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


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.)


Deadly Brew has hit the virtual shelves! (Plus, snap up a Margie book for a mere $1.99.)

Deadly Brew goes on sale tomorrow!

I had a ton of fun writing this Halloween book… it’s got witches, a haunted house, tarot cards, and, of course, ghosts.  There’s a fabulous recipe for Spiced Pumpkin Butter at the end, too… perfect for fall!

In other news, the entire Margie Peterson series (Mother’s Day Out, Mother Knows Best, and Mother’s Little Helper)  is on sale through the end of September.  Kindle books are a mere $1.99 each, and the paperbacks are half price.  Snap them up while you can!

I really hope you enjoy Deadly Brew, and that it gets you in the mood for spiced cider (or mead) and cozy autumn evenings by the fire.  I’m currently collecting ideas for the next one (as well as a new paranormal cozy series… more soon), and I’m hard at work on the eighth Gray Whale Inn mystery, Claws for Alarm (thank you to Child #2 for the catchy title). I’ll be sending out a sneak peek to Readers’ Circle members, so be sure to sign up!

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