Some Interesting Data…


Wrap up information

Number of participants officially  signed up:276

Number of people who signed up actively participating online:  162

Reported number of pages read:  18,520

Number of challenges: 24

Most active hour: Hour 14

Most active Challenge:  Hobbies and Interest

Least active hour: Hour 7

Least active Challenge:  Jigsaw Puzzle

Number of users of  The Improved Save Our Cozies Readathon List Challenge:  129  Average Score 27%

Number of plays on the Cozy Mystery Trivia Game:  500  Average Score 24%

Number of plays on the Author-Protagonist Match game:  32  Average Score 47%

Number of series the readathon supported:  36

Number of Donors:  46

Social Media Platforms:  Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, WordPress, Instagram, Youtube

Thank you Ronnie Cozy Cat for helping to compile this information!








Closing Post…part 2


A couple items to clean up before the stats are all posted.  I had one winner contact me immediately when results were posted and let me know that she had entered on more than one social media account and the names were slightly different.  She ended up winning on all three of her accounts (randomizer must have loved her 🙂 ) and wanted to return two prizes for other participants.

The second was my error, Joyce Tremel had generously donated a signed copy of To Brew or Not to Brew and I posted about her donation, but then didn’t add it to the list.  Thank you Joyce for bringing it to my attention and still offering the book.

The randomizer was run for a second time for these 3 prizes and here are the results:  revised prizes

Lisa Q Mathews ebook choice of Permanently Booked or Cardiac Arrest Maya M
Joyce Tremel To Brew or Not to Brew Mary W
Maggie Toussaint Bubba done it Kindle John

Thanks again.  I will contact the authors with the revisions.  Stats coming soon, if you didn’t let me know a page count…mine is an embarassing 0…there is still time to do so to be added in the stats.

Closing Post..


Just a few final things and a link to the winners and prizes:

Thank you to all who made this event occur:  the authors, Shelley Toler Franz, Bree Herron, Ronnie Cozy Cat, Ian Hughes, the booktubers and bloggers who advertised the event, and of course, the donors.

The list of donors, prizes, winners and the winners’ social media accounts for contact are attached.  I will also email it out to the donors.  Most of the donors will contact you directly for mailing info if needed.   I have a few  donations here that I will be mailing out, so I will contact those people for their mailing addresses.

A final note to donors – I will honor getting overseas winners their prizes.  If you have an overseas winner, please contact me here: to make arrangements.  It was important to me that the event was inclusive world wide.

Thanks again, it was great fun and I hope that we did some good with all the activity on social media!  prizes

Donor Gift Winner
Anna Lee  Cozy & Bookmarks Alice M.T.
 Cozy & Bookmarks Rose
 Cozy & Bookmarks Lisa T
 Cozy & Bookmarks Missy D
 Cozy & Bookmarks Lisa Lindsay
 Cozy & Bookmarks Debbie
Anna Loan Wilsey Choice of A March to Remember OR A Deceptive Homecoming Christie
Anon & Joan Silvestro Tote bag with used cozies Elizabeth
Tote bag with used cozies Troi
Barbara Early/Beverly Allen Floral Depravity Erika
Brian Kavanaugh Entire set of 6 Belinda Lawrence Novels on Kindle Diana
C. Michele Dorsay No Virgin Island Hardback Lauren D.
Carol J. Perry Tails you lose Mallori D
Tails you lose Patrizia
Cate Price a Doll House to die for Betty
Cheryl Hollon Signed copies of the the first 3 Webb’s glass shop books Allysa W.
Connie Di Marco/Archer Choice of a Soup Lover Mystery or Zodiac Mystery Ronnie
Daryl Wood Gerber Choice of any one of the first four Cookbook Nook series books Juli Wyant
DE Ireland/Meg Mims Move Your Blooming Corpse Disis19
Denise Swanson audio book of Between a book and Hardplace Jerri
audio book of Murder of an open book Mari Hinton
Diane Vallere ebook or print Crushed Velvet Sarah H
ebook or print Crushed Velvet Dawn
Edith Maxwell Murder most fowl Angela
Farmed and Dangerous Kristi
Ellen Byron Plantation Shudders cynthia
Bag of swag carla
Erika Chase Signed copy of Law and Author Luann
Eva Gates Reading up a storm plus bookmarks Doward
Janet Bolin Choice of Threadville Mystery Tina
Jenny Kales ebook of on the chopping block Becky
ebook of on the chopping block Rachel
ebook of on the chopping block karen
Julie Seedorf ebook of the Penderghast Puzzle Protectors Kristi T
audio book of The Penderghast Puzzle Protectors Akoss
Kathleen Bridge Hearse and Garden (no int’l) Marlene E
Hearse and Garden (no int’l) Nell
Krista Davis Diva Serves High Tea Stephanie
Murder Most Howl Morticia
Laura DiSilverio Signed copies of book 1 & 2 in The Readaholics series Bree H.
Leslie Budewitz choice of Assault and Pepper or Guilty as Cinnamon OliverBear
Lisa Q Mathews ebook choice of Permanently Booked or Cardiac Arrest Lynn J
ebook choice of Permanently Booked or Cardiac Arrest Britney
ebook choice of Permanently Booked or Cardiac Arrest Jackie G
bookmarks and pens Ruth
Maggie Toussaint Bubba done it Kindle Lynn
Bubba done it Kindle Abby
Bubba done it Kindle Mayor Sonni
Maria Durst $25 gift card Kobo, Amazon or B&N Amy F
Marla Cooper Choice of hardback or ebook of Terror in Taffeta Mia M
Marty Wingate Audio book of The Redbook of Primrose House Nancy
Mary Ellen Hughes Licensed to Dill Tammy
Molly MacRae Wool and Testament April
Wool and Testament Stellans
Nancy Herriman 1 set of No Comfort for the lost & No Pity for the Dead Catherine
No Comfort for the Lost Anna Catharina
Nancy J. Cohen Print copy of Shear Murder Kristin
ebook of permed to death Cheryl
ebook of permed to death Kizzie
Nancy Lynn Jarvis A Neighborly Killing Kimberley
Sandra Bretting Murder at Morningside Vickie D
Sofie Kelly/Sofie Ryan Faux Paw Kelly M
A Whisker of Trouble Shelley
A Whisker of trouble Terri
A Whisker of Trouble Sue Ann
Susan Van Kirk Three May Keep a Secret Jeanne S
Susannah Hardy/Sadie Hartwell Yarned and Dangerous Amanda B
Feta Attraction & Olive and Let Die Brooke B
TC LoTempio Claws for  Alarm & Meow if its murder Terri
Terrie Farley Moran Set of all 3 Read ’em and Eat books Brian
Mousepad Midge
Tina Chapman Written Off Ian H
The Question of the Unfamiliar Husband Nola Patricia
Tracy Weber Choice of Books from Downward Dog Grace K
mug and bookmarks C. Lee
Victoria Hamilton No Mallets Intended Amy C
White Colander Crime Becky

The End #saveourcozies #readathon


It has been a great 24 hours!  Thank you to all the readers, donors, authors, bloggers, and  booktubers that supported this event.  There is some tallying to be done and I will be posting tomorrow about what we achieved in terms of participation in the readathon.  I will be contacting lucky winners to make arrangements for their prizes.

Your final assignment:  Post how much you read in books and/or pages!  Then get some rest.

There will be a event review posting sometime tomorrow.


Hour 24 Challenge #saveourcozies #readathon

Review it!


We’ve been at it for a while now, we’re coming down to the end.  The clock is ticking.  Your final challenge is to go to Amazon OR Goodreads OR LibraryThing OR Barnes and Noble and post a review for a cozy mystery.  I am listing these specific sites because it is my understanding that reviews on those sites help our authors.  So, give some stars, they are free,  and write at least a brief review.  When you are done either allow the review site to post for you on social media or post what you reviewed and where.  You can come back here and tell me in the comments if you like…but I’ll be watching social media….

Hour 23 Challenge #saveourcozies #readathon


Culinary cozies are one of the most abundant themes.  So, in this challenge (that I gave a hint was coming) is to post about a recipe(s)  from a cozy mystery or one of the cozy author websites.  If you have pictures, that is great but not necessary!  Remember to post #saveourcozies #readathon.

You can come back and comment here when you are done, if you like.

Hour 22 Challenge #saveourcozies #readathon

Fantasy Casting

Morse and Lewis

Image from ITV via Daily Mail

Colin Dexter wrote the books for the Inspector Morse series and he got his fantasy casting with John Thaw.  In fact, Thaw so fulfilled all of his wishes for the character that  in his will  he directed  that no one else could ever play Morse.

Think about one of your favorite cozies.  If it were to made into a TV series/movie, what is your fantasy cast?  Post the series name and your choice of casting for a couple of the key roles.  You can come back here and let me know you did it.

My example:

  • Series:  A Comfort Food Mystery
  • Trixie:  Alyssa Milano
  • Antoinette Chloe Brownelli:  Kristie Alley
  • Ty: Alexander Skaarsgard


Remember your imagination is the limit!