No Charm Intended Launch Party!

So as you all know by now, “No Charm Intended” is out! If you’d like to see what some bloggers and reviewers are saying, check out my Pinterest page here.  

In the mean time, we are gearing up for a lovely, intimate book release party at a local business–Stitch Amour. Check out all the details here. This will be my only local event for this book. So if you live nearby, please call and make your reservations today.  Reserve your space at or call 540-943-0084. Space is limited. Your $15 Reservation includes autographed copy of “No Charm Intended” plus crafts and snacks! And at least one giveaway!

As ever, your reviews and thoughts are extremely important. I’m loving hearing your thoughts. Please keep it up!



Five things I thought about during my morning run:

1. A squirrel in the middle of the road standing up to take a look at me. What a soft-looking little white belly.

2. The weather is freaky-good. Never expected to be able to take runs like this in January.

3. My guest post on Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen. Woot. You can win a book if you comment!

4. My book launch lunch was so lovely yesterday. I love Stone Soup Books in Waynesboro!

5. Today, there’s a nice mention of SCRAPPED in one of the local papers. Sweet!

Catch Me, if You Can!

Whew! It’s been a pleasant whirlwind these past few weeks. Just thought I’d take a moment to catch my breath and fill you in. Last weekend, I taught a fabulous group at the Chesterfield County Library Writer’s Conference in Richmond. Of course, I got lost driving through Richmond—but that’s another story.
This weekend, I’m closer to home. tomorrow, I’ll be speaking about food in Southern literature at the Augusta County Library, here in Fishersville. At least I know I won’t get lost. I’ll be speaking at 1:00 and selling and signing SCRAPBOOK OF SECRETS.
I’m really looking forward to discussing my book with a mystery book group at Stone Soup Books on Tuesday night at 7. That should be fun. (Just so you know, I’m available for books groups everywhere, via Skype).
Speaking of fun, next week is the Virginia Festival of the Book—one of my favorite festivals. I’ll be on a panel on Saturday at 10 a.m. “Add Murder to My Resume.” If you are in the area, you should really try to come. It’s a fabulous experience with many, many authors and panels and events, most of which are free. Check it out here.
After this event, I have a bit of a break—at least in terms of appearances. But behind the scenes, I am working on book three of the Cumberland Creek trilogy and I just sent book two back to my editor. Things are moving right along for me. And what about you?

Signing at Stone Soup Books, Waynesboro!

Hope to see some of you tomorrow afternoon at Stone Soup Books, Waynesboro, Va. I’ll be signing books from 4 to 6. I am also going to have a sign-up sheet for people who are interested in taking a writer’s workshop with me. I am in the planning stages with Stone Soup about offering something there.
If you haven’t been there yet, it is a fabulous independent book store that sells both used and new books. It located in a big, rambling, old house and in the back is an exquisite cafe. OKAY. That is where the food writer belongs. 😉 They will have me set up at a table, where I can chat with customers and smell the incredible food being cooked and baked.