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.

The setting for the Knit & Nibble series is a charming New Jersey town rather like mine. The first two–Murder, She Knit and Died in the Wool–are now out. Click on the Knit & Nibble Mysteries tab for much more information about these books. Knit One, Die Two is due in May of 2019, but that cover is now up on the Knit & Nibble Mysteries page. Three more Knit & Nibbles are in the works. The first of those, Silent Night, Deadly Knit, is scheduled for fall 2019. Yes, there’s a Christmas theme!

I have a Facebook author page now. Tune in for updates on the Knit & Nibble books as well as my various domestic pursuits. Lately I’m into baking and weird vegetables.

Click here to buy Murder, She Knit. And click here to buy 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.

I had a great time at the Deadly Ink Mystery Conference, held August 10 to 12 at the Marriott Renaissance in Iselin NJ. I was on several panels, including “Cozy Cats–A Discussion of Cozy Mysteries (Felines Optional).” Also on the panel were Clea Simon, standing on the left, fellow Kensington author Eileen Watkins, standing on the right, and, from left to right in the front row, Lynn Marron, Jeff Cohen, and moderator Ilene Schneider. Eileen is holding my Cozy Cat, the knitting project featured in Died in the Wool.


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 fascinating projects involving yarn. Click on the “Yarn Mania” tab for a chronicle of my various finds. I add to it from time to time.

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

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!