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.

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

Knit & Nibble #10, Knitmare on Beech Street, is now out, and Irish Milkshake Murder, Kensington’s 2024 St. Patrick’s Day novella anthology, will be out in January 2024. It will include my novella, Murder Most Irish.

Knit & Nibble #11, A Dark and Stormy Knit–featuring a Halloween theme–will be released in the fall of 2024. Another St. Patrick’s Day-themed novella, to appear in Kensington’s Irish Soda Bread Murder, is now in progress, and I’ll be starting Knit & Nibble #12 soon. An Easter-themed Knit & Nibble novella is in the works too.

News! I was recently interviewed by Julie Hennrikus, Executive Director of Sisters in Crime, for the Sisters in Crime Writers’ Podcast Series. Click here to access the podcast.

And my article, “It Runs in the Family,” was included in the Hobbies & Crafts issue of Mystery Readers Journal. This venerable resource for mystery lovers is published by Mystery Readers International under the leadership of Janet A. Rudolph and based in Berkeley CA. For more information and to join, subscribe, or purchase back issues, click here.

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.

Fit for an elf!

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. And Wicked Authors recently hosted me for a guest blog on my estate-sale adventures: “Rescued Treasures.” Click here to read it–and see many fun photos.

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!