Welcome to my website. The Empire Apartments pictured here play a significant role in my cozy mystery series available everywhere. Last year was an incredible year for me, and 2015 looks to be even better. SMOTHERED COVERED & DEAD, a Jordan McAllister Mystery novella. released in May to some great reviews. Another JM mystery, tentatively titled PEACHES AND CREAMED will debut early next year. For all you cozy lovers out there, I'm hoping to introduce you to the first book in a NEW cozy series sometime next year as well. The third Dead Sister Talking Mystery, MISSION TO KILL, will release in digital, print, and audio September 14th. The first two books of that series, HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE and JAILHOUSE GLOCK are now available on audio. Renamed the Garcia Girls Mysteries, these are soft boiled mysteries, not cozies. Yay! And if that isn't enough, hopefully, I’ll soon have release dates for the first book in a Romantic Suspense series titled, SWEEPERS: DIE ONCE MORE along with a short prequel titled SWEEPERS: A KISS TO DIE FOR. Still waiting for CHICKEN CACCIA-KILLER to come out in mass market paperback from HQN Worldwide Mysteries. Check out my Books page for trailers, excerpts, and buy buttons.

Breaking News: Murder For The Halibut hit number #11 on Baker and Taylor’s Bestselling Mystery List, right up there with Gillian Flynn and Michael Connolly. Sending a big thank you to everyone who made this happen.

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SMOTHERED, COVERED & DEAD: Jordan McAllister Mystery
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Aspiring sportswriter Jordan McAllister never imagined she’d end up as a food critic for a small time newspaper. Writing the culinary column for the Ranchero Globe is a challenge, and even though she can’t make a grilled cheese sandwich without burning it, she has no problem finding  trouble wherever she goes.

When Rosie LaRue wakes up to find her ex dead on her couch with her ice pick protruding from his chest, Jordan knows that she and the Empire Apartments gang must act quickly to keep their friend out of jail. Although the list of people who wanted the man dead is long, things aren’t always what they seem.  And Jordan finds out the hard way when her search for clues lands her right in the hands of a crazed killer.

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