The Gray Whale
Inn Mysteries

A savory blend of New England charm, delightfully eccentric characters, humor and mouth-watering recipes… all served with a side of murder.


Tales of an
Urban Werewolf

A swift-paced, fun romp through supernatural Austin.


Margie Peterson

If you love a mystery with the most unlikeliest P.I. EVER… with enough snort-worthy moments to have the family looking up and wanting to know what’s tickled your fancy… then, yeah, pay Margie Peterson a visit. You will not be disappointed.


Dewberry Farm

Clever plotting, charming characters — and of course, decadent recipes, will leave you hungry for more.


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Mistletoe Murder is out!

Happy Holidays!

I hope the season is finding you warm and cozy with lots of books and goodies to hand. But if your TBR pile is getting a little short or you’re looking for a last-minute gift for a book lover, I want to remind you that Mistletoe Murder is ready for some cozy Christmas reading (and gifting)!

Readers are really responding to the new book, and I’m tickled pink. “This one is a charmer, making you want to go visit the Texas Hill Country during the holidays,” writes one Amazon reviewer.

And from Dru’s Book Musings blog… “From the murder, to the sweet romance of Lucy and Tobias to taking care of the animals and the farm, to the likable residents of Buttercup, Texas, this was the best book in this lovable series that leaves me smiling and wanting more.”

Which is all very encouraging as I work on the fifth book in the series, Dyeing Season, which is set around Easter. I’ll be revealing the cover soon! (Not to mention Claws for Alarm, the next Gray Whale Inn mystery… which is now up for pre-order! (The paperback will be available at release date, which is this March.)

I have some last-minute shopping and baking to do, so I’m going to sign off now.  Enjoy the peace of the season, I hope your stocking is filled with good books… and I’ll check back in soon with a cover reveal!

Cover Reveal… and a two-book sale!


I know it’s not even Halloween yet (although if you’re dying to celebrate the spooky season with Lucy and the gang at Dewberry Farm, you can to to the Halloween Ball in Buttercup in  Deadly Brew), but here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming in December!

Without further ado, here’s the cover reveal for the fourth Dewberry Farm mystery, Mistletoe Murder.  Many thanks to all the folks on my Facebook author page who helped me decide on the final version! The Kindle edition is available for pre-order now; the book will be out December 11, and yes, there will be paperbacks in time for Christmas. 🙂 I’m having a blast being back in Buttercup, and I think you’ll love some of the new recipes Lucy and I have cooked up… I’ll be sharing a sneak peek and a recipe with the Readers’ Circle  soon, so be sure to sign up if you haven’t.

And as an added bonus, the first two books in the Dewberry Farm series, Killer Jam and Fatal Frost, are 50-75% off through the month of October; you can snap up Killer Jam for a mere 99 cents, and Fatal Frost for $1.99. The magic ends at the end of October, though… so grab them while you can.

Lots more coming in the Gray Whale Inn mysteries (including a new book in early 2018 and possibly a holiday story), as well as a brand new series, so check back soon… and I hope you’re enjoying a festive and cozy fall, wherever you are.  (Please feel free to send a cold front my way.)


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