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 the one I live in, and the first book, Murder, She Knit: A Knit & Nibble Mystery is now officially out–as of March 28. Book number two, Died in the Wool, will appear in August. Knit One, Die Two is due in May of 2019. Click here for Murder, She Knit. And click here to preorder Died in the Wool.

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.

And in keeping with the “nibble” theme, I’m guest blogging on Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen this Sunday with Shortcut Fingerprint Cookies. Please drop by!

Traveling, traveling…

I just got back from the West Coast after Left Coast Crime in Reno and a detour to California to visit my parents. At Left Coast Crime I had a great time discussing craft cozies on a panel with other cozy mystery writers–and giving a knitting lesson as part of Author-Reader Connections. A big thank-you to the conference organizers for putting together such a great conference!

And thank you to Dru Ann Love, who featured my series character, Pamela Paterson, on her blog Dru’s Book Musings. Check out the March 28 posting to read about a typical day in Pamela’s life.

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!