An editor and a reporter from the Mercury News and Bay Area News Group decided it would be fun to put together a group of mystery writers and see how well they did at getting out of an escape room. They reached out to Penny Warner and asked if she’d participate and get together some other authors. As a result, I was lucky enough to be included in a group that consisted of Penny, her husband, Tom, Margaret Dumas, Ann Parker, Carole Price, and Simon Wood. We were put in the Edison Room created by Palace Games located at the Palace of Fine Arts. We had a great time…and we escaped!

A group of mystery writers worked to get out of the Edison Escape Room in San Francisco.

Game Room Adventure

Murder at the Marina

The fifth book in my Kelly Jackson mystery series, MURDER AT THE MARINA, released today. It was fun developing the history of two of the characters as well as introducing Gus, a police bloodhound.



Goat Yoga

Goat yoga will be in my next book in my cozy mystery series along with a cattle dog that is a seizure alert dog.

Goat yoga!

Goat yoga will be in my next book. They’re a riot! They jump on people’s backs and look into the participant’s faces. This little one decided to get on two people at the same time.







Kelly Jackson Interview

I participated as my protagonist, Kelly Jackson, in an interview on Dru’s Book Musings. I had fun doing it and wanted to share it with you.

Sometimes the best way to know a person is by asking questions, where you can learn more about what makes them tick. Let’s see what Kelly has to say. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *…

Chocolate Bon Bons

I’m starting to work on the sixth book in my Kelly Jackson cozy mystery series. It will have a gourmet cooking event in it. I attended one recently and really enjoyed these chocolate bon bons from chef Ethan Howard from Cavallo Point.

I'm planning on having a gourmet event in the sixth book of the Kelly Jackson cozy mystery series and it will have chocolate bon bons..

Chocolate Bon Bons

I’ve been working almost nonstop to make book five be the best it can be. It goes to my agent Friday. I wanted to let you know book four, MURDER AT THE MUSHROOM FESTIVAL, is available today and tomorrow for a 1.99 in the eBook format. I’ll be back “in person” after Friday.

A cozy murder mystery with the northern California town of Mendocino used as a model and it has dogs with special abilities.


Murder at the Mushroom Festival

My fourth book, Murder at the Mushroom Festival, releases tomorrow. Exciting times! It was a fun book to write. I learned so much about mushrooms. I go out regularly now after it rains to check our yard. I often fill a bag with them. The sinker logs in the book are very unique to the Mendocino area, and I had some interesting conversations around those.

Cozy murder mystery, MURDER AT THE MUSHROOM FESTIVAL, features a goldendoodle mushroom-hunting dog that is also a diabetic alert dog.

Murder at the Mushroom Festival


Cute Chihuahua!

I saw this CUTE little dog and immediately thought of Princess in MURDER AT THE FORTUNE TELLER’S TABLE. Princess is a tan Chihuahua that wears jeweled collars and fancy coats. This little girl is a dachshund/Chihuahua rescue. Her owner says her tail never stops wagging!

A dog that looks like the Chihuahua in the cozy murder title Murder at the Mushroom Festival.

Cute Chihuahua with a darling coat!