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Turkey Basted to Death

Book 2.5 A Holiday Book in The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series

Available 11/15/19

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Thanksgiving is here, and Jolie Tucker has had quite the year! She is ready to sit back and relax with family and friends. But this is Leavensport, OH—so get ready for intense therapy sessions, dysfunctional family holiday gatherings, uninvited guests, and an inner-city teen advocate found DEAD—stabbed in the ear with the turkey baster!

Welcome to Leavensport, OH, where DEATH takes a DELICIOUS turn!

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Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Murder

Book 2 in The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series

Available 6/21/19

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Financial fraud of elderly villagers in Leavensport, an urban sprawl threat to the community, disastrous dates, cross-sell marketing gone wrong, and another murder? Jolie Tucker is ready to try dating again. Well, she has no choice—since her family auctioned her off to the highest bidder. Her best friend, Ava, has agreed to a double date, but both friends find out hidden secrets about their partners as well as deception by one of the village’s own, who will soon be found dead. This plot is sure to be spicy!

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Pineapple Upside Down Murder

Book 1 in The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series


"A dead body, stolen recipes, and family secrets highlight this delightful cozy novella." ~Escape from Dollycas

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Introducing Jolie Tucker, an introverted yet passionate restaurant co-owner of Cast Iron Creations, who, at her best friend Ava’s request, steps out of her comfort zone. This leads her into the shade of a killer in the small, cozy village of Leavensport, Ohio.  The victim is the village's beloved Ellie Siler who runs the village sweet spot, Chocolate Capers.  Jolie finds her grandma Opal is a prime suspect and goes on a search for answers only to find out that her family's secret recipes may not belong to the Tucker family at all.  Jolie’s job, family, and livelihood are all on the line. The answers are assuredly lethal.


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The Writing Life Part 1

Published January 2018

This is a one page lighthearted look at my journey into writing. This was published in the January 2018 First Draft Newsletter for the Guppies, a subgroup of SinC (Sister's in Crime) which is a world-wide writing affliliation.

"The crime novel is the great moral literature of
our time."
                     JEAN-PATRICK MANCHETTE

"The Writing Life Part 2"

Published May 2018

This article continues to discuss the writing process and how it changes over time.

Works in Progress (WIP)


1) Screws Loose- Short story mystery on mental illness.

2) Ladies of Menopause (LOM club)- Caper short story- available for publication; in process of shopping the story.

3) Destination Indigo- poem available for publication; in process of shopping the poem.

4) A Mental Conspiracy: A Kyle Littleton Psychological Mystery--a thriller on the awareness of mental health issues

5) Thievery at the Local Library-a short story that is being shopped around currently

Coming Soon