Epic Week: 3 Books Released!

I’m so excited – It’s been an exhausting few months, but this week I released three books!

Happy Homicides 4: Fall Into Crime was the first. For a limited time, buy it for $.99 and get Happy Homicides 3: Summertime Crime as a free bonus. Both come with a bonus file with recipes and crafts. Where else can you get 25 stories by over a dozen authors, recipes and crafts, for less than a dollar? We’re also giving away a tote full of fall favorites to Cuddle up with a Cozy – Click here to enter for a chance to win!

Next up was How to Fold a Fitted Sheet: From Tumbled to Tidy. I’ve folded my sheets this way for years, and often hear friends talking about how frustrating it is to fold a fitted sheet. I decided to put my method into book form, with links to narrated videos. I’d like to say Poof! I had my book, but it took more effort than I thought it would. End the frustration! #howtofoldafittedsheet

Last but not least, Dying for a Cuppa: Collected Cozy Mysteries, Volume 1. I’ve put the first four Beach Tea Shop Mysteries from the Happy Homicides anthologies into one volume. It’s got a gorgeous cover that captures the feeling of a beach-side tea shop, and it’s available as an e-book or a paperback.

I’m off to dream about the next adventure for the Powell sisters in the Beach Tea Shop Mysteries.


I’m a writer and occasional blogger. I write a cozy mystery series set in the Beach Tea Shop, run by three sisters: Danielle, Chelsea, and Alexandra Powell. It’s set on Florida’s Treasure Coast, where I live, and where inspiration washes up with the tide daily.

Crime and passion aren’t found only in big cities. The confines of small towns work on the residents. When everyone knows everyone, how can you keep a secret?

I like to write about the interactions of sisters. Not surprisingly, I’m the oldest of three sisters – a true case of art imitating life!

Happy Homicides: Thirteen Cozy Holiday Mysteries is available now and Happy Homicides 2: Thirteen Cozy Mysteries / Crimes of the Heart went on sale February 14. Dying for Holiday Tea: A Beach Tea Shop Novella is in the first one, and Dying for Valentine’s Tea: A Beach Tea Shop Novella is in the second one. I hope you’ll read both, and discover new (or at least new to you) authors. Both e-books include a link for readers to receive a Bonus pdf with recipes and crafts from stories in each anthology.

Settle in with a cup of tea and a sweet or savory treat, and meet the Powell sisters.

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Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers: WE’D RATHER BE #WRITING #COOKBOOK

Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers: WE’D RATHER BE #WRITING #COOKBOOK: Last year I had an idea for a cookbook featuring my fellow authors. The result was Bake, Love, Write: 105 AuthorsShare Dessert Recipes an…

Stop by Lois Winston’s blog and read about her inspiration for We’d Rather Be Writing: 88 Authors Share Timesaving Dinner Recipes and Other Tips. Proceeds will be donated to No Kid Hungry.

Celebrating Husband’s Birthday!

Today is Husband’s birthday! 

We’re celebrating at the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa for two nights, enjoying a staycation. We sat on the balcony and watched the sunrise, and then walked down to The Lemon Tree for breakfast today (and plan to tomorrow). Later today we’ll go to an 11:00 movie, have a late lunch, and then relax at the pool bar with $5 Margaritas. We’ll have dinner at Cobalt with friends, and head back into real life tomorrow. 

I’ve been proofreading Happy Homicides: Thirteen Cozy Holiday Mysteries. It is an anthology written by twelve authors, and includes a link to get a bonus file of recipes and crafts. It goes on pre-sale September 15, and on sale October 15 – perfect for holiday gift giving. At only 99 cents, it’s a great price!

Below are birthday sunrise pictures from our balcony.