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Moishe’s Contest!

Hey everyone... this is Jo.   We're having a new contest because I need your help. I know a lot of you have a Feline roommate to keep you company. I'm interested in the funny antics that your kitty does. Please tell me what special antics your kitty does and perhaps Moishe will do the… Read More

ANDREA TODD’S 5 MOST IMPORTANT LESSONS FROM EDEN LAKE

With the debut of "Murder, She Baked: Just Desserts" debut tonight on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries tonight (Sunday) at 9pm EST, here's a link to a fun article written by Lisa Durupt, the actress who plays Andrea Todd on the film series. We hope you get a kick out of it like we did! http://www.lisadurupt.com/2017/03/24/andrea-todds-5-most-important-lessons-from-eden-lake/… Read More

“MURDER, SHE BAKED: JUST DESSERTS” Giveaway!

WATCH THE WORLD PREMIER OF THE NEW HANNAH MOVIE, "MURDER, SHE BAKED: JUST DESSERTS", on SUNDAY, MARCH 26TH, 2017 at 9:00 EASTERN/ 8:00 PM CENTRAL TIME, ON THE HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES CHANNEL, FOR A CHANCE TO WIN BIG !!! "Murder, She Baked: Just Desserts" airs on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel on Sunday, March… Read More

Countdown to “Murder She Baked: Just Desserts” Begins!

This Sunday, March 26, 2017 marks the debut of the latest screen adaptation of the Hannah Swensen series. "Murder, She  Baked: Just Desserts" airs at 9pm EST. Click the photo below to see a preview, cast photos, and movie description… Read More

Fan Appreciation Giveaway!

In honor of helping Jo reach #3 on New York Best Seller list we are running a FAN APPRECIATION GIVEAWAY!! You don’t want to miss this, it’s sure to put a smile on your face! How to enter: 1) send an email to us at CookieSwensen@gmail.com with "Banana Cream Pie Murder is number 3" in… Read More

Joanne Fluke interview in the NY Times!

Hot on the heels of charting at #3 on the New York Times Bestseller List for "Banana Creme Pie Murder", the New York Times Book Review has printed an interview with our favorite author. Here is a link to the article "In the Kitchen with Joanne Fluke" dated March 10, 2017:   In the Kitchen… Read More

Big Thank You… We hit #3 on NY Times Best Seller List!

Joanne Fluke would like say a mammoth THANK YOU to all the Hannah Maniacs who helped "Banana Creme Pie Murder" reach #3 on the New York Times Bestseller list (hardcover) the very first week of its debut. This is the highest position Joanne has reached yet! https://www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/hardcover-fiction/ Still don't have your own copy? click the… Read More

Shout-out from Dawn’s Corner on KTVU in San Francisco

Check out this bit from Dawn's Corner on KTVU news! Be sure to grab your copy of "Banana Cream Pie Murder" here: http://bit.ly/2hNdmjI And please watch the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel adaptation of "Strawberry Shortcake Murder" under the title "Murder She Baked: Just Desserts" on March 26 at 9pm! @hallmarkmovie… Read More

Joanne Fluke on Good Morning Texas in Dallas!

Joanne Fluke in Dallas Texas for a baking segment on WFAA Dallas ABC Channel 8 on the "Good Morning Texas" show in 2017 on Banana Cream Pie Murder Tour! For more information, visit JoanneFluke.com… Read More

Joanne on Arizona Mid Day baking Salted Caramel Bars

Here's from yesterday's Arizona Mid Day Show (KPNX 12) baking Salted Caramel Bars from Banana Cream Pie Murder... enjoy!      … Read More

Banana Cream Pie Murder World Tour starts this weekend – Only SoCal Appearance!

Joanne Fluke's tour in support of the release of Banana Cream Pie Murder starts this weekend! The first stop is also the only Southern California appearance for Joanne Fluke. Come see her at The Book Carnival (348 S Tustin St, Orange, CA 92866) this Saturday ,February 25th at 2:30 PM!    … Read More

Banana Cream Pie Murder Tour Dates!

The next installment in the Hannah Swensen Series “Banana Cream Pie Murder” is set to be released February 28, 2017. That not only means more great reading, but also that Jo will be making many appearances in support of the release. Here is the confirmed list of dates as of February 4, 2017: Tues. Feb… Read More

“Banana Cream Pie Murder” out February 28! (Pre-order now)

The next installment in the best-selling Hannah Swensen series is just a few weeks away! Fortunately, it's available by pre-order so you can be sure to have a copy on the release date: FEBRUARY 28, 2017. Here's a brief synopsis of what's in store.... A romantic seven-day cruise is the perfect start to bakery owner… Read More

Filming begins on Murder She Baked 5: A Strawberry Shortcake Mystery

According to Whatsfilming.ca , a website tracking film and tv production in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, shooting has begun on the latest installment of the Murder She Baked series based upon our favorite books by Joanne Fluke. Murder She Baked 5 will be filming in British Columbia until February 6th and premieres Sunday, March 26th at… Read More

NEW Banana Cream Pie Murder Recipe Card!

Here it is... the title recipe from Joanne Fluke's next installment  in the Hannah Swensen series: Click on this text to be taken to a printable version of both sides of the card… Read More

“Christmas Caramel Murder”

Official Release Date: September 27, 2016 Christmas normally descends on Lake Eden, Minnesota, as gently as reindeer alighting on a rooftop—but this yuletide season the only thing coming down Hannah Swensen’s chimney is a case of murder . . . The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her good pal Lisa have agreed to provide… Read More

Announcing WEDDING CAKE MURDER Tour Schedule!

Joanne Fluke’s WEDDING CAKE MURDER Tour & Event Schedule The next installment in the Hannah Swensen Series is set to be released in early 2016. That not only means more great reading, but also that Jo will be making many appearances in support of the release. Here is the schedule as of February 11, 2016: Saturday… Read More

Pre-Order a signed copy of “Wedding Cake Murder” now!

Would you like a Joanne Fluke signed copy of "Wedding Cake Murder" but can't make it to one of her live appearances? Barnes & Noble has an exclusive offer. Not only does each copy have the author's signature but there are two extra recipes and a behind-the-scenes peek at Hannah's wedding reception. Just click the… Read More

It’s a “Hannah-Thon” and you’re invited!

Tune to the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel on Sunday, January 10th, 2016 to watch THREE Hannah Swensen movies, back-to-back! Sunday January 10th, 2016 from 5 PM to 7 PM EST then . . . from 7 PM to 9 PM EST then . . . the icing on the cake . . from 9… Read More

Angel Crunch Cookies Recipe by Joanne Fluke/Giveaway of New Book

Those who read this blog carefully to the end will get details on how to win an Advance Readers Copy of "Wedding Cake Murder" and even the non-winners get a new recipe from the book! http://kingsriverlife.com/11/14/angel-crunch-cookies-recipe-by-joanne-flukegiveaway-of-new-book/ Hint: look for the ITALICS!     … Read More

Fan Suggestion for Another Book!

Here is a fan suggestion based on her own success in a local bake competition - we do have to admit that a contest situation could open up lots of plot possibilities! What kind of book suggestions do you have? "Hi I just wanted to share this with Joanne as an idea for her next Hannah… Read More

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder fan book trailer by Maia Buljeta!

Here is a fan book trailer created by the very talented Maia Buljeta for the Moffat Library Teen Book Trailer Contest. She and her family are the actors. We may be biased, but we think it is a winner! https://youtu.be/e35xuKHoUfk… Read More

Looking to Pre-Order “Wedding Cake Murder”?

Maybe we are getting ahead of ourselves but then we also like to say "eat dessert first".... The next installment of the ongoing Hannah Swensen series may not be out yet, but here's a sneak peak at the cover...                 ...And a chance to pre-order a copy now… Read More

“Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder” gets major ratings!

Jo would like to share the following message with all of her loyal fans: "Thanks so much to all of the Hannah fans who watched the Hallmark M&M premiere of Murder She Baked -- A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery.  You had a huge impact on the ratings and I'm very grateful to each and every… Read More

Kindle Special: Blueberry Muffin Murder just $1.99 for May Only!

If you haven;t read "Blueberry Muffin Murder" yet or are looking to re-read it on your Kindle device then you are in luck! Amazon is running a $1.99 special on this title for the month of May. Click the link below for more info. Kindle Special: Blueberry Muffin Murder just $1.99 for May Only… Read More

Sneak Peak videos for the upcoming Hallmark movie…

The good people over at the Hallmark Channel have put together a webpage for the upcoming debut of "Murder She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie mystery" with recipes, photos and video clips. Here's a link: http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/murder-she-baked-a-chocolate-chip-murder-mystery Here's a behind-the-scenes video that appears on the site that will hopefully get you excited about watching on Saturday… Read More

New Airdate for “Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery”

Great news! If you are as excited as we are for the debut of Hallmark Channel's movie based upon the first Hannah Swenson novel "Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder" then your wait just got a little shorter! "Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery" will now air on Saturday May 2, 2015 at 9/8 Central… Read More

Looking for “Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery” on Hallmark?

Are you looking for the "Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery" movie to air on Hallmark? The premiere will be  Saturday May 2 2015 9/8 Central. Here is a link to find out what station it'll be playing on in your area (US Domestic only): http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/channel-locator Movie Description: "Hannah Swensen is the shop… Read More

More Local News Appearances! Baltimore and North Carolina

Check Joanne Fluke discussing her new release "Double Fudge Brownie Murder". https://youtu.be/m7Zffe1qcpk https://youtu.be/smhcqU0K6ZI… Read More

Watch Joanne Fluke at the Poisoned Pen discussing “Double Fudge Brownie Murder”

If you were unable to attend the book launch party in person or the live stream from Poisoned Pen, here's a link to check out the in-depth interview that happened. Enjoy!  … Read More

Enoch Pratt Free Library Event Cancelled (Thurs 3/5) Due to Weather

EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: Thursday March 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY Poe Room 400 Cathedral St. Baltimore MD 21201 410-396-5494 Book Sales Handled By: MYSTERY LOVES COMPANY There is no word on when or if this event will be re-scheduled. If you live in the area, please stay safe and… Read More

Catch Joanne Fluke on Arizona Midday – Recipe Demo!

Here is a video of Joanne Fluke's recent appearance on "Arizona Midday" News 12 - Tuesday Feb 24th 2015. She was demonstrating another variety of her notorious "whippersnapper" cookies. The recipe is available in "Double Fudge Brownie Murder" - out now. Enjoy!  … Read More

Want to Win a Free Copy of Double Fudge Brownie Murder?

If you'd like to win a free copy of Double Fudge Brownie Murder, then check out this review of the paperback release and non-spoiler review of Double Fudge Brownie Murder from the good people over at King's River Life. Click the link!: http://kingsriverlife.com/02/21/blackberry-pie-murder-double-fudge-brownie-murder-by-joanne-fluke/#comment-1788278    … Read More

“Blackberry Pie Murder” is cooking up the charts!

Thank you to all you Hannah-maniacs out there who have helped the paperback release of "Blackberry Pie Murder" hang out in the top 10 of the paperback bestseller list. Check it out by clicking here on Barnes & Noble… Read More

Hannah Swensen is coming to the Hallmark Channel!

Hi everyone! It's official! Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder will be a Hallmark television movie. It's on their spring schedule and they plan to start filming in February. So far, they've cast Alison Sweeney as Hannah and Cameron Mathison as Mike. I had the chance to meet both of them briefly at a Crown Media/Hallmark party… Read More

Strawberry Shortcake Murder E-Book just $1.99 through January 2015!

Now is the best time to purchase the e-book for STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE MURDER.  It will be just $1.99 for the entire month of January, 2015  in the US through Kindle, Amazon, B&N and Kobo. STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE MURDER was the second book in the acclaimed and popular Hannah Swensen series. More information and links to vendors is… Read More

KOBO Holiday Sale on Strawberry Shortcake Murder -Just $1.99!

Kobo is having a Holiday Sale 12/24-1/5 and "Strawberry Shortcake Murder" is part of the fun! Starting tomorrow 12/24, the e-book will be just $1.99. There's rumors of a similar deal specific to other e-readers coming very soon so stay tuned!   Click the book cover to be sent straight to the appropriate page… Read More

December-Only Kindle Deal: “Video Kill” is just $1.99

If you are a fan of both Jo Fluke and Kindle but haven't read "Video Kill" yet then you'll love this deal being offered by Amazon for December only. "Video Kill" Kindle-edition is only $1.99 for the month starting today. This is a pre-Hannah Swensen book so it's very different in tone but it's still… Read More

Happy Halloween from Joanne Fluke and Hiro Kimura!

Check out this fun piece of art Hannah Swensen series cover artist made in honor of the holiday… Read More

Cold Judgment Re-Issue Coming Soon!

Newsflash : Another of of Jo' thrillers is coming out November 04, it's "Cold Judgment". Jo's Favorite of all of her thrillers. Murder, Love and Betrayal.... AND Christmas! This book has it all!      … Read More