my head and on the page. Dictation has helped with that in so many ways. The most rewarding is hearing from my readers, and learning that they love a character or story as much as I do.

What book is on your nightstand?

I have several. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Rick Riordan’s latest, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard (I love his books!), Cinder, and Alan Turing: The Enigma (the book The Imitation Game was based on).

What can we look forward to seeing from you in the future?

More paranormal – there will be a second spin off from The Witches of Amity Cove in the spring, with the character who sees ghosts. More mystery – Maggie Mulgrew will keep solving mysteries, and I will introduce a new series: five sisters who are witches, and find mystery and adventure in their coastal town of Bliss Harbor. There is always more, with my overactive imagination.

Is there anything you’d like to share with your readers?

Thank you, for all your support! I love writing stories for you, and I’m thrilled that you enjoy them. It’s been a wild, wonderful journey, and I enjoy sharing it with all of you. 


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Cate Dean has been writing since she could hold a pen in her hand and put more than two words together.

She grew up losing herself in the wilds of fantasy worlds, and has had some of her own adventures while tromping through the UK, and a few other parts of the world.

When she’s not writing, she loves cooking, scaring herself silly in the local cemeteries, and reading pretty much anything she can get her hands on.


Ghost of a Chance by Cate Dean is just one of the titles featured in a 25-novel cosy mystery collection called 25 Mysteries to Die For which aims to hit the USA Today Bestseller List at the end of the year.

Due out 27th December
Just 99¢/p

Find out more on the 25 Mysteries to Die For website at



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2 Responses to New MYSTERY Collection – Guest Author 22

  1. Reblogged this on Steve Boseley and commented:
    For all you mystery lovers out there. Check out this 25-novel mystery collection from 25 authors. The good news is that if you pre-order now, you get it all for just $0.99 !

  2. Frankie Bow says:

    Reblogged this on Island Confidential and commented:
    Ghost of a Chance by Cate Dean is just one of the titles featured in a 25-novel cosy mystery collection called 25 Mysteries to Die For which aims to hit the USA Today Bestseller List at the end of the year.

    Due out 27th December
    Just 99¢/p

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