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.


Recent Posts


Claws for Alarm is back!

Claws for Alarm has a new release date!

It’s summertime on Cranberry Island, and things are heating up for innkeeper Natalie Barnes. She may be hosting a yoga retreat, but things at the Gray Whale Inn are anything but Zen. Between juggling dietary restrictions and managing flaring tempers, Natalie’s about ready for a retreat of her own… far away from the inn’s fit but finicky guests.

Unfortunately, there’s no reprieve on the island. The lobster co-op and pier are under threat once again, this time by a new arrival whose vision for Cranberry Island looks more like a spread in Coastal Living than a quaint Maine fishing village. When the instigator turns up dead next to the co-op and the police start fishing for suspects, Natalie’s dear friend Claudette is the one they haul up.

Will Natalie trap the killer in time? Or will she be next?

The book is scheduled for release May 30. As a thanks to readers, I’ve also lowered the price from $5.99 to $4.99.

Again, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate for your patience as I work to make the book sing.  I can’t thank you enough!


Claws for Alarm postponed… stay tuned!

I just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know I decided to postpone the release of Claws for Alarm, as I wasn’t happy with the book yet. Unfortunately, I could not extend the pre-order, so if you ordered it, you will have to order it again… I will let you know when it’s available.

It won’t be delayed long, but I wanted to be happy with the story before I sent it out into the world, so I had to make a hard choice.

I apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate your patience… and, as always, your support.


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