Bouchercon 2018 – A Treat, a Read, and a Cup of Tea

I’m so excited to be attending my first Bouchercon! This year it’s at the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida. Marchand’s Bar is a popular gathering place for writers, readers, reviewers, and booksellers – meet and mingle with your faves.

If you’re attending, you can see me at the Cooking Up Cozies-Writing Culinary Cozies panel in Royal 3AB, at 12:00 on Friday (9/7). Please say Hi if you come – I’d love to see you. I’ll have a treat, a read, and a cup of tea for everyone who comes to the panel.

Can’t make it? I can’t give you a virtual treat or cup of tea, but I can give you a read: go to and you can get a free book! To introduce you to my Beach Tea Shop Mysteries, I’m giving away Dying for a Cuppa: Collected Cozy Mysteries, Volume 1.

Safe travels to all who are going to Bouchercon, and I hope to see you there.




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.