Events & Appearances


It’s 2021 and I’ve been busy promoting my book, Smothered: A Whipped & Sipped Mystery, with interviews, essays, and recipes on the following websites, conveniently available on your computer screen. And if you’d like a guest post or to interview me for your site, please contact me


March 30: Anne Louise Bannon, It’s All About the Stories –  Interview

March 26: Writer to Writer – Video Interview w/Randy Overbeck

March 14 (7:00pm) Murder and Molasses Cookies – Live baking demonstration while I tell the story of how I became a writer of culinary mysteries to the Parents of Schechter Day School Alumni. 

March 5: C.P. Lesley – Interview

February 28: Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview

February 27: Ruff DraftsRecipe

February 26: Ascroft, Eh? – Interview

February 23: Mysteries with CharacterInterview

February 18: I Read What You WriteRecipe

February 17: Novels Alive – Essay: Recipe Testing for a Culinary Mystery”

February 16: A Blue Million Books, Interview

February 16: 6:00 – 8:00 pm (CST)  Cozy Mystery LIVE Launch Party 

February 15: Dru’s Book Musings – Character Interview, Alene Baron

February 14: Book’s the Thing  Essay: “Kitchen Competition”

February 12: Mystery Readers Only Essay: “How to Decipher a Cozy Mystery”

February 10: Gotta Write Network Essay: “Goat Cheese and Culinary Mysteries”

January 29: Thonie Hevron’s Writer’s Notes Essay: How NOT to Pitch your Book”

January 18: Lisa Haselton Book Reviews, Interview














Well. We all know what happened here, except that I attended the marvelouw LEFT COAST CRIME FESTIVAL in March and enjoyed a whirlwind two hours of ‘Speed-author-dating’ with mystery author Sheila Scobba Banning. I also had the pleasure of sitting on a Culinary Mystery Panel led by the incomparable Mark Baker, author of the Carstairs Considers blog. That was just the first day, but shortly after the panel ended, we learned that the city of San Diego had shut down the entire conference. It was March 12th, and that was the end of life as we knew it.

In 2019 you’ll find me promoting my book, Battered: A Whipped & Sipped Mystery at the following venues across the country. If you’d like me to appear near you, please contact me.

DECEMBER 8th: Words Bookstore, 2:00pm, 179 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040 973.763.9500 [DETAILS]

DECEMBER 8th: Battered Book Conversation in Summit, New Jersey

OCTOBER 25 – 27: Austin Book Festival, Austin, Texas

OCTOBER 17th: Private Book Group Discussion, 7pm – 9pm, Denver, Colorado

OCTOBER 16th: Adult Education Discussion and Recipe Tasting, 7pm – 9pm, Temple Sinai, 3509 S Glencoe Street, Denver, CO 80237  303-759-1827

OCTOBER 15th: Book Event with Recipe Samples, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Barnes & Noble Westminster, 9370 Sheridan Blvd, Westminster, CO, 80030

SEPTEMBER 22nd: Private Book Event, 7:00 p.m., Chicago

SEPTEMBER 17th: LIVE WEBCAST with Sara Stovetop, Pampered Chef, 9:15 PM – 9:45 PM CDT

SEPTEMBER 11th: Private Book Group Discussion, 7:00 p.m., Highland Park

AUGUST 27th: Get Me in The Kitchen, 6:30 – 9:30pm, 3617 N. Broadway, Chicago IL, 60613, (773) 754-7877

AUGUST 22nd: The Book Bin,  6:00 – 8:00pm, 1151 Church St., Northbrook, IL 60062-3601, 847-498-4999

AUGUST 21st: The Book Cellar, 7:00pm,  4736-38 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60625  (773) 293-2665

AUGUST 15th: Once Upon a Crime 7:00pm, 604 W. 26th St., Minneapolis, MN 55405  612-870-3785 A

UGUST 6th: PRIVATE EVENT – Book Release Party The Wilmette Harbor Club, 7pm – 9pm, 20 Harbor Drive, Wilmette, Illinois 60091 847-251-4234