Events & Appearances


In 2022, Charred: A Whipped and Sipped Mystery Book #3 will be launched in the autumn. I hope to plan a myriad of online and in-person events, pandemic permitting. If you’d like a guest post or to interview me for your site, please contact me

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

Thursday, March 12, 2020; I was at the Left Coast Crime conference (my first ever book festival), doing author speed-dating (so fun!) and sitting on a culinary mystery panel (so cool!) when I wasn’t meeting other mystery authors and browsing their books. We suddenly learned that the city of San Diego was closing the entire conference and everyone had to leave. My husband and I scrambled to change our airline tickets and I packed up all my unsold books. 

We flew home – that was before we all understood what was happening, before anyone wore masks. Then, like everyone else, we went into hibernation.

Let’s just forget most of 2020 – hope you all stayed healthy!

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