A Special Birthday Cake

A special birthday cake was made recently for the president of a dog club. It wasn’t made by a commercial bakery. I think the young woman did an outstanding job! The filling between the cake layers was made up of chocolate, peanut butter, and bananas as well as a few other things. It was REALLY good!

A special birthday cake was made for the president of a dog club.

A Special Birthday Cake

A special birthday cake was made for the president of a dog club with a chocolate, peanut butter, and banana filling.

A Piece of the Cake

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It recently came to my attention that a number of e-mails from people through my website weren’t making it to me. This was very upsetting news as responding to my readers is always a priority for me. If you’ve written to me and didn’t get a reply, I apologize profusely. Not only have you read something I’ve written, you’ve taken the time to correspond with me which I really value. It appears messages made it to the people I use for the site but not back to me. I have a list of those e-mails and have sent a group explanation. If you sent an e-mail and didn’t receive that message, please let me know. I’m so sorry this happened. The problem appears to be fixed. I hope nothing like this happens again in the future and believe I now have a safeguard to be sure I’m receiving my messages. Thank you to everyone who contacted me. I will respond to each of you individually in the near future.

Audio Book Cover

My first book, MURDER AT REDWOOD COVE, was released as an audio book last month. I recently received copies of it. The audio company created a different cover. I wanted to share it with you. The other two will be coming out in audio format as well.

My first book, MURDER AT REDWOOD COVE, was released as an audio book last month. I recently received copies of it. The audio company created a different cover. I wanted to share it with you. The other two will be coming out in audio format as well.

Audio Book Cover

Pie party!

Pie party! I’m sure you can imagine how those two words bring smiles to people’s faces. It’s a great theme for a get together. My husband and I attended one last month. We had a great time! I just put one in my fourth book.

Pies at a pie party that will be in my fourth Kelly Jackson cozy mystery.

Pie party!

A beautiful pie at the party and I'll describe it in the fourth cozy mystery.

A Beautiful Pie!

Mendocino Whale Festival Chowder Event

It’s been a whirlwind three weeks. Some of it has been difficult, some challenging, and some of it a lot of it fun. I’ll be catching up with you on what’s been happening. I’ll start with the Mendocino Whale Festival which is what Whale Frolic in MURDER AT THE MANSION is based upon. It starts with a chowder tasting in the morning at the Crown Hall built in 1901. There was definitely an eating frenzy that happened when the doors opened!

The Mendocino Whale Festival was great fun and started with a chowder tasting event. I got to share about my Kelly Jackson cozy mystery signing the next day at the local bookstore.

Mendocino Whale Festival chowder tasting.

Hail in Mendocino!

I had a wonderful time at the Mendocino Whale Festival. My husband made a slideshow with whale pictures from our trips to San Ignacio Lagoon. People really enjoyed it. I showed it at one of Saturday’s events and then had a “meet and greet” at the local bookstore on Sunday for my Kelly Jackson mystery series. MURDER AT THE MANSION has Whale Frolic in it which is based on this event. I met a lot of nice people. THEN something happened I’d never experienced before–hail in Mendocino! Luckily it was late afternoon and the events were over.

Hail at the Mendocino Whale Festival which is in Murder at the Mansion in my cozy mystery series.

Hail in Mendocino!