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.

Knit & Nibble #6, Knit of the Living Dead–with a Halloween connection–is now out. My Knit & Nibble novella, Death of a Christmas Card Crafter, will be part of Kensington’s Christmas 2020 novella anthology, coming out in November. Knit & Nibble #7, Knitty Gritty Murder, is scheduled for April 2021, and Knit & Nibble #8, Death of a Knit Wit, is in progress.

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

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.

I recently guested on the Wicked Authors blog with a post about my 2019 resolution to revisit forgotten recipes from my large, and newly alphabetized, recipe collection. My post is “The ABCs of Cooking” and you can read it here. Leave a comment for the chance to win one of my books. I’ll pick the winners on 9-18-20.The Wicked Authors are six cool, cozy-writing women.

I occasionally post recipes as a guest on Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen too. My Summer Peach Spoon Bread is there now (and will remain forever in the archives). Click here for the recipe and many in-progress photos.

Summer Peach Spoon Bread! Look for my recipe at Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen.

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!