Welcome to my website!

I’m the author of the Knit & Nibble mystery series, featuring Pamela Paterson, founder and mainstay of the Arborville knitting club, nicknamed “Knit & Nibble.” Since I’m a long-time knitter and an enthusiastic cook, this theme is perfect for me.

Yes, I have a Facebook author page now. Tune in for updates on my three years long (so far) granny-square afghan project and other domesticities.

The setting for the Knit & Nibble series is a charming New Jersey town rather like mine, and the first book, Murder, She Knit: A Knit & Nibble Mystery came out in March. Book number two, Died in the Wool, will appear in August. Knit One, Die Two is due in May of 2019. And I just signed a contract with Kensington to write three more Knit & Nibble mysteries. The first of those, Silent Night, Deadly Knit, is scheduled for fall 2019. Yes, there’s a Christmas theme!

Click here to buy Murder, She Knit. And click here to preorder Died in the Wool.

Is your book group planning to read Murder, She Knit? Click here for a pdf with discussion questions.

The Knit & Nibble mysteries contain bonus material–ideas for knitting projects and recipes for goodies baked by my sleuth. I’m making the knitting projects and baking the goodies. To see photos of them, just go to the Knit & Nibble Mysteries page and scroll to the bottom of the entry for each book.

Thank you, Toni LoTempio and Rocco. Rocco’s interview with me is up at Cats, Books, and … More Cats! Drop in and you’ll see what a talented interviewer a cat can be.

I did a book-signing event at the Leonia Public Library on May 5, complete with cookies. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to chat and buy a book! I wish you had all eaten more cookies–I finished them up myself that night.

From April 27 to 29 I was at the Malice Domestic mystery conference in Bethesda MD. Thank you to Mike Rubin (back row, middle) for moderating the “Potpourri!” panel, where we discussed a wide range of topics including how a mystery’s setting can enhance its plot and how authors choose an appropriate narrative voice. Other panelists, besides me, were Lane Stone next to Mike and, in the front row, Leigh Hearon, Roberta Rogow, and Ilene Schneider. Forty Kensington authors were present at the conference and Kensington provided books for a book-giveaway that drew a huge crowd. 

Like my sleuth, I’m unable to resist thrift shops, estate sales, flea markets–anywhere that cast-off treasures can be rescued. Often these treasures are beautiful handmade projects involving yarn. Click on the “Yarn Mania” tab for a chronicle of my various finds. I’ll be adding to it from time to time.

Is your group looking for a speaker? I’m happy to talk about any aspect of reading or writing mysteries–or click here for some specific talks I’ve prepared. Click on the “Contact” tab to get in touch.

I’m delighted to announce that my work has been added to the Stop, You’re Killing Me! website. If you’re not already familiar with this fantastic resource for people who love mysteries, drop by and take a look. You’ll be amazed.

When the first Maxx Maxwell mystery, Sweet Man Is Gone, came out, I launched the project of baking a music-themed pie every month for a year. I left that tab up when I redid the website for Knit & Nibble–because Pamela Paterson herself loves to bake goodies and because … pies!