“Every Fiber of You” is out!

My second novella in in the St. Helena Vineyard Kindle World series is out! It follow the same two families introduced in “The Beekeeper’s Bride” —the Romas and the Brodys. Here’s a bit about it. (You can click on the cover to purchase on Amazon. )

Wedding bells are ringing in St. Helena….

Fiona Roma longs for her sister’s wedding to be over so she can continue her fiber art projects and hassle-free life. But when she discovers a vandal’s attempt at ruining her beloved sister’s wedding pavilion, her life gets complicated. And when she finds herself working with the sexy Ian Brody to find the vandal, while keeping the crime a secret from the wedding couple, complication becomes temptation.

Ian Brody just wants to get through this wedding and go back to Virginia to sell some of the finest whisky this side of the pond. St. Helena is full of bad family memories. But as he helps Fiona investigate the pavilion vandalism, the meaning of family and home shifts in his mind and heart. With the fiery Fiona Roma, Ian may just have found much more than reason to come home and stay.Fiber-of-You-Final-16-Jan-2017


Cover Reveal: “The Beekeeper’s Bride” A St. Helena Vineyard Novella

You may already have heard about Marina Adair’s upcoming Hallmark movie “Autumn the Vineyard,” based on the first book of her bestselling series. It will show this Saturday! I adored the book. And Marina is one of my favorite people, so when she asked if I could write a novella to help celebrate the launch of her movie, I said “Sign me up!” Eighteen other writers, including me, are launching novellas in the St. Helena Vineyard Kindle world tomorrow.


We are having a Facebook Hop tomorrow starting at 6 a.m. so, check on my page tomorrow morning. It’s a great chance for you to get to know the other writers–and maybe win some prizes. Marina has also set up a special page for this event. so, if you want to know everything  that’s happening, check there from time to time. Many of the other authors are hosting other fun events. So go forth, have fun, and get to know some of the fabulous writers!






Five things I thought about during my morning run:

  1. Adoring these cool mornings. I can’t run outside in the heat…
  2. Book signing on Saturday at the  B& N in Charlottesville at 1! I love getting out and about meeting readers!
  3. Tough morning for all of us. Sometimes I wonder if three-day weekends are worth it!
  4. I love Morcheeba–especially  Run, Honey Run.
  5. Can’t get over DEATH AMONG THE DOILIES being selected as staff pick of the month at Kensington. Click this to find out more–but I am so honored!

Suffolk Mystery Author’s Festival

Check out some of my photos from the Suffolk Mystery Author’s Festival, held last weekend. This festival is one of my absolute favorites!  I was so busy that I didn’t get a chance to take a lot of photos of people I wanted to. Maybe next time?


My table!










Amanda Lee/Gayle Trent was my wonderful table mate.


Here I am with the absolutely delightful Nancy Naigle.


Amy Reade and I share the best editor (Martin Biro)–but we need selfie practice!!


Five things I thought about during my morning run:

  1. Up and at it early. Pounding the pavement before it gets too hot.
  2. I was working on Macrame Murder at 3:30 a.m. I woke up and just had to.
  3. Neighborhood is so quiet…
  4. Death Among the Doilies is out soon. It’s hard to believe!
  5. Emma, my oldest daughter, and I are going to New York City next week to visit Marymount Manhattan College. Now THAT is even more hard to believe. She’s going into her senior year in high school. College visits. Senior pictures. And so on. Oh my.