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 series is a charming New Jersey town rather like the one I live in, and the first book, Murder, She Knit: A Knit and Nibble Mystery will be out in March of 2018. Book number two, Died in the Wool, will appear in August. Knit to Kill is due in May of 2019.

The first two are already available for preorder on Amazon. Click here for Murder, She Knit. And click here for Died in the Wool.

The Knit and 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.

Kensington is featuring Murder, She Knit in a Goodreads giveaway running from February 4 to 19. Forty copies will be given away. Click here to reach the Goodreads page. If you’re not already a Goodreads member, you can join right on the spot.

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.

I recently spent an enjoyable evening at the Roxbury Public Library in Succasunna NJ giving my “Mysterious New Jersey” talk on the many mystery series set in the cities, small towns, and suburbs of my state. I have several talks at libraries and other venues lined up for spring. See my Events page for details.

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. Use the Contact feature on this website 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!