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 and Nibble.” The setting for the Knit & Nibble series is a charming New Jersey town rather like mine.The Knit & Nibble theme reflects the fact that I’m a long-time knitter and an enthusiastic cook.

My Knit & Nibble novella, Death of a Christmas Card Crafter, was included in Kensington’s Christmas 2020 novella anthology, Christmas Card Murder. Knit & Nibble #7, Knitty Gritty Murder, is now out and Knit & Nibble #8, Death of a Knit Wit, will appear in March 2022.

Click on the Knit & Nibble Mysteries tab and then on the individual book covers for details on the books, and links to order.

Upcoming projects: I’ll be doing another Knit & Nibble novella for the 2022 Kensington Christmas anthology, Christmas Scarf Murder, and Kensington has contracted two more full-length Knit & Nibbles.

There’s a new Yarn Mania post up now: Hand-Knit Christmas Tree Ornaments. Just click on the Yarn Mania tab.

Holiday promotion! From December 1, 2021 to January 3, 2022, the e-book version of my 2019 Christmas mystery, Silent Knit, Deadly Knit, will be available for $.99  from major e-book retailers.

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, click on the Knit & Nibble Mysteries tab and then on the individual book cover and scroll down on the page that opens.

The Brooklyn Book Festival is back after a one-year Covid-related hiatus. On October 3, I spent an enjoyable hour selling and signing my Knit & Nibble mysteries at the Mystery Writers of America booth. On the previous Saturday I was part of an author event sponsored by the Hoboken Public Library, Pumpkins and Pages, held in the park across from the library. And on October 24, I was in Point Pleasant NJ, where the Little Point Bookshop hosted a book-signing event as part of the annual Harvest Festival.

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, as well as other yarn-related goodies, including my own projects. 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.

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.

My first mystery series (two books worth!) was set in the world of a struggling blues band and featured a female blues-singer sleuth, “Maxx” Maxwell. 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!